The Mx Group is a digital and demand generation agency that empowers companies with the competitive edge of modern B2B marketing. To do this, we integrate a broad set of services. Strategy. Design and content. Web and app development. Demand gen and lead management. And we make it all work together so that companies attract, convert and retain more customers. For more than 25 years, clients have trusted us to help turn their marketing investments into measurable revenue. We are a collection of marketing strategists, business analysts, designers, writers, programmers, data specialists and sales operations experts. All bringing unique skills and perspectives while contributing to our common mission of helping companies excite markets, engage customers, effect sales and embed value to create a Total Market Experience™.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with politeness or pride, the tried-and-true or following a plan. But at The Mx Group we value things like constant feedback and continual improvement more. The clear, contrasted statements below are guiding principles for all our conversations.
We’re not in it for the awards, but it’s nice to be recognized. And The Mx Group has had its fair share in recent years in the areas of creative, media, digital development and sales enablement.
Andrew Mahler CEO & Founder
Andy co-founded The Mx Group in 1989 and has led it to become a consistently profitable organization by providing vision, sales and marketing leadership, and professional discipline. Prior to founding The Mx Group, Andy spent eight years in a managerial capacity at Omnigistics Inc., a West Coast marketing services firm. He has provided strategic marketing guidance and management to hundreds of business-to-business companies throughout the U.S. Andy holds a degree in business administration, marketing, from California State University at Chico, and has served as a faculty member for the Direct Marketing Association’s Collegiate Institute, teaching B2B direct marketing methods.
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Pete Wroblewski Principal & Founder
As co-founder of The Mx Group, Pete has provided strategy and leadership in many areas of the organization, including sales and marketing, operations and customer experience, since the company’s beginning. Pete and Andy worked together to pioneer many of the concepts that are central to the database and response management services, such as the focus on ROI. Life before The Mx Group included several senior-level positions with Continental Illinois Bank, Nevada Pay Television and Omnigistics Inc. Pete holds a B.A. in finance from Illinois State University.
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Tom Barg Executive Creative Director & Partner
Tom brings more than 20 years of B2B design expertise to the table. He is highly skilled in developing core branding and messaging platforms that produce short- and long-term results for clients. Tom oversees The Mx Group’s design and content department and has been with the company for 14 years. Prior to his role at The Mx Group, Tom was an art director at a major healthcare business magazine publisher. Tom holds a B.A. from Loyola University Chicago and received an MFA in medical illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology.
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Tim Cook Vice President of Client Services & Partner
Tim has more than 20 years of B2B marketing experience. He leads The Mx Group’s client services and traffic departments. He manages relationships and programs for numerous clients, including Catamaran, GE, JMC Steel Group, Siemens and vAuto. Previously, Tim held senior marketing positions at the global outsourcing firm Convergys, and served clients such as Intel, SAP, AT&T, Charles Schwab, HP and Sun Microsystems at McCann-Erickson and Resource Marketing. Tim completed his B.A. in English literature from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. He completed certificate programs in integrated marketing communications and change management at the Chicago Graduate School of Business.
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Kevin Coe Vice President of Digital Development & Partner
Kevin brings over 20 years of B2B marketing and technical expertise to The Mx Group, providing oversight for the digital development department. Kevin’s technical teams develop and implement an extensive array of software and web development projects. Kevin attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, where he received his B.S. in advertising.
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Suzanne Martin Vice President of Marketing
Suzanne brings over 25 years of marketing leadership experience to The Mx Group, and leads growth for the business through marketing and brand management. Suzanne’s background spans corporate, startup and entrepreneurial environments, with executive leadership positions at brands including Motorola and Savo. Suzanne is an award-winning marketing industry leader who has served as a speaker, educator and two-time BMA Chicago president. She is currently on the BMA’s executive board as vice president of education. Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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Kate Fishburne Director of Organizational Development
Kate joined The Mx Group in 2006. She oversees all organizational initiatives to hire, develop and retain our people, as well as improve the overall operations of the company. Prior to The Mx Group, Kate managed the research group for a middle-management executive recruiting firm in downtown Chicago. She holds a BBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame.
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Tom Perona Controller
Tom has nearly 20 years of experience in accounting and finance, with a background working for both small and large companies. Before joining The Mx Group in 2010, he worked as a revenue manager for Careerbuilder.com. As controller for The Mx Group, Tom is responsible for the company’s entire accounting function, including accounts payable / receivable, invoicing, payroll and benefits administration. Tom is a certified public accountant and holds a B.A. in finance from the University of Illinois, as well as an MBA from DePaul University. He serves as an adjunct professor in DePaul’s accountancy department.
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