Director of Account Managers
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 553
Tom is a graduate of New Mexico State University with a degree in both Marketing and Advertising. With a keen interest in learning about various business verticals and emerging marketing trends, Tom incorporates his knowledge and his desire to learn to help his clients grow their business while maintaining a positive online reputation.
Tom also enjoys the outdoors, watching and participating in sports, and is a die-hard Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees fan. He is also a travel enthusiast, having visited thirty-nine states to date, and has plans to eventually venture to all fifty.
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 425
Bob graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelor's degree in Advertising and Marketing. With a strong knowledge base and a commitment to customer satisfaction it makes sense that he is the Director of Client Relations for NEXT!. Bob works closely with all of his clients to make sure they are getting the best return on investment for their advertising dollars and takes personal pride in the high-quality service that they receive from him.
In addition to being a dedicated Marketer, Bob is also an avid outdoorsman and loves to fish, hike, play golf, and spend time with the pet bass he has in his office. He is also a big sports fan and can often be found cheering on the New York Rangers, the Buffalo Bills, and the Atlanta Braves.
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 426
After graduating from St. John Fisher College with a degree in Communications, Alison started with the company as a videographer in our production department. After two great years of traveling and working with mayors and businesses all across the country, Alison put her suitcase away and started working closer to home. As an Account Manager, she works hard to ensure that her clients' online reputations are positive and strives to deliver innovative marketing strategies that will help their businesses grow.
When not hard at work for her clients, Alison can be found feverishly clipping coupons in hopes of one day being featured on TLC's "Extreme Couponing." In addition to chasing down the ultimate deal, Alison also enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, roller coasters, board games, bacon, and Christmas.
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 534
A graduate of St. John Fisher College, Ryan earned his Bachelor's degree in Sports Management & Marketing, before becoming the Marketing Manager for Mt. Creek Ski Resort in Vernon, New Jersey. Tired of the cold weather on the slopes, Ryan came back to Rochester so he could enjoy the cold weather in Western New York. Having been with our company since 2007, Ryan is now using his background in Management and Marketing to benefit all of his clients as an Account Manager in NEXT!.
When he's not working with his clients, Ryan can be found outside golfing or snowboarding. Like so many of our team members, he's also a big fan of the Buffalo Bills and the Yankees (and even named his Bulldog, Munson, after the famous Yankees' catcher!).
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 520
Prior to becoming part of NEXT!, Lauren graduated from SUNY Cortland with a degree in Public Relations and Advertising. Eager to put her education to good use, Lauren started at CGI Communications as an Account Associate in our community video division, and after several years of experience, joined the NEXT! team as one of our dedicated Account Managers. With her great attitude and positive outlook, Lauren strives to make sure that each one of her clients is 100% satisfied.
In addition to being a valuable member of NEXT!, Lauren also loves to spend time with her family and friends, and isn't afraid to show off her domestic side with her amazing baking skills (which is very much appreciated by the coworkers that get to share in the finished product!).
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 194
Now an Account Manager, Eric's background in Marketing & Management makes him an excellent advisor for all of his clients. After graduating from the State University of New York at Cortland, he worked in marketing and promotions for Rochester's Semi-Professional Soccer League (the Rochester Rhinos) before joining our team in 2009. As an Account Manager, Eric provides all of his clients with superior service and strives to be their chosen source of marketing advice and business strategy planning.
A very active individual, Eric can often be found participating in soccer, baseball, or tennis, and loves to travel (when not working hard for his clients, of course!).
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 427
As an executive in CGI's eLocalLink division for four years, traveling and meeting with all kinds of different size businesses, Chase Beatty has come home to Rochester to be with his wife and newborn daughter, as well as to work in CGI's NEXT Ad Agency Division. Chase utilizes his experience in managing a small, family-owned and operated business, as well as his Business Management degree, to not only help understand his clients' businesses but also understand and implement their long-term marketing goals.
When Chase isn't working or spending time with his wife and daughter, you can find him enjoying the outdoors and working on a new home improvement project!
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 574
Ryan earned a degree in International Business and Economics from SUNY Brockport. When Ryan finished with school he worked for a local mattress retailer selling mattresses. After growing tired of the retail world Ryan joined CGI in the community video division. Ryan worked his way up to an Account Executive, and after spending a good amount of time on the road he was lured to NEXT! by what he saw as an opportunity to build long lasting business relationships. Ryan hopes to use this previous experience working with small businesses to help sympathize with the troubles his clients face regularly, and to help them navigate this digital world.
When not at work Ryan is an avid sports fan, following the Pittsburgh Sports teams with a passion along with his New York Knicks. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends, as well as getting outdoors to golf (poorly) and fish.
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 361
Earning a Bachelors degree through the media studies program at the University at Buffalo in New York, John focused his studies on Film and Video production, with a minor in Architecture. Starting his career with the company back in 2007, John spend his first 4 years traveling extensively, producing video for communities large and small across the US for CGI's eLocalLink Department. Having 12 years of previous work experience with Wegmans, a Rochester based food market, John possess both the technical skills, and the ambition to deliver the high level of customer service that all his NEXT clients deserve.
When he is not making businesses look great on-line, John can be found riding a chairlift at the local ski resort, on a boat in the summertime, or competing in a triathlon!
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 451
Tony graduated from the University of Rochester with a BA in Economics with a concentration in Marketing. He has been with CGI for over three years and draws from his experience in sales, fundraising and marketing to act as a strong resource for his clients. Tony has lived all over the country in Fort. Lauderdale, San Diego and abroad (Guadalajara MX), but he and his family have called Rochester NY home for the past 16 years.
Tony is a volleyball fanatic and loves playing beach and indoor volleyball year-round. He is proud to have also coached men's volleyball for four years at his high school alma mater, McQuaid Jesuit, who has one of the top men's volleyball programs in New York State.
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 618
Eric works out of our Chicago office and has been living in the area for over 20 years. He went to school in Wisconsin at St. Norbert College where he played collegiate tennis and majored in marketing. Eric has always had a passion for management and the idea of playing a part in a client's everyday success. In building those solid relationships it not only helps him grow in the business world, but in his personal life as well.
Eric is an Eagle Scout which really taught him the basics of leadership, responsibility, and organization. Without one of thsoe, things begin to fall apart.
Eric started at CGI in 2011 as an ELL sales associate and finished in the top 3 of by the end of 2013 and eventually made his way to sales associate manager. He's also a big-time sports fan and can be found cheering on the Chicago Bulls/Bears/Cubs/Blackhawks. In his spare time he's an avid tennis player and loves being outside and just enjoying time with friends.
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 205
Abbey grew up in the small town of Canandaigua, NY and then traveled to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was an All-American and member of the National Championship woman’s lacrosse team. After graduating, Abbey knew that she wanted to come back to her family in Rochester, NY. Starting at NEXT! as an account associate, her hard work and positive attitude didn't go unnoticed as she was quickly promoted to an Account Manager. By combining her passion and competitive drive, Abbey is able to help local businesses achieve their goals. She loves developing long-lasting relationships with her clients and ensuring that they are able to reach all of their goals along the way.
Away from NEXT!, Abbey loves cheering for her UNC Tar Heels and the Buffalo Bills. However, her favorite hobby is spending time with her family and, of course, spoiling her nieces and nephews!
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 613
James graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Communications and Business Administration. When he wasn’t cheering on the Hawkeyes, James could often be found on the streets of Iowa City doing some grassroots marketing as a rep for a local education services company. In 2011, James started with CGI’s eLocalLink division before joining the Next! team. As an Account Manager, he works hard to maintain his client’s stellar online reputation, while implementing and executing marketing strategies to help his their business grow.
Outside of the office, James is a diehard sports fan and roots for all things Chicago. When he’s not out on the softball field reliving the dream, he can be found trying new and exciting food! James looks forward to the day when he can celebrate a Cubs’ World Series Championship outside the streets of Wrigley Field.
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 431
Kaeley is a graduate of St. John Fisher College, where she majored in Communications / Journalism and minored in Psychology. Coming from a long line of family owned businesses, she was immediately drawn to NEXT! because of its focus on 'Main Street Business'. As an Account Manager, Kaeley hopes to build long lasting relationships with her clients and help make a true difference in achieving their goals.
Outside of the office, Kaeley is obsessed with her dog (Tucker), cooking, the NY Giants, and traveling. The next stop on her dream vacation list is Europe!
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 583
Ashlee graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor's degree in Communication. Starting in NEXT! as an Account Associate, her hard work and positive attitude didn't go unnoticed as she was soon promoted to an Account Manager. Ashlee has combined her expertise and knowledge to help market each client's brand. She looks forward to the professional relationships she develops with clients, as well as making sure their every need is met along the way.
When not working hard at the office, Ashlee enjoys crafting, reading a good book, and spending lots of quality time with friends, family, and her puppy Joey. You can also find her binge-watching TV shows on Netflix, she's really good at that.
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 503
Elissa earned a degree in Marketing with a concentration in finance from The College at Brockport State University of New York. Originally from a small town near Jamestown, NY, Elissa understands the importance of small business communities and NEXT! Ad Agency has helped enable her to keep her home town feel after moving to Rochester, NY.
Elissa has had the opportunity to advance within CGI Communications and NEXT! Ad Agency allowing her to grow both personally and professionally. Beginning as a part-time Intern during college, Elissa was able to gain experience with the company and its culture. She then took the opportunity to join the NEXT! Ad Agency division where she was an Account Associate and trainer until she was promoted to Account Manager. As an Account Manager and team leader, Elissa enjoys spending time developing long-lasting relationships and ensuring that her clients and team are able to reach their goals.
When not in the office, you are likely to find Elissa spending her free time with her family, crafting or working out. She also enjoys traveling and experiencing the outdoors.
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 384
Ashley is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, where she played lacrosse and graduated with a degree in Marketing. Lacrosse had always been a big part of her life, so after graduating she got a job coaching lacrosse and teaching Physical Education at an all girls private school in London, England for four years. While in London she did a lot of traveling around Europe and really enjoyed seeing all the different cultures the world has to offer. She met her husband while working in England and they both moved back here to Rochester in July of 2014. Ashley started at CGI Communications as an Account Associate. Through hard work and determination, she moved up in the company and quickly transitioned into an Account Manager. As a daughter of a small business owner, Ashley is invested in helping small businesses foster customer loyalty and increase new customer acquisition.
Away from NEXT!, Ashley loves cheering for the Buffalo Bills and Manchester United. She loves spending time with her friends and family. She is happy to be back in Rochester but does look forward to her yearly trips back across the pond to London.
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 612
Nikki graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in Interdepartmental Business Studies, BA in Psychology, as well as minors in Entrepreneurial Management and Human Relations. Nikki started at CGI Communications as a Sales Associate within the eLocalLink division in January 2011. She worked her way up to an Account Executive, and after spending 3 years on the road, she transitioned into an Account Manager role within our NEXT division. Using her experience in sales, Nikki strives to makes sure all her clients are getting the best return on investment for their advertising dollars by ensuring her clients' online reputations shine. Originally from Waterloo, Iowa, Nikki values loyalty and trust, something her mid-western roots have taught her. These values are particularly important to her when it comes to helping small businesses grow.
Away from NEXT!, Nikki loves loves spending time with her husband, friends, family, and especially her pup, Hogan! She loves cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Blackhawks. Her passions include running, terrible reality TV, and wine.
Phone: 800.398.3029 Ext. 590
Sean is a SUNY Cortland graduate with his Bachelor’s in History. Initially on the path to becoming a history teacher, Sean took a detour after discovering a passion for advertising. Sean did a rebranding of his own and continued his education at SUNY Brockport, graduating with a Masters in Communication Studies. Next! Ad Agency is a leader in the field of digital marketing, and Sean knew he could find his niche helping clients effectively reach their audience in an ever-changing advertising landscape. As the son of a small business owner, Sean is invested in helping small businesses foster customer loyalty and increase new customer acquisition.
Outside of the office, Sean’s interests cover a wide spectrum. He loves all things football (especially the Buffalo Bills), live music, nature, Star Wars, food (the making and eating of), and watching WWE (it’s not fake it’s scripted).