United, the GLA team brings together their expertise and skills with an authentic desire to see their clients grow.
Our Fearless Leader
Well, most of the time she’s fearless but even when faced with uncharted territory or a new challenge, she doubles down to see it through. She’s inspired by her seeing her clients grow and their businesses take off. She excels at designing strategies and building teams.
Joanne is an accomplished marketing and sales leader with over seventeen years of experience. With her strategic growth hacking techniques, Joanne has helped a variety of technology startups go from pre-revenue to millions in sales.
Joanne’s extensive sales background gives her a unique view of the marketing landscape. (Who better to judge a marketing campaign than a person who has to close the deal?). She’s innovative, decisive and above all, fast because even the best campaign won’t convert if it’s not actively running.
When she’s not online, Joanne is a dog whisperer. She fosters rescue dogs to help them prepare for the transition from unwanted to a new and loving home. We’ve also heard a rumor that she used to be a backup dancer for Prince, but without pictures, it didn’t happen.
Harbinger of Change
Operations, organization, communication – è il mio cavallo di battaglia! With the forces of nature to guide her, To Do lists become Done lists, stress becomes less, and everyone walks away with a sense of accomplishment. She really is the Oprah of Operations.
Fabiola Addamo is the Director of Business Operations, a trilingual organizational behavior innovator with years of program management experience and excellent interpersonal communication skills. She spent many years working in major Bay Area technology companies bringing her wealth of knowledge to a variety of global teams and organizations. She has a cross-functional background in customer advocacy, vendor management, mobile, search, and UX.
In the last few years, she has been working more closely with UX/design and marketing teams to fully integrate her digital creative skills with her engineering & ops mindset. The companies she’s worked with have reported major transformations within their organization that has resulted in bottom-line improvement. She is also a certified coach and believes in bringing the best out of everyone she works with compassionately.
Last but not least, she LOVES dogs, meditation, and abstract art & design.
Social Media Maven
AMA, BTW, CTA – social media is her second language. From the Twitter information superhighway to the art gallery that is Instagram, she lives and plays where she works and she’s always excited about bringing new friends to the social media party. Say no to FOMO.
Cynthia Boris is an experienced social media manager and writer. She started out in the entertainment world as a community and social media manager for Disney Interactive and she worked extensively with Buffy the Vampire Slayer writing books and magazine articles.
Cynthia spent the last seven years, helping startups build out their social media presence and define their target audience. From hackathons to classes in happiness; she’s used her creative skills to help dozens of companies expand their audience through social.
When she’s not online, Cynthia likes to scour thrift shops and garage sales for pop culture treasures to add to her collection.
Michelle isn’t afraid of hurricanes, especially when those hurricanes are the kind that are brought on by the media attention she gets for our clients. As a journalist turned publicist, Michelle is passionate about how storytelling and targeted messaging create business-changing results.
A talented and dedicated public relations professional, Michelle Harris, APR, has more than 20 years of marketing, public relations, crisis communications, and corporate consulting experience creating and implementing award-winning programs that have consistently met and surpassed client objectives. She is nationally recognized for building innovative and strategic campaigns while collaborating with clients to define requirements and allocate resources that build brand solutions for maximum impact.
She is the recipient of the Up and Comers award by the Orlando Business Journal in 2000, was listed as the Best PR Person with an Agency by the Orlando Business Journal in 2001, an Adrian Award from HSMAI for excellence in travel marketing, as well as numerous PRSA Prism Awards.
When she is not working, she enjoys walking pooches, meditating and creating abstract paintings
Picture this, a fast, creative, visual design specialist who once worked in a galaxy far, far away but now hangs her hat much closer to home. Her broad strokes and sharp, clear designs make it easy for your customers to get the message. With today’s image-oriented world (and factoring in inflation), Eli’s pictures are worth approximately 2.5 thousand words a period.
Eli enjoys collaborating with clients, creative teams, and production professionals to deliver design solutions that lead to tangible results!
Eli really just wants to create beautiful things for you. She initially studied photography and now translates her love for composition and storytelling making timeless brands. She’s done work for an epic line up of clients such as Google, Fitbit, Starwars, Dell/Sonicwall, Titanfall, numerous growing startups, and is now a proud team member of the GLA.
Sensei of Search
Jamie’s destiny was sealed when her childhood friends refused to play Hide and Seek with her because she couldn’t be beat. Now, she’s taken her game online, using her superpowers to help GLA’s clients rise to the top of the search pile. These are the companies you’re looking for.
With over 15 years experience in online marketing, Jamie has worked with both small and large companies creating web campaigns on various levels including HTML & WordPress Web Design, Search Engine Optimization, Google AdWords, Facebook Ads, Instagram Ads, Display Advertising, Remarketing, Forums, Online Community Management, Social Media Marketing, Reputation Management, and even Internet Security.
Jamie has been featured in online sites such as Discovery’s Science Channel (July, 2009 “Geek Of The Week“)
Creative Collaborative Queen
She may not always have a tiara, but Cristina creates powerful collaborations with brands and influencers with a hands-on, customized approach. She has developed beautiful original content, mass brand engagement and serious sales funnels across all social media platforms with businesses in a wide range of products and services.
Cristina has worked as a Marketing Director for the past ten years with successful, fast-growth tech startups, increasing memberships, sales and ROI upward of 400%. Her creative chops stem from a BS in Design from UC Davis and her fierce business instincts and relationship building come from a decade as the owner of Hush, a high-fashion e-commerce and retail boutique chain in the San Francisco Bay Area.
When she’s not creating next-level influencer marketing campaigns, she is typically baking with her 6-year-old daughter Sofia and their two Siamese cats Coco + Bianca.