The best way to gain an understanding of what Oswego Creative can do for you is to get to know the people that make up the Oswego Creative family.
President, Chief Creative Officer and Oswego Creative Co-founder
Bob is the President and the creative force behind Oswego Creative, a company he created with his wife Bert in 1988.
In his role as President, Bob is responsible for the overall vision, direction and philosophy behind everything that Oswego Creative does. In addition to his management role, Bob brings his creative vision and experience to virtually every project at Oswego Creative.
Having created Oswego Creative from scratch, Bob is accustomed to long days and nights doing whatever it takes to assist clients. Bob’s work ethic is evident in each and every member of the Oswego Creative team, leading by example to do whatever it takes to fulfill each client’s creative vision. From its very inception, Oswego Creative and Bob’s work has been recognized multiple times – winning local, regional and national awards.
Before venturing out on his own, Bob spent eight years as the Vice President of Network Affiliates, Inc., the largest ad agency and production company in the nation for doctors and lawyers, boasting almost two hundred clients and markets from coast to coast. Prior to that, he was a television news producer, responsible for various daily newscasts and live events for KUSA and KMGH in Denver, Colorado.
Bob is a graduate of the Journalism School at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Executive Vice President and Oswego Creative Co-founder
In addition to the cofounding of Oswego Creative, as Executive Vice President, Bert is responsible for the financial operations and day-to-day direction of Oswego Creative.
Bert’s roots in the industry were forged as a versatile and respected news reporter and anchorwoman at KUSA and KMGH in Denver, Colorado. In this role, Bert not only managed the anchor desk, but also the production and field reporting everything from live events to light hearted features. In addition to Bert’s news career, she has also been involved with public relations in the health care and hospital industry.
Bert attended Regis University in Denver.
VP of Marketing and Operations
Bill is Oswego Creative’s VP of Marketing and Operations and is responsible for all client marketing executions and the implementations of Oswego Creative’s marketing, business processes and enhancements.
Before joining Oswego Creative, Bill has held a number of marketing management positions. Most recently, Bill held the position of Vice President of Marketing for Hobsons, a leading education recruiting company, and was responsible for all facets of the marketing, creative development and distribution. Prior to Hobsons, Bill held Marketing management roles at other leading education and technology providers, including eCollege, Jostens Learning Corporation and Macmillan/McGraw-Hill.
Bill holds a Master of Arts degree from the Graduate School of International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies with minors in History and German from the University of Denver.
Account Executive and Producer
Dom is one of Oswego Creative’s Account Executives as well as a Producer and an on-camera talent option. He is responsible for maintaining the high level of customer service his clients come to expect from us both behind the lens and in front of it.
Before joining Oswego Creative in the fall of 2006, Dom was a Producer for KCNC Channel 4 News in Denver for their weekend morning newscasts.
Dom holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and a minor in Italian from Colorado State University.
Account Executive and Producer
Matthew is an Account Executive Producer and is responsible for development and execution of client projects and relationships.
Before joining Oswego Creative, Matthew held a number of positions in sales management and client services. Most recently Matthew was an Account Executive at KDVR TV, an owned and operated FOX television station, and was responsible for developing new business and managed over two million dollars in sales revenue annually. Prior to KDVR, Matthew was National Sales Manager at KRDO television and KJCT television and managed national sales teams to meet revenue goals. Through his career in media sales he has sold all major affiliate television programming, ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX and prior to selling television he sold multi format/syndicated radio programming. Matthew has also worked on the production side of television when he was a Productions Assistant at Washington, DC bureau of CNN, media coordinator for football operations at the University Of Colorado and worked in Master Control at KBDI TV.
Matthew holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Colorado Boulder and holds a CRMC Certificate through the Radio Advertising Bureau.
Account Executive and Producer
Erica is one of Oswego Creative’s Account Executives as well as a Producer and on-camera talent.
Erica started her career in Hollywood at KTLA News as an entertainment writer. Most recently, Erica was a Producer for a national news show called “The Now” at KMGH ABC7 News in Denver. Prior to that she was a Producer and Reporter for KDVR FOX 31’s morning show “Everyday” and KWGN’s morning show “Colorado’s Best.”
Erica holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and a minor in Communications from California State University Long Beach.
Director of Photography
Adam is the Director of Photography for Oswego Creative and responsible for all of the principle photography that Oswego Creative produces.
Adam started his career in Boston MA working with DGA Productions for clients like ESPN, PBS and National Geographic. He was an editor and post production supervisor. He then moved to San Francisco CA where he started Vibrant Films. As the resident Director of Photography, he shot a variety of documentary, travel, narrative, and industrial content. Most recently he worked as a Producer and Director of Photography for Specialized Bicycle Components.
Adam holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Academy of Art University and a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from Northeastern University.
Digital Content Manager
As the Digital Content Manager, Laura is the resident digital marketing expert at Oswego Creative. From social media management to SEO, online advertising to blogging, Laura is the driving force behind growing your digital footprint.
Laura has worked on the agency side of digital marketing for several years. Before starting at Oswego Creative she worked for a digital marketing agency based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Keystone Click. She has managed clients across virtually all industries. Her passions lie in writing and research.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising and Psychology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Director of Post-Production
Michael is Oswego Creative’s Senior Editor and manages the day-to-day activities of the post-production department. In addition to managing the daily operations of the post-production department, Michael also acts as lead edit on a number of client projects. Michael also oversees DVD production, authoring, and graphic design. He is responsible for short and long form editing, motion graphics, compositing, photography and graphic design.
Before joining Oswego Creative, Michael worked as a freelance photographer/editor in the Denver area. Prior to that, he attended school for video production while working as an Apple certified sales professional at Micro Center.
Michael has a professional degree in video production from the Art Institute of Colorado, graduating Alpha Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude.
Josh is an Oswego Creative Editor who acts as lead edit on a number of client projects. Josh is responsible for short and long form editing, motion graphics, and graphic design.
Before joining the Oswego Creative team, Josh worked as a Video Production Specialist for Rausch Productions. Josh’s editing and production duties ranged from concerts, sports, corporate events and studio work. Josh brings a wealth of experience in video editing and motion graphics to his role as Editor at Oswego Creative.
Josh holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production from the Art Institute of Colorado, where he graduated with honors.
As the Intern Editor, Noah assists the post production team at Oswego Creative with rough cutting, edits to graphics as well as cutting short web clips for clients. His passion and excitement for the creative is a great asset to our team here at Oswego.
Noah has shown incredible drive to get into production world by taking classes at Warren Tech while attending high school in Golden, CO.
Digital Marketing Intern
As the Digital Marketing Intern, Kyle assists the marketing team at Oswego Creative. From google adwords, to social media management, to photography, Kyle is there to help get the job done.
Kyle has worked in video production, graphic design, and advertising before joining the Oswego team. He’s worked in Marketing for Paddling.com, and Howies Hockey Tape which are both based in Grand Rapids, MI. He’s found passion in branding and visual communication.
Kyle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising and Studio Art from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI.
Digital Marketing Intern
Mallory is a Digital Marketing Intern and focuses on content creation, social media management, blogging, and assisting the digital marketing team with SEO planning.
Prior to Oswego Creative, Mallory worked for EAA in Oshkosh, WI as a Marketing Intern where she helped to advertise the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. In addition, she also worked as a Public Relations Assistant which allowed her to create and establish a social media presence for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Theatre Department.
Mallory has a degree in Public Relations from UW Oshkosh, and she previously studied Social Media Strategy with the Miami Ad School in Sydney, Australia.
“Anna” Ida Giron is Oswego Creative’s Office Manager. As part of the Oswego team she heads the Accounts Payable/Account Receivable department, and is responsible for many Human Resource functions.
Before joining Oswego Creative, Anna’s positions have included all facets of office administration: accounting, HR, sales, and marketing. Most recently, Anna held the position Director of Business Operations for Lucid Sun and Lucid Development, the companies behind the HGTV 2007 Dream Home of the Year and innovative products such as the Kangopack. She was the company Liaison, also responsible many facets of the marketing, research, creative development and distribution. In prior year’s, Anna held an auditing position at the Isle of Capri Casino, and was a manager at Christina’s Bridal.
Kathryn Giarratano is Oswego Creative’s Travel Coordinator and is responsible for all booking, tracking, and back-end financial organization of travel for all Oswego Employees.
Kathryn has worked for several years on the financial side for Oswego Creative, initially working as an assistant office manager before transitioning into her current position. Kathryn also brings her creative side to Oswego Creative as an on-screen talent, working primarily in local television commercials.
Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Colorado Boulder.