Management

Jigsaw Falling into Place

Glen Rankin ~ Kahuna

Glen started AD-Vantage Marketing back in the summer of 1984. Glen honed his direct marketing skills with the Eddie Bauer Company in Seattle where he started in telephone sales and worked his way up the corporate ladder to Manager of Mail Order Operations. Then came the urge to move back to California for “greener pastures… and summer skies”. AD-Vantage started on the kitchen table fueled by the skills from Eddie Bauer, the motivation of a great idea and an empty stomach. In addition to overseeing the daily operations of the company, planning for the future, budgeting and all that “boring” stuff, Glen enjoys working with customers on the phone. After all, “there’s no better way to keep your finger on the pulse to know what the customer needs.” “We are a customer-driven service business! Take away the service and you may as well fold up your tent.” Glen graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Business Management/Marketing.

Aaron Rankin ~ Account Manager

Aaron began his career with AD-Vantage in 1993. Before entering a position in customer service, Aaron’s career began with many years in mail processing. In this position, he learned about postal rates & requirements, how to process mail “smarter” and how to save customers’ money. His mailing background and education enable Aaron to develop strong and cost effective mailing campaigns for a wide range of clients. He is a second-generation “mailer” who enjoys his job and appreciates his customers. Aaron graduated from Sonoma State University; with a B.S. Degree in Business and an emphasis in Marketing.

Dave Rankin ~ Account Manager

Dave joined AD-Vantage Marketing in 1995 as an Account Representative. He brought to AD-Vantage his years of experience in administration, estimating, purchasing, project management and general marketing. Before joining AD-Vantage, Dave worked for a mutual fund in marketing and later in quality assurance. For eleven years, he worked in Seattle as a marine carpenter with an emphasis on wooden boat repair. He has also managed several highly custom manufacturing facilities where he was responsible for design, project estimating, purchasing, production management and field installation. Dave graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Marketing.

Tony Keeler ~ Production Manager

Tony started with AD-Vantage in 1993 as a mailroom clerk. He is now responsible for scheduling, coordinating and production of outbound projects, as well as managing a very efficient, detail oriented & knowledgeable crew. Tony attended Santa Rosa Junior College for general education classes and then went on to graduate from San Diego State University with a degree in Business Marketing.

Pilvi Lease ~ Data Processing / Printing Manager

Pilvi’s career at AD-Vantage Marketing began in 1995 with two years in mail processing. In this position, he learned about postal requirements, mail sorting and preparation, and the operation of various machines used to prepare marketing materials. Later, his excellent computer skills were recognized and he assumed the position in the data processing department. As Data Processing Manager, Pilvi is responsible for overseeing all projects that come through the data processing department, ensuring quality handling of customer data, and coordinating both small and large-scale projects. In addition, he is responsible for quality control and the monitoring of all printing projects. Pilvi graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in Computer Science.