Meet our amazing team.

Aaron Shapiro

Managing Partner
Product Operations

Since entering the marketing world Aaron was drawn to analytics and the optimization of media campaigns. With the amount of data and platforms available today the advertising world is an exciting and complex environment. In his current role Aaron is responsible for the day to day management of clients and campaigns. He also evaluates and integrates new products in order to keep ESM clients ahead of the pack. Prior to Electric Symphony Media, Aaron worked at Clear Channel, and Time Warner Cable managing direct and agency accounts. He earned a BA from American University.

Dave Hassard

Managing Partner
Agency Operations

Dave has natural curiosity and passion about the future of advertising. With a background in both digital and traditional media, he is continually searching for innovative ways to bridge the power of branding mediums, with the efficiencies of digital marketing. In his current role, Dave is responsible for product development and strategic planning. Prior to founding Electric Symphony Media, Dave spent 12 years working for Time Warner Cable Media (TWC). While at TWC he oversaw digital sales and new products for the New York City Region. He earned a BA in Communications from Clemson University.

Patrick Carroll

Managing Partner
New Business Operations

Pat has expansive knowledge of the automotive, retail, and entertainment segments. Previously he managed sales at Time Warner Cable Media with responsibilities including conducting strategy and executing media plans for agencies and direct clients. Pat began his career in the Hartford/New Haven market where he gained five years of mid-market experience working for the local ABC affiliate. He then moved to the New York market selling both spot cable and interactive products before moving into management. He earned a BA in Mass Communications from Quinnipiac University.

Logan Bronson

Reporting and Analytics

Graduated from: Johns Hopkins University, BA in International Studies and Political Science

Previous Experience: Research at Asymmetric Studies Institute, ICM Partners, Motion Picture Literary

Likes: Traveling to new places with friends, skiing, trying to watch all the nominated films before the Oscars

Passionate about: Convincing her roommates that there's DEFINITELY enough space in their tiny apartment to foster a dog

Fun Fact: Keeps a personal stockpile of hot sauce in the office

Lisa Lucibello

Agency Operations

Graduated from: Rochester Institute of Technology, BS in Advertising and Public Relations

Previous Experience: Marketing Manager at Walnut Creek Downtown, Marketing Associate at San Diego Beer and Wine Tours

Likes: Discovering new restaurants

Passionate about: Trying a new cheese at least once a week

Fun Fact: Calls her parents by their first names

Ivaliese Chihimie

Account Management

Graduated from: Rutgers University, BA in Communications and Public Relations

Previous Experience: Communications Strategy at AARP NJ State Office, Communications Specialist at Siemens Corporation

Likes: Music festivals, pretending she can cook, red wine

Passionate about: Christmas, makeup, and finding the best mac and cheese in the tristate area.

Fun Fact: Has read all 13 of the Series of Unfortunate Events books... three times

Blake Ratner

Account Management

Graduated from: Penn State, BS in Supply Chain & Information Systems

Previous Experience: Marketing Services Sourcing Analyst at LogicSource

Likes: Outdoor concerts in the summer, Penn State football, discovering new music, 80s movies

Passionate about: Playing the guitar

Fun Fact: Moved to Spain to teach English after graduating college

Steven D'Ippolito

Account Management

Graduated From: Iona College, BA in Marketing

Previous Experience: Marketing & Communications at SCHOTT North America

Likes: Jeopardy, the New York Giants, listening to new music

Passionate About: Stella D’oro Cookies

Fun Fact: Has seen The Shawshank Redemption more than 25 times

Shannon Toth

Client Services

Graduated from: University of Delaware, BS in Marketing

Previous Experience: Social Media Marketing at luxury retail brand

Likes: Traveling somewhere new, happy hour, annoying her friends

Passionate about: Taylor ham & bagels

Fun Fact: Swam the the Great Barrier Reef AND skydived, all within 24 hours

Meghan Galli

Client Services

Graduated from: Ramapo College of New Jersey

Previous experience: Sales Representative at Northern Eagle Beverage Company

Likes: Working Out, Hiking, Music festivals, and going to the Jersey Shore

Passionate about: Anything Disney related

Fun fact: Obsessed with the Twilight trilogy (team Edward)

Gabriella Criscuolo

Agency Affairs

Graduated from: Union College, BA in English

Previous Experience: Public Relations and Influencer Marketing at Citizen Relations

Likes: Dining out, travel, running, Hello Sunshine books from Reese Witherspoon’s book club

Passionate about: Dark chocolate

Fun Fact: Has hiked Mount Vesuvius

Justin Chang

Reporting and Analytics

Graduated from: Rutgers University, BA in Economics and Sociology

Previous Experience: Insurance Auditing at Business Credentialing Services

Likes: Traveling, tennis, shooting pool

Passionate about: Visiting Taiwan once a year

Fun Fact: Attended Olympian ran Ping Pong camp at age 10

Chris Lanthier

Product Activation

Graduated from: Bloomsberg University, BA in Marketing

Previous Experience: Media Buyer on the Hershey team at Universal McCann, Billing Specialist and Media Buyer on the IBM team (Eightbar) at GroupM

Likes: Spending time with family, being active, eating yummy food

Passionate about: Puppies, Teriyaki chicken

Fun Fact: Agreed to learn salsa, bachata & merengue so his wife would learn to play Fifa with him

Briony Smith

Product - Paid Social

Graduated from: Rutgers University, BA in Political Science and Spanish

Previous Experience: Communications Specialist at Fox Valley Literacy

Likes: Writing, knitting and other fiber crafts, Punk music

Passionate about: Political theory, New Wave science fiction

Fun fact: Has traveled to 12 different countries and 4 different continents

Cara Travaglini

Junior Associate
Agency Operations

Graduated from: Virginia Tech, BS in Fashion Merchandising and Design

Previous Experience: Public Relations and Buying internships at small fashion companies based in NY/NJ

Likes: Reality TV, sushi, Hokie sports (when they’re not losing)

Passionate About: Skincare routines and online shopping

Fun Fact: Big fan of 80s music and classic rock- the first concert I ever went to was Pat Benatar when I was 12...everyone else there was over 50

Sarah Burton

Business Development

With a background in both advertising and politics, Sarah has mastered the art of translating customer needs into effective marketing strategies. As Account Director, she oversees business development and new customer relationships. Prior to joining Electric Symphony Media, Sarah served as Communication Director for the Kentucky Senate President’s Office and most recently with Hearst Television. When not at work she can be found cheering for her beloved Louisville Cardinals with her husband Jay and three children. She earned a BS in both Public Relations and Political Science from Murray State University.

Kristen Regenold

Business Development

Kristen brings a wide range of experience in Account Services with a background in both the Education and Healthcare industries. She has a unique ability to understand the big picture, while meticulously paying attention to the details that make clients' campaigns a success. As Group Account Director, she oversees customer relationships and strategic account planning. Prior to joining ESM, Kristen worked at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as well as Sullivan Branding. When not at work she can be found spending time with her husband Mike, and their four children. She has a B.S. in Marketing and Public Relations from Murray State University.