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Our people. Our passion.

Inspira started with a simple mission: forge indelible connections between brands and consumers. To do that, we needed the right team. Not just expert strategists, creatives, and brand activators – but ones who shared our passion for connecting with people in new and exciting ways.

Because that’s what we’re all about: building meaningful relationships with the world around us. It starts within our walls. Proudly independent, we believe in fostering a culture that embraces ingenuity, explores ideas fearlessly, and challenges everyone to think a bit differently. It’s the sort of inventive can-do spirit that fuels us every day.

We’re all united by a commitment to a greater cause, too. Because the great work we do is inspired by our larger purpose: finding a cure for pediatric cancer. And that’s the most meaningful mission of all.

Meet The Team

Jeff Snyder
Chief Inspiration Officer

Alias

Jhook or Big Love

Mantra

“Dream as if you will live forever. Live as if you will die today.” – James Dean

My inspiration

My daughter Kennedy. Battling a spinal cord tumor at such a young age and overcoming the challenges that she is faced with, handling it with grace, optimism, hope and enthusiasm has taught me a life lesson I will never forget. Inspira was named after her.

If you know me…

I have an itsy, bitsy bacon obsession.

Kim Lawton
Chief Possibilities Officer

Alias

KimmyP

Mantra

Why not?

My inspiration

My father. He always believed in my crazy dreams and showed me that anything was possible as long as you believed in yourself.

If you know me…

I have traveled to all of the 50 states in the USA. My travels taught me so many life lessons, opened my eyes to so much of the world and defined who I am today.

Clayton Samaroo
Chief Financial Officer

Alias

Clay

Mantra

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

My inspiration

I am inspired by young people who rise above dire circumstances to be successful and lead productive lives.

If you know me…

I can never have enough cake and
pudding desserts!

Dan Sullivan
Chief Engagement Officer

Alias

Danny Boy or Sully

Mantra

I never lose. I either win or I learn!

My inspiration

My dad, Dan Sullivan Sr. He taught me about humility, strength, and the value of a work ethic. He was an engineer on Apollo 11 and sent men to the moon without computers. I learned from him that an idea without a plan is just a wish.

If you know me…

I’m obsessed with storytelling. It seems like I’ve got a story for everything. Sometimes, they’re even true!

Brooke Stein
VP, Client Service

Alias

Brooklyn

Mantra

Start somewhere.

My inspiration

Fleurs, sparkles, DIY, stars, donuts, ocean, nubby and ceilo (meow).

If you know me…

I’m easily distracted by shiny objects.

Ann D’Adamo
VP, Marketing and Communications

Alias

Q

Mantra

It’s PR, not the ER

My inspiration

My grandmother. She was a Holocaust survivor and an incredible human being.

If you know me…

I’m always planning my next travel adventure.

Farah Brigante
Group Creative Director

Alias

Bebe, fifty-mile

Mantra

Love what you do and do what you love

My inspiration

My Father. His talent, drive in life and all that he accomplished will always push me further in everything that I do.

If you know me…

You know when I put my mind to something, I will make it happen! Heck, I climbed the highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Corey Gehrt
Director of Strategy

Alias

Core or El Señor

Mantra

Experience more than you should — just for the sake of knowing

My inspiration

My son, and getting to see the world all over again through his eyes

If you know me…

You know that I’ll make a playlist for anything

Ralph Failla
Director, Client Leadership

Alias

Wreck It

Mantra

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.

My inspiration

My boys – small, medium and large.

If you know me…

Scotch should be served with one cube and the smokier the better.

Caroline Ettl
Director, People & Culture

Alias

Care

Mantra

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

My inspiration

My kids. They are my everything!

If you know me…

You’d know that I love all things absurd, I never say no to coffee, I eat like a toddler (mac and cheese isn’t a food group?), and I am distracted by shiny objects.

Debbie Giblin
Group Account Director

Alias

Debbie

Mantra

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about dancing in the rain.

My inspiration

My kiddos. I doubt anything will ever top them!

If you know me…

You know that nothing makes me happier than people gathered by my patio firepit in the summer.

Matt Cicero
Group Account Director

Alias

Cis

Mantra

Go figure.

My Inspiration

My wife and three kids.

If you know me…

you’d know I like coffee.  Morning or night.  Hot or cold.  I will usually be drinking it.

Matthew Snow
Account Director

Alias

Snowman

Mantra

Never fear failure — that’s where the best learning happens.

My inspiration

Family. Friends. Future.

If you know me…

You know that I have a healthy fear of certain condiments and I’ve never had a PB&J sandwich… Ever.

Andrea Falls
Director, Client Engagement

Alias

My family calls me An-ie

Mantra

Onward and upward!

My inspiration

Positive people!

If you know me…

You’ll know I used to be a DJ; break out the EDM beats! I still collect vinyl and dance when no one is watching.

Joe McConville
Director, Client Engagement

Alias

IT Intern

Mantra

Embrace what is uncomfortable and. remember to be light in life.

My inspiration

Stories—fiction, non-fiction, horror, sci-fi, historical, you name it. Finding meaning in the experiences shared and seeing ways to apply it to my life.

If you know me…

I am always learning—everything from determining who the best Roman Emperor is, to how to make the perfect taco, to interpreting what our dreams mean.

Treasure Neal
Creative Director

Alias

Treas’ or Dough Boy

Mantra

A closed mouth don’t get fed.

My inspiration

I’m inspired by moments; moments of societal progression, moments where I can affect people for the better, moments of epiphany, moments of growth and moments that make me feel good about what I’m doing. If I could string together a series of standout “moments” every day for the rest of my life, I would be at my happiest.

If you know me…

You’ll know I love Carrot Cake and Indian food, I hate snow & cold weather, I frequent building supply stores, I’m a NY Knick fan, and I love my Kenzi.

Phil Aguas
Guinness Brewery Ambassador Supervisor

Alias

Bill (other Phils know this pain)

Mantra

Do simple better.

My inspiration

My amazing wife and mostly amazing kids.

If you know me…

you know I like to tackle all levels of DIY projects on my house and cars.

Hannah Kirsch
Director, Field Excellence

Alias

Solutions

Mantra

Scrappiness is a virtue

My inspiration

My dad was always a firm believer in ‘hard work pays off’ – it may not always seem like it at the time, but you’ll thank yourself for time spent and lessons learned matter how or when it’s manifested later on.

If you know me…

I am a big fan of food photography (specifically breakfast!).

Regina Fiedel
Senior Integrated Strategist

Alias

Gigi

Mantra

Be true to your 17-year-old self.

My inspiration

My 3-year-old daughter. She’s a reminder to take my time, stay free and be creative.

If you know me…

You know I love traveling internationally, experiencing culture, food, and life in different places.

Ross Cooper
Senior Integrated Strategist

Alias

Coops

Mantra

An explorer by nature, always on a quest for knowledge and truth that can guide the ultimate customer experience and engagement.

My inspiration

I am inspired by collaborating with concepters, designers, content creators, programmers, researchers, and basically all cross-functional teams to create memorable marketing solutions that engage.

If you know me…

you know that I am passionate about marketing.

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The Process

Understanding the consumer is the best way to build a relationship. As your strategic business partner, we make it our mission to do just that. We go beyond data and spend time in their skin – targeting mindsets, not just demographics.

This integrated approach inspires ideas that don’t just solve business challenges, they connect with the audience in creative and meaningful ways. That’s working smarter. It’s also how we deliver a more profound return on your investment.

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Services

  • Brand Education & Training
  • Campaign Strategy
  • Consumer Events
  • Creative Ideation & Design
  • Experiential Marketing
  • Event Production
  • Field Sales
  • Grassroots Sampling
  • Influencer & Brand Ambassador
  • Insight Driven Creative
  • Integrated Brand Strategy
  • Mobile Tours
  • Pop Ups
  • Promotions
  • PR Stunts & Events
  • Research, Analytics & Measurement
  • Retail Activation
  • Social & Digital Strategy
  • Sponsorship Management
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Inspira is honored to be recognized with the

2022 Chief Marketer 200

Event Marketer 2021 IT List Top 100

Best Places to Work in CT 2021 #9 Small/Medium Companies

Experience Design & Technology Awards 2020: Best Use of A/V (Gold)

Diageo Supplier Awards 2020: Service Excellence Award

Pro Awards 2020 Best Sports Sponsorship or Tie-In (Gold)

Pro Awards 2020 Best Use of AI/VR/AR (Silver)

Pro Awards 2020 Best Local/Regional Campaign (Bronze)

Event Marketer 2020 IT List Top 100

Ex Awards 2020 Best Millennial or Gen Z Campaign (Ex Winner)

Ex Awards 2020 Best Sports Activation (Gold)

REGGIE Awards 2020 Best Sports or eSports Marketing Campaign (Gold)

REGGIE Awards 2020 Best Small Budget Brand Activation (Bronze)

Best Places to Work in CT 2020 #7 Large Companies

Forbes 2019 Small Giants Award

Forbes 2019 25 Best Small Companies

Best Places To Work in CT 2019 Top 40

Pro Awards 2019 Best Sampling Campaign (Silver)

360 List 2018 Top Entrepreneurial Companies

Best Places to work in CT 2018 #8 Large Companies

Pro Awards 2018 Best Campaign Targeting Millennials (Bronze)

Best Places to Work in CT 2018 Top 40