About Us

Exclusive Marketing has a top talent with real business executive experience to help you take your business to the next level.

Exclusive Marketing Agency (“EMA”) is the one and only end to end marketing firm that specializes in the Mortgage, Insurance and Financial Advisory Industries. We focus on permanent, data driven, ROI focused strategy to help you get where you want to be with your company. While we sell a la carte services, our bread and butter is to assume the Chief Marketing Officer role within the company. We become an extension of their business and like them to think of us as that loyal, driven and dedicated employee, except for 1) We’re less than half the cost, 2) We’re an agency of 20 very talented people focused on the mortgage industry.

Our opinion is that every mortgage, insurance and financial advisory business needs a chief marketing officer, and we find way too many executives and CEO’s focusing on marketing, when it isn’t their expertise. Companies are more successful when they have someone that is an expert on driving the business opportunities (the CMO), and then experts (usually the CEO and Loan Officers) to close the business.

As one of the Fastest Growing Marketing Agencies and the only Chief Marketing Officer service specific to the mortgage, insurance avnd financial advisory services, EMA has hundreds of years of experience within it staff in delivering excellent results.

OUR TEAM


John Seckel

Chief Marketing Officer

Josh Stephans

Director of Creative Operations

Laura Wolpert

National Director of Sales

Nelda Fuller

Vice President of Talent

Amber Whipple

Vice President of Sales

Tanner Kennedy

Director of Operations & Engagement

Christopher Branch

Technology Lead

Richard Burner

CRM Manager

Alexis Wells

Website Development Project Manager

Brit Laureys

Operations Project Manager

Kyle Willson

Digital Marketing Strategy Manager

Matt Langdon

Digital Marketing Strategy Manager

Catherine Paull

Creative Project Manager

Elena Shvets

Social Media Manager

Jason Beddall

Director of Marketing

JOHN SECKEL

Chief Marketing Officer

John Seckel has created, owned, operated, participated and/or been the CMO (or fractional CMO) in a number of 7, 8 and 9 figure companies in which he created and executed the Marketing Strategy directly responsible for the entity’s success. Known for being able to quickly (but responsibly) scale a business from startup to $20M in revenue and up, John has deployed thousands of marketing campaigns across all facets eCommerce and small and medium business industries which makes him a leading expert to help grow your brand.

John Seckel graduated from Northeastern University in December of 2003 with a dual degree in Business Administration and also Management Information Systems. He graduated early from a 5-year program. Following school, John Seckel accepted a position at Wachovia Corporation starting as an Analyst and after only a short time at Wachovia, John found himself being promoted to the youngest Vice President of Credit Products and International Investment Banking in Wachovia history. For two years, John was involved in the underwriting, risk analysis and marketing strategy for the mergers behind several large corporations. During his several years there, he was awarded for his strategy, underwriting, customer service and risk analysis on a $825MM M&A Deal.

John Seckel is a very experienced and awarded entrepreneur. He enjoys Skiing, Tennis, Pickleball and is an amateur car racer on the weekends. John is also President of The Seckel Foundation which gives back to local community and mentors young aspiring entrepreneurs to work hard, plan appropriately, create jobs and promotes work/life balance with fiscal freedom. Over the course of his career, John continues to find industry gaps and create solutions through his multiple business ventures. He is a passionate problem solver and innovator who never backs down from a challenge.

Current companies/organizations that John Seckel founded:  www.exclusive.agency, www.seckelfoundation.com

You can read John’s Blogs here:
blog.exclusive.agency, www.johnseckel.com, www.johnseckel.net and www.johnseckel.org.

Josh Stephans

Director of Creative Operations

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Josh Stephans is EMA’s Creative Director, holding almost a decade of experience in graphic design, illustration, digital media and brand theory. Over the years he has worked with a diverse spectrum of clients including local non profits, nationally distributed craft distilleries, popular restaurants and globally recognized corporations. He specializes in crafting eye catching designs built on rock solid marketing strategies. When Josh isn’t leading EMA’s clients to branding success, he enjoys running, biking, fly fishing, woodworking and all kinds of cooking.

LAURA WOLPERT

National Director of Sales

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As the National Director of Sales, Laura brings almost 20 years of customer success focused sales and marketing experience to EMA.  After receiving her degree in International Marketing from Goldsmiths College in London UK, she embarked on a career focused on driving results and exceeding goals through customer relationship development.

Whether on the sales or marketing side of the business, Laura believes in listening first, and developing plans for success based on each clients’ unique set of needs and goals.  This approach has allowed her to garner years of experience in National and International Sales and Marketing, for companies ranging from start-ups to global juggernauts in their respective fields.

This professional experience combines perfectly with Laura’s passion for travel, adventure, and cultural immersion experiences.  When she isn’t traveling, Laura loves to go to enjoy live music, fitness, and spoiling her nieces and nephews.

Nelda Fuller

Vice President of Talent

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As the Vice President of Talent, Nelda brings over 20 years of diverse Human Resource experience to EMA. Shehas worked with both large and small organizations in various stages of their business cycles. She is a subject matter expertin HR process, policy development and implementation, benefits design and management, compliance, recruitment and performance management.She has worked to build programs that support HR initiatives while implementing internal processes that facilitate corporate objectives. Nelda has led Human Resource departments in a variety of industries, both internationally and domestically. Nelda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Tougaloo College and also holds degrees in Paralegal and Biblical Studies. She enjoys travelling to different countries and spending time with family.

Amber Whipple

Vice President of Sales

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For the last 10 years, Amber has dedicated much of her work to business development and marketing strategy for Startup companies. She has a passion for helping brands grow and understands that each company needs a unique, strategic approach. Amber has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Media and Communications from The University of Central Missouri. She is certified in Google Analytics as well as Google Adwords, and enjoys graphic design and content creation. In 2019, she was recognized as one of Erie Pennsylvania’s 40 people under 40 for her work with local businesses and philanthropic efforts. Amber spends most of her free time spoiling her pit-bull rescue pups, cooking, and watching true crime or historical documentaries. 

TANNER KENNEDY

Director of Operations & Engagement

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Tanner Kennedy is a Project Manager at Exclusive Marketing Agency.

She combines her extensive background in digital marketing plus her knack for truly understanding client needs, to help her clients navigate the process of expanding their marketing efforts with ease.

Tanner has a long background in helping small businesses successfully grow and expand to the next level particularly in the areas of Real Estate, Project Planning and Online Education Platforms.

She graduated from Stetson University in December of 2004 with a BA in Psychology.

Tanner is an avid traveller and has lived in 4 countries and 6 US States. She enjoys Volleyball, Gourmet Cooking, Entrepreneurship, living by the water and is a self-proclaimed documentary nerd.

CHRISTOPHER BRANCH

Technology Lead

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Christopher Branch is the lead tech here at EMA and has been worked in the Web development field for about 9 years now. Before joining the EMA team in May 2020, Chris designed and developed for a bunch of different clients such as Autozone, ButcherBox, NFL alumni, and hundreds of businesses across the country. Chris’s ability to handle a heavy workload, plus his wide range of knowledge of technology puts him in a class of his own. When he’s not building websites Chris spends his spare time, playing basketball, travelling, electric biking, and spending quality time with his family.

RICHARD BURNER

CRM Manager

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Richard Burner is the CRM Manager, at Exclusive Marketing Agency is passionate about automating as much as possible.  He has worked among “marketers” for 6 years as a business analyst; helping large marketing divisions understand and use their data.  And once he started to understand that you can provide a beautiful customer experience (with very minimal manual intervention) he found a place where he could implement these amazing strategies. When Richard is not doing data analysis or setting up automation; he’s probably sailing, travelling, or spending time with family & friends OR hopefully all three at the same time.

Catherine Paull

Creative Project Manager

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Catherine is a project manager for Exclusive Marketing Agency. Catherine has spent the majority of her career working in the hospitality industry with the Walt Disney Company as an events project manager and sales coordinator. She thrives on providing top tier customer service and believes that communication and understanding the clients needs is the key to success. Catherine has launched and overseen the operation of multiple Walt Disney World Resort event openings and brings her time management, communication, and “let’s go” attitude to the table. She currently resides in Atlanta with her dog Chicken.

Alexis Wells

Website Development Project Manager

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Alexis is a Project Manager at EMA. For the majority of her career, Alexis has worked in the communications and tech industries for clients in real estate, fashion, beauty, fine arts, and live entertainment. Alexis prides herself in exceeding her client’s expectations when it comes to managing each new project and providing innovative creative strategies. In her spare time, Alexis enjoys traveling, beach days, and finding new artists to enjoy.

Brit Laureys

Operations Project Manager

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Brit is a Project Manager at EMA. She attended the Art Institute of Portland for a BA in Design Management. Her background is a 12-year compilation of developing and executing marketing campaigns, experientialevents, retail builds, marketing activations, account management, and overseeing procurement for numerous multinational sportswear corporations. She is one of the founding partners of a Portland based creative studio and in her spare time Brit is traveling, hiking, paddle boarding, practicing yoga, and working on mixed medium art and fabrication projects.

Kyle Willson

Digital Marketing Strategy Manager

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Kyle has a long understanding of online marketing that stretches back over 10+ years. Kyle first started helping clients grow their businesses by leveraging online marketing for almost 8 years ago and has a very firm foundation and understanding of online marketing. From SEO all the way to running ads, Kyle knows the importance of every interaction and every step your prospect takes through your online marketing process. Kyle focuses on lead generation and takes his expert level of knowledge to tailor your prospects’ experience and turns them into leads for your business. Kyle also is a Native American tribe member and has a storied background in traveling across the United States visiting other tribes and pow wows. When Kyle isn’t working he enjoys raising his two young daughters, hanging out with his wife and playing fetch with his two dogs. Kyle can also be found enjoying his other hobbies which include building computers, researching and tinkering with tech, and working on his yard.

Matt Langdon

Digital Marketing Strategy Manager

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Matt is one of the digital marketing managers at EMA. He has over 9 years of marketing, SEO & website experience in a variety of industries ranging from restaurant, automotive, mortgage, small business, medical, commercial, print, radio and more. He’s worked with major commercial brands such as Red Robin, I-Hop, O’Charley’s, Kia, Chevy & has helped many small businesses establish their digital presence with the goal of long term growth. Matt is a father of two, along with his wife of 10 years. He enjoys piano, hiking, reading, philosophy, and spending time with his loved ones.

Elena Shvets

Social Media Manager

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Elena Shvets is a Social Media Manager at Exclusive Marketing Agency. She is a digital marketing professional with 10+ years of experience in Financial Services, Healthcare, Professional Services, and Luxury Goods/Services industries across Europe and North America. She has an exceptional organization and priority management skills with significant experience in a fast-paced environment and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. When she’s not working on social media calendars, Elena enjoys yoga, plant based cooking, traveling and A24 movies.

Jason Beddall

Director of Marketing

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As Director of Marketing & Strategy, Jason brings over 18 years of brand development, digital marketing and marketing strategy experience to EMA. He has been a successful entrepreneur, worked with growing startups and partnered with both small and large companies to grow their business. With a diverse marketing background, he understands what it takes to cut through the noise and create the content and strategy that engages audiences and drives them to action.

When Jason isn’t leading EMA’s marketing efforts, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, Finn (their mini goldendoodle), watching football and playing golf.
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