R2i is a high-growth, independent digital marketing agency that has doubled the size of its national sales team to support its new business objectives and strategic marketing technology channel partner initiatives. Following the hire of Kelly Kennedy as Chief Sales Officer, Kelly immediately expanded the sales team to cover key markets and vertical strengths. The expansion of the business development team aligns to R2i’s focus on helping marketers connect customer experiences in high tech, manufacturing, healthcare, higher education and consumer businesses. The new business development leaders’ experience and business acumen support the agency’s values, which are core to developing long-term client impact.
Kurt Bradshaw joins R2i in the company’s Baltimore headquarters with a focus on expanding the agency’s Mid-Atlantic client base. He brings deep agency, industry and digital marketing experience. Kurt’s most recent role at Virtusa focused on driving revenue growth for mid-market and enterprise brands such as the Hyatt, Marriott, MICROS and TIG Global.
Bill Carino joins R2i leading the Northeast market. Bill brings over 25 years of experience in B2C and B2B direct marketing and demand generation solutions. Bill’s consultative approach to solving client problems leverages marketing technology to increase customer acquisition and retention. Most recently, Bill served in a sales and marketing leadership role at 89 Degrees supporting clients such as Jeep, Qualcomm and Shriner Hospital for Children.
Steven DeLoye joins R2i leading the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. Steven’s recent work growing global revenue for Microsoft’s Power BI services translates well into R2i’s integrated solutions across analytics, technology and strategy.
“I am extremely excited about the strengths each of our new VP hires brings to R2i. Their passion for understanding the needs of the market and our clients allows us to bring creative and thoughtful solutions to the table. Our business development team is laser focused on growing R2i’s portfolio, building long-term relationships with our clients and working collaboratively with our teams to deliver exceptional results,” shares Kelly Kennedy, Chief Sales Officer of R2i.