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Our people at Pursuit Promotional Management share a wealth of experience. It’s exactly what we leverage to ensure that your brand’s campaigns are right for you. Every person is a valued member of our team, and we take their insights seriously. With our managers guiding our campaign processes, our associates learn from the best.
Meet the Leadership Team
Gretchen has a B.M. Music Performance from the University of Northern Iowa and an A.S. in Band Instrument Repair Technology from Renton Technical College. Gretchen was a Professional Band Instrument Repair Technician for 9 years before joining the Pursuit team.
The personal growth and opportunity that being with Pursuit Promotional Management has given Gretchen makes this opportunity one for the books!
Gretchen has grown quickly in the business and says she really enjoyed going to Dallas, TX for a National Conference and to Las Vegas, NV for the R&R trip. A fun fact about Gretchen is that her cat’s name is Seinfield! A piece of advice from Gretchen, “It’s good to always have a student mentality and keep learning, but it’s more important to apply and master what you already know”, she says she learned this from a business partner and colleague, Chris.
Jordan has a BS in chemical engineering with a minor in math. Before joining Pursuit he had jobs ranging from coaching a crew team to being a hazardous materials specialist.
He joined Pursuit Promotional Management in May of 2019 and has had big success already! The people he gets to work with day in and day out motivate him to push and work harder! A fun fact about Jordan is that he has ran a marathon! Jordan says the best advice he’s ever received was from Chris Thomas, he told him to ask himself the following questions, “How did you increase your market value today?” and “What did you do to make yourself better?” these questions help Jordan grow!
After receiving my bachelor’s degree from Southern Oregon University in 2019, I started to pursue my Master’s degree in Communication with the University of Washington. I did this to not only continue my education but to start my professional career. I knew I needed to be a part of a team that values the growth of its people and has a defined promotional path. That’s where working with this company fell into place for me. The most attractive part of this opportunity is the fact that there isn’t a cap to your success here.
Being in this atmosphere of entrepreneurship has only elevated the desire I have to run my own business. A learning environment has been created that’s able to foster growth and develop at the rate you’re willing to go. It’s pretty incredible to see the ability to dictate how your life plays out when you’re your own boss. It’s a lot of work and a lot of your own personal effort and stress but the weird thing is you like it because it’s your stress. It’s your own personal endeavor and it becomes what you’re willing to give. I feel so lucky to be in a position that challenges and motivates me to not only better myself, but the opportunity to lead others around me.
I grew up in the metro area of Kansas City, Kansas. I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Theatre with a Minor in Business from the University of Kansas in 2010. Go Jayhawks! I started in the business in 2012 when my first office opened in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and since then, have overseen the growth of my organization several times over. I also specialize in the training and development of administrators in my division. I currently oversee the human resources and recruiting efforts for offices in not only Denver, CO, but also territories all throughout California in San Diego, the Inland Empire, Sacramento as well as Las Vegas, Nevada, Salt Lake City, UT and Seattle, WA.
I am always impressed by the talent, initiative, passion and mentality here. They say to surround yourself with successful, positive individuals in order to learn from them as well as to keep yourself motivated. That is never an issue here. By keeping our standards high, we work with those who want more out of life. Everyone is here constantly pushing themselves to be better and are people who want control of their future, their professional life, and therefore their personal life and what they want to make of it.
Here at PPM, we understand the great deal of work and care our clients have put into creating their brands and desire to treat each campaign with the same consideration. My goal is to create a team that brings the passion of our clients directly to consumers. Since our founding in 2016, our emphasis has been on hiring based on the intangible qualities that seem to be much harder to teach. We place a high value on traits such as leadership and charisma, while also looking for the personal discipline and responsibility to back it up. My goal was to find students of business, as well as life, each of whom bring a unique perspective to our growing team. I’m excited for you to get to look at some of our senior team members and get small dose of what makes our culture so special.
Perry was born and raised in 1986 in the Central Valley of California in the County of Merced. After pursuing college for a few years, he joined the CA National Guard and served 8 years as a Chemical/Nuclear Specialist NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) where he traveled the United States training for chemical and biological catastrophe with FEMA IX. While actively drilling in the National Guard he pursued his Bachelor’s in Management degree while working at our Riverside office as an entry level trainee.
After completion of the training program and his degree, Perry was granted the opportunity to own and manage the Riverside office. Distinguished Marketing was born and had operated for two years. During these two years, Perry had been recognized for top grossing office in the nation multiple times and his claim to fame is being on the Talent Desk online magazine’s “Top 30 Marketing Companies to Work for in 2018.”
Family is always the long-term goal in Perry’s life. Once major goals had been attained, Perry and his family moved back home to the Central Valley of California to complete his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage Family Therapy. Here he hopes to continue the search for top talent within the ranks of his hometown. Since he has partnered Michael Meyer in Sacramento, we believe anything is possible.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Event Management, and Tourism from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2019, I decided to leave the East Coast and see what opportunities awaited me in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to my work here, I am also completing my Master of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Being enrolled in graduate courses helps to maintain a sharp student mentality and keep me aligned with the goals I want to accomplish in both my personal and professional lives.
What drew me to this opportunity was the fast-paced environment and support network behind me every step of the way. It is one thing to achieve success for yourself, but it is made that much sweeter when you are able to help others grow professionally along the way and have endless knowledge and resources at your disposal. In today’s jobscape, it is rare to find a work environment that encourages and fosters growth for the collective, as opposed to motivating employees to strive for individual success. It is so refreshing to know that my success and development is not only helping me achieve my goals, but that it also has a positive effect on those around me. Additionally, the chance to gain experience and develop a skill set in promotional marketing, human resources, recruiting, and sales training has been tremendous.
Through my time here, I have been able to develop my skills in the promotional marketing and recruitment sectors and become a support system for our office. Currently I am serving in a dual role as the Operational Support and Human Resources Administrator. I feel this role suits me best as it allows me to have a hand in both the behind the scenes aspect of our operation, while still being a front-facing character in the day-to-day promotions we put on.
I am grateful for the time I get to spend with everyone here and look forward to making more memories and gaining more experience in the realms of recruiting, operational development, and administrative support to further my professional career. I am grateful for everything that has been offered me during my time here and for what is yet to come.
Professional Excellence With Pursuit Promotional Management
At Pursuit Promotional Management, we’re committed to finding solutions you haven’t seen before. This dedication has allowed us to build a reputation as an industry leader. Through dynamic associate pairings, we create our campaigns using collective problem-solving abilities.
Our professionals take great joy in collaboration and career advancement.