Our Team

Stephen Sakach

President & CEO

Joshua Prizer

VP of SEM & Programmatic

Michele Brasfield

VP of Sales & Customer Success

David Sakach

Director of Creative Services

Juan Delgado

Director of Business Development

Anna Phillips

Assistant Director of PPC & SEM

Tiffany Crosswy

Director of Content Marketing

Gabe Malinis

Sr. Account Strategist: Paid Media

Amy Plesz

Sr. Account Strategist: Paid Search & Social

Jonathan Avila

Web Development Team Lead

Marissa Chaco

Client Services Manager

Aileen Dahl Martinez

REPORTING & ANALYTICS SUPERVISOR

Jam Derpo

LEAD SEM ANALYST

Mea Biore

SMB MARKETING RESEARCH LEAD

Mike Morse

Graphics & Videography Team lead

Suzanne Sylvia

Human Resources Manager

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Kona

Napping Coordinator

Leo

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Eben

Paw Relations & Social Superstar

As a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism (and still a member of Investigative Reporters & Editors), he has a wealth of knowledge about advertising and content creation. His advertising experience includes building promotional campaigns for companies such as Coca-Cola, Nabisco, Hallmark and spearheading ad campaigns that won Book of the Year for Excellence and Innovation in Marketing to being an early adopter of paid search. He has 25 years of digital marketing experience (which is pretty much “all” … he even participated in the first digital newspaper in college). He has worked on more than 2,000 digital media campaigns. In his spare time, he enjoys writing, hiking and spending as much time as possible with his two children. He’s traversed the Trans-Catalina Trail, covered 120 miles of the John Muir Trail and climbed Mount Whitney. Stephen also enjoys watching, talking and writing about the NBA.

Certifications:

  • Google Ads Fundamentals
  • Google Ads Search
  • Google Ads Display
  • Google Ads Mobile
  • Google Ads Video
  • Google Shopping Ads
  • Bing Ads Accredited Professionals
  • Trade Desk Optimization & Strategy Certification
  • Trade Desk Targeting & Data Management Certification

Since 2002, Josh has been an integral part of the Zero Company team. Managing more than $4 million in annual ad spend, he’s an expert in Google, Bing, Facebook and Programmatic. He loves helping a business grow into their potential and believes that PPC is part science and part art and enjoys creating strategies that help businesses continue to grow and expand through the years. When he’s not managing accounts or regaling us with tales about his three dogs, you can find him working as a Little League umpire or watching the Dodgers blow another shot at the World Championship. He’s also a snorkeling and scuba enthusiast, not afraid to catch giant moths that frighten his co-workers (ok, just Tiffany), and has rarely watched a movie he didn’t enjoy.

Certifications:

  • Google Ads Fundamentals
  • Google Ads Search
  • Google Ads Video
  • Google Analytics

Michele

VP OF SALES &
CUSTOMER SUCCESS

Michele’s been working in digital marketing since the days when Overture and Yahoo ruled the roost, and Google was just a tiny little startup. As our sales lead, she loves learning about a client’s journey, and the highs and lows of running their business. In fact, her favorite podcast is “How I Built This.” Michele, a Portland State grad, is the quintessential Portlandian, friendly, creative, a foodie and earth-conscious. She loves yoga and basking in the great outdoors, including biking to work, hiking, swimming and stand-up paddleboarding.

David

DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE SERVICES

As our resident Baby Boomer, David brings a wealth of knowledge of website design and programming that dates back to the days when “dial up” meant you literally placed a rotary phone into a modem. In fact, his first computer was a Wang word processing system with an amazing 4K of ram and a cassette drive. In his spare time, you’ll find him on stage performing in a wide variety of plays and musicals, including roles in The 39 Steps, Noises Off and A Christmas Carol.

Juan

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

We are all fairly certain that Juan never sleeps and spends at least 20 hours each day engaged in research and development. During the other four hours, you might find him playing guitar or banjo, sampling the cuisines of the world or pondering the ending to Game of Thrones, but only as a distraction from his constant study of market research, content creation, conversion optimization, retargeting and virtually anything else that helps our clients and our company optimize their full potentials.

Certifications:

  • Google Ads Fundamentals
  • Google Ads Search
  • Google Analytics

Anna

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
OF PPC & SEM

Anna’s favorite aspect of her work is seeing results in terms of leads, sales and rankings. She also loves serving as a resource for her clients and guiding them through the maze of jargon and complexities within PPC and SEO. Anna entered the world of digital marketing after graduating from the University of San Diego with a major in business and minor in music. She fills up her spare time with horseback riding, playing guitar, exploring Orange County’s many parks and beaches, or stalking Samoyeds and Huskies on Instagram.

Certifications:

  • Google Ads Fundamentals
  • Google Ads Search
  • Google Ads Display
  • Google Ads Mobile
  • Google Shopping Ads
  • Google Digital Sales

Tiffany

DIRECTOR OF CONTENT MARKETING
Tiffany has been writing PPC ads and writing blog articles since some of her colleagues were in elementary school. She loves the challenge of keyword research and writing content for just about any industry. Over the years, she’s become an expert on everything from plastics to theodolites to bed & breakfast inns. After graduating from Journalism school, she worked as a copy editor for the Ventura County Star and for a travel book publisher before heading into the world of PPC & SEO. When she’s not working, she’s typically re-reading Jane Austen novels, eating poke and watching LivePD or mentally correcting grammatical errors on her friend’s social media posts.

Gabe

SR. ACCOUNT STRATEGIST:
PAID MEDIA

As PPC and SEO management specialist, Gabe enjoys researching and applying strategies that help companies get more leads, as well as building out quality PPC accounts with solid keyword research. As we’ve discovered, there’s literally no food that Gabe won’t eat, he loves everything from lengua tacos to kare-kare to New York-style pizza. He’s also an expert in music production, a gourmet cook, is always up for a road trip, and enjoys college basketball, particularly watching his alma mater, the Old Dominion University Monarchs. For some reason we don’t quite understand, he’s also a Giants fan, but live and let live.

Certifications:

  • Google Ads Fundamentals
  • Google Ads Search

Amy

SR. ACCOUNT STRATEGIST:
PAID SEARCH & SOCIAL

Amy, a University of Oregon grad (Go Ducks!), is our team liaison between clients and our in-house digital marketing team. She manages the client’s vision and ensures it’s executed thoughtfully at every stage. Amy loves communicating with clients and helping businesses grow. In her spare time, she’s been learning Spanish and Rapa Nui (her mother is from Easter Island), she loves to travel, and culinary-wise, she’s up for just about anything, and we’ve all been impressed with her attempts at crafting homemade vegan milk. Fun fact: She’s related to Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing.

Certifications:

  • Google Ads Fundamentals
  • Google Ads Display
  • Google Shopping Ads
  • Google Digital Sales

Jonathan

WEB DEVELOPMENT
TEAM LEAD

Whether you need a website designed from scratch, a redesign or just a quick website fix, Jonathan can handle virtually any task you throw at him. Jonathan puts his degree in Information Technology to good use every day at Zero Company, and he has been an integral part of our team for nearly 10 years. He and his wife recently welcomed a baby boy, so that takes up a good portion of his free time, but he’s always up to watching some MMA or basketball.

Marissa

CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER

Marissa has been a part of the Zero Company family for more than 17 years, when she was just a teenager and served as the beloved nanny to Tiffany’s two exuberant children. She now manages client accounts and keeps our office running smoothly and efficiently. Additionally, she and her firefighter husband are swing dance experts and fluent in American Sign Language, not to mention the parents to three adorable youngsters.

Aileen

REPORTING & ANALYTICS SUPERVISOR

Aileen handles a wide range of crucial tasks at Zero Company including compiling and analyzing information for our weekly and monthly PPC and SEO reports. As a computer science grad, she also handles tasks related to updating our company management system, for which we are all forever thankful. When she’s not managing hundreds of Zero Company tasks, she’s typically spending some quality time with her daughter, watching movies or perhaps reading the latest novels.

While Jam is an expert in SEM, including Google Ads, Bing Ads, Programmatic and SEO, he actually spent two years at aeronautics school learning aircraft maintenance. Eventually, he switched gears and earned his degree in Computer Science and headed into the world of Digital Marketing. For Jam, the perfect day would include basketball, binge-watching Netflix (Breaking Bad, Narcos, Ozark, etc.) and a giant plate of pasta or perhaps fried chicken.

Certifications:

  • Google Ads Search
  • Google Ads Display

Mea

SMB Marketing Research Lead

When it comes to SEO and content strategy, Mea puts her mathematics degree to good work supervising tasks such as competition analyses and deep dives into keyword research. In addition, she also handles research and development for social media advertising. On her days off, Mea enjoys hanging out at the beach or fishing, as well as watching just about any type of movie, from Forrest Gump to Spirited Away to Star Wars and beyond. She also loves Japanese and Filipino cuisine, especially sushi, sashimi and chicken adobo.

Mike Morse

GRAPHICS & VIDEOGRAPHY
TEAM LEAD

Mike divides his time between our office and his many adventures as a wedding photographer. For our projects, he always seems to find a unique vision that sparks our own creativity. When he’s not working, you’ll find him surfing, paddleboarding, snowboarding or traveling somewhere between the mountains and the sea.

Suzanne Sylvia

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Suzanne is our Human Resources expert, but unlike Toby from “The Office,” she has a dynamic and enjoyable personality, and we don’t hide her away in an annex. She also somehow manages to keep all of the plants in the office alive, which has been a feat in itself. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, jewelry making and just about anything creative.

As our “Koalaty” Control Officer, Zero overlooks every aspect of our operation, ensuring that our company consistently provides the highest quality services for each client. When she’s not looking over our shoulders and pushing us to be our best, she is studying all things digital marketing. She enjoys eucalyptus leaves, blogging about PPC and reminding people how she is not actually a bear, but a marsupial.

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Since 2010, Kona has been an integral part of the team at Zero Company. His steadfast determination to nap throughout the day has been an inspiration to us all. In addition to his many naps, he enjoys short walks, eating another dogs’ food and zooming from one end of a hallway to the other.
Leo’s main goal in life is to bark at people as they come into the office, even people he’s known for many years. He also enjoys lying in sunbeams and insisting that he needs to go for a walk and then spending 17 minutes sniffing a yucca plant. He has an extensive sweater collection, and a passion for eating grass and PPC management.

Eben

PAW RELATIONS & SOCIAL SUPERSTAR

Eben is an international dog of mystery. A world traveler, Eben often can be found in the wilds of Yosemite or perhaps sunning himself atop a mountain in Telluride. In addition to his many PR tasks, you often can find him gliding through Dana Point Harbor on a stand-up paddleboard.

You can follow Eben’s adventures on Instagram at EbenTheTravelingFrenchBulldog