CHICAGO, FEB. 28, 2022 – Chicago-based marketing innovation company, Fusion92, continued to expand its team by adding seven new members in February:
Scott Becker, Sr. Financial Analyst
Joshua Benton, Sr. Product Owner
Jelena Colak, Senior Information Architect/User Experience Developer
Gabriella Cortese, Media Manager – Paid Social
Aimee Lombardo, Media Manager – Paid Search/E-Comm
Rebecca Matt, Sr. Media Manager- Digital Investments
Viktor Zysman, Finance Director
"We continue to build on our already talented and innovative team with seven exceptional individuals joining us in February. I’m proud of all the work we’ve created this year so far, and know we have a lot of exciting work and collaboration ahead of us. This group will definitely help propel us forward!” said Doug Dome, Fusion92 president.
Scott Becker, senior financial analyst, comes to Fusion92 from Starcom where he spent the last five years gaining a wealth of client finance experience. Before Starcom, Becker held financial analyst roles for Newell Brands and Siemens Healthcare along with a customer account position at Unilever. The Chicago resident earned his Bachelor of Science in finance from Southern Illinois University. He reports to Fusion92’s new finance director, Viktor Zysman.
Senior product owner, Josh Benton, comes to Fusion92 from Digital Trends Media Group where he was the product owner for 10 websites and managed multiple large-scale product development and launch efforts working closely with stakeholders and engineers. Before Digital Trends Media Group, Benton held multiple roles ranging from project manager to CEO in the retail, technology and eCommerce space. The Portland, Oregon, native and University of Oregon graduate reports to Jacob Beckley, SVP of Technology and Innovation, as he helps Fusion92 build and grow its products.
Jelana Colak joins Fusion92 as a senior information architect and user experience developer, reporting to Cassie Poe, director of Product and Quality. Colak is focused on the complete experience of a new Fusion92 platform, working on the information architecture and user flows, creating the visual structure and driving the direction of the user experience for each user group. She started her career at Bosch Power Tools as a digital designer before moving to the Bosch USA brand as a UX designer for their Bosch Developer Platform. Before joining Fusion92, Colak spent time as a UX consultant. She earned a Bachelor of Science in user experience design from DePaul University and currently resides in Chicago.
Gabriella Cortese brings nearly five years of experience to her role as media manager where she is responsible for developing, managing and reporting on social advertising strategies supporting various media plans. Cortese is a graduate of State University of New York College at Plattsburgh where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and media studies. Before joining the Fusion92 team, Cortese worked for a variety of companies doing both organic and paid social media. Most recently, she spent nearly four years at Albany-based OOMDO, a digital marketing agency. The Chicago resident reports to Maddie Hauser, associate media director of Social Media.
Aimee Lombardo is Fusion92’s newest media manager of Paid Search/eCommerce, bringing significant experience in Amazon, Google and Walmart campaigns to the team. Lombardo comes to Fusion92 from New Jersey agency Safebet Marketing and spent the three years prior as a freelancer helping small businesses successfully launch their products on Amazon. She has dedicated her nearly 25-year career to the digital space and has also gained experience as a web developer and web content specialist. Connecticut-based Lombardo earned her degree in marketing from Central Connecticut State University. She reports to Tom Hammond, VP of Media (eCommerce & Search).
Fusion92 welcomes Rebecca Matt as senior media manager of digital investments, reporting to VP of Media, Marcella Dulac. Focused on online and offline media planning and buying, Matt will also be responsible for developing strategic insights. She brings 16 years of digital media experience to Fusion92, having worked on the agency, publisher and client sides with some of the world’s top name brands, including Amazon + Amazon Studios, DKNY, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, DVF, Got Milk? and Postmates. The Syracuse University alumna currently resides in Los Angeles.
Viktor Zysman joined Fusion92 as finance director, focusing on client finance and FP&A. Zysman comes from an agency finance background, having spent over six years at Edelman Data & Intelligence in high-level finance roles and as finance director at ThePub Productions, a collective of content creators. His experience also includes being on the client side, holding positions at Walgreens and HSBC. The Chicagoland resident is a certified public accountant and holds Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Finance and Marketing. He reports to Fusion92 CFO, Emily Szymczak.
Founded in 1999, Fusion92 is a Chicago-based independent marketing innovation company that helps growth stage and enterprise brands thrive. The firm’s comprehensive stack of services and products help bring exponential returns to companies in virtually every industry and vertical. Fusion92 collaboratively partners and serves as a trusted advisor to clients on B2B and consumer engagements that span traditional and digital media, leveraging the firm’s expertise to innovatively solve business challenges. Fusion92’s dynamic technology, integrated content lab (Studio440), media and activation capabilities, AdTech and premium NFT studio (Mint Werx) provide a lineup of differentiated solutions that deliver data-driven results. Learn more at www.Fusion92.com.