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Team Bios

Thomas M. Roman, MBA, President/CEO

Thomas, and the team at Roman Media Group, have delivered thousands of media projects in the past fifteen years, ranging from corporate identities, core marketing collateral, athletic awards, books, audio books and launched over 600 websites to companies around the world. Thomas is has had a passion for leadership since his youth. He has owned a business since he was 12, when he had a successful landscaping company, Roman Lawn Services. In high school, he was president of his school and captain of several of his athletic teams. In college, he was a student ambassador and on the student faculty council. In business school, he was the president of the MBA association. Since then, Thomas has been involved in politics and in several service based community organizations. He feels blessed to be able to work with such an incredible group of clients and such a talented and professional team.

Thomas is a team builder. Thomas and the team at Roman Media Group are experts in successfully conveying their client’s needs to the RMG team and delivering a result that gives the client a clear return on their investment within the first six months of project completion. Thomas has worked in engineering firms and top sales organizations, which leads him to have experience to lead the Roman Media Group team to get the job done on time and on budget.

Thomas worked closely with Lee Iacocca and the team at the Iacocca Institute in the development and execution of the Global Village for Leaders of Business and Industry Program at the Iacocca Institute in Bethlehem, PA. Thomas Roman strives to lead his company and establish trust with their clients through integrity, honesty and loyalty to his value system and that of his colleagues. He proudly named the company after his namesake for the simple reason that, “The Buck Stops Here”. Regardless of the stage of development of any project, if there is ever an issue or a question, all of Roman Media Group’s client’s have Tom’s cell phone number and can call him at any time to discuss their project.

Thomas Roman earned both a Master in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.

Cecilia Schlegel, Project Manager

Cecilia has a passion for writing and taking on new opportunities. For the past seven years, she has published two blogs that relate stories of family and personal life as well as her expression as a practitioner of Ballet Folklorico (traditional Mexican folk dancing). Prior to working with Roman Media Group, Cecilia worked in the cash management department at Fisher Brothers, a New York based real estate management and holding firm. While at Fisher Brothers, she was responsible for tracking daily cash flow, entering transactions into the bookkeeping database, and assisting the accountants with various cash transactions. She was also responsible for leading the integration of new technology and efficiency processes into the daily workflow for her department. This included hardware and software protocols for Microsoft SharePoint and JDE Enterprise. Before working at Fisher Brothers, Cecilia worked as an administrative assistant at Plaza Construction in New York and Rhodes McKee PC in Grand Rapids, MI and as a department administrator at Metropolitan Title Company in Grand Rapids.

Cecilia lives with her husband and daughter in New Jersey and is the co-founder of Kallos Outreach, a group committed to strengthening dialogue between artists and the Catholic Church. A former member of a notable Mexican dance company in New York, Cecilia continues to pursue her passion for dance and the celebration of her heritage. She served on the Junior Committee of the Quadrille Ball, a 50+ year charity ball, during the 2012 and 2013 dance seasons, and was responsible for teaching the dance to the incoming class of dancers.

At Roman Media Group, Cecilia serves as a copy-writer and project manager guiding customers through the process of taking their vision and translating it to a solid online foundation upon which they can confidently build for the future.

Thomas M. Roman, MBA, President/CEO

Thomas, and the team at Roman Media Group, have delivered thousands of media projects in the past fifteen years, ranging from corporate identities, core marketing collateral, athletic awards, books, audio books and launched over 600 websites to companies around the world. Thomas is has had a passion for leadership since his youth. He has owned a business since he was 12, when he had a successful landscaping company, Roman Lawn Services. In high school, he was president of his school and captain of several of his athletic teams. In college, he was a student ambassador and on the student faculty council. In business school, he was the president of the MBA association. Since then, Thomas has been involved in politics and in several service based community organizations. He feels blessed to be able to work with such an incredible group of clients and such a talented and professional team.

Thomas is a team builder. Thomas and the team at Roman Media Group are experts in successfully conveying their client’s needs to the RMG team and delivering a result that gives the client a clear return on their investment within the first six months of project completion. Thomas has worked in engineering firms and top sales organizations, which leads him to have experience to lead the Roman Media Group team to get the job done on time and on budget.

Thomas worked closely with Lee Iacocca and the team at the Iacocca Institute in the development and execution of the Global Village for Leaders of Business and Industry Program at the Iacocca Institute in Bethlehem, PA. Thomas Roman strives to lead his company and establish trust with their clients through integrity, honesty and loyalty to his value system and that of his colleagues. He proudly named the company after his namesake for the simple reason that, “The Buck Stops Here”. Regardless of the stage of development of any project, if there is ever an issue or a question, all of Roman Media Group’s client’s have Tom’s cell phone number and can call him at any time to discuss their project.

Thomas Roman earned both a Master in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.

Sudan Martin, Creative Director

Sudan earned a Bachelor of Arts with a minor in graphic design from Lehigh University. For the last 15 years he has been perfecting his skills in graphic design through practice and hard work. He has created over 300 corporate identities and brochures for organizations across the globe and has a customer satisfaction rate of 100%. When designing his media his main goal is to arrange the media in a way that brings out the appropriate emotion for the occasion whether it be excitement and anticipation for that company and its services simply the professionalism that work conveys to the person who is viewing it.

Mr. Martin works in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks and a variety of other graphic design programs. He is extremely experienced in delivering the right core marketing collateral solution to the customer and has excellent relationships with clients because of this.

In the same way that he does with his artwork, Sudan has been bringing out the best out of today’s youth for a number of years. He has been a counselor for Project Forward Leap, a program that selects adolescents from fifth through seventh grade who are gifted in many aspects of life and pushes them to realize and utilize their potential abilities. Sudan’s role in the program was to look after 20 of the 115 adolescents in the program and basically become a parental figure for them 24 hours a day for 5 weeks and during his stay there, he has never had a child from his group quit the program or be told to go home because of disciplinary problems. Sudan has also counseled ninth graders in Harlem, NY where he taught art and math.

Because of his ability to work with extremely diverse groups of people, Sudan is confident in his ability to bring any collection of media and find out a way to bring them together in harmony and excellence.

Thomas McNabney, Director of Search

Tom McNabney began his career as an SEO and marketing guru back in the middle 90’s, he learned these skills first hand by having his own ecommerce site and online business, but has since transitioned to the role of SEO and online marketing specialist. He is the Director of Search at Roman Media Group and the go to guy with all things having to do with SEO, social network marketing, search engine marketing, and cost per click marketing. Tom is always on top of the latest white hat practices when it comes to SEO and marketing and is very well rounded in SEO and marketing and other areas of virtual services.

Amir Mustafa, Graphic Designer

Amir is a professional Graphics designer with many years of experience in Photoshop and design. Amir has an incredible attitude and prides himself on his professionalism. He is passionate about design and loves creativity. He is always ready for new design challenges.

Marmgnormgj Marmgurrmgya, Lead Developer

Mänoj is a professional web designer and front-end developer with over 15 years of experience. He has a degree in Web and Multimedia. He specializes in building websites and HTML CSS conversion including eCommerce. He has experience developing multimedia presentations; computer based training (CBT); and has much experience with small and big web site development companies.

May Juna Balbin-Jala, Email Manager

May is RMG’s Social Media Manager, Content Writer and email manager. She is responsible for managing and accessing current social media marketing processes and strategies, create and implementing the social media strategy framework for each client, and see to it that client’s business hit the ground running.

Kenneth Diamond, Chief Marketing Officer

Ken has been involved in marketing and sales for his entire life. He is an expert at helping position our client’s in the most effective channels to maximize new leads and sales. Ken has worked for large corporations in the industrial, commercial, retail and high tech fields. In addition to his professional achievements, Ken is active in his community, supporting local community in various non-profit organizations.

Rishi Agarwal, Client Executive

Rishi has an awesome attitude and is a great addition to the RMG team. He studied finance at the Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He brings a wide range of experience, including sales, marketing, and video production. He approaches each project with dedication and enthusiasm. His hobbies include stock trading, playing sports, and spending time with friends.

Aleah Mobley, Client Executive

Aleah Mobley has a passion for people, writing, and facing new challenges. She graduated from Temple University in May with a B.A. in Communication Studies with a focus in Communications and Entrepreneurship. She’s had various experiences working with different companies doing social media, marketing, website development, and event planning. Aleah has an incredible attitude and loves serving others.

Tommy Sparandera, Technical Support Manager

Tommy is the person you call when you want to setup your email. Tommy always had a passion on working on any kinds of technology since he was very young. That passion has only grown in time. Tommy always goes the extra mile on helping someone and to help them understand how to do something or how to fix their problem quickly. He is responsible for giving email support to clients and get them all setup with their email accounts. People can rely on Tommy for any technical question they may have. Tommy also works with clients on their social media strategy and how to further build their business through social media.

Kris Ferrara, Client Executive

Kris is a writer and graphic designer with over 20 years of experience in the field of marketing communications. She is a seasoned project manager with a can-do attitude and a personable style, and she keeps pace with even the tightest project deadlines. Kris has consulted for businesses large and small on projects that have helped attract new customers and strengthen the loyalty of existing customers. She has worked as an editor, copywriter, and proofreader. She also has an extensive background in graphic design and visual communications. Clients can trust Kris to bring solid judgment, strong attention to detail and responsible workflow management to every project.

Karen Misler, Project Manager

Karen has been involved in editorial and project management work for over 30 years. She has worked as a development editor, project manager, copyeditor, proofreader, and marketing manager for a variety of textbook publishers, as well as for a few non-profit organizations. Some of her key strengths are her attention to detail, her ability to multitask, and her skill at setting and maintaining complicated schedules for large, multiplayer projects.

Karen earned her B.A. and M.A. in Hispanic Studies at Brown University. She lives in northern New Jersey with her husband.

Michele Dipasquale, Copy Writer

Michele Dipasquale is a writer and editor of over 20 years. She has a degree in English, with a focus on copy writing, nonfiction, and copy editing. Michele knows how to expertly convert your words into more than just your vision, developing your copy into a rich, inviting, enthusiastic style that will draw readers into your website and keep them reading. Michele has a super-keen editorial eye for detail, nuance, and readability that every website needs to flourish. She works with both business and academic sites, and is a voraciously avid reader, as well as an excellent communicator, to ensure your website surpasses your needs beyond what you imagine.

Daniel Zielyk, Video Editor & Story Teller

Daniel Zielyk is a up-and-coming visual storyteller from the New York City area with years of experience in freelance video production, television infomercials, and independent filmmaking. His project list includes clients ranging from local businesses and artists, to companies and celebrities like Apple, Cherry Heering, Peter Rosenberg, Metta World Peace, and Treach from Naughty by Nature. Daniel is highly proficient in both technical and artistic regards at directing, producing, cinematography, and editing.

Matthew Weslosky, Video Editor

 

Michael Scott Moore, Video Content Manager

Michael Scott Moore has been passionate about writing for as long as he can remember. Born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey, Michael discovered his talent for writing during his formative years, composing a sizable portfolio of poems and short stories both in and out of the classroom. After graduating from Elon University with a degree in Communications, Michael began writing novels which has given him the greatest writing satisfaction thus far.

In addition to writing, Michael has been involved in media development and television production. Growing up so close to Manhattan and having worked on several projects there, Michael has always enjoyed the city, avidly following the Yankees and Giants and being a frequent patron of Broadway shows. His love of New York City has inspired him to set some of his novels there.

Michael’s influences as a writer are authors Dan Brown, Jonathan Kellerman, Hunter S. Thompson, and John Grisham. Having always loved writing and telling stories, Michael knows for certain that as long as there is air in his lungs, ink in his printer, and ideas in his head, he will continue to write for the reading enjoyment of his fans.

Yranniel Antonio, Video Editor

Yranniel Antonio is an audio and video editing specialist with an international flair. In his 10 year years of experience, art has been his passion. He has created more than 200 videos in the areas of corporate identity, company profiles, kinetic typography, logo design, testimonials, interviews, intros and outros, and aftereffect animation for companies in the Philippines and Australia. He has also shot and edited video for weddings and other special events.

Yranniel is experienced in a wide array of the latest in video editing techniques and graphic design programs, including 3D animation and the full Adobe suite, which includes Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Premier.

Prior to his experience in video editing, Yranniel worked as a service engineer for Healthsolutions and a computer teacher at Dansalan College, both in the Philippines.

Yranniel graduated from Iligan Capitol College in the Philippines with a bachelor of science in computer engineering and a minor in architecture design.

When designing videos, his main goal is to conceptualize the script in a way that brings out the appropriate emotion for the occasion, whether it be excitement and anticipation for that company and its services, or simply the professionalism that the work conveys to the person who is viewing it.

At Roman Media Group, Yranniel’s role is video editor. He is confident in his ability to bring ideas into reality.

Brandon Driesse, Intern

Brandon is a recent graduate of the Morris County Vocational School of Technology and is an aspiring designer and videographer. Brandon has currently been working at Roman Media Group LLC for five months and helps out whenever he is needed. He is well versed in the entire Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, Audition, Premiere, etc.

Brandon has also been recognized by his school district in his academic success in the field of General Design and represented his school in Regionals for SkillsUSA 2014. He will soon be continuing his education in search of a professional degree.

Marissa Haight, Copy Writer, Project Manager

BMarissa has been a fervent writer from a young age and received her B.A. in English from Seton Hall University. Her experience copywriting and editing creative content for both website development and printed media has helped her to adopt a welcoming, imaginative, and persuasive style needed to peek reader interest and discover new avenues toward success. Marissa also has experience in journalism, publishing, sales, and marketing. She has a knack for multitasking and thrives in a fast paced environment like Roman Media Group, where she can utilize her excellent verbal and written communication skills to connect with others, ensuring an organized and smooth transition of your enhanced website and your company’s growth.