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ProFromGo Internet Marketing (PFG) is a Veteran owned small business that provides creative inbound marketing services to a wide array of clients scattered throughout the United States. All of the creative and programming work for our projects happens between the four brick walls of our laid back studio located in a historic building on Pittsburgh’s South Side, just one bridge away from downtown (the Smithfield Street Bridge to be exact). At PFG, you get who you see. We only very rarely outsource anything and if we ever do, it’s only because we have a strong and longstanding relationship with a specialist we trust who is going to cost effectively add tremendous value to our client’s project. The talent on tap at ProFromGo is what makes the company unique. Team PFG collectively holds numerous skills and certifications all geared towards helping our clients increase the frequency of new business conversations and improve communications with existing customers.

PFG also provides software tools and training to help our client’s internal sales and marketing teams operate more efficiently, while giving owners and executives the reporting and oversight they demand. We primarily do this through our special relationships, certifications, and experience with software products and web applications from Google and the good folks at HubSpot. ProFromGo is a certified HubSpot partner agency, one of a very few select “Google Trusted Agencies” in the entire United States, a Google Apps authorized reseller, and all in all just a swell bunch of digital marketing professionals. You might call us creatives, writers, coders, photographers, designers, videographers, or just “makers” but most of all each of us is a true technophile at heart and we don’t accept anything less than A-players on our team. We’re a happy band of marketing technologists here at your service. Our business is staying ahead of the curve for our clients by using our creativity and innovation. Now, please allow us to introduce ourselves.

Chris Vendilli

Chris Vendilli Founder/CEO

Work Skills:

Leadership, entrepreneurship, marketing, advertising, technology, management, and consulting.

Life Skills:

Allowing two little girls to think I’m wrapped around their fingers while maintaining some semblance of control, macaroni and cheese aficionado, dog trainer, ice hockey, expertly using hilarious punch lines from popular movies (in character) during stressful situations, and solving OPPs (other people’s problems).

Quote:

“Did we just become best friends? Do you want to go do karate in the garage?”

Bio:

Before the age of 25 Chris Vendilli traveled a large part of the civilized world as an active duty U.S. Air Force Security Forces Raven team leader. Upon honorable discharge from the USAF, Chris returned to Pittsburgh to study Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2007, Chris became a Pittsburgh police officer and spent his first 5 years with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police patrolling the city’s North Side neighborhoods. He was later promoted to the position of Detective and re-assigned to the city’s Computer Crime Unit in 2012 where he was trained in computer forensics by the United States Secret Service at the National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) located in Hoover, Alabama. A lifelong technophile interested in entrepreneurship, Chris resigned from the city in 2014 to pursue entrepreneurship goals full time after several years of successful freelancing during off-duty time. YOLO! Today, Chris leads up a boutique creative marketing agency headquarteredin Pittsburgh’s South Side called ProFromGo. The company specializes in delivering strategies and tactics that help bolster online visibility for small to mid-market privately owned businesses. He focuses on the measurement and analytics that help businesses who are active online gain intelligence, clarity, and insight into which specific parts of their marketing and advertising budgets are getting the results. Chris currently resides in Pittsburgh with his wife, two young daughters, and a giant Doberman named Barli.
Yusef Lockwood

Yusef Lockwood Web Developer

Work Skills:

Server administration, Back-end code & API integration, front-end development, UX testing, deployment, maintenance, and support; Or in short, full-stack development.

Life Skills:

Trail running, ultimate frisbee, life-hacking, 90’s slang, Texas Hold’em, eating sushi.

Quote:

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.” – Richard Feynman

Bio:

Since he was a child, Yusef always considered himself a builder and a tinkerer. To his parents dismay, this usually meant taking apart their electronics and appliances with no guarantee they’d be put back together. In school it meant crafting over 25 models of paper airplanes, designed for loops, boomerang flights, and even water bombs. Eventually though, it lent itself to computer. At 16 he built his first computer and 2 years later, his first website. 7 years from that point, Yusef has built over 200 websites and written hundreds of thousands of lines of code. 3 of those years, he’s been working for ProFromGo as the “go-to” for all things technical. He prides himself on crushing deadlines and squashing bugs with vigilance. Though his hobbies include running and frisbee, most of his free time is spent learning new tools and skills, improving his processes, and frequenting Github & Stack Exchange. The same attention to detail that enthused his paper aviation as a child, he now dedicates to keeping our clients websites secure and running smoothly.
Mike Gogno

Mike Gogno Graphic DesignerGoogle Certified Photographer

Work Skills:

Branding, web design, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.), photography, image manipulation.

Life Skills:

Musician, music production, apparel design, product packaging, networking.

Quote:

“Mentality to Reality” – Mod Sun

Bio:

Mike is a multidisciplinary digital creative, capable of handling an array of design projects ranging from branding, to print, to web design. After attending West Virginia for civil engineering, Mike decided to transfer to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh to further his passion for art. Outside of ProFromGo, Mike is active in the local art and music community. You could catch him at local hip hop & networking events, making or performing music, riding his bike around town, or walking his pitbull to the park.
Jimmy Zackal

Jimmy Zackal Digital Marketing Manager

Work Skills:

Content and digital marketing, communication and writing, social media, learning and education

Life Skills:

Music and movie enthusiast, hiking, cooking, networking

Quote:

“Focus on the positive.”

Bio:

Jimmy graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a dual baccalaureate in Journalism and Communications Media. After graduation, he moved to the Winchester, VA area where he began working in marketing and social media. In 2015, he earned a Master of Business Administration from California University of Pennsylvania and eventually moved back to the Pittsburgh area. Jimmy has a variety of interests. He enjoys attending various concerts and events around the city. You could also find him checking out the latest restaurants and food trucks or watching an unnecessary amount of Netflix. Jimmy currently resides in Pittsburgh with his wife and two cats.