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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 also a Gold tiered 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 headquartered in 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.
Chris Vendilli

Justin Babcock Senior Partner/ Operations Manager

Work Skills:

Project management, leadership, process improvement, strategic planning, team building, lean and six sigma green belt certification, Excel power user

Life Skills:

Herding two young girls, grilling steak to the perfect temperature given what ever temperature they reach is perfect, reading children’s books with ideal inflection, making bedtime the most incredible experience ever, and running the mean streets of the north hills at the crack of dawn.

Quote:

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less” – C.S. Lewis

Bio:

Justin’s professional development followed an untraditional course. His career took him from electrical magnetics to converted paper product manufacturing and then to digital marketing. While the industries changed drastically, his love for driving operational efficiency and project management never faltered. Justin has managed teams from 2 to 140 people and budgets from $500 to $15 million. He’s held titles from Field Service Representative to Chief Operating Officer. Regardless of the role, he brought the same mindset to every job and every project; be humble, have integrity, and continue to grow. Today, Justin is a Senior Partner with ProFromGo. His duties include everything from taking out the trash to integrating the strategic vision. Primarily, Justin makes sure we do what we say we’re going to do. This includes meeting budgets, ensuring on time delivery of creative assets, and coaching our team.
Chris Vendilli

Jodi Witte Business Development

Work Skills:

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

Life Skills:

Becoming your best friend within the first 5 minutes of the conversation. Collaboration (talking). Last name is Witte for a reason. Gym rat and runner. Loves cake, cotton candy and pugs.

Quote:

“Whatever you do always give 100%. Unless you’re donating blood.”

Bio:

A results-driven business executive with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Jodi brings years (we won’t say how many) of sales and business development experience to the table. Her passion is understanding client’s goals and turning that knowledge and understanding into a plan focused on accomplishing those goals. She has a highly focused customer-centric approach. She is BIG on collaboration.
Chris Vendilli

Josh Horton Senior Account Executive

Work Skills:

HubSpot Guru, SEO, Google AdWords, Social Media Advertising, and Content Marketing

Life Skills:

Sports, and iced coffee enthusiast. Above average fantasy football player. Reader of books (the kind without pictures)

Quote:

“Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” – Michael Scott

Bio:

Josh graduated from Misericordia University with a B.S. in communications. Prior to joining the agency world, he was an award-winning journalist and sports broadcaster. Josh’s sports adventure included stops in Morehead City, NC, Mankato, MN, Scranton, PA and pretty much every other minor league ballpark on the east coast. When not behind his MacBook you can probably find Josh at a Pirate game or watching The Office on Netflix for the 100th time. Josh currently resides in Pittsburgh with his dog, Dunkin.
Chris Vendilli

Megan Dusenberry Graphic Designer

Work Skills:

Branding, web & print design, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.).

Life Skills:

Concert enthusiast, Drinking massive amounts of coffee, Artist, Binge watching, Eating chicken nuggets and fries.

Quote:

“Design is not for philosophy it’s for life.” – Issey Miyake

Bio:

Megan has a huge passion for anything design. She is from a small town in Canton, Ohio but always had a love for Pittsburgh, PA. When she graduated high school she was accepted to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and started her graphic design career. Since she has graduated she has been with ProFromGo learning more about web design everyday. In her free time she likes to do a variety of different things. She enjoys traveling and going on adventures. You can usually find her at home painting or binge watching tv shows. Megan currently resides in Pittsburgh with her boyfriend and hamster.
Yusef Lockwood

Yusef Lockwood Senior 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.
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.
Chris Vendilli

Aaron Zimmerman Digital Marketing Strategist

Work Skills:

Communications, public relations, marketing, writing, social media management, technology, digital photography, design, and content strategy.

Life Skills:

Punk rock enthusiast, Oxford comma supporter, soccer fanatic, proud nerd, history buff, and Netflix addict.

Quote:

“Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. And scratch where it itches.”

Bio:

Aaron combines his talents in communications, technology, photography, and creative design to tackle a wide array of projects as an interdisciplinary digital guru. He graduated with a baccalaureate in Communication Studies from the California University of Pennsylvania in 2016. Post graduation Aaron took on several freelance projects for various clients, until one day he landed on ProFromGo’s doorstep. He prides himself in generating ideas, producing results, and providing excellent customer service. Outside of work he can usually be found watching a Manchester United match, exploring places with his camera, attending a concert, logging hours on some video game, or spending time with friends.