With a Real Estate & Urban Analysis degree from the University of Florida, Brian Pelski’s multifaceted career in real estate and management began in 1989 as a commercial real estate appraiser when he conducted feasibility analysis and valuations of proposed and existing projects for lending institutions, individual owners, and government agencies. In 1994, Brian followed his passion and family roots into commercial real estate development and property management. Over the next 16 years Brian worked with a number of private local and national storage brands as well as an international, publicly-traded, self-storage Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in the areas of acquisitions, development, operations, construction management, asset management, and as an investor.
Along the way he was responsible for the development and launch of a private self-storage brand, and later ventured into the extended stay hotel sector where he was an executive and investor with a national franchisee developer and operator. He’s also served as an executive for a “turn-key” construction company that specializes in self storage and charter school development. In 2010, Brian forged an alliance that lead to the formation of The Storage Group, and it’s flagship ClickandStor product, the self-storage industry’s first online rental tool, as well as FusionTech Media. Brian has been a featured speaker at several trade conventions and expos, and has been a featured contributor in industry trade publications. He achieved the highest professional designations in the commercial real estate appraisal and investment sectors (MAI – Member of the Appraisal Institute & CCIM – Certified Commercial Investment Member). He has also been licensed as a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and has held an active Real Estate License since 1988. Brian is actively involved in church and community leadership, and cherishes time with his wife and three children. Brian’s motto is “be a doer…make it happen”.
Steve Lucas has held many successful business development and leadership roles. He began his first start-up when he was 25 and has had a 35 year career in business. Steve’s direction has lead businesses to win multiple industry awards for highly visible creative projects. Steve has helped businesses experience strong growth and high client satisfaction. Steve was awarded “Person of The Year” by the Florida Swimming Pool Association, twice. Steve has been positioned in many executive leadership roles, Chamber Board of Directors, and multiple government relation positions by industry peers. Steve helps to create efficiency both internally for the business and with the client base, resulting in a great business experience with long lasting relationships.
Jill Baker has 22 years of experience as a National Account Manager in the Financial Industry. She was responsible for providing assistance to clientele nationwide, focusing on the top 10% producers. Jill managed clients that had over $400,000,000 in assets. With over 20 years experience in sales, marketing, customer satisfaction, and customer retention, Jill works hard to find effective solutions to grow her clients’ business. Solving customer’s challenges with integrity and constant communication is what Jill strives for with every client.
Stevie Harris earned her Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University. After college, she sent many years in Association Management, with an emphasis in professional education and license compliance. In that role, she developed important programs and committees to boost the number of new members and retain current members. Stevie’s strengths include developing business processes and finding solutions for businesses of all sizes. In a corporate role, Stevie managed training, e-learning programs, and created a new, company-wide platform. Stevie enjoys problem-solving and producing strategic results.
Paul’s extensive web design and development experience includes managing multi-million dollar e-commerce sites, designing for business start-ups, and writing secure systems to protect sensitive information. With more than 15 years of design experience, Paul has worked for some of the largest companies in the US and abroad, including NBC, McGraw Hill and Merlin Entertainment. Paul was a graphic journalist in the UK before he joined FusionTech Media. In 2004, Paul moved to the United States to further his media career. With the shift toward the web in the news industry, Paul redirected his focus from information presentation to web development, and learned firsthand how technology influences today’s marketplaces. In 2006, he started his own company before joining FTM in early 2012. Paul graduated with from Portsmouth University in the UK with a BA (Hons) in Media and Design.
Jody Mann is FusionTech Media’s Director of Search Marketing and Community Giving Coordinator. Jody attended the SMX – Search Marketing Expo in September 2016 along with other SEM – SEO professionals from around the world. Jody has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Central Florida. Jody’s experience includes SEO, PPC, social media and web design & development. She acquired a passion for SEO through her time as a web developer. With over six years of experience in search engine optimization, Jody has the right experience to help clients improve their organic search engine ranking. In her spare time, Jody enjoys writing, music and spending time outdoors.
With over 20 years in customer relations and account management experience, Denise utilizes her skills to create lasting client relationships. She was a partner in an award winning high end Construction Company that successfully sold in 2009. Denise’s passion is to meet and understand the needs of business owners. She translates this drive by taking a leading role in developing solutions to meet their needs. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 31 years, children and 3 dogs.
Marlene is FusionTech Media’s Launch and Support Coordinator. She helps to set up clients for success, including going over their new website with them, walking them through their analytics, and answering any questions that they may have. In previous roles, she worked in customer service and production management. Marlene enjoys working with people and helping them to succeed. She is earning her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in Philosophy. Marlene loves constructive thinking and building long-term relationships. Marlene likes hands-on projects and spending time with her husband and son at the beach, in her spare time.
With over 13 years of customer service experience, Kevin enjoys building customer relationships that last, solving complex customer issues, and making sure he exceeds customer expectations. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors degree in Business Management. Outside of work, Kevin is busy with his wife, 7 year old daughter, and 3 year old twin boys.
Nigel is our awesome Client Liaison. He prides himself on providing top notch client service to every client he meets. With over 5 years of client communication experience in multiple industries including Web Development, & Marketing, Nigel is a whiz at solving complex issues or looking for ways to better processes. He is always there to help. He is currently a night owl attending WGU to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree. When he’s not busy helping clients, he enjoys singing, dancing, traveling, motivating others, & spending quality time with family & friends.
Kerri-Ann is part of the Creative Team at FusionTech Media as a Developer. She works hard to make sure that client websites are responsive, so that they will function and display on smartphones, tablets, and computers. She is getting her degree in computer programming at Seminole State College. She comes to FusionTech Media with four years of experience in customer service at a dental practice. Outside of work, you can find her spending time with friends, watching sports with her husband, and participating in recreational soccer competions.
Jenni is a skilled member of the Creative Team. She has over a decade of expertise in marketing, design, writing, and content development. She has had many different roles with a Women’s Small Business Association, start-ups, lifestyle magazines, and a community-based, non for profit arts organization. She has experience with web development and print media. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with family and working on creative projects.
Sarah leads the marketing team at The Storage Group with passion and creativity. Her goal is to drive The Storage Group to a new level with innovative and creative marketing campaigns. With years of social media, public speaking, and presentation experience, Ms. Baker fits seamlessly into the marketing arena. Her work ethic, focus, and drive will push The Storage Group’s marketing team to its pinnacle. The Storage Group welcomed Sarah in at the beginning of her journey as a Sales Assistant and her career has flourished since. Outside of her vocation, Sarah has a true love and appreciation for health and wellness. On a weekend you’ll find Sarah lounging in the sun, reading a book, snowboarding, doing yoga, or cooking food.
Stephanie is a recent graduate of The King’s College in New York City. She holds a BFA in Media, Culture, and the Arts, minoring in Business Administration. Stephanie specializes in social media marketing and is constantly researching best practices to stay up to date with the latest trends in digital publicity. A lover of entertainment and all things pop-culture, Stephanie enjoys brainstorming creative content that builds a lasting relationship between audience and client. If she’s not talking your ear off about film or television, you can find Stephanie exploring her beloved Brooklyn neighborhood.
Jennifer Winston is an SEO Strategist at FusionTech Media. She has worked with Google AdWords, Google Analytics, Constant Contact, social media and basic SEO strategies. Jennifer has also worked in the customer service and photography fields. Jennifer’s experience includes working with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and web development. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a Services Marketing Certificate from the University of Central Florida. Jennifer enjoys boating, scuba diving, movies, running and the beach when she isn’t working.
Jason Barreto is FusionTech Media’s Search Marketing Specialist. He has experience with website SEO and Pay-Per-Click Search Engine Marketing. Jason graduated from Full Sail University with a Master’s degree in Internet Marketing. He has worked with Google Analytics, Google AdWords, landing page optimization, and content creation. Outside of work, Jason enjoys spending time with his son, camping, hiking, and skydiving. Google AdWords certified.
Jason has several years of digital marketing experience. He became a junior analyst right after high school. He has experience with Google AdWords, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads, web design, and e-mail marketing. Jason has helped small businesses, government accounts, and large, enterprise businesses with their digital marketing needs. Jason enjoys going out with friends, traveling, and listening to music when he isn’t working.
Lynn has over 30 years of experience of providing excellent customer service and exceeding expectations. She was an office manager for an internationally traded paper company. She oversaw staff, accounting, and coordinated orders and shipping in that position. Later on, Lynn was a custom graphic designer for a thriving company on the Space Coast of Florida. She enjoys camping and spending time with her husband during her free time. Her woodworking projects feed her creativity.
Valerie is FusionTech Media’s sales assistant. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Metropolitan State University. Valerie has worked with credit unions in the Denver, CO area in marketing and business development roles. Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her family outdoors.
Joyce Hanks is our Accounting and Human Resource Manager. She graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in Finance. Joyce worked in the banking industry for the former First Union National Bank for 7 years. She provided customer service and lending services to clients during her time at the bank. Joyce was responsible for managing and developing staff as well as the daily operations of the banking center in her role as assistant manager. Afterwards, Joyce was the Manager of Administration for 5 years at Allegis Group, a technology staffing company. She managed the office, customer service staff, human resources, and payroll. In this role, she helped with the opening, staffing, and management of 5 new offices in the Central Florida/Melbourne area. Then, she became the Regional Manager for 10 offices in 7 states. At FusionTech Media, Joyce supports customer service, handles financial management, and maintains a healthy work environment.
Brad has over 15 years of programming and troubleshooting experience as a Developer. He strives to enhance websites and web app usability for a variety of businesses. Brad is an expert in Troubleshooting, Project Management, Serverside Troubleshooting, API integrations, WordPress Customization and a myriad of other talents. Brad graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Full Sail University in Digital Art & Design. During his free time, he is enjoying one of the many beaches around Central Florida.