John Jantsch has been called the World’s Most Practical Small Business Expert for consistently delivering real-world, proven small business marketing ideas and strategies.
John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, speaker and best selling author Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine and The Referral Engine.
He is the creator of the Duct Tape Marketing System and Duct Tape Marketing Consulting Network that trains and licenses small business marketing consultants around the world.
He frequently consults with small and mid-sized businesses helping them create marketing plans and organized marketing systems that smooth the way for steady growth.
His blog was chosen as a Forbes favorite for marketing and small business and his podcast, a top ten marketing show on iTunes, was called a “must listen” by Fast Company magazine.
He is the featured marketing contributor to American Express OPENForum and is a popular presenter of workshop and webinars for organizations such as American Express, Intuit, Verizon, HP, and Citrix.
His practical take on small business is often cited as a resource in publications such as the Wall St. Journal, New York Times, and CNNMoney.
Vice President of Operations
Sara Jantsch is the Vice President of Operations at Duct Tape Marketing. She oversees day-to-day operations to support the growth of Duct Tape Marketing and the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network. She focuses on strategic planning, goal setting and directing the operations of the company in support of its goals.
Sara is also a Duct Tape Marketing Consultant and has a very strong passion for working with small business owners that started back at the dinner table as a child. Focusing on a strategy before tactics is something that resonated with Sara from the beginning and guiding our clients to this, therefore relieving the stress, waste of money, disappointment that comes along with lack of strategy, is something that inspires Sara at work every single day.
It’s the little things that drive Sara on a regular basis – helping a consultant understand a new element of training, sharing a quick win with a client or guiding a team member to success on a project.
Outside of work, Sara loves everything outdoors from hiking to camping to skiing to relaxing at the park. She enjoys an active lifestyle with her dog Koby by her side.
Director of Marketing
Jenna Jantsch is the Director of Marketing at Duct Tape Marketing. Her previous experience as a marketing consultant, business strategist and social media manager set her up to focus on the business development and planning at Duct Tape Marketing. If you are a small business owner ready to take your business to the next level with strategy development or a representative of an organization interested in sponsoring content from Duct Tape Marketing, you will be talking to Jenna.
Jenna has learned through marketing that “If you make a customer a part of the process then you can have a customer for life.” This idea is at the core of any marketing education or sales content Jenna produces here at Duct Tape.
Alex Boyer is Community Manager and Content Ninja for Duct Tape Marketing.He handles content creation and management for clients as well as Duct Tape Marketing’s own blogs. Alex also works on growing the Duct Tape Marketing System, our online program and community.
Alex has degrees in political science and journalism from the University of Kansas, and has a background in political marketing, where in-depth opposition and messaging research is critical to a successful campaign. He is focused on taking the tactics and use them to help your small business grow and reach more potential customers.
Outside of the office, you can usually find Alex watching his favorite sports teams or watching movies. You can connect with him on twitter @AlexBoyerKC
Consultant Network Support
Tricia Keels launched her marketing career in large advertising agencies in Chicago and Seattle, but has spent her most recent years getting her hands dirty helping small businesses get up and running.
These experiences highlight her strengths and her passion in helping others accomplish their tasks and reach their goals.
Her drive to complete tasks from start to finish spills out into the kitchen when she isn’t working. Tackling a new dish, the more homemade the better, is her idea of a good time.
Daena acts as your account manager, being the hub of communications and managing the details for your projects, she makes sure your tasks are on time, details and changes are communicated, approvals are managed, and generally keeps the flow of your project running smoothly.
Daena holds; a certificate in Project Management, a Diploma in Digital Marketing from BCIT, and is a trained graphic designer. She specializes in setting up and coordinating marketing projects, managing customer relationships, setting up inbound and online marketing systems and has worked in marketing departments for a variety of companies ranging from small start-up teams, large international imaging companies, and as a contractor for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Daena’s passion for work lies in helping to create successful results for your team by managing projects effectively so that team members can focus on what they do best.
Outside of work, Daena enjoys the outdoors and hiking her dog in the forest near her home and parenting her 2 amazing children.
Rachelle Wise takes care of a variety of web development and graphic design projects for Duct Tape.
With a bachelor’s in graphic design and a penchant for learning new things, Rachelle evolved into a web developer with a passion for WordPress as a CMS. She enjoys bringing insights from her design and marketing experience into her development work, and truly enjoys opportunities to use analytics data and user testing to drive design and content.
Rachelle spends much of her free time learning new skills to help her work—she’s currently digging into app development! When Rachelle isn’t sitting in front of a computer, she enjoys CrossFit and martial arts. She has attempted nearly every art and craft imaginable — from sewing and calligraphy to metalsmithing and stained glass work. She also enjoys spending time outside and is currently learning to ride a unicycle!
Michelle Mangen handles various bookkeeping aspects including processing payments, invoicing, and monthly reconciliations.
Michelle received a Certificate in Accounting from Milwaukee Business Institute in 1995 and has been doing bookkeeping ever since. She’s a bit of a software geek and loves to experiment and utilize cloud technology to optimize processes, which leads to increased efficiency.
Her son just graduated high school and she’s starting a new adventure where she’s going to try to live in all 50 states before she dies. When she’s not working she enjoys ballroom dance (particularly the Latin dances) and horseback riding.
Amy assists with many aspects of Duct Tape Marketing and Duct Tape Marketing Consultant. From helping put the newsletters together to formatting guest posts to updating websites to working on cobranding for DTMC, she is everywhere.
Amy has worked in the Administrative field for her entire adult life. 3 years ago, she decided to start her own Virtual Assistant business as a side hustle and it instantly took off. She now runs her business with a team of 5 highly-skilled VAs.
Amy started working in the VA realm so she could help small business owners save time and relieve stress. Helping people and giving is at the core of what she believes in and thinks if everyone gave more than they took, the world would be a much better place.
When she’s not working, Amy is spending time with her family of 4. Her kids keep her very busy, but she also enjoys running and she and her family take karate together 4 nights per week.