Founder of Alliant, JoAnne is the architect of its vision to deliver innovative consumer segmentation solutions to direct and interactive multi-channel marketers in the U.S. Her passion for team building and process development sets the tone for Alliant’s culture and the strategic partnerships the company forges with its clients.
A lifetime direct marketer, JoAnne’s career has spanned strategic and practitioner positions at Time Life, The Norman Rockwell Museum, Mal Dunn Associates and TC Index – prior to launching Alliant in 2003.
JoAnne is a committed advocate in efforts to establish ethical data handling practices and increase direct marketing educational opportunities. She currently is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Direct Marketing Association (2013-2015), and formerly was chair of DMA’s Ethics Policy Committee as well as board secretary of the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (now known as Marketing EDGE). She is a past president and current advisor to the Direct Marketing Club of New York, and received a Silver Apple Award from that organization recognizing 25 years of service to the industry. JoAnne holds a BA in communications from West Virginia’s West Liberty University.
Greg is a co-founder of Alliant and played a key role in securing the company’s initial capitalization for the launch of the company’s operations and the development of its first cooperative database, TransactionBase®. Today, he oversees Alliant’s financial management and works closely with team leaders to align resources for growth goals. As an operations expert, Greg works closely with our technology and production teams to manage the company’s physical plant.
Greg began his extensive career with his family’s pioneering list management and brokerage company, Mal Dunn Associates, serving in senior management positions in operations and sales, as well as the company’s controller. Greg holds a BA degree in political science from Clark University, and has completed graduate courses toward a doctorate in education from SUNY Albany.
Donna oversees Alliant’s Audience Targeting businesses and spends much of her time in developing strategic relationships with key industry partners. A committed change agent, Donna was the catalyst for the development of Alliant Online Audiences, enabling clients to target display advertising with transactional data.
Donna came to Alliant after a successful 14-year career with Millard Group where she helped extend their reach beyond traditional list services to encompass email, online, mobile, database and modeling programs. Donna holds a BBA in Marketing from National University, San Diego, CA.
As a co-founder of Alliant Rick played a fundamental role in developing the company’s business plan and organizing its early client contact efforts. Today, Rick develops and implements Alliant’s marketing and corporate communications strategy, partnering with the sales and business development teams to deliver year-over-year revenue growth. Rick’s responsibilities also include oversight of contracts and compliance, ensuring that Alliant maintains best practices in ethical marketing and privacy.
Rick has 25+ years of strategic and tactical communications experience, encompassing advertising, brand development and investor relations for clients in financial services, publishing and high technology sectors. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Direct Marketing Club of New York and holds a BA in mass communications from the University of Vermont.
Mary-Jo is responsible for setting strategic direction in Alliant’s account management and client service teams. Her mission requires her to deliver maximum value for every client solution while delivering each project on-time and on-budget. Her extensive background as a client-side marketer makes her a master at defining the business goals underlying each engagement — and ensuring that all stakeholders in a project have clear and consistent strategic direction.
Prior to joining Alliant in 2004, Mary-Jo developed her marketing expertise through 16 years’ experience at Scholastic, International Masters Publishers and Novus Marketing. She holds an MS in Direct Marketing from Mercy College.
Bill is responsible for providing strategic leadership and management oversight of work processes for Alliant’s database, application development, production, and technology teams. Prior to joining the company in February 2014, Bill held senior level positions at emerging businesses and marketing companies including News America Marketing, Netsolace, Ikan Technologies, Grocery Shopping Network, Zadspace and others. He helped develop the first integrated card payment system, first patented and personalized digital savings circular, first IOT wifi enabled kitchen scanning appliance, and first fully automated print and apply system for on-pack shipment advertising.
He has two graduate degrees from Boston University, an MBA and an MS in information systems.
Leigh leads Alliant’s Product and Analytics functions. In this role, he aligns Alliant’s diverse set of data-driven product and service offerings with client needs, resulting in innovative marketing and risk solutions that provide maximum value. He has experience as both an in-house client and an external services provider, enabling him to understand and deliver new solutions in today’s multichannel environment. He is also a critical link between Alliant’s internal teams and our growing client base.
Prior to joining Alliant in 2013, Leigh held leadership roles with AIG, The Hartford and Prudential. He has worked in direct to consumer, affinity and broker-based business units, addressing challenges in Product, Marketing, Analytics, Operations and Compliance. He earned an MBA from Florida State University.