About us

Our Core Team & Partners

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  • Accountant
  • BrandGeek
  • Cats
  • Creativedirector
  • CreativeDirector
  • Design
  • Designer
  • DevelopmentDirector
  • Fiesty
  • Founder
  • GrammarCop
  • Musician
  • Nerd
  • Partner
  • Programmer
  • ProjectManager
  • Punctual
  • RamonesFan
  • Support
  • Translator
  • UberPatient
  • Writer
  • Tom has been an artist, entrepreneur, and business owner for over 30 years. After a career as a music recording artist, he went on to serve as owner/operator of a number of businesses including Broadbeard Productions, a NYC based music artist management company, and South Hadley’s Tower Movie Theaters. In addition to his duties at MRW, he serves as a trustee of a private foundation and when he’s not busy pounding on his piano keyboard or guitar, he’s overseeing the Music and Poetry Synchronized school program. He loves sports and movies, and is committed to socially responsible change and investment.

    Tom Willits

    • DevelopmentDirector
    • Founder
    • Musician
    • ProjectManager
  • Jeff has been in the technology business for longer than he can remember. He’s been involved in developing thousands of websites and has been fascinated by technology since his first Commodore Pet. He enjoys devising technological solutions to human problems and prides himself on being able to ride a bike and chew gum at the same time. Whenever he can escape the office, he’s out playing soccer, mountain biking, or working with a local at-risk youth program, called STEP. He loves a good argument over politics, and is committed to environmental causes and preservation.

    Jeff Mackler

    • Design
    • Founder
    • Nerd
    • Programmer
  • Zack is a writer, musician, and all-around creative guy. Since earning an MFA in creative writing at Emerson College, he’s worn a variety of writing and editing hats, pursuing projects in online journalism, website content development, freelance copy editing, and even the occasional piece of fiction. When he’s not connecting words to create sentences, Zack enjoys spending time with his family, exploring new soup recipes, and playing his electric guitar at an unreasonably loud volume.

    Zack Forray

    • Design
    • GrammarCop
    • Musician
    • ProjectManager
  • Jill is a 35-year certified public accountant responsible for all financial reporting and accounting for MRW Connected. She oversees all financial operations, including human resources, credit card processing, web based order management, and partner reporting functions. When Jill isn’t crunching numbers, she enjoys spending time with her cats and/or telling her co-workers about her cats. She’s also a lousy shot with a nerf gun but is getting better with practice.

    Jill Kopka

    • Accountant
    • Cats
    • Fiesty
  • Kurniawan is a guru for all things technical. He serves as MRW’s lead programmer and uses his Jedi skills to produce flawless code and a good joke once in a while. He also enjoys a good game of badminton and time with his family.

    Kurniawan Antonius

    • Nerd
    • Programmer
    • UberPatient
  • Melany is a native Spanish speaker and our translation master. When she's not managing a translation team, she enjoys sunny beaches and mofongo de platano. She is also a licensed Realtor® and dreams of an Airbnb empire.

    Melany Mendoza

    • ProjectManager
    • Translator
  • Soren consults with MRW on special projects, as needed. He's a marketing and brand genius with an eye for writing and a refreshingly earnest personality. He's a star soccer player and part-time hang glider too.

    Soren Johnson

    • BrandGeek
    • Partner
    • ProjectManager
  • Opus Design is a brand and information design agency for higher education and professional services. They work as an extension to the core MRW team on projects that require their creative chops. As information designers they are experts in translating data, complex concepts and dense text into infographics that are clear and engaging. They love the transformative and purposeful nature of design.

    Opus Design

    • BrandGeek
    • Design
    • Partner
  • Chuck has the sensibilities of a fine artist, and the brain of an engineer. His personal mission is to bring a level of creative excellence, originality and style to everything he touches, at work and beyond.

    He’s been art directing since 1997 at agencies like Arnold Worldwide, Fallon Minneapolis and Barkley in Kansas City. His client list includes BMW, Timex, Citibank, United Airlines, Payless Shoes, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, Paramount Parks, Progressive Insurance, Tyson Foods, Citizens Bank, The City of Boston, Chrysler/Ram trucks and Northeastern University.

    Chuck’s a master of myriad visual techniques, but he also understands the business. So

    Chuck Matzker

    • Creativedirector
    • Designer
    • Punctual
  • Rick is an Emmy Award-winning writer and creative director. He’s been in advertising and creative communication since 1994, including 10 years at Arnold Worldwide where he most recently held the position of Vice President, Creative Director.

    A critical strategic thinker, Rick tempers his vision for creative excellence with an acute understanding of the business of marketing. Rick has worked on accounts including Verizon, Jack Daniels, Progressive Insurance, Tyson Foods, Talbots, John Hancock, The Museum of Fine Arts, Citizens Bank, The City of Boston, Chrysler/Ram trucks, Northeastern University, Horizons for Homeless Children and the ALS Foundation.

    He considers his entire existence

    Rick Frisiello

    • CreativeDirector
    • RamonesFan
    • Writer
  • Steph is a support and design superstar. She earned her degree in graphic design from the University of Hartford and has been busy doodling ever since. She has a bubby personality and can-do attitude that carries her through the bumps in life.

    Steph Labrie

    • Design
    • Support
    • UberPatient