Sandra Fekete

Sandra Fekete, CEO and Partner

Thoughtful question asker, savvy strategist and proud introvert (unless you catch her on the dance floor), Sandy is a champion of culture-rich brands and entrepreneurship. Recently accredited as a Professional Implementer for EOS (the Entrepreneurial Operating System), she is helping businesses clarify, simplify, and achieve their vision with a healthy, cohesive leadership team that is disciplined and accountable in executing that vision.

Much of Sandy’s journey has been defined by the idea that the personality and culture of a company are the most powerful drivers of success and failure. This concept gave birth to Companies Are People, Too® (CAP2), a first-of-its-kind culture assessment developed by Sandy that profiles the personality of an organization using the principles of psychological type. The results spur the creation of effective, impactful messaging to propel our clients’ brands forward.

Sandy practices her life’s purpose, to enrich the lives of others, outside of Marketing Works as a behind-the-scenes advocate and counselor to a number of minority entrepreneurs in and beyond Central Ohio. She is the recipient of the National Association of Women Business Owners’ Visionary Award and a finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She’s also a charter member of Women President’s Organization and the outgoing president of the board for the Columbus chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organization.

When not working, you might find Sandy shaving points off her golf game or whipping up a great kettle of jambalaya. She’s the ultimate chef and hostess!

Sandy is also one of our subject matter experts!


Bill Kiefaber

Bill Kiefaber, President and Partner

Do not let Bill’s appearance fool you. He is a punk enthusiast who has a unique zest for living life to the fullest.

Bill’s personal philosophy of holding himself to higher expectations than anyone else can, is apparent in how he approaches his role at Marketing Works. He uses his two decades of communications experience to help others define success on their terms and then realize that vision through the execution of strategic digital marketing, marketing automation, brand positioning, content marketing and internal/external communications programs.

In addition to being a tireless advocate for Marketing Works, Bill is actively involved in the Central Ohio community. He serves on many nonprofit boards and volunteers time to numerous organizations including, Leadership Columbus, Jazz Arts Group, Columbus Autism Speaks Executive Committee, Rev1 Ventures, Boy Scouts of America Simon Kenton Council and the Downtown Kiwanis Club.

Bill is also one of our subject matter experts!


Brenda Stier-Anstine

Brenda Stier-Anstine, Founder and Partner

Is everybody happy? If not, the founder of Marketing Works will do what it takes to lift us up!

Malcolm Gladwell wrote in The Tipping Point, “A very small number of people are connected to everyone else in a few steps – the rest of us are linked to the world through those special few.”

Welcome to the world of Brenda Stier-Anstine. Brenda has a natural ability to connect, influence and lead. She does her part to keep us all sane with her brilliantly strategic mind and sound common sense. Count on Brenda for the best PR counsel of anyone on the planet.

Her commitment to faith, family, education and community service are punctuated by giving 10 percent of our profits to support causes that help people. But that’s nothing compared to the value of the time she devotes to serving on boards like Catholic Social Services, Rela and the Mount Carmel Foundation. In her next life, Brenda wants to give back. Period.

When not working, you might find this proud mom trying out her new paddleboard at Lake Rose in Michigan, or celebrating friendships over a cold glass of beer, wine or margaritas.

Brenda is also one of our subject matter experts!


Stacy Wood

Stacy Wood, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategist

Buckeyes, bourbon and baking are just a few of our strategist’s favorite things.

When she’s not in the kitchen making a sweet treat, Stacy can be found cooking up strategies based on how our clients define success. She takes complex concepts and turns them into stories that resonate with a client’s audiences. By putting her two decades of experience to work, Stacy develops results-oriented marketing and public relations programs that capture, connect and convert audiences.

When not at the office, you might spot Stacy cheering on the Buckeyes, Steelers and Pirates, out with friends trying the latest Columbus restaurants, or traveling around the country. Passionate about Rotary and its work to enhance lives locally and globally, Stacy maintains an active role in her club and the district.

Stacy is also one of our subject matter experts!


Mary Trimarche

Mary Trimarche, Office Manager

Who would have thought that a chance meeting at a golf outing would result in a 18 year career? That’s exactly what happened when Mary met Brenda Stier-Anstine and Mary hasn’t looked back.

After all these years, Mary is still the glue that holds Marketing Works together! She is the one everyone goes to when they need anything. Whether it is company financials and spreadsheets, client invoices, payroll questions or supplies, she’s on it. She’s also very handy with tools and has repaired door locks and hung pictures and whiteboards when needed.

Her strong work ethic, adeptness with numbers and her compassionate demeanor, make Mary a true asset to the Marketing Works team.

Mary is passionate about her faith and helping others. In addition to being active in her church, she also participates in the Christmas Adopt-a-Family program through the Salvation Army.

Outside of the office, you’ll find Mary spending time with her grandkids, cooking, shopping and when the weather’s nice tending to her flowers and garden.


Alex Conley

Alex Conley, Senior Account Manager

Our resident story teller, alt rocker and flea market enthusiast, Alex is always moving. (If you haven’t met her yet, just take our word for it).

Alex injects her natural creativity and big picture outlook into her work as account manager at Marketing Works. With an affinity for client-focused strategy development and smart project management, Alex is dedicated to delivering on-time, on-budget and expectation-exceeding counsel and service to her clients.

When not working, you might find Alex refurbishing flea market finds with her husband Chris or noshing on a gluten-free Spicy Yuma pie at Harvest Pizzeria in Clintonville.


Amanda Pierce

Amanda Pierce, Account Manager

Amanda is a social butterfly, with a positive and caring nature that makes her a natural people magnet. We love her, and her clients do too!

An organized ace, Amanda’s attention to detail shines through in her work. She is a pro at project coordination and tactical execution, with an ability to pull together the right pieces and people needed to deliver the highest quality of work for our clients. True to our core values, Amanda does what it takes.

Outside of work, you’ll find Amanda surrounded by family, friends and food! A party planning extraordinaire and an amazing cook, Amanda is truly the hostess with the most-est. Don’t believe us? She has a killer guacamole recipe to prove it!


Morgan Phelps

Morgan Phelps, Account Coordinator

How many people do you know that have worked in a cave? We know one, and while she may be used to working in dark spaces, Morgan makes a bright addition to the Marketing Works team with her optimistic attitude and sunny personality!

Morgan’s organized and efficient style makes her a multi-tasking pro, allowing her to handle project coordination and tactical execution with ease. With a knack for strategic thinking and an eagerness to learn, she is always ready to take on (and conquer!) the next big challenge.

Passionate to make a difference in the lives of others, Morgan recently became involved with www.besa.org, a Columbus, Ohio-based organization that links individuals with volunteer opportunities across the city.

When she’s not volunteering, you’ll find Morgan spending time with friends and family, reading and playing with puppies, whenever possible.


Melissa Howard

Melissa Howard, Senior Project Manager

Melissa is a wonderful asset to Marketing Works, not only for her loyal and strong work ethic, but because she has a positive and cheerful attitude and is fun to be around.

Her attention to detail and love of editing copy and organizing information as our traffic and operations manager enables others to work more efficiently.  And as our company recruiter she makes a great “first impression” of our company and values to potential employees.

It’s evident that Melissa enjoys helping people, as she has volunteered her time to work at The Free Store at Camp Christian, Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse Organization and The Salvation Army’s Christmas Family Adoption program.

When she’s not working, you’ll find Melissa spending time with family and friends. She’s always up to trying new things and just recently rode a mechanical bull for the first time.