How we work at Signet sets us apart. Since we founded the company in 2011, Signet is driven by personal initiative and commitment to going further for our Clients. We do not accept mediocrity. Instead, we inspire direct communication and accountability among each of the fellow members of our multi-disciplined teams. We strive to empower each employee to achieve their goals, personally and professionally. We infuse the entrepreneurial spirit into everything we do. We seek opportunities to broaden access to education and find new and innovative ways to help people learn.
We've worked hard to create service models that are unique and authentic, just like us. At Signet, there is an unwavering dedication to a debating process with creativity and passion. The challenges enable us to demonstrate our “can do” attitude to each other, and our Clients.
There is quirkiness about us. And it’s ok - we all have fully-developed personalities. Signet is an extremely diverse group in experience, backgrounds, and ways of working. We want the people with whom we work to feel free to express and be themselves. As part of this fast-paced, digital marketing agency, our entrepreneurial-spirit keeps us nimble, focused, and friendly.
Chief Strategy Officer
With an extensive background leading and advising early stage and emerging companies, Chris Mulgrew adds a diverse level of experience and expertise to the Signet team. His core competency has been helping firms grow from start-up mentality into professionally run corporations through process implementation and strategy alignment. Chris provides a dynamic view of the "business space" and ability to intertwine unique marketing and sales strategies to achieve profitable growth. In his spare time, he likes to play tennis and harvest his own maple syrup.
A passion for marketing and project management, Ashley Dolhonde has thrived in the interactive marketing arena and has earned the nickname "Lead Cat Herder" by many of her peers and clients. Backed by a team of interactive marketing experts, her organizational and communication skills are key drivers as she sets achievable expectations, manages client campaigns to launch with quick success, and delivers favorable results. Outside of the work realm, she enjoys cooking, metal detecting, and teaching her kitten communication skills.
Director of Creative Services
With a background that includes account management, sales, and technical writing, Kristin Baker continues to follow her passion in the interactive marketing space honing in on her creative services capabilities. Her intuitive abilities during the content creation process and marketing campaign development across a variety of vertical markets has proven a strong asset to Signet’s extended clients and their campaigns. In her spare time – when she isn’t making marketing magic – she enjoys freelance writing, reading, and has become an amateur cartoonist.
Director of Technology
With over 8 years of industry experience across marketplace channels, Ryan Mathis has developed an extensive background in software development, mobile app creation, web marketing, accessibility, and user experience design. Leading groups of diverse teams from various backgrounds, he has successfully brought numerous digital products from concept to launch with consistent success. Ryan co-founded Signet Interactive in 2011 and transformed the budding marketing firm into a competitive force within the Houston area. When he gets a chance to leave the workplace, Ryan enjoys golfing, hunting, and is a current member of the Houston Safari Club.
Director of Marketing Strategy
Drawing from her 7 years of marketing and advertising experience, Lindsay Arnold serves as the strategic backbone between clients and the internal team. Starting in marketing research then moving to account management, this diverse marketer is highly attuned to the online and interactive space. When she isn’t “geeking out” over digital marketing agendas, Lindsay can be found surfing waves (internet and real), reading old psychology textbooks, baking pies for her friends and clients, or shopping at Target.
Director of Brand Strategy
With a background in graphic and web design, Jenn Starr tackles all marketing obstacles under her self-proclaimed role of “hybrid marketer.” As Director of Brand Strategy, her intuitive marketing insight and instinctive eye for creative design help her establish branding strategies across all vertical markets in both the B2B and B2C client space. Jenn is currently AMA Austin’s Vice President of Events. Outside of marketing, she participates in multiple MS150 rides in Texas, and enjoys cooking and playing the drums.
A propensity for good grammar and a flare for the written word, Justin Tysdal started his career by lending his writing talents to several local publications around the Houston area. Attending the University of Houston for journalism and working with lifestyle magazines HOUSTON Modern Luxury and PaperCity, Justin worked with local editors, reporters, and other publishing leaders to bring trend-setting stories to the masses. He continues to polish his skills of developing unique, yet refined writing styles that allow him to dynamically enhance online marketing campaigns. By day Justin is a hard-hitting content writer for Signet Interactive, by night... he sleeps.
With more than 5 years of IT support and systems administration experience under his belt, Zach Roehr decided to embark on a career path that has been a lifelong passion of his: web design and development. In this ever-evolving industry, Zach stays ahead of the digital curve with the latest in web standards, visuals, and usability trends. Zach will complete his Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems at the University of Houston in Fall 2012, which will bring a more dynamic skillset to the Signet team. In his spare time Zach loves chowing down on chicken fajitas and working out – preferably at the same time.
An all-around design guru, Ramzi Beshara has acquired a great amount of knowledge and perspective on web and interface design. His diverse client experience allows him to become well-versed in each aspect of the industry that he serves, but mainly focuses on creating functional and visually remarkable website designs. Ramzi – Ramzicle to his friends – believes that a good website should never sacrifice aesthetics for functionality, or functionality for aesthetics. It is this theory that motivates and pushes him to create the most design-savvy and user-friendly sites he can. In his words, “A website should be designed as natural as a blade of grass growing from the earth.” Ramzi is an avid enjoyer of playing the guitar, drawing, and going on adventures.
Digital Marketing Associate
Words and animals are Julie Robinson’s two lifelong loves, but she can only make a living off one at a time (so far). With an innate editorial prowess and a background in advertising, she’s currently dishing out creative content for Signet’s diverse client base. She believes content creation should never become habit – there is always a more relevant, more sincere and more expressive way to communicate, and habit only keeps a writer from finding it. Julie has always enjoyed pushing the boundaries of her job descriptions, but is still looking for ways to incorporate her goat-milking skills into Signet’s needs. She gets her kicks from reading literary fiction and hanging out with her dogs.
Interactive Visual Designer
Always improving, always moving forward. Yvonne is a perpetual learner in most aspects of life but her focus is on design and web development. Keeping with the latest design trends and exploring new technologies, she finds ways to incorporate her skills toward client’s projects. Her approach is practical and hones in on the aesthetics as well as functionality. When she isn’t writing snippets of code or geeking over typography, she enjoys cooking, reading and traversing around Houston.
Karen obtained her BioChem degree and has taken her career in the opposite direction ever since. Her enthusiasm, organization and inherent ability for project management led her to a career in the fast paced world of interactive marketing. With over five years of marketing experience in many industries, Karen continually utilizes her broad knowledge and communication skills to achieve all campaign goals. Outside of marketing Karen consumes herself with her family, softball, photography and traveling.
With over five years of experience in digital project management, Van Tran has engaged in multiple disciplines of the digital space like SEO, SEM, analytics, email, and conversion optimization, allowing her to take those learnings and transform them into working game plans and strategies. Her specialty is creating efficient workflows and processes, and she loves challenges and solving problems. Beyond the internets, her passions include cooking, finding great deals and biking.
Interactive Marketing Editor
As a child, Meredith dreamed of working as a penguin. Diving! Standing! Narration by Morgan Freeman! That’s the life! Except not really. So she went to Sam Houston State University and majored in advertising/graphic design, then earned a master's in English at University of St. Thomas. Life experiences like staring down a wild kangaroo at close range, singing backup in a kazoo band and having steel mesh installed in her kidneys eventually rendered her prone to flailing, but surprisingly adroit with the written word. Now a battled-scarred veteran blogger, editor and social media snarkstress, Meredith keeps Signet's writers in line with her Red Pen of Righteous Fury. She does not have a strong opinion about the Oxford comma. Stop asking.
Caroline Dazzio Brown
Interactive Marketing Consultant
Caroline Dazzio Brown established her career in sales after several years in the accounting industry. A self-proclaimed “people person,” Caroline’s journey continues as a sales consultant for Signet Interactive. Perpetually positive, Caroline has an eloquent and engaging attitude that has enabled her success in the sales world. A native Houstonian and Texan at heart, she earned her accounting degree from Sam Houston State University. In her spare time she enjoys traveling to the hottest beach destinations and shopping the many floors of the Galleria with her two daughters.
Interactive Marketing Consultant
Jon Beck brings over 10 years of print and digital marketing strategy experience to Signet Interactive. As a former top ten producing print and digital rep at major newspaper properties in the northeast, Jon became keenly aware of the growing movement to digital. After “reading all about it” Jon Beck ventured out of the newspaper industry into the fast-paced world of online marketing, where he proceeded to maximize his clients’ top-line revenue by creating media buys that capitalized on the combined strengths of traditional, digital and social media strategies. A Western State University of Colorado alum and lifelong big-mountain skier, Jon brings his Rocky Mountain roots to the Hill Country as an original member of Signet’s Austin operations. He also brings a wealth of real world, front line sales and marketing experience to Signet’s Austin clients.