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Doug Adams
CMO & Founding Partner


Doug is a proven marketing professional with nearly 20 years experience developing and fostering brands from the ground floor to national prominence.

Doug comes to Think from Indianapolis via New York City, most recently serving as Director of Marketing for OneCommunity.  As Marketing Director at the Knight Center of Digital Excellence he oversaw strategy and execution of marketing, communications, public relations and brand initiatives – taking the Knight Center from idea to national thought leader in 18 months.

Previously, Doug developed online strategies for GIE Media, established go-to-market strategies and products for now industry-leading online market research firm InsightExpress, and developed marketing solutions for products and services mired in an inability to fully communicate their value and compete in the marketplace.

An entrepreneur at heart, Doug is a driven, impatient professional – ready to make a difference for your business today.  His research background ensures that the decisions and strategies recommended are market driven and effective.

Doug’s PR efforts have resulted in appearances in hundreds of publications and television outlets across the nation, including The New York Times, MSNBC, USA Today, and ESPN.

With a deep background in traditional methods, Doug is also an expert in employing interactive strategies – from creating online products to generating traffic and industry “go-to” web portals.

Doug received his M.B.A. in marketing from the University of Connecticut and holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from DePauw University, where he was awarded the Most Outstanding Radio Documentary in the State of Indiana (1990) by the Associated Press.

Ryan Grassie
VP of Online Operations

Leaning on over 10 years of success in the online marketing industry Ryan has stayed on top of the latest technologies and trends. He continually changes the way the Internet can be used to create efficiencies, save costs, and drive sales for his clients. Being an entrepreneur he fully understands the concept of accountable marketing and ROI.

He has an advanced Information Systems diploma from Algonquin College as well as a degree in marketing from The University of British Columbia. He has the rare skill set to be able to talk in sales and marketing dollars and to also understand how the technology actually works. This translates into being able to talk with the VP of Sales, VP of marketing, and the IT team to get a total understanding of what the client really needs.


Erin Figer
Senior Account Executive

Erin Figer is that rare marketing professional that shows extreme “left brain” aptitude as she is extremely diligent, making sure we deliver the maximum value for our clients. A former client, we brought her on board as we saw her as a great addition to the team.

Erin is a highly organized, results driven, take-charge professional with experience in marketing and operations management in positions of increasing responsibility offering 12 years’ experience in Information Technology industry.

For our clients, Erin provides strategic consulting to organizations needing to develop marketing strategies and plans, revamp an organization’s online presence, website user experience, social media strategy and improve search engine optimization and website traffic results.

Brian Glazen
Founder, Think Media Studios


After working on over a dozen films including Jackie Brown and Deep Impact, as well as countless television, commercial, documentary, and music videos in Los Angeles, Brian Glazen returned to Cleveland to create an award winning video production company, Think Media Studios. Prior to that, Brian served as Director of Production and Operations for Andrita Studios and Uplink Facility. This 36 million dollar facility was the first tapeless, High Definition digital production and broadcast facility nationwide. He also produced projects for HBO, Warner Bros, FOX and MCA.

Think Media Studios is the leading video and event production company in Northeast Ohio. Committed to staying at the forefront of technology, they utilize state of the art encoding and compression engines, large storage servers, the fastest processors on the market for editing and post production, fibre channel storage for unparalleled speed and access to shared media and a fiber-optic network for supreme video streaming. These superior capabilities have recently enabled Think Media Studios to become the central hub for all of SanDisk’s video transcoding needs. They now have the prestigious opportunity of working with SanDisk to turn programming from industry titans like NBC, CBS and Showtime into downloadable entertainment that can be taken anywhere.

In addition to its groundbreaking new business relationship with SanDisk, Think Media Studios has a substantial high-profile client base adding to its reputation as “the fastest-growing production powerhouse” in the Midwest (as quoted in Inside Business Magazine).


Kyle Barber
Lead Web Programmer

The creative genius behind the scenes at Think’s Web efforts, Kyle Barber has been designing and building websites for more than 5 years. As the lead designer and programmer, Kyle is tasked with the most challenging projects, helping Think deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions for our clients. Kyle is a graduate of Algonquin College.


Christina Checinski 
Senior Art Director, Traditional Media

A designer for more than 21 years, Chris has been part of the Think Agency team since day one, lending her significant design skills to Think’s clients. Chris’ impressive portfolio features award-winning marketing communications pieces, including brochures, logo designs, direct mail, advertisements, trade show displays, and catalogues. An extremely creative individual, Chris is also a well-respected leader, holding Art Direction positions for more than 15 years.

Chris’ design skills have been utilized by the likes of Sony, Panasonic, Dunkin Donuts, Boehringer Ingelheim, Fuji, and Kemper Environmental.


Julie Nyenkamp
Graphic Designer


A graduate from Algonquin College, Julie joined Think in 2012 as a graphic designer. Based in Ottawa, Canada, Julie has a passion for design that pushes her to always try and learn something new. She loves the fact that she can tell people that “I love what I do,” and it is evident in her work.


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