Team

Chad Smith

Chief Bottle Washer

Chad is Blue Sky, always looking for solutions and opportunities to help clients. Growing up in rural Midland, NC instilled in him the deep importance of family and a focused work ethic. He has an entrepreneur’s heart and his job experience has provided a deep knowledge of marketing and management. He has been deeply influenced by life lessons, taking from each to build understanding and wisdom. A desire to serve clients and produce results are second only to the relationships established during the process. He is married to his beautiful wife Susie, has two sons, Jake and Greyson (and a new grandson Daxton!) and two awesome pups, Winston and Lily. He is a Jesus follower and loves times of eating good food, being with friends and watching the Panthers, Tarheels and Braves.

 

Haines Maxwell

Head Cheerleader

Haines Maxwell has been a leader in the branding world going back to the days when cattle were the only recipients of a brand. From custom apparel to professional sports giveaways to being part of one of the region’s first e-commerce site (Bojangles’ in the 90’s – thank you, Al Gore!), Haines has been an innovator in the promotional product, apparel, and Other Neat Stuff industry. “It’s really about results…about impact. If your thought is ‘I just want to put my logo on a bunch of crapola’…save your money.”  A graduate of the UNC – Chapel Hill and a current board member of the Carolina Association of Advertising & Marketing Professionals (CAAMP), Haines is blessed to be married to his amazing wife Dianne, father to 6 kids (think Brady Bunch) and golden-retriever-dad to Phoebe, Emma and Bailey. Loves…hanging out every Tuesday night with the brethren at The Barn, Wednesdays with the Men of Steele (Creek Church), the Tar Heels, Red Sox and is trying hard to pull for the Panthers & Hornets.  

Jeff Shows

Brand Warrior 

Jeff has transitioned to the marketing business from 25 years in the health care community. He loves to help others get the “wow!” experience through excellent service and exceeding their expectations. Bravo is a natural fit for Jeff as he understands the challenges of business ownership and the risk-reward relationship of promotions. Great customer service is at the top of the priority list for Jeff in his relationship with Bravo clients. “It’s important to understand the specific promotional goals of the customer first and then provide the best avenues to reach those goals. We do that at Bravo!” Jeff is passionate about family, music, faith and teaching. He performs music in church as well as in the community of the greater Charlotte area. Jeff and his wife Melinda live in Rock Hill, SC and have 9 kids, 5 grandkids and a dog between them.

 

Mark Bond

Direct Response Specialist

 “License To Kill. . .Boring Marketing!”

Mark believes the worst marketing sin you can commit is to be boring! To “Kill” (eliminate) client’s boring marketing Mark’s secret weapon is blending his 25 years in the promotional marketing world with proven targeted direct response methods. Simply stated, “Marketing is the right presentation of the right message to the right audience.”

Mark is blessed and fortunate to be married to his lovely and talented wife, Sharon. Also blessed with two daughters and sons in law-Jennifer & Ed, Elizabeth & Jud. Last but definitely not the least is grandson Wyatt! But wait there is one more member of the family, Annie the wonder dog.

Graduate of Lees McRae College. Christian, Eagle Scout and Paul Harris Fellow. Enjoys the outdoors and good eats! Supports the Tar Heels & Panthers!

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 Cliff Quicksell

Director of WOW!

Cliff Quicksell is a veteran of the branding business and provides Bravo clients with creative support coming from his 28 years of creating impactful solutions. As the sales and marketing guru at iPRMOTEu, Cliff has received 14 PPAI Pyramid Awards which recognizes outstanding, creative use of promotional products and has been named one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in the Promotional Product Industry. Cliff says, “If the Bravo Team and I can’t come create a ‘WOW’ campaign for your company…then…that would be a first!” 

 

IPromoteU Support Team

 

Bravo Marketing is blessed to be an affiliate of the iPROMOTEu network. As part of a monthly $10+ million sales volume with  a  60+ member support team,  we are able to extend national contract pricing to our clients as well as bring tremendous creative resources to bear so when folks see YOUR branding they will cry out, “BRAVO!”