Deksia Prepares for 2023 Growth with Strategic Hires

Marketing agency hires Tony Schmid as Director of Operations and 12 others to prepare for aggressive growth
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Dec. 5, 2022 - PRLog -- Deksia today announced the launch of several new strategic hires to prepare for continued growth in 2023 and beyond. The most strategic hire is Tony Schmid as Director of Operations. Formerly CEO at Choice Schools Associates and COO of SpringHill Camps, Tony brings 15 years of management and executive leadership experience to Deksia.

"Tony brings with him the next level of leadership we are striving for here at Deksia," stated Joshua Conran, President and Managing Partner at Deksia. "With his experience leading and growing larger, more complex organizations than ours, we look forward to making changes that are good for our clients, our staff, and the company."

Deksia's exponential growth over the past few years landed the agency on the Inc 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies. To ensure continuity of service and build a foundation for a much larger organization, Deksia tapped Schmid's depth of experience with strategic planning, operational expertise and focus on optimizing customer experience makes him a natural fit.

"It's an honor to be a part of the Deksia leadership team as Director of Operations," Tony Schmid stated. "I was attracted to the organization's focus on planned accountability via integration of the Entrepreneurial Operating System, yet the organization values its people and having fun. I look forward to inspiring operational excellence for Deksia in the years to come."

With a focus on maintaining client delight through the continued growth path, Deksia hired additional talent. Nicole Howerton was hired as VP of Client Growth to head up the account team, which added two new Account Managers, Michael Williams and Kelly Melillo. To ensure client projects are on time, and on budget, Deksia added Rashad Medaris as Project Coordinator and Liv Conran as Account Assistant.

To augment the growing digital team and support our focus on strategic creative, Deksia hired Don Boza as Digital Strategist. To ensure the marketing agency continues to expand its reach, Brady Mikula and Tom Wieteska were brought on as Business Development Executives. The smooth operation of the organization was enhanced by the addition of Mike Schaner as Bookkeeper and Kristina Rogovich as HR Specialist.

About Deksia

Deksia is a data-informed strategic marketing agency specializing in brand strategy, search engine optimization (SEO), digital advertising, social media and content creation, including website development, graphic design, photography, video and copywriting. With four nationwide offices located in Grand Rapids, Des Moines, Indianapolis and Portland, Deksia provides its clients a systematic approach to strategic planning, unprecedented measurability and accountability that drives consistent return-on-investment (ROI). For more information, visit


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