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MEET THE TEAM
Hi there Chicago

We are strategists.  We are creatives.  We are business problem solvers.

Being a natural extension to our clients’ teams, it’s our desire to make everyone’s lives easier.  It is with this approach to relationships and B2B marketing, we believe people will thrive and businesses will succeed.

We are real people, driving real business, by providing cutting-edge strategies and ‘always on’ execution that gets real results.

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MATT SERRA
CEO

I have 20+ years of marketing and communications agency experience. I have directed global and regional communications campaigns for leading business-to-business organizations across numerous sectors. I love the creative side of my work. Nothing is more fulfilling than coming up with a great "big idea" and executing it flawlessly to drive the needle for our clients.

Why the skateboard?
Skateboarding is one of my greatest passions (I am reliving my youth as I try to keep up with my kids at the skateparks). I'm also passionate about running, camping and spending quality time with my wife and two boys.

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JESS MESSENGER
Senior Account Supervisor

A native of the Chicago suburbs, I am a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and have more than 8 years’ experience in the communications industry. I take great pride in delivering results and I enjoy building lasting relationships with my client contacts, bringing collaborative ideas to life and mentoring Mulberry colleagues.

Why the whisk and spatula?
I’m a fan of anything food-related, from cooking new recipes and baking, to watching Netflix cooking shows and trying new and tried-and-true restaurants throughout downtown Chicago.

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ALEX WEISS
Senior Account Executive

I’ve had the privilege of working on numerous marketing campaigns, including helping authors launch their books, promoting events for a circus and establishing B2B companies as industry leaders. With a degree in creative writing, I aim to not only create well-written content, but stories that inspire by tailoring my work to uniquely fit the client’s voice and target audience.

Why the books?
I’m a voracious reader of all types of fiction and find myself happiest with a good book and cup of coffee in hand (and with my cat nearby).

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THOMAS JILK
Account Executive

I came to Chicago in 2018 from my hometown of Savannah, Georgia, after graduating from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Journalism and a minor in Marketing. I have a background in non-profit public relations, including stints at the Georgia Historical Society and Illinois Holocaust Museum. I employ compelling brand storytelling to deliver measurable results for my clients.

Why the basketball?
Traveling, cycling and basketball are a few of my favorite pastimes. I enjoy exploring new parts of the city and spending as much quality time as possible with family and friends.

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CHRISTINA ALVAREZ
Senior Account Supervisor

Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, I graduated from North Central college in Naperville, IL. I have 9+ years of communications agency experience working with industry-leading B2B and B2C organizations. I am passionate about delivering meaningful results to our clients through media relations support, thought leadership positioning and social media management.

Why the basketball?
I was fortunate enough to grow up in the Michael Jordan era and my passion for the Bulls, and basketball in general, remains strong today. I also love watching my one-year-old son experience and learn new things daily.

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GREG HONMONG
Video Producer

With a background in video production, account managing and motion graphics, I’ve come to the natural development and now Produce/Direct all productions here at Mulberry. It’s a role that I thoroughly enjoy as I get to direct all moving or still image projects.

Why the camera?
Having film photography as one of my passions helps me slow down and hone my craft. Using an analogue camera brings me back to the basics where I can focus on what’s in front of the camera and not get too technical.

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LIZZIE SPENCER
Design Director

I am passionate about the creative process - constructing, shaping, composing, mapping, defining, collaborating and refining to deliver creative solutions. I am especially proud of the campaigns that are designed across multiple media.

Why the egg?
I have chickens that my family have raised since they had just hatched. Their eggs are currency in our neighbourhood - we swap for plants, homemade jams, cakes, and, best of all, babysitting.