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Leadership

The enthusiasm starts here.

The bottom line: our leadership is more concerned with clients than with org charts. How can we help you today?

Bill Bryson Chief Executive Officer

Bill joined MotivAction in 1985 with the single purpose of helping our clients achieve MORE. Bill makes sure that the results of our clients are the single measure of our success. In addition to providing overall leadership for the company, Bill serves as a member of Site and participates in the Twin Cities CEO Roundtable.

Joe Keller President and Chief Operating Officer

Joe joined MotivAction in 2008. He hits the ground running every day working on our clients’ business from the frontlines. In addition to his responsibilities at MotivAction, Joe is a member of the University of St. Thomas Next Generation Steering Committee, participates in the Twin Cities CEO Roundtable, and sits on the Business Travel Advisory Board in addition to the Solutran Advisory Board and volunteers in several non-profit endeavors.

Mike Simon Chief Financial Officer

Mike is responsible for the company’s financial strength and a smooth and efficient financial process for our clients. Mike came to MotivAction in 2000 from Jostens, Inc. where he held Division Controller and Director of Reporting and Analysis positions. He has an Accounting degree from the Carlson School of Management and a MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

Kari Vrba Senior Vice President, Business Development

Clients are drawn to Kari’s charisma. They also respect her expertise in helping them solve business problems. Kari is responsible for MotivAction’s strategic vision of presale which includes sales, client solutions, marketing, creative, and purchasing teams.  Kari started in the industry in 1992. She plays an active role in industry roundtables and advisory boards for several leading hotel chains including sitting on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Chapter of Site.

Mike Wager Senior Vice President, Operations

Mike is responsible for  leadership of our operations, technology and account management teams. He ensures that we consistently exceed client’s quality, budget, and delivery expectations. Prior to joining MotivAction, Mike was President of Star Exhibits and Environments, a global marketing solutions company providing design, fabrication, property management services for tradeshow, retail fixtures, corporate lobbies and events.

Stephanie Teig Chief Creative Officer

Stephanie is a highly respected Chief Creative Officer with a cabinet full of industry awards. She has held leadership roles at Navigant Performance Group, Carlson Marketing and Asset Marketing Services. She and her team are engaged by nearly every client under the MotivAction roof. They produce stunning creative that continually hits client expectations out of the park.

Beau Ballin Vice President, Marketing and Client Strategy

Beau leads Marketing and Client Strategy efforts for MotivAction. Always quick with an idea, Beau has a talent for winning over clients in seconds.  His 10 plus years of industry experience includes many innovations and the design and development of incentive global technology solutions.  Beau has a penchant for technology and social media, speaking frequently on both subjects.