Leadership Team

Frankie Russo

Frankie Russo

Co-Founder / CEO

Frankie has lead Potenza Inc. into becoming one of the fastest growing companies in America, making the INC 5000 list two years in a row. In 2014, he made the “20 under 40” list in Lafayette and most recently, he has published his first book titled “The Art of WHY”. Since the very beginning, Frankie has been the team captain of the Potenza super heroes.

Natalie Sandoz

Natalie Sandoz

Chief Business Officer

It doesn’t just take a business woman to handle marketing, media buying, and business — it takes a woman in charge. Tending to clients by ensuring their traditional marketing strategies are effective is Natalie’s prowess as a director.

Giorgio Russo

Giorgio Russo

Co-Founder / Chief Creative Officer

Giorgio is the co-founder of Potenza Creative and the Chief Creative Officer. As the team leader of Potenza CREATIVE, Giorgio schemes the “method in the madness”. Always scoping new ideas, identifying new approaches to deliver content and design, and striving to make art that is memorable.

Kayli Guidry

Kayli Guidry

Director of Sales

Brady Bowen

Brady Bowen

Chief Operating Officer

Daisy Glankler

Daisy Glankler

Director of Wholesale Operations

United States Team

John Ezekial

John Ezekial

Chief Technology Officer

Meredith Johnson

Meredith Johnson

Business Development Officer

Meredith attended The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, majoring in Cultural Anthropology with a double minor in English/French. Meredith enjoys activities such as writing, kayaking, hiking, camping, and traveling in her spare time.

Bailey Bellard

Bailey Bellard

Account Specialist

Bailey graduated from ULL with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and spent last Fall interning with our Marketing department! When she’s not tending to our clients, Bailey loves spending time with her 82lb fur baby, Beaugh!

Molly Billet

Molly Billet

Senior Media Buyer

Alex Ryan

Alex Ryan

Interactive Project Coordinator

Alex recently graduated from ULL and earned a bachelor’s degree in Informatics with a concentration in Systems Administration. In his spare time, Alex enjoys watching movies and playing tennis.

Lester Tisdale

Lester Tisdale

SEM Specialist

Lester graduated from ULL with a bachelor’s degree in English! When Lester isn’t working hard at Potenza, he enjoys cooking, playing board games, camping, and watching bad movies!

Lizzie Viera

Lizzie Viera

Software Support Specialist

Lizzie attended LSU & UL Lafayette and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences & Master of Business Administration. In her free time, Lizzie enjoys cooking, running with her pup, thrifting, and watching live music!

Jessica Clay

Jessica Clay

Graphic Designer

Jessica graduated from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts & a concentration Graphic Design. Jessica loves to travel, go camping & hiking, binge-watch TV, eat fried chicken, and hang out with her friends.

Steven Wickenheiser

Steven Wickenheiser

Director of Interactive Marketing

Steven is our resident data deep diver. He leads the Interactive marketing team gathering data, evidence, and clues to tell stories and track down opportunities.

Scott Durand

Scott Durand

Software Support Manager

Brittany Dworshak

Brittany Dworshak

Interactive Project Manager

Brittany earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Nicholls State University. She enjoys whipping up new recipes in the kitchen, baking fresh bread and desserts, and reading.

Ben Rogers

Ben Rogers

Software QA/QC Manager

Ben is from Lafayette, LA where he attended ULL and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. In his spare time, Ben enjoys rock climbing and the great outdoors!

Greg Trahan

Greg Trahan

Senior SEM Specialist

Caleb Rink

Caleb Rink

SEM Specialist

Caleb graduated from ULL with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication. In his spare time, Caleb enjoys writing, staying active, and hanging out with friends and family!

Trevor Navarre

Trevor Navarre

Lead Animator

Trevor graduated from ULL with a Bachelor’s in Computer Animation. In his spare time he loves to draw, ride his bike, and hang out with his dog Jackie Chan.
Corrin Daye

Corrin Daye

Graphic Designer

Corrin graduated from Louisiana College with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. In her free time, Corrin enjoys watching TV and movies with her husband, reading and finding new creative things to do/make!

Joel Hebert

Joel Hebert

Creative Director

Joel’s ability is to foresee the future. OK, maybe he’s not really a fortune teller, but his approach is strategic in-nature. His role is to direct design with a marketing eye to create a brand that is identifiable, memorable, trustworthy and approachable.

Stewart Mink

Stewart Mink

Lead Software Engineer

Stewart is our Lead Software Engineer and enjoys making & playing video games, hanging out with his cat Spookie and going to concerts!

Brandy Arnett

Brandy Arnett

Producer / Head of Traffic

Brandy graduated from ULL with a Bachelor’s degree in Science with a concentration in Advertising. When she’s not at POTENZA as a Producer and the Head of Traffic, she enjoys spending time with her family, being a musician and obsessing over coffee!

Marie Duplechien

Marie Duplechien

Traffic Coordinator

Marie studied Graphic Design and Painting at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In her spare time, Marie enjoys drawing & painting, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Lauren Dooley

Lauren Dooley

Interactive Marketing Specialist

Lauren earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from ULL. Previously, she managed marketing and sales at The Edge Apartments. She enjoys live music, hiking, kayaking, and hot dogs.

Logan LeBlanc

Logan LeBlanc

Director of Photography

Devin Murry

Devin Murry

Senior Graphic Designer

Devin graduated from LSU with his BFA with a concentration in graphic design and minor in printmaking. In his spare time, he likes to binge watch all things DC and root for the villains.

“I’m intolerant to genuine human emotion and lactose”

Patrick Swinney

Patrick Swinney

Production Assistant

Brandon LeBlanc

Brandon LeBlanc

Director of Software Development

Brandon studied Computer Science at ULL. In his free time, Brandon enjoys checking out books and movies from the library, contributing to open source software, and traveling to see obscure indie bands.

Sierra Robinson

Sierra Robinson

Automotive Account Specialist

Sierra earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Advertising from ULL. In her free time, Sierra enjoys traveling, spending time with her super cute kid, and getting brunch or watching The Bachelor/The Bachelorette with the girls.

Noelle Savoy

Noelle Savoy

Marketing Product Manager

Noelle attended school at ULL and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. In her spare time, Noelle enjoys baking, traveling, and spending time with her beloved cat Tucker!

Bennett Dungan

Bennett Dungan

Digital Attribution Specialist

Bennett is from Lafayette, LA, where he attended ULL and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics. In his spare time, Bennett enjoys astronomy, weight training and considers himself to be an expert corndog juggler!

Katherine Boulet

Katherine Boulet

SEM Specialist

Katherine graduated from LSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. She went on to earn her Master of Business Administration from ULL. When she’s not working, Katherine enjoys traveling, and watching reruns of Fixer Upper with her dog Ellie.

Harold Simmons

Harold Simmons

Software Engineer

Harold graduated from Northwestern State University of Louisiana with a Computer Informations Systems degree. Harold’s hobbies include reading fiction, gardening, listening to music, playing video games, and sometimes doing arts and crafts.

Leah Boudreaux

Leah Boudreaux

Assistant Editor

Leah attended ULL and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts with a concentration in New Media & Digital Art. When she’s not busy editing TV spots for the Creative team, Leah enjoys painting and watching & making films!

India Team

Siva Chena

Siva Chena

Director of India

Santosh Kumar

Santosh Kumar

Senior Software Support

Rakesh Devata

Rakesh Devata

Software Team Leader

Dalinaidu Polaki

Dalinaidu Polaki

Frontend Developer

Vani Dinakar

Vani Dinakar

Software Team Leader

Subhash Chukka

Subhash Chukka

Business & HR Manager (India)

Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar

Software Team Leader

Bhanujee Rao

Bhanujee Rao

Backend Software Developer