About Us


Alka Joshi

For 30 years, Alka Joshi has worked with CEOs, CMOs, and Creative Directors of private and public entities and partnerships, creating branding, marketing, and advertising campaigns and designing catered, themed events. Alka produced creative campaigns at McCann Erickson International Advertising and White & Company Public Relations before starting 

her own full-service agency. She has lived in India, France, Italy and the United States. Alka lectures widely on careers, the importance of writing and reading, and studying art. She has served as President of the BRITE Business Alliance, an organization of Bayview businesses representing a combined revenue of $80 million. She remains active in her community and neighborhood organizations.


Teresa Schnabel

Over 25 years building an extensive tool kit of qualitative and quantitative custom research methodologies has given Teresa insight into multiple perspectives - client, supplier, consultant – in B2B and B2C environments. Teresa is flexible and resourceful in conducting marketing research under tight budget and time constraints. Fluent in Spanish and German, she has a particular interest in product development and innovation and minority marketing. Her excellent business partnering and client contact skills across diverse industries and companies help her provide market intelligence to shape marketing and advertising campaigns.


Mat Squillante

Recognized for his ability to create engaging and award-winning design solutions, Mat is a designer with over 20 years experience. His approach to design is always strategic, with a view that considers the client’s current and future needs. He takes the time to understand each project’s goals and designs work that exceeds client expectations. In 2002, Mat Squillante rebranded the Monterey Bay Aquarium and catapulted their awareness to one of the world’s top 100 brands. A popular speaker and design educator across the country, Mat shares his best practices, time, and experience with audiences to help them understand how thoughtful, strategic design can benefit any business or organization.