Meet the Team

Our passionate team at Blank2Branded has built brands and increased sales for Fortune 500 Companies as well as emerging small businesses. We are dedicated, winning professionals who work with you to develop your ideas and strengthen your Brand Essence with the power of promotional products and other effective mediums to win with. Our team is dedicated to meeting your needs, exceeding your expectations and driving your business to success through targeted marketing and recognition solutions. WE COMPLETE YOU!

 

  • Marcia Tarnoff, President and Founder

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After working in the promotional products industry for 13 years, Marcia decided to start her own business to share her passion, enthusiasm and dedication to achieve success for herself and her clients. Marcia is a Certified Advertising Specialist who uses an innovative approach to create custom creative solutions for her customers. From idea creation to execution, Marcia’s attention to detail has made her a true consultant.

 

 

Super skill: Passion to believe
Secret talent: Karaoke
Favorite movie: Grease
If you could have one superpower: Helping others believe they have superpowers. When one woman succeeds, we all succeed as Gloria Vanderbilt said.
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be? Italy—to explore my roots.
Go-to karaoke song: “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
Dream dinner guest: My mom
A fear you’re proud to have overcome: Starting my own business­­­

 



Kathy Gentile, Director of Production & Client Services  social-31-facebooksocial-9-tumblrsocial-18-linked-in

Kathy has over 15 years of experience in client services, production, logistics, graphics and quality and safety assurance. A day in the life of Kathy consists of managing client projects and directing team members in fulfilling the specifications to meet client and company objectives. Managing client expectations is one of the most important aspects of her position. Kathy communicates with each stakeholder every step of the project to maintain successful relationships and product deliver. When a project is not perfect, she is on it and ensures the client is updated and satisfied in the end.

 

 

Super skill: Not taking no for an answer
Secret talent: Cradle arms—I can put a cranky baby to sleep in a minute
Favorite movie: Independence Day
If you could have one superpower: Mind-reading
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be? Hawaii
Go-to karaoke song: “The Bitch is Bad” by Denise LaSalle
Dream dinner guest: Alex Trebek
A fear you’re proud to have overcome: Roller coasters

 


 

Katie Bauer, VP of Sales   social-31-facebooksocial-9-tumblrsocial-18-linked-in

With over 15 years of experience in the promotional marketing industry, Katie has vast knowledge of the distributor and supplier side of the industry. Her specialties include manufacturing and importing, private label product development and sales and client services. Aside from delivering top notch products, Katie believes that building real relationships with clients is the true cornerstone of success.

 

 

 

Super skill: Building relationships
Secret talent: Swimming—I made it to the Junior Olympics
Favorite movie: Pretty Woman
If you could have one superpower: Mind-reading
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be? On a beach in the Mediterranean
Go-to karaoke song: “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot
Dream dinner guest: Rob Gronkowski
A fear you’re proud to have overcome: I’m still trying to overcome my fear of heights

 



Lynn Marinelli, Project Manager  social-31-facebooksocial-9-tumblrsocial-18-linked-in

Lynn joined the B2B team in 2015 after 28 years on the corporate side. With her corporate background, Lynn is equipped with skills and expertise in programs and event planning. For Lynn, each day on the job is different. Lynn works with customers to help create solutions to ensure successful events and projects. She works closely with the outside sales team for seamless and timely execution of projects. While managing and executing projects from start to finish, Lynn also keeps the B2B team on track with each project. Lynn is friendly, helpful and always finds creative solutions to get the job done.

 

 

Super skill: Juggling multiple balls and keeping things on track
Secret talent: I’m really good at trivia and knowing random facts
Favorite movie: A Star is Born (Barbra Streisand version)
If you could have one superpower: Creating world peace
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be? Italy, for endless pasta
Go-to karaoke song: “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen
Dream dinner guest: Tucker Carlson
A fear you’re proud to have overcome: Zip-lining

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