A Stellar Team

It takes a lot of talented people to make Starmark shine. Led by Founder and CEO Peggy Nordeen, President Jacqui Hartnett and Chief Digital Officer Brett Circe, we come from everywhere to call Starmark home.

Katy Gewartowski heads up account service, and Nathalie Dupont leads our performance marketing practice. Executive Creative Director Dale Baron spearheads our award-winning creative efforts, with creative leadership in each of our workstreams from Marlo Russom and Jacob Edenfield.

Lily Puente serves as our VP of Operations, and Karen Deryk manages all internal and outside production as our Production Director.

Lily Puente

VP of Operations

Lily has been part of the Starmark family for 18 years. Since 2015, she spearheads HR, Finance and Operations as part of our leadership team. From recruiting to hiring to onboarding and training to benefits and payroll, Lily’s role encompasses the entire lifecycle of our employees.

Not only that, she’s responsible for our financial operations, budgeting and cash flow, along with our leasing, insurance and events planning. So if you’ve ever done business with Starmark (or attended one of our excellent events), you can thank Lily for making it happen.

As an HR professional for more than two decades, Lily is SPHR certified and a member of HRABC, SHRM and HCI. She also serves on the 4As Southern Region HR Committee.