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.

Peggy Nordeen


Peggy, who co-founded Starmark/Chicago in 1978 and Starmark International in Florida in 1998, is a visionary leader whose travel and hospitality expertise has helped make the agency a renowned integrated marketing powerhouse. In 2006, she was named South Florida’s Business Woman of the Year, and in 2018 she was named Seafarers’ House South Florida Business Leader of the Year.

Nordeen is active in the Marine Research Hub and TechGateway.org economic development initiatives. She is past chair of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and past vice chair of the Broward Workshop. She also is involved in a number of nonprofit organizations including A Child is Missing and Boys & Girls Clubs.​