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, Matt Wood leads our Innovation Lab, and Dale Baron spearheads our award-winning creative efforts. Andrew Russo helps us put the latest in data science to work for our clients. Karen Deryk manages all internal and outside production as our Production Director, and Mickey Espada is our Senior Consultant, Latin America and Caribbean Markets. We're even better in person than we are online, so get in touch.

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 economic development initiatives. She is past chair of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and current 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.​