May 21, 2021

SFBJ: Woman of Influence Announcement

SFBJ: Woman of Influence Announcement


Congratulations to Starmark President, Jacqui Harnett, recognized as one of South Florida Business Journal’s 2021 “Influential Business Women” for her business acumen, leadership skills and community involvement.

Jacqui began her Starmark career when the agency was still Chicago-based; left to lead GFX International as EVP/partner; then returned in 2005 as COO, rising to president in 2010. While Starmark always embraced technological innovation, a strong entrepreneurial culture and bold interactive concepts during its four-decade history, progress accelerated dramatically the past decade under Jacqui’s leadership and that of her partners.

“As gratifying as it is to be honored by the Journal, it’s also important to emphasize what this honor represents,” said Jacqui. “It’s a team achievement: earned and shared by all Starmarkers. The passion you bring to assignments and the amazing way you elevate the smallest details into something better than we ever imagined, makes working here such a joy, even after all these years. You are the real influencers.” — Jacqui Hartnett

Groundbreaking Agile Agency methodology, proprietary I.P. development, data science expertise, along with successful, award-winning work, propelled Starmark as a national presence for tourism, education, health care and technology clients, as evidenced by its recent Wall Street Journal profile.

“This is a well-deserved honor for an exceptional leader,” said Peggy Nordeen, Starmark’s Founder and CEO. “Starmark has come so far largely due to Jacqui’s talent, heart and vision. Her ability to build a superstar team and inspire award-winning work has achieved breakthrough successes and growth for clients.”

View the South Florida Business Journal tribute here. (Please note: a subscription is required.)