Meet The Team: Account Executives

Posted by Stoner Bunting Gift Cards on October 18th, 2016
SBGC account service team

Simply put, Stoner Bunting Gift Cards would not be what it is without our Account Team. Under the direction of Melissa Shapiro, our Account Executives deliver personalized program management to the large number of clients SBGC serves. But how well do you really know the people behind the phone calls and weekly touch-base agendas? In the below spotlight feature, each team member gets their 15 minutes of fame with a shout out and a glimpse into their experiences here at Stoner Bunting Gift Cards

Melissa Shapiro

How long have you been with SBGC? Seven years.

Where did you grow up? Lancaster, PA.

What makes SBGC so unique in your opinion?: We’re the only advertising agency in the B2B gift card industry so our perspective in advertising, marketing and sales, combined with our extensive knowledge of the B2B channel, gives us a unique advantage to help our clients achieve the success they deserve.

Any memorable SBGC stories or events to share? Charlie’s first day in the office! Our new office dog came in January of this year – you can check him out here: https://www.facebook.com/stonerbuntingadvertising/photos/a.159583676514.144859.108736066514/10155506919976515/?type=3&theater

Michelle (Miki) Schober

Account_Execs.jpgHow long have you been with SBGC? August 2009-September 2012, May 2012-Present…so 7ish years total. Worked in all areas: receptionist, fulfillment, sales, tradeshow planning, and now account management!

Where did you grow up? Lancaster!

What makes SBGC so unique in your opinion? I think what makes SBGC so unique is SBGC…what we do on a daily basis is unique. There aren’t many people or companies out there that do the same things or offer the same services we do, which is exciting and challenging all at the same time.

Any memorable SBGC stories or events to share? Can I say the 2015 company Christmas party???

Sarah Longenderfer

How long have you been with SBGC? Just over a year.

Where did you grow up? Lititz, PA.

What makes SBGC so unique in your opinion? How much we are here to help. It’s first and foremost about doing right by our clients and helping them in any way possible. Not exclusively focusing on sales quotas or doing just what is expected of us. We truly care about what we do and our clients.

Any memorable SBGC stories or events to share? Last Christmas when everyone came together with our Operations Team for a few late nights to help get out orders in time for holiday! It shows how tight of a community we are here and how committed we are to great service.

Kim Hartranft

How long have you been with SBGC? Long enough to now be mentoring the children of employees who worked here when I first started!

Where did you grow up? Chester County, PA.

What makes SBGC so unique in your opinion? Relationships – with our clients, vendors and each other – are so valuable to us.

Any memorable SBGC stories or events to share? After so many years of working together, we have grown to be like an extension of our own families. Celebrating weddings, providing comfort during hard times and witnessing the miracle of birth almost first-hand. During a meeting one day at the conference table, one of our own (who was very pregnant with her first child) began pacing and looking concerned. After a bit of time, she asked aloud “do you think I’m in labor”? Sure enough she was, and off to the hospital she went. Luckily, there was enough time! Now that kiddo is a teenager, and I’ll always remember how he began his journey to join us.

Meg Marra

How long have you been with SBGC? 8 years (started as an intern)

Where did you grow up? New Cumberland, PA.

What makes SBGC so unique in your opinion? Our team! We’ve recognized early on that we can’t have a one size fits all solution because every brand we have the pleasure of working with is different and has different needs to help grow their B2B gift card program. We’ve structured ourselves in such a way that allows us to meet our clients’ individual needs as well as grow their business.

Any memorable SBGC stories or events to share? One of my roles while I was interning at Stoner Bunting was trade show prep. One trade show the box of materials that included all of our booth handouts and information got lost in transit. With only a day left until the show started I was at the office until the wee hours of the morning re-printing and binding all the materials again. I ended up having to call our IT guy in the middle of the night to come in because the printer needed maintenance due to all the printing. The next morning I over-nighted everything which my colleagues received just in time to set up for the show! Definitely a team effort!

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