Spoiler alert: It’s the people.

Over 200 strong, our team has the drive and commitment to be the best. Together, we’ve created a culture where great work thrives and every team member is valued. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit that can flourish in a privately held company, and a track record of thinking big, you’ll fit right in.

Our Values

With offices across the U.S. and Canada, the NOVUS Media team covers a lot of ground — but we’re connected through our shared ideals and the way we approach our work every day.

At NOVUS, we’re passionate about the media industry. We don’t accept the status quo; instead we seek to challenge the norm, create opportunity and lead our clients to success.

  • We pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients.
  • We’re problem-solvers. With a strong foundation in data and analytics, we gain insights, identify patterns and simplify the complex.
  • We are a team of experts and thought leaders. We’re curious, and we never stop learning.

Our Culture

First of all, while we work hard and move fast, we are nice, kind, generous people. Serving our clients and partners starts with a spirit of respect, integrity and encouragement within our own walls. Setting the stage for success — and celebrating our team along the way — is an important part of how we win.

  • Our Diversity Committee helps us honor the unique perspectives our team members bring to the table.
  • Employee Recognition and Appreciation programs provide a steady stream of applause for accomplishments throughout the year.
  • Learning & Development training, the Anniversary Award Program and the Fun Committee keep our team well-informed and well-rewarded.

Our Benefits

Health and wellness are key parts of a strong, happy team — and employee benefits are an important part of any compensation package. NOVUS offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to support our team members and their families.

  • Benefit plans include medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance and short- and long-term disability coverage.
  • We offer daycare reimbursement program, employee assistance program and legal services plan.
  • Personal time off and paid holidays are a part of every full-time employment package.

Calling all innovators.

The great work we do can’t happen without our amazing team — and the talent they use to ensure our clients’ growth and success. We’re excited to share how we work and who we are.

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Our Executives

Dave Murphy

Chief Executive Officer

Dave made the leap to NOVUS following a lustrous career at the Tribune company, as well as tours at the LA Times and Denver Newspaper Agency. In his 10 years at the helm, he has grown NOVUS business exponentially, shepherded a management buyback to take the company private, and spearheaded its diversification and capability evolution”

Dave Murphy

Chief Executive Officer

Rob Davis

Chief Client Officer

A 25 year veteran of leading accounts such as Airbnb, Kellogg and Allstate as President at Starcom, Rob joins NOVUS in the newly created CCO role. He is ultimately responsible for delivering superior results and service for all US clients, across all media”

Rob Davis

Chief Client Officer

Jon Madrid

Chief Transformation Officer

As Chief Transformation Officer, Jon is responsible for leading NOVUS’ reinvention for the next generation. He has held senior executive leadership roles at Amazon Web Services, Best Buy, Ascena Retail Group, and other Fortune 500 companies, and has led some of the world’s largest and most iconic organizations through game-changing transformations.”

Jon Madrid

Chief Transformation Officer

Michael Buck

Chief Financial Officer

A 25+ year seasoned industry executive responsible for the financial strength and overall financial performance of NOVUS and its subsidiaries.  Previous experience includes serving as the Internal Audit Director of Interpublic Group, North American Chief Financial Officer for Lowe Worldwide, Initiative Media, and Mindshare, as well as Chief Financial Officer at Global Prairie and Translation.”

Michael Buck

Chief Financial Officer

Margy Campion

Chief Operating Officer

With over 20 years at NOVUS, Margy knows the ins and outs of NOVUS’ business. She built her career by spending time in various roles throughout the organization, with a focus on efficiency, workflow improvement, and automation. In addition to her current role of COO, Margy has spent the last 7 years working diligently with our newest clients to transition to NOVUS with minimal risk and overwhelming success.”

Margy Campion

Chief Operating Officer

Melony Rios

Vice President, Client Services

Melony has been with NOVUS for over 15 years.  In her current role, her responsibilities include strategic development of the Client Services organization, developing successful client relationships at the levels that matter, and delivering forward thinking marketing strategies that meet the needs of advertisers. Melony stewards investment strategies across traditional and emerging marketing channels to engage customers, build brand equity and maximize client returns.”

Melony Rios

Vice President, Client Services

Candi Atteberry

Vice President, Client Services

A 20 year industry veteran, Candi has worked on accounts spanning local, regional and national brands.  She also has worked extensively partnering with top media agencies in the US.  At NOVUS, Candi is responsible for delivering the highest quality experiences and delivering results for the clients she leads.”

Candi Atteberry

Vice President, Client Services

Montrew Newman

Vice President, Integrated Media

Montrew is responsible for leading the NOVUS multi-media planning and buying practice.  She has a proven track record of driving business results through strong strategic planning and localized activation on clients such as PetSmart, Pier 1, State Farm, lotteries and McDonald’s of Chicagoland.”

Montrew Newman

Vice President, Integrated Media

Gerard Bodell

Vice President, In-Store and Direct Marketing

A retail executive with 20+ years of experience at Target Corp., most recently focused on developing customer focused marketing production strategies. Led in-store promotional signing, circular creative production, print buying and operations teams focused on optimizing channel spend, improving engagement and driving sales.”

Gerard Bodell

Vice President, In-Store and Direct Marketing

Bridgit Wallace

Vice President, Media Investment

A driving force behind investment strategies across NOVUS’ entire portfolio consisting of retail, national and direct response clients. She is NOVUS’ voice to the marketplace on opportunities, challenges, trends and insights. Bridgit and the Media Investment team are focused on ensuring that the cost paid for media aligns with the value it delivers to our advertisers.”

Bridgit Wallace

Vice President, Media Investment

Jennifer Bunner

Vice President, Analytics

Jennifer is an Agency and Client side analytics executive with 20 years of experience at Wunderman, GE Money and Best Buy. She is a recognized thought leader on behavior based marketing, advanced analytics and campaign optimization. At NOVUS, she is responsible for driving advances in cross-channel local market planning, testing, optimization and measurement.”

Jennifer Bunner

Vice President, Analytics

Sarah Barber

Vice President, Strategic Pricing

With a revenue-growth track record across multiple industries, Sarah leads a team that drives data-driven innovation into every area of the revenue generation process.  Think “Moneyball,” except with profitability and media instead of baseball players. At NOVUS, she leads and inspires her team with one philosophy: with a simplicity focus, a lot of optimism and unparalleled hard work, no problem is unsolvable.”

Sarah Barber

Vice President, Strategic Pricing

Our People

What activities do you enjoy outside of NOVUS?

Wendy Giannattasio

Media Investment, Minneapolis

When I’m not at NOVUS, you can find me on a golf course!

Wendy Giannattasio

Media Investment, Minneapolis

Montrew Newman

Micro Local, Chicago

I enjoy growing crops and raising chickens for their eggs in the suburbs of Chicago!

Montrew Newman

Micro Local, Chicago

Marietta Looby

Ad Operations, Minneapolis

In my spare time, I enjoy going fishing with my family.

Marietta Looby

Ad Operations, Minneapolis

Dan Zeleznik

Consumer Insights, Minneapolis

Red wine and sewing don’t mix, but mimosas and crochet are great!”

Dan Zeleznik

Consumer Insights, Minneapolis

Sara Birkholz

Client Services, Minneapolis

You might not expect it, but I compete in bodybuilding competitions!

Sara Birkholz

Client Services, Minneapolis

Nik Hengel

Marketing Sciences, Minneapolis

Snowboarding is our winter escape. There is nothing better than floating through fresh powder.”

Nik Hengel

Marketing Sciences, Minneapolis

Kristie Gonczy

Media Investment, Minneapolis

During the football season, you can either find me at the Vikings game or at the television cheering them on!
SKOL!”

Kristie Gonczy

Media Investment, Minneapolis

Justin Rademacher

Media Investment, Minneapolis

I enjoy performing stand-up comedy – so ask me to tell you a joke!

Justin Rademacher

Media Investment, Minneapolis

James Kiekhaefer

Client Services, Minneapolis

Outside of NOVUS – you can find me playing guitar and performing for my friends!

James Kiekhaefer

Client Services, Minneapolis

Sofia Capello

Client Services, Minneapolis

In my free time, I love to be creative. I like to draw and paint, but I love graphic design the most. I have made commissioned art pieces and logos for friends and family.”

Sofia Capello

Client Services, Minneapolis

Madeline Gould

Buying Operations, Minneapolis

Two days a week you can find me playing on a coed soccer team!

Madeline Gould

Buying Operations, Minneapolis

Kelley Gilbert

Buying Operations, Minneapolis

Photography is my passion. When I am not at NOVUS, you can catch me behind a lens with a cocktail close by!”

Kelley Gilbert

Buying Operations, Minneapolis

Let’s run the numbers: A few not-so-serious stats about the NOVUS team.

28,392

Free Bagels

Number of bagels served since we started Free Friday Bagels

53

Charities

Number of charities NOVUS has supported since our founding

1,000

Wing Stats

Average number of chicken wings eaten during our annual Employee Appreciation Week

30%

Longevity

Number of employees who have worked at NOVUS for over five years