Who We Are

At DaynerHall, we pride ourselves on our cadre of seasoned industry professionals: well-educated marketing mavens with deep experience on both the client and channel sides, as well as legacy leaders in the agency business. We're a tight-knit team of collaborators and co-conspirators that have worked together for years (in fact, some of us complete each other's sentences). But at our heart, we're passionate storytellers, working vigilantly to uncover the vision, purpose and messages that drive our customers' businesses.

From global brands to emerging start-ups, many of our clients have relied on DaynerHall for years. Why? Because we believe in the value of our relationships, and work hard to keep it central to our work. That's who we are... and that's what makes us different.

Kitt Hancock
Partner, President and Chief Strategist

 

Kitt offers over 30 years of business-to-business/high-technology marketing experience. Over the course of his agency career, he has served in strategic planning, creative and account management roles for dozens of technology companies, including Veritas Software, Interland, and major divisions of Microsoft, Motorola, Verizon, Harris Corporation, Siemens, Lockheed Martin, NCR, GE, Westinghouse, FedEx, ABB, IBM, Genicom, and Mitsubishi.

For many accounts, his strategic planning role has encompassed such activities as brand strategy development, message development, marketing plan development, channel development, and partner development. He earned his B.S. degree in Advertising from the University of Florida.

 
Tom Darling
Managing Partner

 

Tom offers 25 years of business-to-business/high-technology marketing experience, having worked on both the client side and now on the agency side of the business. He managed the internal marketing communications program for LXE - a wireless data systems firm - when the company grew from $10 million to $45 million in sales. He also worked for Scientific-Atlanta and Mitsubishi International Corporation.

Tom has spent 17 years with DaynerHall, helping to manage such accounts as VERITAS Software, Datamax, Power & Tel Supply, WhereNet, Tradex and others. Tom has a B.S. degree in Economics from Illinois State University and an MBA from Governor's State University.

 

 

Matt Garrepy
Partner & Creative Director

 

With 14 years of experience in both advertising and marketing environments, Matt brings a strong aptitude for creative direction and strategic marketing to our clients. His experience covers a wide range of industries in both the business-to-business and consumer genres, with customers in the technology, healthcare and retail sectors. His client experience features a number of Fortune 500 organizations – as well as start-ups and incubator companies in the early stages of funding. Some of his clients include  IBM, Microsoft, Verizon, Sprint/NEXTEL, Lockheed Martin, Metavante, Raytheon, Hilton Vacation Clubs and the YMCA. Before his partnership at DaynerHall, Matt served as a senior art director at MARC USA – one of the largest advertising agency conglomerates in the United States. His technical skill set covers print, television, radio and Web-based applications (including online, interactive and mobile).

During his tenure at DaynerHall, Matt has worked closely with a number of specialized technology companies, and has extensive experience in the information and computer security space. He has attended numerous security-focused tradeshows and events, and has worked closely with the executive, marcom, product marketing and engineering layers of high-tech organizations.

Matt attended Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL, where he graduated summa cum laude. He has received numerous gold and silver Addy awards, including a Best of Show and the coveted Sentinel Spec Ad Award. His work has also been published in Communications Arts magazine.

An occasional speaker and contributor at forums, Matt is also a certified executive coach - and has also taught at the collegiate level as an adjunct professor of design.

 

 

Ingrid Darling
Director of Account Management

 

Ingrid has held marketing positions within the high-tech industry for over 18 years. As Marketing Manager for Clarion Software, Ingrid managed the advertising, public relations, trade show and direct marketing programs. In addition, Ingrid worked for Tech Data Corporation and was in charge of the marketing and promotions for the Apple Products Division, managing a $2 million co-op budget.

After Tech Data, Ingrid joined Datamax Corporation as Director of Marketing, and in May of 1999, Ingrid came on board at DaynerHall as Senior Account Executive. She has served as primary account manager for a variety of major accounts, including VERITAS Software, Internet Security Systems and Infocrossing. She earned her B.A. in Communications from Michigan State University.