Who We Are(Bios)
Brandon Kerschbaumer is co-founder and chief executive officer of Ignite Marketing and Productions. As a farm kid born and raised on a farm 10 miles southeast of Fairview, Brandon learned about hard work early.
“Summer holidays weren’t typically a holiday at all for us,” he laughs. “Town kids would be talking about bike riding and swimming, meanwhile we’d be blending brome grass, sweeping bins out and running the seed cleaning plants, though we always got paid for our efforts so that was a nice touch”
Brandon’s parents both operated businesses, “so often dinner talk was about the next customer or project shortly after “how was school today?” he says. It was a busy childhood, one that set him up well to be an entrepreneur. “I can still hear my dad saying, ‘there’s always something to do!’” he says.
Coree-Ann McGonigle is co-founder and chief operating officer of Ignite Marketing and Productions. Her upbringing was filled with change, having lived in Cochrane, Saskatoon, Kelowna, Arkansas, Black Diamond, Calgary, High River and Red Deer but now calls Grande Prairie home.
“I’m grateful for having been shuffled around so much because of my dad’s job,” she says. “I’ve had so many experiences that I wouldn’t have had otherwise.” As the somewhat perpetual new kid in school, Coree-Ann learned to be extroverted and pick up on social cues quickly.
Living in so many wildly different locations, she learned to make friends with almost anyone. “Moving around really taught me that it doesn’t matter what you look like or what your background is,” she says. “Everyone has something to offer the world and we are all human on the inside.”
Tomas Krejcar (crates are) – Web Designer / Developer
James Buchanan – Digital Marketing
Ignite Marketing and Productions came to be in February 2016.
Its inception arose for one simple reason: to provide creative, effective, memorable and measurable marketing solutions and strategies, to connect and educate customers with our clients. Our business is building your business.
Having worked years in radio advertising for large organizations, Brandon Kerschbaumer and Coree-Ann McGonigle were ready to do things differently. It was time to launch a marketing company that would be: fast-moving, fun-focused, creative, innovative and data-centric, but most importantly, client focused.
”I think we’re both very fortunate to have been introduced to
Dennis Chopko of Killing Herb Inc, as his creed is a cornerstone
of our business.
“If we focus on the success of others, our success will naturally follow” Brandon laughs. “Dennis knows his shit”