Bruce Turkel, CEO/Executive Creative Director
Designer, speaker, dad, husband, harmonicist, and Miamian to the core – Bruce opened his own agency in ’83. His Seven Steps to Building Brand Value have guided countless clients and award-winning campaigns to greatness.
Roberto S. Schaps, President
A connoisseur of coffee, wine, cigars, tequila, cuisine, and travel, Roberto partnered with Bruce in 1989. He soon found the subtleties of advertising strategy equally satisfying.
Sara Saiz, Managing Director
Sara constantly challenges the status quo. Whether she’s managing our finances or supporting our production department, she’s always looking for [and delivering on] ways to improve our business [internally and externally].
Soren Theilemann Creative Director
Soren is TURKEL Brand’s intrepid Creative Director. In this role, he ensures all of our clients continually get compelling concepts that help them accomplish their marketing goals. Hailing from a small town in the mini-country of Denmark, Soren has poured his bottomless cup of creative juices into the field of Advertising Art Direction for over 20 years.
Tom Langley, Art Director
Perhaps one of the most impressive things about Tom’s creative ability is that he is as skilled with a paintbrush and canvas as he is with a mouse and a computer screen. We believe that this combination of old school artistry and modern technology is what gives Tom the ability to view our clients’ creative challenges from a unique perspective.
Skip Pollard, Media Director
Skip’s been in the media game for over three decades. He brilliantly weaves strategy and creativity to deliver our clients’ brand message in fresh and unexpected ways. An avid scuba diver, Skip loves to explore renowned reefs and historic wrecks of the World.
Allison Filella, Marketing Manager
Allison brings versatility, adaptability, and a proven track record in marketing to TURKEL Brands. And she didn’t have to travel far to get here, coming just across the street from Crispin Porter + Bogusky. At CP+B, Allison had a hand in everything from account management and production to corporate communications and employee relations. A graduate of Florida International University, Allison honed her marketing skills at SunTrust Bank and Doctors Hospital. Her engaging personality and detail-oriented work ethic keep clients like the Miami Science Museum, Continuecare, Barry University and Colombian Emeralds International happy and successful.
Stephanie Rosenow, Marketing Director
Stephanie Rosenow, Marketing Director
Steph says the best part about her job is there’s always a new idea, a new strategy or a new client business challenge to tackle. And with clients like the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, her workday is anything but mundane.
Eblis Parera, IT Manager
Eblis is a master and re-tooling outdated computers to bring them to state-of-the-art condition. And he keeps them running like a finely-tuned Italian sports car long after their life expectancy has passed. Like a doctor, he’s on call 24/7 keeping our computers virus-free and our servers up and running.
Ginette Velasquez, Marketing Director
One of Panama’s finest exports, Ginette is devoted to her family, all things musical, and seeing the planet. Get to know her and you’ll discover she has impressive client experience, a predilection for the perfectly-hung hammock, and a contagious joie de vivre.
Jose Perozo, Designer
Jose is the brand architect of TURKEL. From logo design to complete corporate identity packages, Jose’s designing eye and impressive library of 80’s music is what keeps our creative department running at peak performance.
Marlisa Shapiro, Communications Director
Marlisa does double duty at TURKEL. She is our brand evangelist, spreading the word about TURKEL to the press, clients and friends of the agency. As a member of our new business team, Marlisa works with the creative team to develop our new business proposals.
Zoila Cardoso, Administration
You’ve heard the old saying that “money makes the world go ‘round.” It’s thanks to Zoila that we not only make money, but that we can track it and keep some of it, too. Her passions are cycling and her two granddaughters.