The Innovative Group Team

Meet Our Team

Meet our inventive experiential marketing team, who excel at every challenge to bring your experiences to life.


Barry Kates
President

“It doesn’t matter where you go in life, what you do or how much you have…it’s who you have beside you.”

~Unknown

Britney Treminio
Client Services Manager

“The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem.”

~Captain Jack Sparrow

Camie Dunbar
Experiential Director

“You can’t live life on the edge, if you never climb the mountain.”

Cliff Dailey
Market Manager

“Buuzzz, I’m going through all your private stuff, ya better come out and pound me!”

~ Kevin McCallister, Home Alone

Diane Jack
Market Manager

“Failure to plan is planning to fail.”

~Alan Lakein

Dorinda Barker
Market Sales Manager

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Till your good is better and your better is best.”

~St. Jerome

Finley Slocum
VP, Consumer Acquisitions & Compliance

“If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.”

~Juan Ramon Jimenez

Jaima Schiffer
Director of Business Development

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

~Maya Angelou

Jared Shattuck
Chief Operating Officer, Sales & Marketing

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

~Van Gogh

Jerry Saunders
Market Sales Manager

“Believe in the Impossible.”

Jim Freudenberg
Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliance Partnerships

“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.”

~Ron White

Joe Mandele
Director of Ticketing, Strategic Alliance Partnerships

“Hustle and heart sets us apart.”

~Unknown

Katie Caldwell
Communication Coordinator

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

~Mark Twain

Lori Sundermier
Vice President, Finance & Administration

“Take what’s good and make it better, take what’s wrong and fix it.”

~Lois P. Frankel, PhD

Martin Caparros
Assistant Market Manager

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

~John Wooden

Michael Saks
Chief Development Officer

“Tough times don’t last…tough people do.”

~Robert Schuller

Rebecca Zaccard
Market Sales Manager

“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.”

~Sarah Ban Breathnach

Tom Ebert
Operations Manager

“Where focus goes, energy flows.”

~Tony Robbins

Tracy Hunter
Account Manager

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have.”

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Client Case Studies

Discover how companies like yours have found success with experiential marketing initiatives brought to life and executed by Innovative Group.

Provide an outdoor themed Super Bowl caliber business plan for the world's largest Mecum...Read more
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Develop an experiential, brand activation program in which Celebrity Cruises can...Read more
Develop a luxury hospitality village within walking distance of the Stadium for the College...Read more
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