About us

We make advertising easy.

Who We Are

Converze Media Group was founded in 2009 by Tedd Barr and Philip Yancey. Together they built one of the nation’s top direct response buying agencies located in Huntington Beach, California.

The ability to strategize and implement campaigns across any media channel to exceed any client objective, brings forth a rare and valuable, holistic marketing perspective. Our clients benefit from having highly educated and big agency experienced veterans at boutique agency costs.

Converze Media is much more than a group of ROAS specialists—we are a group of talented media professionals that come from a variety of different experiences. From coast to coast—and occasionally across the pond—we’ve gathered a talented pool of innovative, smart thinkers. Thinkers that come from all sized agencies and thinkers who are well-rounded as marketers AND as human beings.

Resilience, humility, grit and the ability to endure any challenge are a few of the qualities we value in our team members.

“Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.”
David Ogilvy

Who we are

Converze Media Group was featured as one of the fastest growing, privately held companies on the Inc. 5000 list in 2020 and 2019—certainly a testament to the fact that our clients are not only satisfied, but long-term partners. Converze Media Group is a company that is driven to produce client ROAS AND nurture the experts who make it happen. The proof lies in the retention of our client portfolio and <10% employee annual turnover rate.

From branding to direct response, from TV to interactive bus shelters and everything in between, we are a group of experts who continually bring novel ad notions to our clients. It’s our duty to stay abreast of the industry and technology, keeping consumer behavior trends top-of-mind and bringing the very best to the converzation.

There is no doubt that together we’ll lift your company to new heights.

Meet The Team

Our team is comprised of senior level executives & top talent with over 100+ years combined experience.  From start to finish our team takes pride in their work and aims to work as a seamless extension of our clients’ marketing teams.  Positive, personable and invested strategists, buyers and account managers dedicate their days to making us all successful!

Tedd Barr

Managing Partner

Philip Yancey

Managing Partner

Daniel Williams


Jennifer Miller

Senior Account Manager

Julie Figures

Senior Media Director, TV

Jason Zimmerman

Senior Account Manager

Chris Panaia

SVP Business & Client Management

Carilyn Higa

Chief Creative Director

Chris Mullane

VP Sales

Shani Saitman

Associate Media Director

Holly Cetina

Senior Media Buyer

Carol Cordova

Senior Media Buyer

Monique Sanchez

Senior Account Manager

Stefan Keim

Senior Account Manager

Lupe Jimenez

Senior Account Manager

Erick Rivera

Senior Media Analyst

Lauren D’Ippolito

Office Manager

Britany Lueras


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