Meet our team
Mr. Tate was one of the pioneers in the pay-per-click advertising industry before the turn of the 21st century. He was one of the first people in the world to gain recognition as a Google AdWords certified partner and started in the internet marketing business before Google was a fledgling start-up.
While Mr. Tate’s specialty is legal and medical marketing, he has overseen campaigns across a wide range of industries, as well as, for some of Americas most widely recognized brands. Mr. Tate was on the forefront of Click-Fraud prevention early on in his career, and was showcased along with James Sokolove by the New York Times concerning the Pharmaceutical Litigation scandal, and the fraud surrounding it.
In his free time, he enjoys Weight training, flag football, snowboarding, ATV riding, boating, wine tasting, world traveling and spending time with his beautiful family.
Mr. Murphy is a founding partner of NLM. He was one of the first people in the country to hand code websites using Extensible HTML, and external CSS style sheets at the age of 16.
He went on to study computer science and mathematics in college before founding his first company at the age of 21. Mr. Murphy has spent years working in, and studying emerging markets including Brazil, and consequently speaks Portuguese fluently.
In his free time, he enjoys snow boarding, sailing, working out, literature, and philosophy.
Ramon Herrera is Chief Operating Officer at NLM. He is a dangerous web marketing force who specializes in Organic and Paid Search Marketing. Originally starting in the web marketing space as a development tester, Ramon managed the success of hundreds of local, domestic and international campaigns, including multi-million-dollar corporations. It doesn’t matter if a client’s industry is eCommerce, Legal, or Technology – no niche is out of Ramon’s scope of practice.
Ramon is passionate about Data Science, culture, and process. He is dedicated to shaving inefficiencies and providing support to every department at Next Level. Ramon comes from an extensive background in leadership, sales, and web marketing, having worked for clients in-house, as a consultant, a freelancer, and many years in previous agencies.
Ramon has a passion for music, learning and travel. He is a wine enthusiast, coffee connoisseur, and indulges in new culinary experiences every chance he gets. In his free time, he loves to DJ, plan his next big trip or discovering something new. Go Yankees!
Business Development & Operations
Landon Glover is a Business Development Manager at Next Level Marketing. He holds his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, with a focus on Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property.
Prior to joining Next Level, Landon worked at United Talent Agency’s Beverly Hills office, where he gained valuable experience across their Licensing, Brand Management, and Digital Media departments. Landon previously worked as a Marketing Manager for Electronic Arts (EA Sports) and as the National Sales Director for TNT Media, where he first met Next Level’s President, Michael Tate.
Landon works out of Next Level’s newly opened Los Angeles office, handling client acquisitions and servicing Next Level’s clients in Southern California.
In his free time, Landon enjoys traveling, reading, playing basketball, and listening to music.
Allie Franconeri is NLM’s Digital Media Coordinator, which sounds much more professional than The Glue That Holds Everything Together. Make no mistake, though, Allie is the heart of Next Level and, as a project manager across all departments, has a hand in every one of our clients’ successes.
Allie is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the school of Photographic Arts and Sciences.
Allie is a master of creative content. Her expertise ranges from commercial photography and video production, to film and television creative development. She honed this passion into unparalleled creative success through working for a number of major national retailers, television shows, and films.
Allie is an ambitious leader, artist, and expert in brand communication. Are you struggling to capture your company’s unique value proposition and translate that into a holistic marketing campaign? You won’t be after a conversation with Allie.
PPC | Pay Per Click Team
Hilary Kinzel is the Chief Marketing Officer at Next Level Marketing. With several years of agency experience under her belt, she is well-versed in both paid and organic search for a variety of industries.
When it comes to Search, Hilary has the experience to know which PPC and SEO tactics will be advantageous for clients. For Paid Search, she can recommend the platforms, strategies and bidding methods to get clients the ROI they are looking for. As for Organic Search, she loves digging into the interior of a site and finding opportunities to improve rankings and drive traffic. She is also certified in both Google AdWords and Analytics.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking dinner for her boyfriend then waiting for him to tell her it’s delicious, missing her dog as soon as she shuts the door, starting books and not finishing them, and sitting at the beach with SPF 80 on.
Amir Eldick is the Senior PPC Manager here at Next Level Marketing. His specialty is definitely paid advertising on Google and other platforms, but is also has had years working with organic search and SEO as well. He has developed and executed paid advertising campaigns for various types of business types and verticals, but his goal in mind for all clients is the same – how do they measure success.
While at FIU, he obtained a Master’s of Science in Management Information Systems in order to better understand all digital facets of an agency. He also has a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, and even attended medical school for a few months, but considering that he built paid campaigns for clients in order to help pay for school, it looks like he found his calling. He’s a techy with a personality, a movie buff, and in his own words, “music is my everything,” so feel free to start a conversation with him on any of these topics.
Taylor Baselice is a PPC Specialist at Next Level Marketing. Passionate about brand awareness and the art of writing, she took to marketing to express her love for strategy-driven results. Taylor is fluent in content writing, search engine optimization, social media marketing, and Pinterest strategy.
SEO | Search Engine Optimization
Feuza Reis is the Director of Social Marketing & Brand Communications at Next Level SEM. She specializes in Social Media SEO, PR, Content Marketing, Photography, Design, and Blogging. She is a nationally recognized, and highly awarded, professional speaker and blogger. She is also certified by SEM Rush on SEO Fundamentals.
She was originally born in Brazil and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. She has helped hundreds of businesses get found online via organic search and loves all things online marketing. She has taught classes on Pinterest SEO, Blogging SEO, and WordPress SEO. Additionally, she has been featured in dozens of blogs, podcasts, and magazines both national and local. Feuza, also known as Fuse, is super passionate about helping businesses elevate their online presence to the Next Level with strategic and sustainable content marketing and SEO. She is creative, passionate and brings a double dose of humor to the team.
In her free time, Feuza enjoys hanging out with her husband Max, her two boys Lucas and Josh and her fur baby Milo. She also loves the beach, red cabernet, and traveling fuels her soul.
Roberto Renteria is an SEO Specialist at Next Level Marketing. He holds Various Google Certifications and has over a decade of experience designing and implementing effective online traffic strategies that attract more leads and convert prospects into customers.
He received The Fastest Latino Digital Agency Award by the US Minority Chamber of Commerce, managed a Peruvian Presidential Campaign in 2011 and The Susana’s Villaran Revocatoria in 2013.
Roberto has served as a Digital Strategy Consultant for Congreso de La Republica del Peru Lectured in a Universidad de Piura and currently provides Online Content to entrepreneurs on the importance of online marketing.
Flavia Lima is an SEO Specialist here at Next Level Marketing. She specializes in drafting efficient website strategies guaranteed to make each business’ site target the most qualified users possible.
She graduated from Rider University Cum Laude with a dual major Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Business. She obtained her Associates Degree in Business Administration and has 3 certificates from various universities including San Francisco University and Rutgers University.
Flavia comes from a small business background and she brings a personal touch to each and every strategy.
She is trilingual, fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Her passions include writing poetry for her blog, traveling, consuming vast amounts of fiction literature and dancing hip-hop.
Tomas Gallo is a public relations writer for Next Level SEM. He grew up across four continents and found himself brewing a passion for writing after making Florida his home. He attended the University of North Florida for his bachelor’s degree in public relations, which spiked his interest in writing for the media. He began writing content for small businesses, universities and local events which provided a balance between creative and non-fictional writing.
He is fluent in English and Spanish and loves being exposed to new cultures and languages. He plans on earning a Master of Science in communication management in the new few years.He enjoys the outdoors, exquisite food, hard work and dogs. He enjoys coming into work everyday and working with his peers to increase the awareness of their clients. His passion for writing and experience with digital marketing work hand in hand to promote the products and services his clients have to offer.
Gerald Lombardo is an SEO Content Coordinator for Next Level Marketing. He specializes in Digital Content Writing, Copywriting, Website Design, Search Engine Optimization, and Blogging.
Gerald has often been called an artist, an artist who paints with words. Some say his talents for writing are topped only by his humility.
Born in New York and raised in South Florida, Gerald began writing soon after realizing that he would not be making it into the NBA. With a thorough understanding of prose and an acute sense of style, Gerald is a passionate and creative employee and an effective, efficient partner.
In his free time, Gerald enjoys underwater basket weaving and long, meandering walks on the beach.
Denise Royal is an experienced writer/editor who specializes in content creation and search engine optimization, including blogging and other content marketing.
Denise is a modern-day storyteller. Whether it’s leveraging her marketing skills for clients or informing the masses about a breaking news story, her writing is clear and concise.
Denise’s first professional writing job came in local television in upstate New York. From there, she moved to a national stage, as part of the team that launched MSNBC. In 2000, she moved to morning television, writing and producing stories for the Today Show, Weekend Today, Good Morning America, and NBC’s Weekend Nightly News.
In 2015, Denise moved from the trenches of journalism to boardrooms of Corporate America. The transition from journalism to marketing was a smooth one. Denise takes pride in being a good listener, problem solver, and amazing Karaoke performer.
When not in front of a computer, Denise and her husband Tony enjoy traveling, attending concerts, photography, and listening to Michael Jackson.
SEO Content Writer
When people think of excellence, certain names come to mind. DaVinci. Einstein. Columbo. But one name seemingly shines brighter in the sky than any other: Cory.
Fulfilling the prophecies of old, Cory was born unto this world to create compelling content – the kind of content that generates interest from readers and excitement from clients. He doesn’t write – he composes.
Cory has traveled the globe, sharpening his skills wherever life has taken him. Whether it be academic or popular historical writings in the United Kingdom, corporate travel writing in Central and South America, or his current SEO-driven work at Next Level Marketing, Cory has left a long trail of dynamic words in his wake.
WEB | Web Design & Development
Stephan Azevedo is a senior full stack web developer with over 16 years of experience in graphic design, web development, project management and leadership spanning the hospitality, travel, and consulting industries.
He has helped companies big and small, produce effective marketing strategies and designs online tools, that add intrinsic and monetary value.
Stephan’s passion for always staying current with the latest web development trends has made him an expert in web architecture and development and UI/UX implementations. Stephan is directly responsible for Norwegian Cruise Lines’ globalization efforts. Leveraging technologies like Geo Location, translation services, and scrum teams to bring it all together.
Although born in Dakar, Senegal (Africa), most of his education took place in the states. Due to all his travels, over the years, Stephan has become fluent in four major languages. English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
He enjoys spending time with his wife, Katie, their sons, Alexander and Silas, and their dog Lilly. His favorite past-times include playing basketball, photography, and video editing. Stephan is also a big Miami Hurricanes football fan.
Joseph Pagan is a media arts specialist focusing on website design and development. With over 16 years experience Joseph Pagan specializes in Website Design, HTML, CSS, App Design, Graphic Design, Branding and also Product Design/Manufacturing.
He has designed websites for major brand companies like Sugar Factory, Hontus, Mia Toro, Cafe Iguana, Planet Traveler USA and many more.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. He has worked with many companies to build and elevate a strong brand presence through Logo Design, Website design, Social media advertisements, Video, and Magazine Advertisements.
His most recent project Space Case 1 (SC 1) has gained recognition from many media sources like Forbes, CNN and the New York Times for being technologically ahead of the industry.
Maxine Grossman is a recent graduate from the University of Florida, where she received a degree in public relations and innovation. She has past experience in social media, and is excited to continue growing and sharing her love for media at Next Level as a social media coordinator.
Aside from social media, Maxine loves to explore new places through the lens of a camera or her stomach. She loves trying new foods and exploring different cultures. Maxine hopes that her future holds plenty of travel opportunities.
Other passions of hers include fashion, beauty and DIYs. She’s come a far way from her little hometown of Fort Myers, FL. But the beach will always feel like home to her.
Michael Capone is passionate about social media and content marketing. Mike has worked with social media before, and is happy to have the opportunity to explore the field more at Next Level.
In his free time, Mike likes to play guitar and DJ. When he is not pumping out new tunes, he hits the books and seeks guidance on how to give his all at Next Level. In the future, Mike wants to explore his passion for music, and become a full-time worker at the company.