22May

Christie Widman

Christie Widman

Office Manager
860.323.0154

Christie is a motivated and dedicated employee with a history of proven success in customer service driven roles. She has five years previous experience in employee benefit communications. Her most recent role in retail management has heightened her ability to be proactive, responsive and efficient in managing her daily tasks. With her wide-range of experience, she is happy to help out in any way we need her!

She is a big book nerd and can often be found reading during her lunch breaks. She enjoys baking and shares her home-baked goodies to the detriment of our diets… but joy of our taste buds! She has travelled to six countries and looks forward to checking off more destinations in the future.

Christie is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Marketing.

20Feb

Account Executive / Sales

We’re looking for someone who is responsible for selling and reselling Spitfire’s amazing services to clients. And when we say selling, we mean taking us to the next level with sales techniques, inbound and outbound marketing ideas, account management assistance and hosting meetings with clients. We’re looking for a go-getter who can seamlessly work with multiple clients on multiple projects, all while building our sales portfolio with impressive clients. A background knowledge of HR, insurance and internal corporate culture is also needed as you will be working with multiple teams for each client. It’s a lot to ask, but that’s why it’s an incredible role to take on.

Who will rock this role?

If you’re a creative self-starter and a person people want to be around, then you will excel. Being a great communicator with relationship management and negotiation skills is a must — and your ambition will take you far here at Spitifre. If you’ve got the drive, we’re the place for you!

Key Responsibilities

  • All sales-related activities (presale, meetings, sales, follow-up)
  • Budget and proposal creation
  • Lead generation a MUST
  • Networking both internally and externally for current client retention and to bring in new clients
  • Assisting with writing and concepting with the Marketing team
  • Ability to work with all teams internally and run both sales and informational presentations
  • Top-notch organizational skills
  • Ability to follow processes and procedures

To apply for this job, email your details and resume to jpalazzo@myspitfire.com.

14Feb

Lyn Jones

Lyn Jones

Financial Manager

Lyn has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of accounting, budgeting and forecasting and is a critical player for the Spitfire team.

She’s a wizard of accuracy and integrity when it comes to planning, managing and controlling all financial activities for clients and Spitfire, as a whole, including accounting, finance, forecasting and job costing. Lyn ensures that our clients are billed accurately and timely.

You can say that Lyn and Excel are attached at the hip – anything anyone needs from her will be delivered with a smile but expect it in an Excel spreadsheet, neatly and precisely – of course!

Lyn’s steadfast and sound guidance – not to mention calm, caring demeanor – is a valued asset here at Spitfire and an essential component to Spitfire’s continued success.

Lyn is a graduate of the University of Connecticut; B.S. Psychology

14Feb

Erica Trenholm

Erica Trenholm

Graphic Designer
860.323.0164

Erica is a versatile designer with a background in agency, non-profit, and freelance design work. Her range of experience has led to her proficiency in designing for both print and digital platforms. Erica is a fervent believer in the importance of cohesion and consistency to build a solid brand.

Described by many as a perfectionist, Erica has an eye for detail and a structural design aesthetic. She is passionate about producing clean typography and reader-friendly layouts, taking particular care in arranging text until it is eye-catching, engaging, and effectively portrays its message. She carries her conscientious nature with her in all facets of her life, perpetually driven to give 110% to any task or project.

Erica is a graduate of Roger Williams University with a B.A. in Graphic Design Communications and Music, and a minor in Marketing.

14Feb

Laura Dechaine

Laura Dechaine

Senior Graphic / Web Designer
860.323.0163

Laura joined the Spitfire team over 4 years ago after 22 years of loyal service with another local and well-respected design firm. In that role, Laura served as Senior Designer and was the creative lead on brand identity programs, print collateral, e-marketing, environmental graphics and packaging for both corporate and non-profit organizations. Her experience includes a broad gamut of industries and companies including state agencies, utilities, financial institutions and retail food marketing.

Laura finds creativity in everything and her signature style is a sophisticated, clean design. She strives to be a part of the creative process from beginning to end – often stepping away from her keyboard for brainstorming sessions and conceptual development to providing technical advice for print and web. Laura’s “whatever it takes” attitude has ensured the best possible results from a design and cost perspective for our clients.

Laura is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in Fine Arts.

14Feb

Jocelyn Herrick

Jocelyn Herrick

Senior Graphic Designer
860.323.0162

Jocelyn is a highly creative graphic designer with more than a dozen years of experience in magazine and print design as well as print production. Prior to joining Spitfire, Jocelyn served as production manager and designer for ESPN’s high school division (ESPNHS).

Jocelyn thrives on managing multiple projects and job roles, while meeting the demands of Spitfire’s fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. She is committed to expanding product brands by balancing a sound design aesthetic with a pre-press mind-set that drives high-end results for every client. Her easy-going demeanor and her “grace under pressure” skills – no matter the demands or deadlines and her professionalism and sense of humor help her deliver the goods every time without skipping a beat. Jocelyn also takes the lead on programming our personalized, variable print projects like Total Compensation Statements.

Jocelyn is a graduate of Suffolk University; B.A. Fine Arts.

14Feb

Diana Stutz

Diana Stutz

Interactive Designer / Developer
860.323.0164

Diana brings her passion and talent for graphic design, interactive media and web development to the Spitfire team. After a career at ESPN, Diana taught Graphic/Information Design courses at Central Connecticut State University. In addition to teaching, she also worked in the Internet Marketing department at Mohegan Sun. Diana’s unique expertise coupled with her desire to share knowledge and collaborate makes her an all-star here at Spitfire.

When she is not designing graphics or developing code she can be found doing yoga, kayaking, fishing or hiking with her dog, Nova.

Diana is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Graphic/Information Design.

14Feb

Richelle Waron

Richelle Waron

Account Manager
860.323.0160

Richelle is an Account Manager with over 10 years’ experience with account management in the broadcast communications industry. She started at Ascent Media, coordinating content duplication and international distribution for a major film and TV Studio client. Richelle has also worked as a Senior Account Manager at ESPN where she was one of the first in the industry to manage the entire post sale stewardship for major national advertisers. Richelle’s focus is always on meeting her client’s expectations. She’s also a wiz with website analytics. It’s her customer focus and moxie spirit that makes Richelle a valuable addition to the Spitfire Team.

Richelle has a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Southern Maine. She also holds certifications in Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Google Analytics, and SEO.

14Feb

Kim Conforti

Kim Conforti

Senior Account Manager
860.323.0165

Kim has over 17 years of employee communications experience. She has spent time as both an insurance broker and Account Manager, giving her a unique perspective on the holistic approach to benefits and their marketing.

In her most recent role, prior to Spitfire, as the Employee Benefits Manager of a local insurance agency, Kim assisted clients in servicing their benefit administration, communication and renewal needs. While specializing in meeting the needs of individuals and business owners, she was also the firm’s compliance expert on health care reform and new benefit requirements. Her skill-set ranges from small companies to Fortune 500 companies, making her a great fit for all of Spitfire’s clients.

With her wide spectrum of knowledge, she knows how to take content from complex to simple, making her an invaluable resource of the Spitfire team. She is a problem-solver who is always willing to go the extra mile and jump in to help out the team. Her focus and attention to detail is consistently applauded by clients.

Kim is a graduate of the University of Hartford with a B.S. in Business Management, Magna Cum Laude, with an emphasis in marketing and minor in advertising.

14Feb

Shelia Eckhardt

Shelia Eckhardt

Senior Account Manager
860.323.0158

Sheila brings over 15 years of experience working in the Life and Health Insurance industry. While at Spitfire, Sheila has managed the development and delivery of a growing list of industry-leading multimedia and print materials for many companies, including several Fortune 500 companies.

If you have the pleasure of working with Sheila, you will undoubtedly pick up on her cheerful personality and steadfast energy – just a simple phone call will expose you to her innate vigor and positivity. Sheila’s energy is reflected in every project that she takes on.

Sheila is committed to top-notch client service and problem solving. Her client-driven attitude combined with her coveted organizational skills result in successful and satisfied client relationships. From start to finish, a client can always expect nothing but the best from Sheila.

Sheila is a graduate of Champlain College; Associates Degree in Business.