Meet the team

Our team

Transparent Partners is a group of tremendously passionate marketing technology and data specialists. Our collective experience spans: some of the largest agencies in the world, contributions across both Martech & Adtech platforms, support of major and niche consultancies alike, and direct brand ownership driving consumer-centric innovation, analytics insights, and operational excellence.

Brandon Starkoff

Managing Partner, CEO
Passionate Leader. Best known for inspiring others, lover of all things outdoors.

Darren Rankine

Partner, Technology
When technical know how meets strong client advocate. Loves to see the planets in the Colorado night sky, but stays weary of bears in his front yard.

Josh Vincent

Partner, Data & Analytics
Master of person level data and advanced analytics, known to juggle... on a unicycle.

Lindsey Daly

Partner, Accounts
Wearer of all hats. Constantly connecting with new people-often in strange places. Former bass guitarist, still waiting for her big break.

Oliver Amidei

Director, Data & Analytics
Curious cooking enthusiast and all around data savant. Proud of his eclectic, but admittedly millennial tastes. He loves independent coffee roasters, his rec soccer league (pre-covid), and tinkering with code.

Kaela Carey Cifonelli

Sr Manager, Accounts
Loves cooking, hates recipes. Organizational rockstar who starts her Saturdays with a coffee and croissant from her favorite Chicago bakery.

Julia Deutsch

Associate, Account Management
Energetic dog lover on a mission to try every great restaurant in Chicago.

Oscar Guzman

Manager, Data & Analytics
Student at the school of hip-hop, cuisine and good design. Prudent first mate on the trip to your analytics future state.

Darren Jex

Director, Technology
Childhood tennis prodigy turned MarTech Expert, father of 5 boys, enjoys woodworking in his spare time.

Sarah Johnson

Associate, Accounts
Motivated D1 athlete and marketing connoisseur, traded warm California sun for Chicago seasons and runs along Lake Michigan.

Phil Kruzel

Sr Manager, Accounts
Genuine, strategic problem solver committed to client success. Known to smoke meats and listen to country music while chasing and cleaning up after 3 daughters under the age of 5.

Chris Lamb

Sr Manager, Technology
Technical Solutions specialist and Lord of the Rings super fan, known for solving Rubik's cubes in under a minute.

Nathan Lo

Analyst, Data & Analytics
Spontaneous and versatile Tableau & SQL aficionado, weekend piano and cello teacher.

Rae Markwell

Sr Manager, Accounts
Well-read Disney fanatic, best known for color coding spreadsheets and delighting clients.

Danny Mattis

Sr Manager, Data & Analytics
High energy presentation pro who loves basketball and hiking through the National Parks.

Jacob Schmitt

Manager, Data & Analytics
Homemade pizza chef extraordinaire, aspiring Ironman, disciplined and hardworking tech wizard.

Lauren Mahomes

Sr Manager, Accounts
Passionate data storyteller with a vision for business transformation. Always keeps a pen/notebook in her purse and dinner party trivia up her sleeve.

Hannah Ventola

Associate, Accounts
Chicago born, Arizona raised- can handle the extremes. Avid reader, ardent planner and some would say deep-dish pizza aficionado.

Michelle Mahoney

Senior Manager, Data and Analytics
Analytical mind motivated by solving client problems and crushing to-do lists. Happiest when a bowl of smoked queso is involved.