Fluency Media

Fluency Media

The Management Team

Tim Schaden
Tim Schaden
Chief Executive Officer

Tim has been driving online innovation to profitability for brands like Quiznos, Ford, and eBay for over fifteen years. Tim is a full-time dad, skier and hopeless audiophile.
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Preeti Garg
Preeti Garg
Chief Operations Officer

Preeti is pivotal in maintaining Fluency’s “Client-First” approach and has overseen Fluency’s rapid growth. She is a tireless champion for local charities and an accomplished photographer.

Laurent Stanevich
Laurent Stanevich
Chief Strategy Officer

Laurent has led the development and delivery of digital and social strategies for global brands such as Ford, GM, Samsung and Dell. Before he began a career in marketing, he worked as a high-school teacher, bartender and video game designer.

Rich Retyi
Richard Retyi
Social Media Director

Rich has more than nine years of public relations and social media experience working with global brands like Chevrolet and building the University of Michigan athletic department’s social media infrastructure. He’s a freelance writer, a former high school teacher and a Canadian.

Bobby Franske
Bobby Franske
Search Marketing Manager

Bobby helped launch General Motor’s Global Search operations. He also led GM’s Natural Search activity, directing brands such as Chevrolet, Cadillac, and GMC. In his spare time he is a dedicated family man who enjoys cooking and striving for a smaller footprint.

Christy Sherman
Christy Sherman
Project Manager

Throughout her career in PR and marketing, Christy developed an intimate knowledge of digital project management, writing, blogging, community management and search optimization. She has also had the pleasure of leading web development, public relations and social media implementations for General Motors, TruGreen, Ally Financial and Quicken Loans.

Lindsay Blackwell
Lindsay Blackwell
Assistant Director of
Social Media

Lindsay has developed and implemented social media strategies for industry leaders like OSRAM Opto and Guardian Glass. She also directed marketing and public relations for the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Lindsay enjoys cooking, rock climbing and graphic design.