Lever is a full service marketing agency based just outside of Chicago. With over two decades of marketing know-how, our team provides leading expertise in today’s most advanced digital and offline marketing opportunities.

About

The best kept secret

During the 1960s, among the explosion of rock and pop hitmaking, a publicly unknown group of musicians was responsible for the recording of over 140 top-ten hits and approximately 40 number-one songs that are still instantly recognizable today. The Wrecking Crew was comprised of the most in-demand collection of musicians, well known for their expertly crafted approach, perfect timing, detailed arrangements, and prolific execution. If you needed a hit record, you brought in The Wrecking Crew.

Today, our story resonates with that of The Wrecking Crew, having delivered unsurpassed marketing campaign success for hundreds of brands throughout two decades while keeping the spotlight on those that matter most – our clients. From digital paid media campaigns and search engine optimization to award-winning offline and creative media, we know how to drive successful, long-lasting marketing results expertly and efficiently.

And just like The Wrecking Crew, we are the marketing industry’s best kept secret.

Leadership

Chris Gilmartin

Chris Gilmartin

CEO

David Sutton

David Sutton

SVP, Growth

Carla Peknik

Carla Peknik

SVP, Client Strategy

Drew Metherd

Drew Metherd

Director, SEO

Dan Wachowski

Dan Wachowski

Director, Paid Media

Amber Hodges

Amber Hodges

Media Director, Search Platforms

Andrew Freischlag

Andrew Freischlag

Media Director, Programmatic & Social

Jeff Hanrahan

Jeff Hanrahan

Media Director, SEO

Katey Watkins

Katey Watkins

Group Director, Health

Tracey Harkness

Tracey Harkness

Sr. Account Director

Kendall Shayler

Kendall Shayler

Sr. Manager, Agency Development

Select Testimonials

“We view the Lever team as an extension of our internal marketing group… They keep up on trends and technological advances, so we can concentrate on running our ecommerce business.”
Lindsey Dunn – eCommerce Lead

“We’ve had great success with the Lever team, through the personal relationships we’ve built. And they really understand our business, which is a huge asset for us.” 

Julie Hensel – Marketing Manager

“Lever Interactive combines the benefits of a small agency feel with the capabilities of working with a larger agency.” 

John Walsh – Marketing Officer

Join the crew

4+ Years

Average employee tenure

40%

Employee % of profit

10%

Boomerang employees

91%

Professional development satisfaction

“Give me a LEVER long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”

– Archimedes