Vast bridges

CUSTOMER ACQUISITION MARKETING

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Jacksonville Business Journal Fastest Growing 2015Bold City Best Places To Work 20152016 INC. 5000 Rank: #1615

About Vast Bridges

Vast Bridges is an award winning interactive agency
working for leading brands worldwide

Our Mission

At Vast Bridges, our mission is connection. We connect our customers with the products and services they need and love. We connect personally and professionally with those within our company and community. And we make meaningful connections through giving and other impactful experiences worldwide.

Our Staff

The staff of Vast Bridges consists of diversely talented people with strong ethics who thrive in an environment that is upbeat and positive. While much of our business is data-driven, entrepreneurial sensibilities are applauded and idealism abounds. The setting is attractive to, and fosters the development of, individuals who are motivated and results-oriented, with a passion for their fields of expertise.

Empowering You

Human resources are of utmost importance at Vast Bridges; imaginative methods and outlooks are encouraged so that each individual’s unique abilities are most effectively utilized in marketing, technology, sales and customer service. We nurture the dedication and vitality of our employees to accomplish the extraordinary in their careers and as a company.

With integrity, and a focus on a visionary and rewarding future, Vast Bridges is growing rapidly as creative and gifted people contribute their ambition and inspiration to a unified goal of success for our partners.

 

What We Do

Vast Bridges helps businesses to develop their profitability and grow by employing a unique model of sales and marketing technology. We attribute our breakthrough success to our mutually beneficial relationships with product partners. Combining innovative marketing and sales strategies, Vast Bridges aims to prolong and optimize customer lifecycles, from initial interest to purchasing and successful remarketing.

The Rewards

At Vast Bridges, performance is rewarded with expanded responsibilities, including the autonomy to make independent decisions about project management, task workflows, and utilization of assets. We want staff members to feel directly involved in the success of Vast Bridges and look forward to contributing to the group effort.

 

The Focus

With integrity, and a focus on a visionary and rewarding future, Vast Bridges is growing rapidly as creative and gifted people contribute their ambition and inspiration to a unified goal of success for our partners.

A result of effective marketing, sales conversion is the ultimate goal that we achieve with a proprietary set of methodologies. Acquisition and analysis of data about prospective customers is front-and-center in this effort. This is coordinated with our sales agents, who are supported by in-depth training, access to relevant consumer information, and advanced call-routing to contribute to our ability to deliver unrivaled sales conversion rates.

Our Values

At Vast Bridges our vision is made up of audacious goals that we stand behind. Through innovation and collaboration, our incredibly talented team implements out-of-the-box strategies to help us deliver even better results for the leading brands we represent. Through careful metrics, our strategies are monitored, and when there is a true IOI – Impact on Investment, we move forward. If a strategy is not working as we envisioned, we fail fast. We quickly embrace the fact that an effort is not successful and put an end to it, so we can quickly move on to the next innovation. This attention to results has been critical to our growth as a company.

Read more about the Vast Bridges Core Values.

 

“We will either find a way or make one.”
-Hannibal

The Team

Kevin Conner - Founder & CEO

Kevin Conner

What exactly do you do here at VB?
I see things that aren’t yet as if they were already – I lead us in our quest to make reality that which we dream up together. Goal-setting, help oversee marketing, help oversee sales. Make sure our failures are realized quickly. Establish new channel partner relationships and maintain existing ones.

What do you like about working here?
I love everything about being here. Life is too short for it to be otherwise. I love having a great team and seeing the personal and professional development unravel in each person here.

What do you like to do in your spare time (family, hobbies, etc…)?
I love spending time with my son (traveling with him is the best). Mountaineering, hiking and being in the gym are my physical addictions while reading and self-development are my mental obsessions.

The most fun outside activity you’ve ever attended that was sponsored by work?
The Vast Bridges Warriors basketball team is to be feared. But the Halloween party was pretty fun too.

Ivan Spaeth - Chief Operations Officer

Ivan Spaeth

What exactly do you do here at VB?
I strive to provide the leadership, management and execution necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.

What do you like about working here?
I get the honor of impacting the lives of each member of the team in both positive and (hopefully not) negative ways. I also don’t have to wear shoes.

What do you like to do in your spare time (family, hobbies, etc…)?
I spend most of my time hanging out with my 2 puppies, listen to records, try my hand at cooking, or really just anything that my 20 year old self would consider boring.

Kristin Shabi - Operations Manager

Kristin Shabi

What exactly do you do here at VB?
I manage our customer experience, quality assurance and training teams and work closely with our sales team to ensure the smoothest possible transition from training to sales to installation and the best overall experience for both our sales agents and customers.

What do you like about working here?
Not only do I enjoy being able to have an impact on the work and lives of those around me, I also love working with a team that encourages me to do so.

What do you like to do in your spare time (family, hobbies, etc…)?
I enjoy watching movies, playing games, reading and writing the beginnings (and hopefully, one day, the endings) of novels.

What is your favorite television show?
Shameless.

Rose Sanderson - Sales Performance Manager

Rose Sanderson

What exactly do you do here at VB?
I promote and assure our sales teams success through coaching and consistent guidance based on proven sales strategies and processes.

What do you like about working here?
My favorite thing about working for VB, by far, is the team. They are the best group I have had the pleasure to manage and work with.

What do you like to do in your spare time (family, hobbies, etc…)?
I am a huge movie buff and I love cooking, traveling, writing, cleaning (OCD), and trying anything new! The best part of life is experiences we have along the way.

What is your favorite television show?
The Big Bang Theory…those guys crack me up!

Christina Cotes - Office Manager

Christina Cotes

What exactly do you do here at VB?
I provide office and administration support for all my amazing co-workers.

What do you like about working here?
What I love most about working here is the culture and the opportunities I’ve had to learn and grow! From my start at Vast Bridges, everyone has been friendly, amazing and more than welcome to walk me through anything I’ve needed help with. But most importantly, the coffee.

What do you like to do in your spare time (family, hobbies, etc…)?
In my spare time I am usually at UNF, watching baseball, paddle-boarding with my family or spending time with my dogs.

What is your favorite television show?
My favorite television show is a tie between Freaks & Geeks and The League.

Caroline Cotes - Quality Assurance & Customer Service Associate

Caroline Cotes

What exactly do you do here at VB?
Through Quality assurance, I act as a resource for our sales force to spot any trends, guide improvement, and push achievement.

What do you like about working here?
This team has an energy and drive that is infectious, making everyone feel as they are a key part of building something successful.

What do you like to do in your spare time (family, hobbies, etc…)?
I enjoy watching Harry Potter movies repeatedly, being a dog mom to my weimaraner, reading, boxing, and hanging out with friends and family.

What is your favorite television show?
Gilmore Girls.

Netta Gilson - Quality Assurance & Customer Service Associate

Netta Gilson

What exactly do you do here at VB?
I do stuff. and thangs.

What do you like about working here?
Our team here at VB is, hands downs, the best part of my job. I’ve never met a more driven, fun, and diversely talented group of individuals.

What do you like to do in your spare time (family, hobbies, etc…)?
The majority of my free time is spent with my two sons. Being a mom is my favorite job of all time. Otherwise, I particularly love laying said offspring to waste via Mario Kart, taking photos of other peoples’ newborns, further perfecting recipes I’ve found on Pinterest, and then stuffing my face with the results. Oh, and wine. All the wine.

What kind of music do you like?
I enjoy psychobilly, heavy metal, and ska/punk from the late 90s and early 2000s.

Mike Kassabian - Graphic Designer

Mike Kassabian

What exactly do you do here at VB?
I design clear engaging graphic communications for print and web.

What do you like about working here?
I like the creative process and collaboration.

What do you like to do in your spare time (family, hobbies, etc…)?
I enjoy spending time with friends and family, being outdoors and making music.

What kind of music do you like?
All kinds. Classical, blues, jazz, rock and electronic music.

Parker Joseph - Marketing Operations Manager

Parker Joseph

What exactly do you do here at VB?
I manage our marketing team by helping to create and implement best practices designed to meet our department goals. I also collect and analyze metrics associated with website traffic and conversion rates to better target audiences for our products.

What do you like about working here?
I enjoy the opportunity to impact the bottom line of the company through the implementation of new marketing strategies.

What do you like to do in your spare time (family, hobbies, etc…)?
I enjoy cooking, watching movies, and working out.

What is your favorite television show?
Twin Peaks.

Julie Thieman - Copy Writer & Marketing Assistant

Julie Thieman

What exactly do you do here at VB?
I am a copywriter/marketing assistant. I write anything from website content to blog posts. I also help the marketing team with various different jobs.

What do you like about working here?
Everyone is so friendly! From my very first day, I was welcomed in like I had already been here forever.

What do you like to do in your spare time (family, hobbies, etc…)?
I love to do anything that involves my family or friends. I also enjoy board games and hanging out with my cat.

What is your favorite television show?
Gilmore Girls! I wish I could spend a day with Rory.

Mike Perez - Inside Sales Representative

Mike Perez

What exactly do you do here at VB?
I connect with people all over the country, create a relationship, and find them the best deal on their home services all while having light conversation and exchanging some laughs!

What do you like about working here?
Every call is a new unique challenge with a new client. That and the team has always been a blast to work with. Everyone wants to succeed here and to better the company itself everyday.

What do you like to do in your spare time (family, hobbies, etc…)?
Aside from having tea parties and acting wild with my 2 year old daughter, watching basketball, spending time with my beautiful wife and making improvements to my new home!

The most fun outside activity you’ve ever attended that was sponsored by work?
Going to Adventure Landing’s water park and feeling like a kid again!

Drew Looser - Inside Sales Representative

Drew Looser

What exactly do you do here at VB?
I am a Sales Agent.

What do you like about working here?
I enjoy the people that I work with. I would consider them friends not just co-workers.

What do you like to do in your spare time (family, hobbies, etc…)?
Fishing, Yoga and Gardening.

The most fun outside activity you’ve ever attended that was sponsored by work?
The game night we had after hours at work was a great event.

Robert Sims - Inside Sales Representative

Robert Sims

What exactly do you do here at VB?
I am responsible for receiving inbound sales calls, taking prospective customers through the sales process and closing the deal.

What do you like about working here?
I like the break room, most of all, so I can unwind and play some XBOX.

What do you like to do in your spare time (family, hobbies, etc…)?
I like to hang out with friends and family with a cold one, watch UFC, and cheer on my Green Pay Packers!

What is your favorite television show?
Blossom! Bubbles! Buttercup…The PowerPuff Girls!

Martin Crouse - Inside Sales Representative

Martin Crouse

What exactly do you do here at VB?
Answer inbound phone calls and attain new customers for our partners.

What do you like about working here?
The energy of everyone is very contagious which helps me build excitement about our services we can offer to customers.

What do you like to do in your spare time (family, hobbies, etc…)?
Hanging out with friends, video games, and beach bars of course.

The most fun activity you’ve ever attended that was sponsored by work?
That would easily be the Halloween party. Food and brews along the river and then taking a party bus to the fair grounds for a haunted house tour was definitely my favorite one thus far.

Justin Holden - Inside Sales Representative

Justin Holden

What exactly do you do here at VB?
I am responsible for receiving inbound sales calls, taking prospective customers through the sales process and closing the deal.

What do you like about working here?
I love the sales contests and the competition it brings out in everyone!

What do you like to do in your spare time (family, hobbies, etc…)?
In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and go to TopGolf!

What kind of music do you like?
I enjoy all kinds of music, nothing is off limits!

James Fant - Inside Sales Representative

James Fant

What exactly do you do here at VB?
I assist our amazing customers in finding products that best fit their needs!

What do you like about working here?
The best thing about working at VB is our Training Manager, Angel Cabrera, he’s made me who I am today.

What do you like to do in your spare time (family, hobbies, etc…)?
In my spare time I like to hang out with my cat (Piggy), watch the Red Sox and dabble in Live Action Role-Playing.

What is your favorite television show?
The Office.

 

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

-Wayne Gretzky

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“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” -Tony Robbins

Partner With Us

Vast Bridges’s Partner Program is open to qualified applicant:

  • Are looking for ways to monetize website traffic, online impressions, and/or email data.
  • Have remnant television, radio, or print advertising space.
  • Are seeking opportunities to market top national brands.

The Vast Bridges marketing team is available to consult with you to find the perfect solution, working with you to grow your business with a competitive advantage.

  • Performance-based affiliate marketing programs across multiple channels
  • Account manager access and partner support
  • Monitor results and plan strategically with transparent real-time reporting and tracking
  • Competitive payouts with performance bonuses and timely payments
  • Professionally-produced marketing creative for digital and traditional media

Let Vast Bridges help you and your company!

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Latest News

Vast Bridges Donates to Haiti

Vast Bridges Donates to Haiti

Nov 25 2016

After Hurricane Matthew, Haiti was left in a dire situation and needs immediate aid. Vast Bridges is raising money to donate to…

Vast Bridges Represents at SXSW

Vast Bridges Represents at SXSW

Apr 01 2016

In March, Vast Bridges sent a team to SXSW in Austin to debut WireSeek. The annual conference brings together emerging technologies, independent…

Vast Bridges Launches WireSeek – A New Way to Get High Speed Internet and TV Services

Vast Bridges Launches WireSeek – A New Way to Get High Speed Internet and TV Services

Feb 12 2016

Vast Bridges is proud to announce that it has launched WireSeek – a service that makes shopping for high speed Internet and…

Vast Bridges Impacts Local Families Fighting Cancer

Vast Bridges Impacts Local Families Fighting Cancer

Oct 22 2015

Last Friday, Vast Bridges delivered gift cards totaling $1100 and a check for an additional $1100 to the Cancer Center at Wolfson…

 

Latest Blog Post

Announcing Our June 2016 Cruise Winners

Announcing Our June 2016 Cruise Winners

Jul 07 2016

Vast Bridges is constantly coming up with new and exciting ways to appeal to the highly competitive nature of its sales force…

Vast Bridges Founder Featured in Recent Publications

Vast Bridges Founder Featured in Recent Publications

Jun 06 2016

Vast Bridges founder Kevin Conner has seen a lot in the short 5+ year history of his record breaking company. In 2015,…

Staying Up To Date With Our Partners

Staying Up To Date With Our Partners

May 01 2016

In early April, a team of Vast Bridges representatives took part in the DIRECTV 2016 Revolution conference in Orlando. This annual dealer…

Profile: A Versatile and Energetic Human Resources Manager – Lindsay Herbin

Profile: A Versatile and Energetic Human Resources Manager – Lindsay Herbin

Jan 08 2016

Versatile, energetic and professional – that’s how we describe our Human Resources Manager Lindsay Herbin. In this week’s edition of the Jacksonville…

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