Brian joined Schaaf PartnerCentric as an Associate Account Manager in January 2017. He began his affiliate marketing career at CJ Affiliate by Conversant where he spent 3 years. The roles ranged from network quality and monitoring publisher traffic, to advertiser development and strategically growing their accounts. He is always eager to learn something new, and with affiliate marketing always evolving this is the perfect environment for him.
Brian currently resides in Ojai California with his one year old daughter, wife, and black lab. In his free time, he enjoys taking his family in to the local hills for a hike.
Tiffany Koptish joins Schaaf-Partner Centric as an Account Manager with nearly a decade of account management and strategic execution experience. Tiffany has worked on both the publisher and advertiser side of the business, which allows her a unique perspective in fully understanding a client’s desired outcomes and understand how to best deploy across various publisher relationships, based upon their strength.
Tiffany has managed a $400MM book of advertiser accounts and is keenly focused on advertiser growth, performance outcomes and identifying creative sources for growth. Her focus and continued desire is to exceed a client’s needs and stay on the leading front of changes within the industry.
Tiffany resides in Denver CO with her husband, one year old son and two 90lb dogs. When not working at Schaaf-Partner Centric, Tiffany can be found scaling the mountains of Nepal, learning to cook from her grandmother, “Nonna” in Salerno Italy, exploring African safaris or fostering a third fur baby from a local animal shelter.
Samantha is an Associate Account Manager at Schaaf-PartnerCentric. Previously managing affiliate programs for brands such as Hot Topic, Torrid, BoxLunch, and Lovesick at Hot Topic Inc, Samantha is no stranger to the affiliate marketing industry. She is always excited and eager to connect with influencers and bloggers finding niche opportunities for clients to grow their business, especially in the realm of new customer acquisition.
Samantha is an alumna from Cal State Fullerton with a B.A. in Business Administration currently residing in Orange County, California while finishing up her masters in Marketing at Brandman University in Irvine. In her spare time, she enjoys going to Disneyland, watching Netflix, and shopping.
Erinn Groh joined the Schaaf-PartnerCentric team in June 2016 as an Affiliate Program Manager.
She was introduced to and fell in love with affiliate marketing while working at Scholastic back in 2004. From that point on, Erinn developed a strong passion for e-commerce and now carries over 10+ years of experience in the affiliate channel.
Her dedication to the affiliate world became apparent in 2011 when Erinn received the Rakuten Linkshare Golden Link award for Best Affiliate Manager of the Year. Over the next few years, the affiliate programs Erinn managed received additional recognition. In 2012, she was nominated for the Best Offer Strategy Golden Links Award. In addition, the programs she managed were finalists for the Publisher Choice Golden Link Award (2013 and 2015) and Rising Star Advertiser Golden Link Award (2015).
So, what does Erinn love most about this industry? “I love that this industry is ever-changing, making it exciting to work each day. It is an industry built on strong communication and relationships. It is wonderful to see so many professionals within the affiliate community working together and learning from one another.”
Erinn lives on Long Island with her husband and their two highly energetic and very silly daughters. In her free time, Erinn enjoys going on outdoor adventures with her girls, getting her hands dirty in the garden, running (sometimes in mud), painting and just being creative.
Angie joined Schaaf-PartnerCentric in March 2016 with over ten years senior level marketing experience. Her employment background includes Affiliate Program Management, Marketing Director, Employee Management, Business Development, and Training. In her previous Affiliate Marketing role she managed a variety of accounts including Fortune 500 / Internet Retailer No. 13, and one of the Largest Amusement Attraction Chains in the world. She was also Marketing Director for the largest used truck dealership in the U.S.
Angie has also been fortunate enough to have a few “conversation starter” jobs throughout her career including working various Attractions & Resorts at Walt Disney World, traveling the world as a professional Mystery Shopper, and guiding Haunted History Tours in Florida.
Angie spends much of her free time exploring around the U.S. with her 12-year-old Catahoula, Rhapsody.
Krissy Stonebraker joined our team from Paulson Management Group, which Schaaf-PartnerCentric acquired in July 2014. She has over 4 years of affiliate marketing experience and has managed up to 9 affiliate accounts at a time. She graduated in 2006 from the University of Colorado Boulder with a bachelor’s in Communication.
What excites her about the industry? “I love the constantly evolving industry, and the opportunity to work with a diverse range of products and services. “
Krissy currently lives in Boulder, CO. She loves traveling, especially to beach destinations, and anything outdoors, including hiking with her boyfriend and catahoula mix, Roxy.
Megan Sabo is an Affiliate Program Manager at Schaaf-PartnerCentric with more than nine years of online marketing experience. She brings great enthusiasm and passion to her work on behalf of our clients.
She was previously part of the affiliate program management team at Paulson Management Group, Inc., which Schaaf-PartnerCentric acquired in July 2014. Megan has more than 7 years of affiliate marketing experience managing a variety of affiliate programs including American Greetings, Cardstore, Network Solutions, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Precious Moments, and Reebok Spartan Race.
Megan graduated in 2009 with an MBA in Marketing from Regis University in Denver. While working toward her MBA, she managed the marketing, social media and business development for a technology start-up company in Boulder, CO.
Megan lives in a beach town in New Jersey with her husband, Marc, their goofy St. Bernard Fuji, and their cats, Bailey and Trixie. In her free time, Megan enjoys doing CrossFit, running, snowboarding, baking gluten-free goodies and relaxing at the beach.
Lisette Howard is the Director of Client Services, Performance at Schaaf-PartnerCentric. Lisette oversees a team of Affiliate Program Managers and Marketing Analysts at SPC, and is responsible for implementing strategy within the Account Management, REACH, and Strategic Opportunities teams.
Lisette has over 9 years of experience in the affiliate marketing industry and has been with SPC for 4 ½ years. She began her career at Commission Junction, where she had multiple roles, the latest being a program manager on the agency team. She also has experience within the mobile space as she spent time working at Tapjoy, a mobile monetization platform. There she managed a portfolio of legacy accounts providing strategy and growth opportunities for app distribution, retention and platform optimization.
Lisette received a B.A. in Communication from The University of California, Santa Barbara. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and dog, Buster.
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Kristiné Kirschke began her career in affiliate marketing at CJ (now CJ Affiliate by Conversant) in 2000 as the industry was just getting started. She held a number of roles at CJ prior to coming on board with Schaaf-PartnerCentric in 2010.
During her 10 years at CJ, she worked in many roles from Sales to Account Management, as well as outsourced Affiliate Program Management for the Yahoo! affiliate programs within CJ. Additional roles included Business Development to maximize the growth of existing advertiser programs. She eventually joined the Agency Services team within CJ as Agency Account Executive supporting a portfolio of outsourced program management agencies. It was within this role that she became familiar with Schaaf-PartnerCentric.
Kristiné initially joined the Schaaf-PartnerCentric team as an Affiliate Account Manager providing affiliate management support for the eBay Partner Network and now manages a unique portfolio of advertiser programs. Additionally, she is heading up one of Schaaf-PartnerCentric’s newest services called REACH, where clients have an opportunity to expand their brand exposure beyond affiliate marketing relationships by securing placements on highly trafficked and targeted sites through customized outreach based on a client’s needs.
Kristiné lives in Santa Barbara, CA with her husband and two children, and takes advantage of the natural beauty of the area by hiking and making as many visits to the beach as possible.
Julie Stepkowski is an affiliate program manager at Schaaf-PartnerCentric with 10 years of online marketing experience. She got her start at Commission Junction, where she held multiple roles during her six-year tenure. In her last role, she managed a variety of retail programs including 1-800 Contacts, The Land of Nod, Checks In The Mail and StrawberryNET.
In addition to her experience at Commission Junction, Julie also worked for Cypher Media, a small agency focusing on incentivized traffic. While at Cypher Media, she was responsible for managing the entire publisher base and the revenue they generated for the company.
Julie received a B.A. in both Communications and Psychology from The University of California, Santa Barbara, and resides in the Bay area with her husband and two children. In her free time, Julie enjoys biking, cooking, wine tasting and relaxing with her family.