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Meet the Team

We're a team of thinkers, creators, adventurers, foodies, musicians and technology junkies. We approach work and play with an open mind. What we learn we use to help create sincere and meaningful solutions to help achieve your goals. 

Andrew Holmes

Business Development Manager

Andrew

Andrew Holmes - Business Development Manager
Andrew Holmes - Business Development Manager

Andrew Holmes

Business Development Manager

Andrew was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick and graduated at the top of his class from the business program at NBCC with a focus on consumer behavior, sales & marketing.

Andrew has ten years of experience in customer service and sales while working for Gillette Razors, tech giant Xerox and Outdoor Advertising leader Pattison Outdoor. Through these experiences, he has received world-class sales education (Xerox CCS & Sandler Training) and numerous awards (National Top Salesman – Gillette; New Business Development Runner-Up – Pattison Outdoor).

He has volunteered his time with Junior Achievement of Canada, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and served as Chairman for the Saint John Region Chamber Outstanding Business Awards banquet and is currently on the Board of Directors for local non-profits P.R.O Kids and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Gaurav Kaushik

Full Stack Developer

Gaurav

Gaurav Kaushik - Full Stack Developer
Gaurav Kaushik - Full Stack Developer

Gaurav Kaushik

Full Stack Developer

Gaurav has worked with the ICS team for the last three years and has over 9 years in web development. Gaurav is proficient in HTML5, CSS 3, PHP JavaScript and Jquery. Gaurav’s patient demeanour and thorough work ethic make him a top-notch developer while resolving tasks efficiently with quality being top of mind.

In his spare time, you can find Gaurav playing cricket, engaging in an intense game of Chess or practicing his karaoke skills.

JILL HAMER

OFFICE MANAGER

JILL

JILL HAMER - OFFICE MANAGER
JILL HAMER - OFFICE MANAGER

JILL HAMER

OFFICE MANAGER

Jill has always been interested in marketing, and interpersonal relationships which led her to obtain her diploma in Business Marketing from the New Brunswick Community College. Always looking for new challenges and interested in learning more about what motivates people, Jill moved on to the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

During her professional career, Jill has had the opportunity to participate in and help lead the organization of many large-scale events. As part of organizing these events, the importance of communication, branding and developing a cohesive online presence for businesses became clear to her, leading her to begin to develop skills in positive communication, social media management, and administration.

In her free time, Jill loves to spend time with her husband and Rupert, her “mini” Australian Shepherd. When she’s not cooking or playing with her dog, Jill loves to unwind with her acoustic guitar, or spend time with her pals!

JESSICA DEKONING

UX/Design

Jess

JESSICA DEKONING - UX/Design
JESSICA DEKONING - UX/Design

JESSICA DEKONING

UX/Design

Jess doesn’t have a lot of pictures of her face. Call it superstition.

Combining a background in marketing, social media strategy, and graphic design of all mediums with a variety of experience across the country, Jess contributes her UX Design skills to the ICS team. She values usability over aesthetics, but aims to create every final product to exude both functionality and artistry.

Beginning in Vancouver in 2013, she spent years in the real estate sector as a marketing professional at large commercial firms including Avison Young and NAI Commercial. In moving to the East Coast, Jess has been a part of several growing creative agencies, continuing to deliver full-service solutions to companies of all sizes, including Atlantic Lottery, the Government of New Brunswick, Organigram, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton, Discover Saint John, Wyndham, and Moosehead. Jess prioritizes ideas and concepts. Every project is well thought out and intentional, down to the last detail.

After hours, Jess can be found balancing Jenga blocks and insisting it’s not cheating to hold the tower as it trembles.

MIKE CAPSON

COO & CO-OWNER

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MIKE CAPSON - COO & CO-OWNER
MIKE CAPSON - COO & CO-OWNER

MIKE CAPSON

COO & CO-OWNER

Mike is the COO and co-founder of ICS Creative Agency. He attended the University of New Brunswick and obtained his degree in Information Communication Studies. He has developed and maintained the majority of our clients’ databases as well as web applications including Marathon by the Sea, New Brunswick Nurses Union, Easy-Kleen, and the Town of Quispamsis. Mike brings nine years of development and database experience to the ICS team.

Mike is proficient in HTML5, CSS 3, PHP frameworks such as WordPress, Joomla, CakePHP, Ghost, Symfony, TWIG, etc. As the lead on database development, Mike uses the LAMP framework (Linux, Apache, MySql, and PHP), Javascript, JQuery, Ajax, and XML on a daily basis. When it comes to development, he will make it happen.

Mike’s photography has been featured in Chatelaine Magazine, Canadian Business Magazine, Real Estate Executive Magazine, Hotelier Magazine, and The Telegraph-Journal. Additional photography clients include Irving Oil, The University of New Brunswick, The Saint John Board of Trade, The Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick, Xerox and The Algonquin Hotel.

Awards include: 2014 Fastest Growing Companies (Progress Magazine), EY Entrepreneur of the Year, 2014 Young Entrepreneur (Saint John Region Chamber).

MIKE MCDERMOTT

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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MIKE MCDERMOTT - CREATIVE DIRECTOR
MIKE MCDERMOTT - CREATIVE DIRECTOR

MIKE MCDERMOTT

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Mike was born and raised in Quispamsis, and rumor has it he could grow a beard before he could ride a bike. Rumor also has it he didn’t learn to ride a bike until he was 20. No one knows for sure.

Mike went to school at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, and he got his Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Studies. It’s in a nice frame sitting on a shelf behind him in his office. Mike is our graphic designer, but he’s also a photographer, videographer, editor, and overall swell guy.

He brings ten years of graphic design experience to ICS across several mediums. He is proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, and Premiere.

Mike’s an avid hockey fan and most nights during the season will be parked on the couch watching his favorite team play. He also gives his free time to referee minor hockey. He really does it because he finds the vertical stripes slimming. He’s also a big movie fan and a vault of semi-useless trivia, and he’d love the chance to tell you what movie you know “that guy” from.

MARY RODRIGUEZ

PPC & DIGITAL MARKETING

MARY

MARY RODRIGUEZ - PPC & DIGITAL MARKETING
MARY RODRIGUEZ - PPC & DIGITAL MARKETING

MARY RODRIGUEZ

PPC & DIGITAL MARKETING

Mary is a digital nomad hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan and traveling via sailboat from Canada to the Caribbean. Mary obtained her Psychology and Business degree from Grand Valley State University and completes multiple certifications from Google & Facebook on an annual basis.

Mary's expertise is in digital marketing and pay per click advertising. She does everything from keyword research to writing ad copy to analyzing statistics and optimizing accounts to perform exceptionally.

She is quick to answer any client request and is proficient in researching every industry that needs to get noticed more prominently. She's passionate about helping others succeed and makes sure to have fun while doing so.

When she's not working, or sailing, you'll find her enjoying the great outdoors admiring local flora and fauna wherever she is. While she's not been to New Brunswick yet, it's definitely on her list.

ZACK SPEAR

CEO & CO-OWNER

ZACK

ZACK SPEAR - CEO & CO-OWNER
ZACK SPEAR - CEO & CO-OWNER

ZACK SPEAR

CEO & CO-OWNER

Zack is the CEO and co-founder of ICS Creative Agency. An award-winning entrepreneur, Zack attended the University of New Brunswick and obtained his degree in Communications. Zack has been the project manager for the majority of our client’s digital campaigns including Easy-Kleen, Go Deep International, Vito’s Restaurants, Munro’s, Historica and The University of New Brunswick. He offers ten plus years of experience in marketing and communications.

Zack holds proficiency in HTML, CSS, PHP, .NET and has completed the Google Adwords and Google Analytics certifications making him one of the few certified Google partners in New Brunswick, Canada. He is also certified in Hubspot Sales Pro, Hubspot Inbound Sales, and Hubspot Email Marketing. In conjunction with these skills, he is highly skilled with SEO and knowledgeable using the WordPress platform and Adobe Creative Suite 6.

Awards include 2014 Fastest Growing Companies (Progress Magazine), EY Entrepreneur of the Year, 2014 Young Entrepreneur (Saint John Region Chamber).