The True Spark Behind Our Work

Mary Anglade, Founder 

Mary is our founder and has built sparqGEN from the bottom up.  She enjoys bringing superb marketing to her clients every day.

Her two decades of marketing and general management experience include branding, direct-to-consumer, B2B, social media, PR, marketing strategy, podcast marketing and promotion.  She has held senior positions at both large corporations (ITT, Scholastic, Reader’s Digest as well as two money-center banks) and small start-ups and mid-sized enterprises.  Her early career in finance serves her well as a data-driven, results-oriented marketer.

She holds a BS in Finance and French, magna cum laude and beta gamma sigma, from Boston College as well as an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth.

Half city slicker, half mountaineer/water rat you may find Mary exploring NYC or you might also find her skiing, sailing or hiking with her dog, Gloria.  She lives in CT with her husband and two children.  For more about Mary visit her LinkedIN profile.

Geoffrey Trenard, Development Partner

Geoffrey Trenard offers sparqGEN clients over a decade of development experience and is well versed in a variety of platforms such as WordPress and GitHub in addition to coding in languages like JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS.  He is also an expert at responsive web design building dozens of sites in his career as well as custom plug-ins.

Geoffrey has held numerous high level development positions at both large and small companies including Direct Wines, dLife and Intertech.

He holds his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Virginia State University.

When not building beautiful, functional web sites, you may find Geoffrey spending time with his family or enjoying a kayak trip.

Shannon Georger-Clifford, Design Partner

Shannon Georger-Clifford has deep design experience in digital, print and television.  Shannon is also adept at managing designers and developers to create winning web and print designs.  She has held senior roles at both large and small companies including Publisher’s Clearing House, dLife, InterTech Media and Ziff Davis Publishing.

Shannon holds a BA in Communication Design from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as certification in Flash and a Web Developer Certification (HTML, XHMTL, CSS) from W3 Schools.

Originally from the Buffalo, NY area, Shannon now lives in the CT/NYC Metro area with her husband.

Maura Phelan, Sales + Marketing Partner
Maura offers sparqGEN clients strategic expertise in digital marketing.  Her experience from years working for both large and small organizations includes sales and marketing, branding, digital distribution, client services and strategic planning.  Maura was a VP of Sales at Random House, Inc. where she directed over a $100 million in sales revenues annually.  She has also held senior roles for content platforms and start-ups in the Boston area.  Maura helps clients think big-picture and devise long-term strategy.  She likes helping her clients succeed in the fast paced “attention economy” of today. Maura holds a Bachelor of Arts in American Literature from Middlebury College.  When taking a break from 24/7 digital marketing Maura enjoys reading, cooking, fly-fishing and other outdoor activities with family and friends.

For more information about Maura, please visit her LinkedIN profile.

Nichole Bernier, Writer + Content Development Partner

Nichole Bernier is a writer with more than 25 years’ experience in streamlining complex information into compelling text that tells a story. A journalist and editor turned freelance writer, Nichole’s forte is applying the techniques and inquisitiveness of journalism to B2B, organizations, and academia. Her clients have included IBM, UPS, the Yale School of Epidemiology, Case Western Reserve School of Management, an AI decision analytics firm, a political land-use consultancy, and a higher-education foundation.

She holds a BA in English, magna cum laude from Colgate University, as well as an MS from Columbia University, where she received the annual award for narrative journalism. A 14-year contributing editor for Conde Nast Traveler magazine, she covered news and trends in world travel, and offered commentary on programs including CNN, NPR, Good Morning America, and the Today show.

Nichole lives west of Boston with her husband and five children, and is author of the novel THE UNFINISHED WORK OF ELIZABETH D. When she’s not writing, she enjoys beekeeping and wildlife rehabilitation, and working with high school students on college application essays. For more about Nichole, check out her profile on LinkedIn.