Who We Are
At YaZo, we see an ever-expanding division between marketing and sales – and we’re passionate about helping you fill that gap. We will meet with your sales team, test the messaging we create, and even engage in sales for smaller or start-up organizations that are still building their sales division. This has given us an incredible advantage in working on marketing strategy, and that benefits YOU.
CEO, Managing PartnerAngie has been involved in corporate strategy development since 1992. As CEO and Managing Partner of The YaZo Group, she is intimately involved with each of our clients’ strategies. She works diligently to help you fine tune your marketing wheel and keep it turning – so you can measure and see results. Your success is what drives her.
During her downtime, Angie truly loves bringing YaZo’s #FineThings Vlog to life each month and writing about topics inherent to strategy success.
In 1997, Angie was blessed to create the FEAST™ Coaching Strategy, and to author Designing a Lifetime of Wellness. She is passionate about speaking on the role strategy plays in both business/marketing and personal wellness/success.
Angie is a graduate of Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD, with a degree in business administration and a concentration in marketing. A graduate of Dale Carnegie and LILI (the Leadership in Life Institute), she is an avid public speaker.
She has had years of hands on practice and a plethora of mentors – growing up in the insurance industry; including insurance training curriculum and recruiting process development, field sales training, marketing plan development and agency and regional management.
As a creative, sports + fitness enthusiast and fashion-lover – Eli has been involved in and around brand and marketing for over 10 years and couldn’t think of a more challenging and rewarding field to be in, as the worlds of art, music, fashion and sports begin to merge.
As Managing Partner at the YaZo Group and CEO and EP of Black Coffee Productions, he spends his time understanding what gets people excited and bringing those excitements to life through strategy and content. Grasping the pulse of today’s trends, we capture brands, products, artists, athletes and influencers – positioning them as leaders and showcasing their greatest assets.
Eli is passionate about “ideas” and loves connecting people, brands, and products – with the goal of collaborating for the greater good and finding joy in life.
Senior Strategist & Business Development Executive
After a stellar sales and marketing career dominating media sales, the nightclub scene and professional sports, Dawn dove into creating promotional materials and brand strategies for her impressive client base, as well as artistic pieces for the design industry as the Creative Director of her own company.
Acquiring in-depth knowledge and identifying leaders and trends, while fearlessly and tirelessly entering each domain, is what made Dawn’s time in her industries of choice impactful. Experience, acumen, top tier sales, marketing and design skills, along with innate hustle is what she brings to the table.
As a top performer in Group Sales with the Miami Heat, she led successful sales campaigns, delivered tremendous client service, developed strong, personalized, and cooperative marketing plans and fundraising campaigns while tailoring events for an impressive portfolio of high profile accounts.
Being solely responsible for all marketing and promotional efforts for the #1 nightclub in Palm Beach County was an exciting challenge and a rewarding adventure. Her goal was not only to raise the bar of her own nightclub, but the entire industry. Consistent crowds of over 5,000 attendees and ground breaking thematic and promotional concepts, followed up with a solid portfolio of global industry leaders as her television production client base made her 20’s an exceptional chapter!
Coaching disabled athletes, building with Habitat for Humanity, being a Big Sister for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and supporting single mothers in low income areas are the social issues that motivate her every day and a cherished way of giving back and being inspired.
Always passionate about photography, when Dawn is behind the lens scoping out things in a way that allows the beauty and unique aspects of life to shine, no matter the subject. Details, lines, shadows, flickers of light, a glance… she brings a crisp and open approach to art, business, and life.
Sailing the exquisite waters of the Bahamas with her 7 year old son/first mate is where you’ll find her in her down time.
Web & Multimedia DevelopmentMichael Guinard owns Tribe Multimedia, a company specializing in photography, video production, drone operations, web design, and online advertising. He has extensive experience with website design and SEO strategy.
As director of web & multimedia development for YaZo, Michael works closely with clients to create comprehensive strategic plans for increased web presence and social media campaign efficacy.
Michael earned his degree in business from The Pennsylvania State University. An active member of Students In Free Enterprise (now ENACTUS), he co-managed an international project in Rwanda to develop sustainable business models that resulted in education, empowerment, and future success.
Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is an avid golfer and also enjoys supporting his alma mater by attending Penn State football games in the fall.
Senior Digital DesignerBryan Smith brings over 25 years of graphic arts experience. He has held positions in retail advertising, direct mail, and corporate identity as well as in-house graphic design and production work. Bryan owns Millstone Design, a successful freelance business established in 1997. He has worked with number of organizations…from start-ups and large corporate companies to local organizations and non-profits.
Outside of YaZo, Bryan is a family man who loves spending time with his children – Sydney (12), Connor (11) and Addison (8) – and his wife, Katie. They are joined by their two dogs, three cats and a goldfish. Bryan is also a sports fan (Terp Nation, Ravens forever, and Orioles fanatic) and plays in a local lacrosse league.