Leadership

Our years of experience allow us to plan and manage successful TV media campaigns.

The company is a diverse mix of individuals with varying backgrounds and professional experience that share a common goal to innovate, create value, and deliver topline results and ROI. We are a hands-on organization that avoids segregated divisions that can often slow an agency’s ability to pivot and capitalize on opportunities.

Headquartered in Burlington, Wisconsin (one hour north of Chicago) we also have media services offices in Los Angeles and a media distribution and operations center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Meet The Team

Frank Cannella
Chairman & Founder
Rob Medved
CEO
Tony Besasie
President
Mike Hennen
Senior Vice President & CFO
Bill Raymond
EVP, Director of West Coast Operations
Peggy Gobel
SVP, National Cable Media
Steve Schachter
VP, Business Development & Dist...
Christi Anderson
VP, Media Innovations & Growth Initiatives
Caitlin Haire
VP, Business Development
Louis Tasso
Account Director
Maureen Gabriel
VP Long-Form Media, National Networks
Jim Radmann
VP, Network Operations Center
Jozlyn Torres
Human Resources Manager
Ankeet Shah
VP, Information Technology
Brandon Fenner
Media Director, Sr. SF Media Buyer
Eli Hartman
Account Director
Mike Rodriguez
VP, Group Director, Short-Form
Makia Yagodich
VP, Analytics
Amanda Davis
Director of PBM Client Services

What people say about us

  • Over the course of my career, CRT continues to be a pillar within the advertising community. CRT remains at the forefront of forward thinking, as they always seem to have their eye on what might be next in our ever-changing, fast paced industry. CRT will always be valued partners of ours but more importantly, consider it a privilege having the opportunity to work with each of them on a daily basis.

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    Tim Dowd

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    Account Executive, Direct Response, Turner Entertainment & Sports

  • Cannella is one of my favorite agencies. All of their buyers are reliable, responsive and strategic. They make doing business together a breeze. Their partnership is truly valued and I look forward to what more we can accomplish in the future!

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    Casey Girasole

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    Account Executive, Marathon Ventures

  • For over 5 years we have had the privilege of having Cannella as our media partner.  From day one they treated our business like it was their own.  Not only are they incredibly good at what they do, they are creative thinkers, smart analysts and truly great people to work with.  This combination has single-handedly driven the success of many of our campaigns.  They are a truly valuable partner and we are fortunate to have them as part of our team.

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    Lindsay Hendricks

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    Sr. Media Manager, Positec Tool Corporation

  • The Cannella Media team is always nimble when it comes to adjusting directions based on our requests. They are continually willing to be proactive when they encounter a problem in order to maximize our budget. Cannella is always responsive to our needs and are a pleasure to work with.

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    Paul Buss

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    Owner, Original Grain

  • Our partnership with Cannella Response Television over the years has been invaluable.  In an ever-changing media landscape, Cannella continues to set the bar for knowledge, experience, and professionalism.  Bill and his team are an absolute pleasure to work with.

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    Mike Stephens

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    Sales Manager at CBS Television Station Group 

  • We work with several teams at Cannella and each and every team member is experienced and knowledgeable. They turn around proposals on tight timelines and are dedicated to helping their clients succeed. The Cannella teams are a pleasure to work with, and we can always count on them to help us launch successful media campaigns!

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    Fiona Tang

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    DR-HO’S

  • Cannella has been extremely helpful for us to launch our first campaign in U.S market. Their experience and knowledge definitely accelerated our success.  

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    Hironori Sobata

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    Privee Solomon

  • I have had the pleasure of working with Cannella Response Television for many years. They are highly knowledgeable, friendly, professional and above all, they operate with a great deal of integrity.  They are a terrific company to work with and are an integral partner in our success.

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    David Jacobs

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    Director of Media Buying, Time Life / Direct Holdings Global

  • The Cannella team is fully dedicated to the success of their clients. Whether we're running heavy budgets or nothing at all, we always get the same level of outstanding analysis and support.

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    Jake Malanoski

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    Director of Customer Acquisition, Green Chef

  • The Canella Response Team is always there when we need them.  They are always willing to break things down in ways that we will understand it and never hedge to do more analytics when we think of a new way of looking at something.  They have been great to work with. 

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    Steve Proetz

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    General Manager, CarShield

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