Geletka+ Adds New head of client services, expands technology team and doubles down on West Loop with office expansion
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Our newly expanded office space will support over 30 team members.
CHICAGO IL, June 20— Geletka+, Chicago’s fast-growing creative collaboration agency located in the West Loop, today announced the addition of two new team members: Head of client services Jack Connor and full-stack Developer Sammy Kanan. Jack and Sammy join Geletka+ in their newly expanded office space located in Chicago’s West Loop. The new space and new team members will be supporting a variety of clients in web3, gaming, real estate and CPG.
“As we grow as an agency it’s critical we invest in top talent to help move our clients forward fast,” said John Geletka, founder and Chief Experience Officer at Geletka+. “And more than that, give them a modern space to work together with our already amazing team.”
Jack Connor is a proven leader and exceptional marketer, with a wide range of experience across disciplines including strategy, analytics, performance marketing and social. He’s worked on the client and agency side shaping strategies that grew business for brands including Kohler, Gatorade, Smile Direct Club and GoHealth.
“I’m motivated by making a measurable impact that grows businesses,” said Jack Connor. “Having the opportunity to do that across an amazing portfolio of clients, with a team delivering the best work of their careers was impossible to pass up.”
Developer Sammy Kanan joins the team at Geletka+ as a full-stack developer. But don’t be fooled. Sammy is not your run of the mill developer, He brings years of experience to the business with a blend of talents in Business Analysis, UX design, data and engineering to deliver. It’s more than just lines of code when Sammy is on the project.
“I’ve always enjoyed being on the business side of projects, gathering requirements and crafting the strategy,” said Sammy Kanan. “But the power to design and build products is where the rubber hits the road and where I want to be.”
“Sammy brings a broad perspective to the team allowing us to move much faster while at the same time delivering best-in-class products,” said Doug Leinen. “His background in UX/UI design and full-stack development is the right combo development and design challenges.”
Geletka+ has also doubled its office space in the West Loop. The expanded office includes an updated kitchen, new collaborative working spaces, additional conference rooms, storage and a studio area to support high volume content production.
“We have a hybrid work schedule, but we found we wanted to be together more,” said John Geletka, “And when we’re together the work gets better faster and problems are solved in minutes. That value goes straight back to our clients.”
Geletka+ is a Chicago-based, creative-driven collaboration agency with a focus on new and emerging methods of delivering experiences across channels to build brands, empower consumers, and create art that doesn’t waste people’s time. We’re not throwing away the traditional agency model, but we’re working to make it a little better by removing layers of process, being open about partners, and using data as a tool, not CYA. Geletka+ makes content, experiences, films, poems, books, stories and digital products together with our clients and partners. We work with brands that believe in great design and value outcomes over billable hours. Learn more at Geletkaplus.com.
Written by John Geletka on June 22, 2022