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We believe in bringing out the best in people, which is pretty easy to do when you’ve already got the best people.

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Investing time and resources into the professional growth of each team member is a major part of our model. We empower, nurture, and challenge our team, and the results speak for themselves. We’re a close-knit, bad ass, fun, and diligent group with an affinity for Beer:30’s (perhaps you know them better as happy hours), and conga lines. You’ll love working with us, because we love working with each other.

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History of Excellence

Chad Bauer

Managing Director

We haven’t officially received confirmation from scientists, but we’ve got a theory that Chad is proof the advertising gene exists. After earning his B.B.A. in Marketing, Law, & Social Responsibility from Loyola University Maryland; Chad spent the early part of his career working for Hearst Television’s Baltimore flagship station, WBAL-TV 11. After years of being in the corporate world, his entrepreneur mindset drove him to SR&B where he now leads as Managing Director; with plans of growth and expansion for our firm. Chad’s passion for his work is rivaled only by his love for his wife, two sons, family and friends.

Chad has executed over $350 Million in Media Spend over the past 20 years across traditional, experiential, and digital media… and has the network to prove it.

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Carl Bauer
History of Excellence

Carl Bauer

President

Carl has managed SR&B for 35 years with excitement, appreciation, and big love for his clients and team members. His instincts (and extensive research and planning) have led hundreds of clients to successful campaigns and impressive ROI’s. As a Baltimore native, he’s seen the local market change dramatically, and is able to apply global industry knowledge to regional accounts.

SR&B’s “OG”, his reputation precedes him… Carl is the reason our corporation remains successful after 55+ years.

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History of Excellence

Dana Bauer

Vice President

Dana has spent her career as a graphic designer and account executive, and brings over 30 years of industry wisdom to SR&B. Her attention to detail and eye for great design have elevated both the process and final product of our client’s campaigns during her long tenure with the agency. When Dana is not in the office, she enjoys walking, biking, and spending time on the water and with her two grandsons.

Dana’s detail-oriented approach to design and account service has garnered multiple awards and recognition from industry and community leaders.

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David Schaefer
History of Excellence

David Schaefer

Vice President, Digital

Passion, thy name is David. With decades of experience in the digital marketing and advertising industry, David’s got the chops to back up his excitement for the work (or, “job joy,” as he calls it). His expertise in orchestrating and executing growth strategies is invaluable to our clients, our team members, and the advertising community at large. Outside of work, you can find him playing the drums, watching Ravens football, or having a blast with his 3 boys.

Dave has sold, managed, and/or spent over $300 Million in Digital Media, across thousands of clients covering a highly diverse range of verticals, countries, and languages. His award-winning team delivers an average of 442% ROAS for our clients.

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History of Excellence

Erin Ham

Account Services Manager

You know that person you can’t not like? That’s Erin. She brings her exceptional social skills to her role as Account Services Manager, ensuring our clients enjoy stellar service. With more than 20 years in the marketing/agency world, Erin is a proven communicator who builds relationships through positivity and accountability. Her love of people extends to her non-work hours, where she spends as much time as she can with her husband, her three grown kids, and her nieces and nephew.

Our 92% annual client retention rate can be attributed to our clients giving Erin an average annual Net Promoter Score of 9/10. Erin’s team has never received a negative review, and as a result, neither has SR&B.

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Erin Clare
History of Excellence

Erin Clare

Accounting & Project Management

Like most members of our team, Erin has an extensive background in the advertising/marketing world. She graduated from WVU with a degree in graphic design and used her creativity and leadership skills to direct a team of 16 while working for a publishing company. With SR&B, Erin works mostly with accounting, she also lends a hand with project management, proof reading, and brainstorming new ideas with team members. She appreciates the flexibility of the company, both in managing a successful work/life balance as well as the openness to develop new skills and collaborate. Erin believes in “experiences over possessions,” and spends her time traveling, hiking with her dogs, and kayaking.

Process, process, process… Erin lives it, breathes it and is our internal champion SR&B’s operational processes.

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History of Excellence

Heidi Traband

Graphic/Web Design. Website development

With well over 20+ years of creative experience in graphic design, web design and web development it is no wonder Heidi is an essential member of the creative team. She has an eye for innovation and pixel perfection. Using her keen ability to thrive on new challenges and to overcome anything thrown her way helps her excel at mastering UI/UX as well as Shopify and WordPress customizations.

Heidi has delivered hundreds of WordPress and Shopify websites, tens of thousands of advertisements across all mediums, and has won numerous awards for her work.

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Cortney Geare
History of Excellence

Cortney Geare

Graphic Designer

With over 17 years in the design industry, Cortney Geare consistently delivers compelling work to SR&B’s diverse client portfolio. She uses her problem-solving skills, understanding of typography and unique creative perspective to visually conceptualize in the most concise and effective way possible. Off hours, Cortney and her husband make and sell wares created in their in-home studio, equipped with a range of maker gadgets.

Cortney’s creatives have delivered an average of a 315% ROAS to our clients over the past 5 years.

History of Excellence

Chad Bauer

Managing Director

We haven’t officially received confirmation from scientists, but we’ve got a theory that Chad is proof the advertising gene exists. After earning his B.B.A. in Marketing, Law, & Social Responsibility from Loyola University Maryland; Chad spent the early part of his career working for Hearst Television’s Baltimore flagship station, WBAL-TV 11. After years of being in the corporate world, his entrepreneur mindset drove him to SR&B where he now leads as Managing Director; with plans of growth and expansion for our firm. Chad’s passion for his work is rivaled only by his love for his wife, two sons, family and friends.

Chad has executed over $350 Million in Media Spend over the past 20 years across traditional, experiential, and digital media… and has the network to prove it.

Chad Bauer
History of Excellence

Carl Bauer

President

Carl has managed SR&B for 35 years with excitement, appreciation, and big love for his clients and team members. His instincts (and extensive research and planning) have led hundreds of clients to successful campaigns and impressive ROI’s. As a Baltimore native, he’s seen the local market change dramatically, and is able to apply global industry knowledge to regional accounts.

SR&B’s “OG”, his reputation precedes him… Carl is the reason our corporation remains successful after 55+ years.

Carl Bauer
History of Excellence

Dana Bauer

Vice President

Dana has spent her career as a graphic designer and account executive, and brings over 30 years of industry wisdom to SR&B. Her attention to detail and eye for great design have elevated both the process and final product of our client’s campaigns during her long tenure with the agency. When Dana is not in the office, she enjoys walking, biking, and spending time on the water and with her two grandsons.

Dana’s detail-oriented approach to design and account service has garnered multiple awards and recognition from industry and community leaders.

Dana Bauer
History of Excellence

David Schaefer

Vice President, Digital

Passion, thy name is David. With decades of experience in the digital marketing and advertising industry, David’s got the chops to back up his excitement for the work (or, “job joy,” as he calls it). His expertise in orchestrating and executing growth strategies is invaluable to our clients, our team members, and the advertising community at large. Outside of work, you can find him playing the drums, watching Ravens football, or having a blast with his 3 boys.

Dave has sold, managed, and/or spent over $300 Million in Digital Media, across thousands of clients covering a highly diverse range of verticals, countries, and languages. His award-winning team delivers an average of 442% ROAS for our clients.

David Schaefer
History of Excellence

Erin Ham

Account Services Manager

You know that person you can’t not like? That’s Erin. She brings her exceptional social skills to her role as Account Services Manager, ensuring our clients enjoy stellar service. With more than 20 years in the marketing/agency world, Erin is a proven communicator who builds relationships through positivity and accountability. Her love of people extends to her non-work hours, where she spends as much time as she can with her husband, her three grown kids, and her nieces and nephew.

Our 92% annual client retention rate can be attributed to our clients giving Erin an average annual Net Promoter Score of 9/10. Erin’s team has never received a negative review, and as a result, neither has SR&B.

Erin Ham
History of Excellence

Erin Clare

Accounting & Project Management

Like most members of our team, Erin has an extensive background in the advertising/marketing world. She graduated from WVU with a degree in graphic design and used her creativity and leadership skills to direct a team of 16 while working for a publishing company. With SR&B, Erin works mostly with accounting, she also lends a hand with project management, proof reading, and brainstorming new ideas with team members. She appreciates the flexibility of the company, both in managing a successful work/life balance as well as the openness to develop new skills and collaborate. Erin believes in “experiences over possessions,” and spends her time traveling, hiking with her dogs, and kayaking.

Process, process, process… Erin lives it, breathes it and is our internal champion SR&B’s operational processes.

Erin Clare
History of Excellence

Heidi Traband

Graphic/Web Design. Website development

With well over 20+ years of creative experience in graphic design, web design and web development it is no wonder Heidi is an essential member of the creative team. She has an eye for innovation and pixel perfection. Using her keen ability to thrive on new challenges and to overcome anything thrown her way helps her excel at mastering UI/UX as well as Shopify and WordPress customizations.

Heidi has delivered hundreds of WordPress and Shopify websites, tens of thousands of advertisements across all mediums, and has won numerous awards for her work.

Heidi Traband
History of Excellence

Cortney Geare

Graphic Designer

With over 17 years in the design industry, Cortney Geare consistently delivers compelling work to SR&B’s diverse client portfolio. She uses her problem-solving skills, understanding of typography and unique creative perspective to visually conceptualize in the most concise and effective way possible. Off hours, Cortney and her husband make and sell wares created in their in-home studio, equipped with a range of maker gadgets.

Cortney’s creatives have delivered an average of a 315% ROAS to our clients over the past 5 years.

Cortney Geare
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