Meet Our Team

Our team has a combined century in the internet marketing space. It includes industry-pioneers, industry veterans, and newcomers with the keen sensibility to pioneer new ground to create unrivaled value in the performance marketing space. With over a decade of experience in the venture capital space, our leadership team applies a VC mindset to the way we approach, develop and scale programs and revenue for both our brand partners and our creator partners. 

Aaron Thuringer

VP, Strategic Operations

As V.P. of Strategic Operations, Aaron helps to develop the overarching strategies for InfluenceLogic’s various clients. This includes content strategy as well as analysis and management of influencer and paid-media campaigns. He’s always thinking about new ways to create, predict and measure ROI. His favorite creator is Lupe Fiasco.


Bethanie Stephens

Creator Success Professional

Bethanie is passionate about building relationships and helping content creators bring their message to a wider audience. She is dedicated to helping others live healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives. Her favorite content creator is Dr. Nicole LePera, AKA The Holistic Psychologist, because of her relentless efforts to end suffering and destigmatize mental health.

Jake Kuegler

Creator Success Professional

Jake loves to meet new people and is always excited to get on the phone. Jake excels at helping creators find new streams of revenue while providing their audience with great value. Jake is a huge fan of content creator Carnivore Yogi for her compassion and never-ending ability to see the bright side of things.

Josue Ponce

Sr. Creator Success Professional

Josue is an accomplished community manager and Sr. Creator Success Professional, with in-depth knowledge of the gaming industry, influencer marketing and pop culture. He is inspired by people who control their narrative, who are constantly breaking the mold for themselves and others within their industries in pursuit of following their dreams to inspire others, in the likes of Beyoncé.

Joel Robinson

Chief Executive Officer

Joel is energized by new ideas and people who love to create. Joel’s favorite YouTuber is his brother, Paul Robinson, who showed him that nontraditional career paths can lead to extraordinary outcomes.

Kara Smith

Customer Engagement Specialist

Kara is committed to the use of multimedia to interconnect humanity and our environment. She specializes in clarifying a brand’s vision and aligning campaigns to achieve growth in key metrics. Her favorite content creator is Arianna Huffington because of the integrity, generosity and dedication it took for her to build her own brand and use of that success to partner with and empower others.

Madison Coulter

Digital Community Manager

Madison is passionate about traveling, growing, and building strong, successful digital marketing campaigns for a multitude of industries across platforms. She enjoys the journey of life and hopes to help others do the same. Her favorite creator is Neil Patel because he is progressive, he adapts very quickly to change, and continues to be a thought leader in the industry.

Madi Norwood

Creator Compliance Professional

Madi is our ‘matchmaker’ for brands in search of safe, consistent, and profitable partnerships. Her process of matchmaking continues well into each relationship with a brand by means of providing a sense of safety, open communication, and honoring one another’s values every step of the way.  Her favorite creator is Steak, from ‘Steak Talk’ podcast, due to her dry humor, confidence, and power as a female — which in turn enlightens her on the powerful potential each of us hold within.

Miranda Thompson

Sr. Creator Success Professional

Miranda is a believer in self-empowerment, manifestation, and making your dreams a reality. Her favorite creator is Graham Stephan because he stands for financial freedom, entrepreneurship, investing in yourself, and education.

Ron Emrick

VP, Engineering

Ron is passionate about family, friends, seeing as much of the world as possible through travel, and documenting his travels through photography. He’s an expert at building great software applications that streamline processes and increase efficiencies. His favorite creators are Jimmy Chin and Chris Burkard.

Samantha Parzych

Creator Finance Specialist

Sam is a Creator Finance Specialist who loves to handle all things numbers and helps to keep everything running smoothly. When she isn’t assisting in paying creators or balancing the books, she is ensuring that all content produced by the creators we work with abides by the FTC guidelines to keep everyone legally protected. Her favorite creator is any female fitness goddess, but she especially loves Sophie of Brains and Gains as she inspired her to push herself harder at the gym everyday.

Steve Messa

Chief Operating Officer

Steve is passionate about entrepreneurship, media literacy, and helping both youth and adults leverage social media in empowering ways that make a difference in the world. His favorite content creator is Gary Vee because he doesn’t sugar coat anything and is so passionate about helping people level up.


Tom Kuegler

Executive Chairman

TK has spent his entire life as a builder of companies and dreams.  Having been the part of over 300 startups as a founder, investor, or advisor, he has been able to watch all of these companies grow over the last 30 years.  When TK is not working with founders he loves watching his thoroughbreds grow up and race in ovals. His favorite creator is Jason Beem.

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