As our success is a reflection of the combined experience of our team members, we are pleased to report that the average experience of our consultants is 20 years. Our team has in-house and agency experience in marketing medical devices, health IT, software, systems, hardware, and professional services, such as information technology and architectural design.
Why hire a generic advertising or marketing agency when you can trust experts who truly understand how to successfully promote your products and services?
Meet Our Executive Team
Christine Slocumb, President
Chris has over 20 years of marketing, business development, and product management experience in Fortune 50 and startup firms. As the founder of Clarity Quest Marketing, she has grown revenues for healthcare and technology firms using innovative marketing strategies and tactics. She has vast experience leading in-house marketing and agency client services teams, developing processes, managing marketing operations, and owning P&L responsibilities. She believes marketing must be accountable for producing tangible results and positive ROI. She is an innovative problem-solver with strong acuity for marketing financial analysis, revenue forecasting, resourcing and fearless marketing.
Prior to starting Clarity Quest, Christine led marketing and product marketing organizations at several technology startups and was semiconductor device engineer at Motorola. Her marketing experience spans multiple industries including medical devices, healthcare IT, software, wireless infrastructure, displays and semiconductor technology.
Christine presently holds 8 U.S. patents and was named a Michigan Leader & Innovator by Lawrence Technological University. She holds a MBA from Western International University and MS in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University.
Casey Frushour, Senior Creative Director
Casey Frushour graduated from the University of Michigan in 2001 with a BFA in graphic design. Over the years, Casey has used his artistic design and web development talents to help numerous technology companies in Michigan grow and prosper. Casey is an expert at online marketing and print creative design. Before Clarity Quest, Casey was a Senior Graphic Designer and Webmaster for Assay Designs (now Enzo Life Sciences) – a Michigan biotechnology company. Casey leads the Ann Arbor, Michigan office for Clarity Quest.
Caroline DeVore, Executive Marketing Consultant
Caroline has 20 years of experience in Enterprise Software market development, product definition, product positioning, and brand management in both B2B and B2C markets. Her expertise includes new product and technology introduction, organizational expansion, M&A guidance and industry messaging development. At Clarity Quest, Caroline has led multiple healthcare marketing engagements and is regularly sought out at leading healthcare conferences, such as HIMSS and RSNA. Experience areas include healthcare analytics, data centers, medical voice recognition, radiology systems, and enterprise image management. Prior to joining Clarity Quest, Caroline held executive management positions at Fortune 500 companies including Compaq/HP, IBM, Oracle, i2/JDA and CDC Software. Caroline earned an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from IBM Thunderbird Institute. Caroline works out of our Connecticut office.
Brian Shilling, Branding & Digital Marketing Director
Brian is a skilled project manager leading diverse teams of marketers and designers. He is experienced in strategic marketing, content creation, and crafting comprehensive messaging and positioning platforms for our healthcare and tech clients.
Brian also leads our team in search engine marketing, social media and pay-per-click advertising. He currently holds an AdWords Individual Qualification with specialization in Search Advertising from the Google AdWords Certification Program and is a Bing Ads Accredited Professional, which recognizes his extensive knowledge of the Google and Bing advertising platforms. Brian earned a BA in communication studies from the University of Michigan and works out of our Ann Arbor office.
Marla Sokolowski, Senior Marketing Project Manager
Marla is an experienced marketing, communications, and project management professional with proven ability to create strategic marketing plans to increase engagements and leads. Her diverse experience includes running marketing programs for healthcare, technology and automotive companies. Marla leads our marketing automation team to craft email marketing campaigns, develop nurture campaigns and integrate CRMs for sales and marketing alignment. She also manages our LinkedIn social advertising program and Proposify to streamline the sales process for our clients. Marla also serves as an effective project manager to manage multiple internal and external teams harmoniously. Before Clarity Quest, Marla held positions at Online Tech, Switchback CMS, and Parker Hannifin Corp. Marla has a BA in Economics and Chinese from The Ohio State University and works in our Ann Arbor office.
Cori Omundson, Senior Account Relations
Cori Omundson leads the West coast office in business development while driving key projects and nurturing client relations across a variety of industries including healthcare, biotech, medical device, and IT services. Cori has more than 18+ years of solid experience collaborating with project teams in defining marketing strategies and executing campaigns through careful research, planning and critical thinking in order to transform marketing objectives and sales strategies into positive measurable results. She has a proven track record working with companies ranging from boutique start-up businesses to multi-billion dollar corporations. Cori works out of our Seattle office and in her spare time serves as the President of the Arnold Guild at the Fred Hutch volunteering and supporting the efforts of the Hutch Holiday Gala and cancer research.
Jordan Gallant, Marketing Consultant
Jordan believes in the power of marketing for making a positive impact. At Clarity Quest, she helps clients demonstrate thought leadership in their industries by providing customized social media and content marketing strategies. Jordan currently holds a Google Adwords Individual Certification with a specialization in Search Advertising and is a Bing Ads Accredited Professional. She earned her BBA in advertising and promotion at Western Michigan University where she was a member of the American Advertising Federation. Jordan works out of our Ann Arbor office.
Ava Haekler, Marketing Consultant
Ava Haekler values understanding her audience to get positive results through marketing and PR strategies. For Clarity Quest, Ava executes content, social media, accounts-based marketing, online marketing and PR campaigns. Before Clarity Quest, Ava worked at Comcast as a PR and marketing coordinator on a new healthcare and technology venture. Her strengths include social media, event planning, marketing communications, branding, and public relations. She earned a BA in Communication with a concentration in Corporate and Public Relations from Drexel University in 2017. Ava works out of Philadelphia.
Jim Drake, Sr. Online Marketing Consultant
Jim has a rich track record of creating corporate websites, online commerce solutions and custom online applications that are built on real business goals and smart marketing savvy. Jim was a founding partner of PromoLab Web Development in 1997 and has since helped bring to life hundreds of corporate websites and online initiatives; from giants such as Verizon Wireless, Food Services of America and Microsoft to a myriad of startup ventures, small to midsize companies and even world-class wineries like Quilceda Creek Vintners.
With almost 20 years of marketing, business development and management experience, Jim’s strengths lie in incorporating sound business rules and marketing strategies into the implementation of online solutions that are clean, professional and effective. Jim works out of our Seattle office.