We are a community of marketers.
We seek out new ways of thinking and doing.
We respect people’s talents.
We invest in their ambitions.
We learn, advance and succeed together.

We are Antenna.

Antenna gives companies a better way to make marketing work. We engage the hard-to-find experts and skills needed to win customers and build businesses—from product launches to marketing automation to organizational change.

We were founded on a simple belief. That real challenges deserve real solutions and real talent deserves real opportunity. By investing in real relationships with companies and the experts they need, we help everyone achieve more.

Based in Minneapolis, we operate at the hub of a vibrant and fast-moving community that includes Fortune 50 marketing organizations, ambitious startups and lots of inspiring companies in between.

We are honored to appear on distinguished lists year after year, including the “Inc. 5000"; Mpls-St. Paul Business Journal’s "Fast 50”, and Best of Business by Twin Cities Business Magazine. Through our award-winning Good Works program, our consultants are fighting hunger in the Twin Cities just by doing work they love. Learn more about the program.

Real words to live by.

Our values are at the center of everything we do.

Open

Search for possibilities beyond what's expected and stay open to new ways of thinking and doing.

Connected

Understand that you are a part of something greater. Be attentive to the dreams and goals of others as much as your own.

True

Be the person that other people trust. Set an example of character and integrity. Do what you say and say what you do.

Generous

Share your time, advice and connections with everyone in our community. By helping others grow and advance, we move the whole team forward.

Adventurous

Live with a sense of curiosity, in your career as well as in life. Take very opportunity to learn, seek out new experiences, and better yourself along the way.

Ambitious

Pursue your career with purpose and passion. Stay hungry, keep reaching for the next accomplishment, and always bring your best game.

Step inside our front office.

Brendon Schrader

Founder and Ceo
Brendon started Antenna to reinvent how marketing companies get work done. By investing in the human element of the business, he created a new model for solving tough problems in industries from technology to consumer products. Prior to Antenna, Brendon honed his marketing chops at organizations including 3M and the NBA.

Jennifer Laible

President
The skillful leader of our big picture, Jennifer helps Antenna build a people-centered company that can grow without losing its soul. After years as a senior strategist (to Best Buy, AmEx and Allstate to name a few), she joined Antenna to make the biggest impact of her career, in sync with her diverse priorities from family to community service.

Erik Voge

Managing Director
Erik oversees our sales and talent recruitment teams, the twin engines of Antenna’s business. He joins us from a large consulting firm where he helped clients with marketing data- and technology-driven solutions that enhance the customer experience. Now he applies his energy and acumen to position us for a second decade of sustainable growth.

Marie Oberle

Operations Director
Marie keeps Antenna happily humming, working diligently behind the scenes to manage consultant onboarding, time-tracking, billing, benefits, and on and on. As our go-to for everything from HR to operations to birthday celebrations, her can-do energy is highly valued by people in every department.

Christina Tibesar

Client Development Director
Christina is an all-around connector. Her firm grasp of her clients’ needs and culture lead to strategies that succeed beyond just meeting metrics. With professional stripes earned at companies like Target and SALO, she generously shares her insight and network with our colleagues and our clients, lifting all boats.

Amy Ryan

Client Development Director
Amy brings a solid background of leadership roles within strategy, innovation, and merchandising from companies such as Best Buy and Bluestem Brands. A merchant by training, Amy loves to work with anything that involves retail, consumer buying behaviors, and the customer experience. Her energy is contagious – it’s what keeps her going on the ski hill and staying active with her family.

Emily Koski

Client Development Director
Emily is a natural connector and is driven by watching others succeed. Her infectious energy is eager to help and support, and shines through in every interaction. A former entrepreneur in the beauty industry, Emily knows how to seize opportunity and build relationships. After hours she uses her incredible energy to log running miles and ski with her family.

Tricia Varner

Client Development Director
Tricia comes to Antenna after over a decade of experience serving a local performance marketing agency. She is excited to be building upon the momentum of our consulting services practice, developing partnerships with local businesses to help solve complex marketing needs through our pool of expert consultants. After hours, Tricia spends time adventuring through the great outdoors with her family.

Jules Melbye

Director of Executive Search
Jules is a networker by nature. Her decade of search experience with McKinley Group and SkyWater Search and her in-depth experience with marketing talent make Jules the perfect person for all of Antenna's direct placement offerings. When she's not making new connections, she loves traveling with her husband and keeping up with her five grown children and young grandson.

Robin Oxley

Talent Development Director
Robin’s goal is simple: help everyone at Antenna grow and improve. For her, linking people to projects is deeply personal. From conversation one, she gets to know our consultants with perspective gained from years at top marketing organizations. A devoted volunteer and host, Robin lives to make life better for others, on the job and off.

Brittany Mercado

Talent Development Manager
With an infectious personality and an effortless ability to connect with both clients and consultants alike, Britt is an invaluable resource on our talent team. Her extensive background in client management and talent recruiting has shaped her passion for helping individuals realize their professional goals and connecting them to work they love.

Rachael Jackson-Leidig

Talent Acquisition Coordinator
Stemming from her experience in HR, Rachael has a gift for connecting with people and understanding their needs and ambitions. She is excited to bring her full-cycle recruiting background and her passion for building meaningful connections to Antenna's Talent Team. When she's not talking to the city's best marketers, you can catch her teaching yoga or kayaking the St. Croix.

Gordie Bradbury

Talent Acquisition Coordinator
Gordie has a natural passion for creating new relationships and working to achieve a common goal. He comes at Antenna from US Bank where he worked in consumer banking. When he's not connecting top-tier marketers with their next opportunity, Gordie can often be found at a local theater soaking up his love of live music, and finds great joy in riding his bike, traveling, and camping.

Annette Ahnemann

Business Operations Coordinator
Annette straddles the aisle between Client Development and Operations, supporting multiple Antenna team members. After over a decade in Human Resources and Sales support, as well as office operations, she's the perfect person to keep everything running smoothly. She is also the proud mother of two twenty-something children and one incredibly annoying cat.

Drake Friesen

Staff Accountant
Drake keeps us focused on the numbers. He’s our resident CPA and makes sure our financial operations are running smoothly. Drake honed his accounting chops inside RSM McGladrey, a global advisory firm. But he’s not all business; just ask him about his rock band.

Kate Kennedy

Executive Assistant
Kate is our resident superhero. Not only does she keep the entire office running smoothly with her calm demeanor, she does it all with a bright smile and a charming British accent. Kate hopped across the pond three years ago and brings with her an extensive background in executive administration across a variety of creative industries in the United Kingdom.

Who's an Antenna consultant?

They are curious, driven and quick to collaborate. They love flexibility, live for variety and always bring their best game. Meet a few of our amazing folks below. See yourself here? Become one of them.

Simi

Brand Management

16 years of industry experience

Eric

Marketing Strategy

10 years of industry experience

Madeleine

Product Marketing

20 years of industry experience

Lauren

Marketing Automation

10 years of industry experience

Beyond our walls.

Antenna has an advisory council of marketing veterans “at large” who know the industry and their areas of expertise better than anyone. They keep us wired into emerging trends, thinking and practice. Plus, they’re just great people.

Mark Hines

Partner, Vice President GoKart Labs

Melissa Barra

Chief Strategy & Customer
Relationship Officer
Select Comfort

Jeffrey Gorder

Chief Growth Officer Mono

Leah Larson

Vice President Global Marketing Ecolab

Grant Barrick

Vice President of Marketing Sansoro Health

Brian Robinson

EVP Design and Development Universal Pictures

Marcia Miller

President Stone Arch Creative

Alissa Montbriand

CEO Pacifier

John Meyer

CEO/Co-Founder Lemonly

Nancy Jerdee

Global Vice President, Marketing Pearson VUE

Nikos Raleigh

Vice President US Bank

Paymon Farazi

Vice President, Product Marketing Optum

Bettina Hanna

Founder, Hanna XP Consulting
Senior Consultant, Antenna