Digital innovators
*Behind each of these leaders is a full team of experts ready to deliver the right solutions to achieve lasting success for your organization. We look forward to introducing them to you.

We’re a positive team of diverse thinkers working collaboratively to solve your complex problems. We have many personalities and talents, and we bring them all together to achieve one goal: drive your goals like no one else can.

Leadership
Jay Gast
Jay Gast
President
Jay Gast
38 years of experience 38
Jay Gast
President
M.B.A., Marketing, George Mason University
B.A., Marketing Management, University of Iowa

Jay’s forward-thinking philosophy and extensive executive experience make him an ideal leader in expertly serving our clients at every level. In a career centered on helping brands stake their claim to the digital realm, Jay has excelled in efficiently refining all facets of both internal and client-facing procedures to ensure total alignment of goals, strategies, and execution. He has first-hand experience launching digital campaigns and lead-nurturing strategies. He also understands just what it takes to build and retain a high-caliber team – a team that can help our clients consistently thrive online. Jay is not afraid to invest in new technologies and creative ways of thinking. With a constant focus on maximizing client satisfaction, Jay’s sights are always set on helping our clients win harder and win more often.

Outside of work, Jay enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife and three adult children, listening to music, reading fiction and non-fiction, playing golf, and skiing.

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Spencer Barron
Chief Financial Officer
Spencer Barron
13 years of experience 13
Spencer Barron
Chief Financial Officer
B.S., Accounting, Gustavus Adolphus College
CPA (Inactive)

It can be easy for a CFO to become buried in pluses, minuses, and counting beans – but not for Spencer. He understands financial success of a business is not about beans. It’s about people. Spencer’s primary focus is ensuring every member of the Perrill team is headed in the right direction. He helps make sure our financial goals are clearly defined and ambitious while still achievable. Understanding that the financial success of Perrill is tied closely to that of our clients, Spencer leads both parties toward healthy business growth based on disciplined and informed decisions.

Outside of his work, Spencer enjoys listening to live music, vacationing to warm and sandy destinations, and spending time with his wife, daughter, and son.

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Amy Perrill
Amy Perrill
Director, Administration
Amy Perrill
12 years of experience 12
Amy Perrill
Director, Administration
B.S., Metropolitan State University (1997)

Amy plays a critical role in overseeing day-to-day operations at Perrill. She helps craft internal policies, monitors operating expenses, and negotiates contracts and agreements with vendors. Amy also liaisons regularly with human resources and other departments while keeping executives up-to-date on business performance. As a whole, Amy helps drive decision-making and improves the way we work.

Amy has always wanted a large family, and she feels very lucky to have one!

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John Kreuch
Director, Technology
John Kreuch
12 years of experience 12
John Kreuch
Director, Technology
University of Minnesota (2008)
M.B.A., Minnesota State University, Mankato (2020)

John brings more than a decade of professional development experience to the table, finding passion in the problem-solving aspects of his work to provide clients with solutions no one else can. He is a firm believer that anything is possible if you’re willing to apply the right resources, and takes both investment and payoff into consideration whenever approaching a new project. His role allows him to apply his vast scope of expertise in development and programming on an everyday basis, bolstering Perrill’s service offering and overall mastery of the web.

John enjoys watching Gopher football and has visited several countries across the globe, including Ireland, Thailand, and Jamaica.

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Jessica Brandt
Jessica Brandt
Director, Client Services
Jessica Brandt
15 years of experience 15
Jessica Brandt
Director, Client Services
University of North Dakota (2001)
University of Wisconsin-River Falls (2004)

Jessica has more than 15 years of experience helping build brands, increase sales, and provide measurable results while solidifying strong client relationships. Through her passion and marketing insight, she is able to understand each client’s business and unique needs to help them realize success through creative solutions. Jessica is an empathic listener and a persuasive speaker capable of bringing all of Perrill’s cross-functional teams together to produce great work for our clients.

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Nate Tower
Nate Tower
Director, Marketing
Nate Tower
8 years of experience 8
Nate Tower
Director, Marketing
B.A., Washington University in St. Louis (2004)

With a diverse background in SEO, creative writing, and branding, Nate has honed and crafted a complete array of digital communications skills, making him one of the most versatile members of Perrill’s leadership team. His ability to pinpoint critical business needs and translate them into effective and innovative online messaging and marketing strategies is a true differentiator for our clientele. Nate’s expertise lies in transforming client objectives into lasting business realities.

When he’s not crafting winning strategies for clients, Nate enjoys running, juggling, writing fiction, dominating fantasy football, and listening to ’90s rock music.

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Mark_Sandau
Mark Sandau
Director, Creative
Mark_Sandau
23 years of experience 23
Mark Sandau
Director, Creative
B.F.A., Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Mark’s first job landed him in Silicon Valley amid the height of the Dot Com Era, and he has since been rooted deeply in the realm of digital media. He is an accomplished digital designer with a strong technical background and decades of experience producing compelling advertising and branding work. Mark’s unique combination of skills allow him to seamlessly engage with creatives, stakeholders, and developers, thriving in communication at all levels as very few can. He is a strong believer that purpose-driven design and focused collaboration produce great work, a sentiment he has put into practice for high-profile brands that include BMW, Target, Best Buy, General Mills, and more.

Mark is a high-speed driving instructor for the BMW Car Club and also owns an extensive collection of vintage Apple equipment and literature. He even still has his very first computer – an Atari 400.

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Adam_Hrpcek
Adam Hrpcek
Director, Project Management
Adam_Hrpcek
13 years of experience 13
Adam Hrpcek
Director, Project Management
B.A.S., University of Minnesota (2007)
In Adam’s decade-plus of experience honing his expertise in every aspect of project management, he has learned to lead client initiatives through all phases, from contract signing to successful launch. His wide breadth of knowledge ranging from customer support and quality assurance to project implementation ensures our clients’ goals are achieved on schedule and variance-free. Adam helps oversee all sides of Perrill’s most ambitious and complex projects, showcasing a genuine dedication and commitment to our clients’ success at every turn.
Outside of his professional endeavors, Adam enjoys working on household projects, fishing, and supporting the Golden Gopher hockey team.
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Jay Perrill
1966 - 2020
Jay founded Perrill in 1993 and served as the company’s president until he passed away from a heart attack at age 53 on May 7, 2020. Jay understood the importance of digital long before most, and his pursuit of this vision helped pave the way for hundreds of other digital agencies. He was incredibly proud of the company and culture he built, and we are very proud of all he accomplished. The Perrill team continues to work hard together to ensure his legacy of winning lives on. We are honored to work at a company that bears his name.
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