A thirty-year veteran in the field of marketing, Roy began his career at KRS Communications, a prominent Long Island Sales Promotion Agency. Within a few years, Roy had successfully grown the client base and boosted agency revenues by securing top clients like Banfi Vintners, General Cigar, Rock Bottom Drug Stores, Mistic Beverages, Jumby Bay Island, Beacon Photo and several other regional B2B businesses. After merging KRS Communications with Harrison Leifer DiMarco in 2001, Roy spearheaded HLD’s growth through strategic acquisitions that enhanced the agency’s overall capabilities in Marketing, Public Relations and Digital services. HLD was soon recognized as one of the largest and most accomplished branding, advertising, public relations and interactive agencies on Long Island. In fact, in 2002, HLD became the first-ever advertising and public relations agency named, by Hofstra University and KPMG, to the list of The 25 Fastest Growing Private Companies on Long Island.
Today, Roy is the President of RGD Marketing, a smaller, more agile Long Island agency where he gets to work closely with owners and decision makers. By combining his thorough knowledge of branding with on-trend website design, social media, email marketing and more, he develops the right mix of revenue-building tactics for each client. His fresh ideas promote accelerated growth, broader exposure and a more solid brand identity for businesses and their products/services.
Roy is a proud graduate of LIU Post, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and Management. In 2017, along with a few others, founded a non-for-profit (501(c)3 called Warriors For A Cause and serves as the Treasurer and also was elected to the Executive Committee. Prior to Warriors For A Cause, Roy served on the board of Island Harvest for 13 years and in 2009 was chosen as the golf honoree for the annual golf classic.
Roy has won numerous industry awards including: BOLI’s, Summits, Rx Club Awards of Excellence and Pro Comm Awards. In 2013, he was named a LIBN (Long Island Business News) 50 Around 50 Award recipient and in 2016, he was a recipient of LIBN’s TOP CEO Award that recognized those who consistently demonstrate remarkable leadership skills, integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, financial performance, community service and diversity.
Gina joined the firm in 2009 as an account manager soon after graduating from Bryant University in Rhode Island. She worked her way up through the organization and was recently made Director of Digital Services in the firm responsible for online marketing, social media and email marketing for the agencies clients. This is a testament to her commitment and dedication to put in the time and effort with one company and prove her value and trustworthiness.
Gina enjoys helping not-for-profits and private foundations to help raise money and awareness. She works closely with two clients that she represents- The Carly Rose Foundation and The Michael Magro Foundation. She also is serves on the board for The Michael Magro Foundation.
"My passion is social media marketing! I have the ability to take your business to the next level, increasing engagement and exposure across various social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. As a highly motivated individual, I stay on top of the current and changing social media functions and trends across the major platforms."
Brittany graduated from Rutgers University in 2012 with degrees in Psychology and Communications with Minors in Criminology and Sociology.
Brittany has been a great addition to our team who brings strong leadership and organizational skills and has an extensive background in social media management.
She has worked with a variety of clients as a social media manager and blogger such as Touro Graduate School of Technology, Texas Live, Stand Up NY Comedy Club, and while working at LocalVox in New York City she managed several accounts there where she developed and implemented strategies to build engaged audiences for clients on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ & LinkedIn.
Steffi is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University and brings a vast experience in Social Media, Management, and Sales and also has experience as a producer, director, and cinematographer which makes her a well-rounded social media manager.
Steffi makes a great addition to our social media team and works very closely with Brittany Smith our Client Services & Social Media Director of the agency.
Extensively experienced in the mobile & web app development and product design, helping clients to build applications to improve their businesses. Proactive and positive person using business approaches and methodologies such as Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile SCRUM.
Project management and operations professional with a passion for how great things get done and the people that make it happen.
Antoni manages our web developers and his responsibilities include resource allocation, anticipating changes in scope, researching functionality, performing feature definition and quality assurance testing, developing budgets, as well as writing end-user documentation.
Our web designers create the look and feel of a website and our web developers program and bring the website to life.
Our graphic designers develop the overall layout and production design for various applications for our clients, such as for advertisements, brochures, magazines, corporate reports, collateral, trade show material, digital graphics and front-end web design.
Our experienced professional photographers can capture the perfect image. Headshots, product shots, fashion, food. architecture and corporate events.
Our copywriter is responsible for the text on brochures, collateral, websites, emails, advertisements, catalogs, and more.
A vital role in any business. Our bookkeeper records and maintains the agencies financial records. Most importantly, makes sure the employees get paid.