Steve Eichenbaum

President/Creative Director

Steve has served as lead copywriter and creative director since founding the agency in 1983. During that time he has won every major national advertising award for his creative work. More importantly, he has helped countless clients achieve significant business results. Steve holds a degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Neal Bardele

Partner/Client Services Director

After receiving a degree from Marquette University, Neal earned an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He began his career in corporate marketing for NCR Corporation and Firstar Bank. Prior to joining Eichenbaum/Associates in 1999, he served as COO for Meyer & Wallis Advertising and director of BBD&S Advertising/Milwaukee.

Jerry Hayes

Senior Art Director

Upon earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jerry attended the American Academy of Art. He then served as art director for Knupp & Watson Advertising before joining Eichenbaum/Associates in 1993.

Brian Michalak

Art Director

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Brian came to Eichenbaum/Associates in 2009 from Advertising Boelter + Lincoln. Previously, he held art director positions at Marx, McClellan, Thrun Advertising and Kalmbach Publishing.

Kristen Johnson

Media Director

A graduate of Iowa State University, Kristen was a senior media planner/buyer at Nonbox prior to joining Eichenbaum/Associates in 2014. Previously she held media planning positions with Blue Horse, Jacobson Rost and Strategic America. Kristen spearheads the agency's efforts to assess, plan and purchase a variety of traditional and digital media.