Our Team

Our Story

David Fischer Founder & CEO of Solutions for Growth marketing agency in Westchester NY

The idea for Solutions for Growth began when David Fischer was managing the marketing efforts for a large multinational company – a corporate job.

Friends and family (some of them business owners) sought him out for advice regarding their business. Typically, they were suffering from unproductive marketing efforts; spending time and money without much to show.

David realized that most small businesses don’t have the knowledge, time or resources to develop marketing that results in sales.

David saw an opportunity to serve these businesses and to pursue a dream and so, he left the corporate world and Solutions for Growth was born..

Since then, Solutions for Growth has won awards and certifications and has helped hundreds of companies reach their goals.

Solutions for Growth’s clients benefit from our team’s professional expertise and know-how. We apply this experience to boost our clients’ business marketing results.

Solutions for Growth is a tight-knit team of subject matter experts specializing in marketing. With our team’s collective experience, we know what it takes to get your business performing the best it can!

Rebecca Mason - Director of Marketing Opertions
Rebecca Masson
Director of Marketing Operations
Rebecca Mason - Director of Marketing Opertions

Rebecca Masson brings over 15 years of marketing experience to Solutions for Growth. She has managed numerous brand campaigns in the beauty industry. She specializes in digital marketing, including social media, email marketing and online growth strategy.

She keeps up-to-date on the latest technologies in order to transform data learning into successful marketing strategies.

When she's not online, Rebecca enjoys practicing yoga, cooking and spending time with her family.

Corey Hardy Project Manager of Solutions for Growth marketing agency in Westchester NY and Cary NC
Corey Hardy
Project Manager
Cory Hardy

Corey Hardy brings over 10 years of diverse marketing and branding experience to Solutions for Growth. Corey’s skill and experience allowed him to manage advertising campaigns and marketing initiatives across energy, food service, education and other sectors around the country.

He brings a thirst for knowledge and a wide variety of technical skills that provide clients a marketing “swiss-army knife” with their major projects.

When he isn’t working or brushing up on his skills, Corey enjoys nature, craft beer, and playing board games with his wife and friends.

Tracey Strauss - Marketing Coordinator
Tracey Strauss
Marketing Coordinator
Tracey Strauss - Marketing Coordinator

Tracey Strauss has been with Solutions for Growth for over 7 years as a marketing coordinator. She has successfully managed a large number of email and event marketing campaigns.

She brings with her over two decades of direct mail and marketing experience, with deep knowledge of the list rental/management industry.

When not working, Tracey enjoys spending time with her family and attending her daughters’ softball and volleyball games.

Sarah Lieb - Marketing Coordinator
Sarah Lieb
Marketing Coordinator
Sarah Lieb - Marketing Coordinator

Sarah Lieb has comprehensive expertise in detailed project management, event and email marketing. She has successfully managed many client campaigns with accuracy and strategic vision. She has a deep knowledge in driving contact engagement for our customers.

At Solutions for Growth, her project execution and ability to personalize a brand experience brings a tremendous amount of value to the clients in her portfolio.

When she is not working, Sarah enjoys time with her family and 2 boys in Westchester and their foster bunny rabbit.

Christina Gratz - Marketing Coordinator
Christina Gratz
Marketing Coordinator
Christina Gratz - Marketing Coordinator

Chris brings digital and print marketing experience, along with strong design skills to her clients. Prior to Solutions for Growth, she spent 25 years in the executive search industry, responsible for marketing and business development.

Always seeking out ways to improve her design and marketing skills, Chris values the importance of webinars, marketing blogs and the sharing of ideas and new concepts among her Solutions for Growth professional colleagues. She manages many of our clients’ email campaigns and other marketing projects.

Chris spends some of her spare time as a Puppy Socialization Volunteer at the Guiding Eyes for the Blind, participating in knitting workshops, enjoying what New York City has to offer and corralling her own new puppy.

Jamel Salter - Bookkepper
Jamel Salter
Bookkeeper
Jamel Salter - Bookkepper

Jamel Salter has years of bookkeeping and accounting experience and is responsible for Solutions for Growth’s accounting.

His practical experience includes successful tenures at companies across several industries, including a leading technology company.

Jamel holds a degree in Business Management with concentrations in Finance and Management Information Systems. He is currently on track to obtain his Master’s Degree in Accounting, and is a member of the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers and the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.

Mark Gaston
Mark Gaston
Web Developer
Mark Gaston

Mark Gaston brings over 20 years of experience in the print and design industry, and 10 years of experience specifically in web development and design. Mark has been working with Solutions for Growth for six years.

Mark strives to make the website development process very clear, and goes the extra mile in explaining web design concepts to clients. With each project, Mark ensures not only that the aesthetics and function meets client expectations, he also takes adequate measures to make certain each website is secure.

Mark is also an experienced keyboardist and vocalist, skills he enjoys using in local worship gatherings. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

Nelson Penagos
Nelson Penagos
Web, SEO & Google Ads
Nelson Penagos

Nelson Penagos is an 18-year technology and marketing veteran with expertise in a variety of platforms and environments. Nelson specializes in technical organic search engine optimization services, from Panda optimization to penalty recovery, site audits to site architecture. He brings to the table skills not only in SEO, but also significant business and project management experience.

Nelson graduated from Embry Riddle University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a minor in Systems. After earning his degree, he worked as a Linux systems engineer for IAC/InterActiveCorp.

Nelson likes to spend time with family, go to concerts, ride his motorcycle, spend time at the beach, and stay active by going to the gym.