Alvin Wilcox – CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Since being identified by his kindergarten teacher as someone with artistic ability, Alvin has always been involved in the pursuit of art and design. Give him some markers and paper (or Photoshop and Illustrator!) and he'll entertain himself for hours.
With a BA in Graphic Design from Bradley University, his portfolio and a need to move to an urban environment, Alvin packed up and moved to Chicago in 1998. After spending time working at several boutique branding and package design agencies in the city he started Finishline Creative Group in 2006 with the goal of creating a studio that focused on creativity, innovation and strict attention to detail.
Alvin has more than twenty five years experience in producing award-winning design for a diverse client list that has included Dean’s, Gorton’s Seafood, 3 Vodka, Ford Motor Company, Biewer Lumber, Roush Performance, Meggitt Training Systems, and EAS just to name a few.
When he’s not wearing the many hats that go along with being creative director he can usually be found at a motorcycle race, out in the woods on his bike or spending quality time with his family “coloring outside the lines”.
Teddy Roth – Strategic Partner | Owner of Print Possibilites
After spending several years working in the printing industry for a top tier print company in Chicago, Teddy realized that there was something missing in the industry. There was a need for someone who was not only able to find the best printing for the best price but to also to provide great customer service with a focus on building long term client relationships. This, along with Teddy's outside the box thinking led to the creation of Print Possibilites.
A focus on long term client relationships and thinking outside the box are two core philosophies of Finishline Creative and thus a creative partnership was born. After working on an exciting, high profile, award-winning beverage product with Teddy it was only natural that we pull him into our family of strategic partners. Thanks to Teddy and Print Possibilities we're now not only able to offer award-winning creative services but also a way to get all of your printing needs fulfilled in a way most big agencies can't.
Around the office Teddy is known as "The Miracle Worker" due to his amazing ability to get things done that seem beyond the realm of possibility (Pun fully intended). Every agency is only as good as the partners they work with and the addition of Teddy and his knowledge of printing have proven invaluable.
Diane FItzgerald – Strategic Partner
Diane Fitzgerald serves as Principal of The Fitzgerald Group, a consulting company she founded in 1994. Focusing on strategic planning, marketing, sales and communications for a diverse group of clients, The Fitzgerald Group supports business leaders in developing and implementing company-wide processes and procedures.
With a history of successfully introducing planning and organizing as key elements of any company, Diane advises domestic and international corporations on realizing their full potential and sustaining growth. Her credentials are multifaceted.
Projects Diane is currently involved with include a luxury green home in the heart of Chicago, business development and marketing & communications for a progressive and cutting-edge construction company, as well as strategic planning for an international franchisor making its debut in the US early next year.
Previously Diane was director of Global Thought Leadership Marketing & Communications at Andersen Consulting. With a team from around the world, she led efforts to shape ideas from creation to dissemination.
No good agency is without a solid strategic thinker and Finishline is no exception. The next-level thinking and overall success she brings to both Finishline and our clients is almost immeasurable.
Marnie Singer – VP of New Business Development
Marnie Singer is in charge of helping us find new clients who are not just looking for an agency but a long term partner to help them realize their long term goals. She's a real go getter who successfully uses her 20+ years of sales experience and her outstanding personality to keep us up to our ears in business!
With Finishline for 6+ Years Marnie has helped take our creative success and turn it into a new business machine. After leading a Sr. level sales team at ADP for 10 years she’s a natural at helping our creative staff manage their accounts and bring in new business. A task that she has taken to new levels by helping us gain at least 2 new clients a year for the past 5 years.
Chances are, if you hear from her, we'll be working with you at some point soon because she rarely takes no for an answer!