With brand-building expertise and state-of-the-art technologies, Quest Fore offers clients a full range of services that go above and beyond those of traditional advertising agencies: we're strategic, creative partners for total marketing and communications solutions.
Whether we're working as your agency of record or partnering on a project-by-project basis, Quest Fore can strategize and coordinate all business-to-business and business-to-consumer communications. Plus, we stay on the leading edge of communication theory and technology, so our solutions are the most innovative and cost-effective on the market.
Quest Fore's design business unit was founded in 1976 by a small team of trail-blazing graphic designers. Since then, our capabilities have continued to grow and evolve, but the Quest Fore mission remains centered on producing the highest quality creative solutions for our clients. Quest Fore is headquartered in Pittsburgh, but has also established a satellite operation in Chicago.
For more than 35 years, Quest Fore has defied the short-term, static client relationships that have become commonplace among marketing and advertising firms. Instead, we make long-term goals a focus of every project. And as a result, we've maintained an annual client retention rate of more than 90 percent, and our three original clients, who we first served in 1976, are still clients today.
At Quest Fore, we believe that the right combination of ability, integrity and a passion for quality can lead to amazing accomplishments. That's why we work hard to use our core strengths to create solutions that make our clients and ourselves proud. To us, working for our clients is a privilege, not a right, and we'll strive to earn that privilege each and every day. It's our promise and it's why our client relationships last for decades.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
When he joined Quest Fore in 1999 as chairman, Ken brought with him a wealth of strategic marketing experience. A former head of marketing for a Fortune 500 company (CNG Pittsburgh), Ken was named 1994 Gas Marketing Executive of the Year and also served as chief operating officer of CNG Energy prior to joining Quest Fore. In addition to his chairman duties, he also serves as president of International Business Ventures LLC, a worldwide consulting and prospect development company that is active in Europe and Latin America. In 2005, Ken earned his ABC (Business Communications Accreditation) from the International Association of Business Communicators.
President and Chief Technical Officer
CJ came on board in 2009 thanks to a partnership between Quest Fore and his Web development company, Blue Fox Development. The relationship helped Quest Fore create a Web and interactive team with diverse talents and industry-leading experience – and Blue Fox soon became a part of Quest Fore, Inc.
Currently, CJ leads Quest Fore's talented team of front-end designers, developers, quality assurance specialists, technical project managers and SEO and social media strategists. And to remain on pace with a marketplace that is constantly changing, CJ is enthusiastically committed to growing our Web and interactive capabilities. CJ has a degree in Management Science and Information Systems from Penn State University.
COO/Vice President, Creative Services
Jim co-founded Quest Fore's design business unit in 1976 and has been guiding the development of multi-element campaigns and communications programs ever since. For more than three decades, Jim served as the single-source provider of marketing campaigns for such clients as Consolidated Natural Gas (CNG), Heinz USA, H.J. Heinz Company and Mine Safety Appliance Corporation (MSA). Before founding Quest Fore, he was a graphic designer, art director, creative director, recording engineer, multimedia producer and minority partner in one of Pittsburgh's largest design firms, Graphic Center Inc. Throughout his career, Jim has won a variety of national and international awards for his work in the industry.
Senior Vice President, Strategic Client Services
Scott joined Quest Fore in 1986 and has helped put us on the map by developing innovative strategic communications programs for our clients. With experience that includes working with such diverse names as GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Heinz North America, MSA, Armada Supply Chain Solutions, McKesson and PNC Bank, Scott has the expertise to implement strategies on every level, from simple to complex. He is a past president of AIGA Pittsburgh (American Institute of Graphic Arts) and IABC Pittsburgh, (International Association of Business Communicators). In 2005, Scott earned his ABC (Business Communications Accreditation) from IABC.
Creative Director/Senior Art Director
Mark has an extensive portfolio of award-winning logos, packaging, branding identities and graphics, which have provided the creative impetus for many of the agency's most successful programs. In his position at Quest Fore, he has designed multi-faceted campaigns for major clients such as Heinz, PPG, MSA, GlaxoSmithKline, AON, Volkswagen and Audi. Mark has more than 25 years of experience as a designer and art director, serving a diverse client base including international, national and regional corporations, and non-profit organizations in the areas of corporate identity design, marketing campaigns, print collateral, web design, package design and advertising.
Vice President, Account Services
Jill is responsible for new business development and current account services. She has a proven track record of exceptional client service. Before joining Quest Fore, Jill was employed at Zoltun Design as VP of Sales and Marketing for four years and at Xerox Corporation as Account Manager for nine years where she excelled in servicing large corporations and in meeting complex and multi-tiered demands.
Outside of the office she remains very active and is currently on the board of governors at the River's Club in Pittsburgh and a member of the American Marketing Association.
Jill has a MBA in Management from Rochester Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence Fellows program.
Director, Business Development
Steve is responsible for new business development and client services. A veteran of marketing communication sales, Steve's expertise in the areas of interactive media, website development, print design, and video production aligns well with Quest Fore's broad capabilities in print, video and digital communications.
His client relationships include working with such companies as Highmark, McKesson, SAE International, PPG Industries, Carpenter Powder Products and many other large and mid-sized organizations. He is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.