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Jonathan Heyel Named Chief Information Officer at Gabriel Group

Gabriel Group announces the appointment of Jonathan Heyel as Chief Information Officer.

Jonathan comes to Gabriel Group from Aspeq Holdings, a manufacturing company that produces electrical heaters, where he transformed the IT department over a three-year period by using hosting providers, upgrading personnel and improving business processes by leveraging technology. He brings nearly 20 years’ experience working in various capacities to help companies effectively use technology to advance their business goals.

“We are fortunate to be able to add Jonathan to our team,” said Michael Peterson, Chief Executive Officer of Gabriel Group. “In his short time with Gabriel Group, he is already proving himself as a valuable asset. We expect that his past experience and future vision will help us access our current processes and implement more effective and efficient ways of meeting our client-partners’ needs.”

Jonathan has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from University of Iowa’s Henry B. Tippie College of Business. He and his wife, Katie, have been married for 14 years. In his free time, Jonathan, an avid squash player, participates in local and regional tournaments around the country.

Gabriel Group Expands International Reach with New European Partnership

Gabriel Group expands international reach by partnering with Jubels Communications based in Amsterdam.

“Gabriel Group has been working with customers in Europe for the past seven years, so this partnership just seemed to be the next logical step,” said Michael Peterson, CEO. “I visited their facilities personally and am thrilled to be able to offer our international clients the same quick turn times as their American counterparts without sacrificing quality of work.”

Gabriel Group connected with Jubels Communication through its membership as a Xerox Premier Partner. Jubels is a graphic communication and solution provider based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It offers state of the art print technology, large mailing facilities, the latest graphic workflows,  fulfillment and cross media services.

Trading Places (Well Kind Of): Linda Potzman Returns to Sales and Steve Koch Promoted to Vice President of Account Management

After serving as Vice President of Account Management for the past five years, Linda Potzman has decided to return to sales, and Steve Koch has been promoted to Vice President of Account Management.

In her role as Vice President of Sales, Linda will be responsible for managing key client relationships to ensure Gabriel Group is going above and beyond to exceed its partners’ expectations.

In Steve’s new role, he will lead the Account Management team, work with other internal teams for continued quality and process improvement and represent clients and Account Management at an Executive level.

Before coming to Gabriel Group in 2009, Linda managed the sales support department at Epsilon which was responsible for $40 million of business.  Prior to that she was Vice President of Account Services for Sterling Direct, which was purchased by Reynolds & Reynolds, and ultimately became a part of Epsilon.

Linda graduated from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, with a B.A. in Business Communications.  She and her husband, Tom, have three children: Lauren, Jeff and Matt.  In her free time, Linda enjoys cooking, playing golf and watching her kids play soccer and volleyball.

Prior to joining Gabriel Group in June of 2013, Steve held a lead position in the Casino Marketing Team at Wilkes Group. Before that, he served in Account Executive roles at various St. Louis direct marketing organizations.

Steve graduated from Southwest Missouri State University, in Springfield, Missouri, with a BS in Marketing. He has two children: Sarah, a nurse at Missouri Baptist, and Sam, a chef at Crystal Lake in Washington State. Koch is a tri-athlete and is looking forward to his next Half Ironman this coming August. He also enjoys reading, movies and entertaining friends.

“We want to thank Linda for all of her hard work and dedication to her previous role. She did an excellent job making each client think of Gabriel Group as a valuable, resourceful and proactive business partner … We are excited to have her build on that foundation in her new position,” said Michael Peterson, CEO.  “We are thrilled to promote Steve into the role of Vice President of Account Management and are confident that he will do a great job, as he has the skill set necessary to effectively handle this challenging position.”