Gabriel Group is excited to announce the addition of Allan Leonard to its team as Vice President of Marketing Services.
Prior to coming to Gabriel Group, Allan spent 17 years at Swift Print Communications, a full-service print marketing company also located in St. Louis. There, he worked as the company’s National Director of Swift Click Solutions, where he was responsible for managing client relationships and overseeing customer integration of Swift’s web-based asset management platform. Allan has held a variety of positions in the print industry throughout his career, including press operator, customer service representative and production manager.
CEO Dave Hawkins says, “Allan has seen all sides of the print business over the past 25 years, and we’re thrilled to have him as our newest associate here at Gabriel Group.”
He continues, “He knows the ins and outs like the back of his hand and his knowledge will be crucial to our business and extremely beneficial to our clients as well. But more importantly, Allan has a true passion for helping people exceed their goals. At Gabriel Group, that’s why we do what we do – adding Allan to our team will strengthen and support our emphasis on the exceptional customer service we aim to provide every single day.”
Allan attended Missouri State University. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, cooking, woodworking and doing almost anything outdoors.
Gabriel Group is proud to name Dino Megaloudis as the company’s Vice President of Fundraising Services.
Dino comes to Gabriel Group from Squeaky Wheel Media, a digital marketing agency based in New York City. There, he worked as the Director of Client Services where he acted as the liaison between customers and internal teams while specializing in maximizing client satisfaction. Before that, he held multiple positions within the fundraising industry at various higher education institutions, which include New York Institute of Technology, Hofstra University and University of North Carolina. From his experience, Dino brings a well-rounded array of knowledge, including major gift cultivation, stewardship development and a focus on re-qualifying donors.
“We are ecstatic that Dino brings with him the ideal combination of customer service experience along with his background in fundraising,” CEO Dave Hawkins states.
“Our clients are the most important part of our business, and with his experience on both sides of the desk, we couldn’t be more confident in Dino’s unique ability to understand and deliver on our customers’ needs. He has an outstanding track record of both ensuring a high level of success as well as generating donations first-hand. We truly believe he will be a great fit for Gabriel Group and our clients.”
Dino graduated from the University of North Carolina, where he played collegiate soccer on a full athletic scholarship. He later went on to play professionally in Greece before a career-ending injury. When he isn’t working, Dino enjoys spending time with his kids, Stephen and Anastasia, as well as playing soccer and being outdoors.
Gabriel Group is proud to announce it has successfully completed a Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II examination aligned to the Health Information Trust Common Security Framework (HITRUST-CSF). The certification process included a substantial audit that measured the company’s print and delivery management systems relevant to security, availability, confidentiality and processing integrity.
This certification confirms that, as a company, Gabriel Group meets key regulations and requirements for protecting and securing the sensitive, private information of the client-partners that it serves. While heavily relied on by the financial services and healthcare industries to ensure protection and confidentiality of their information, the certification is important for all of Gabriel Group’s clients. Besides providing an extra degree of confidence in its internal controls, the certification helps assure clients that Gabriel Group takes exceptional internal measures to ensure its partners receive the best in customer support and service quality.
Conducted by Brown Smith Wallace, an independent CPA firm, the SOC 2 Type II certification aligned to the HITRUST-CSF is considered a significant achievement. Gabriel Group joins a small number of direct marketing organizations across the country with these qualifications. Completing the examination is a third-party attestation that an efficient and prescriptive framework is in place for managing the security and compliance requirements inherent in HIPAA and other applicable regulations. Through the process, the entire company was tested on 151 total controls and will be tested on these controls annually.
Chief Executive Officer Dave Hawkins states, “Having our official certification is huge for Gabriel Group. It’s been a long process, but worth every second to now have our commitment to excellence validated, as we have proven to adhere to such high industry standards.”
“We have always been committed to the confidentiality of the sensitive information our customers entrust us with, but it feels great to be recognized for it. We are proud of our security initiatives and data management, and it really is fantastic to have this certification as proof of our hard work over the years. The future is definitely bright – we couldn’t be more excited.”