As President and founder of Blast Companies, Chris Torbit is responsible for strategic direction and leadership of Blast Companies within the emerging communications field. Blast Companies enables clients to effectively communicate with their customers through voice broadcasting, email marketing, IVR and mobile applications which drive productivity, profitability and brand awareness.
Prior to founding Blast Companies, Chris began his career in 1993 at Consolidated Communications. During his 11 years with the company, he held a series of leadership roles and won numerous sales and marketing accolades with McLeodUSA.
Chris holds a BA degree in financial management from the University of Missouri-Columbia, an MBA from Southern Illinois University and double masters in telecommunications from Webster University.
Jennifer Kennedy brings ten years of retail, advertising and marketing communications experience to her role as marketing director. She leads the company's advertising and public relations efforts as well as serves as account manager for Blast's voice broadcasting and email marketing clients. Jennifer previously was a writer with Geile-Leon Marketing Communications. She holds a BA degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications from Webster University.
Client Services Director
Gayle joins Blast Companies with over seven years telecommunications experience. After earning a B.S. degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Missouri-Columbia, she held sales and order management positions with McLeodUSA. She also spent time with Idearc Media.
Judy heads up the company's accounting department; overseeing financial management, accounting and all fiscal responsibilities. Prior to joining Blast, she held various positions within the Enterprise Rent-A-Car organization. Judy holds a BS in business administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.