Sparkable Team

Remarkable Management Team

Michael Wright is a managing partner at Sparkable and a NJ native. Wright serves as a client advocate and senior project manager dedicated to risk mitigation and ensuring return on client investments in marketing. He develops products and services in coordination with talented creatives and vendors. His specializations include media buying, interactive development and event management. His enthusiastic approach has helped develop authentic brand experiences for non-profits, consumer markets and trade shows. Highlights include projects for the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival, Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation and J&L Amish Depot.

Smith, a lifelong resident of Ventnor, joined Sparkable in 2008. The 2003 Holy Spirit High School graduate played football and rowed for the Spartans. He majored in political science and English at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. Before graduating in 2007, Smith discovered a passion for journalism and rugby. There, he wrote for two Canisius College publications, contributed to ArtVoice in Buffalo and played for the Canisius Crabbies RFC.

After college, Smith played rugby for the Jersey Shore Sharks RFC and wrote for The Current Newspapers for more than five years. During that time he earned two New Jersey Press Awards and covered Ventnor, Margate, Longport and Somers Point as a beat reporter.

Smith serves as the Secretary of the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation and his hometown as the editor of the Ventnor Community News. He is also the founder and editor of a music blog - The High Note.

After a decade in journalism, Smith focused on growing Sparkable in the Atlantic City market in 2014. He and his wife Justyna live in Ventnor.

Banach, a managing partner, founded Sparkable as a Boutique Interactive Media and Marketing Intelligence Firm with strategic partnerships in North America, Europe and South America. He has developed curricula for both undergraduate and graduate courses including, Strategic Management, Comparative Management, Project Management and Strategic Marketing Management and Controlling.

"I can only hope to find the greatest rewards at the end of a road paved by honor, courage and gratitude," Banach says. "My goal is to passionately pursue each venture and service I engage in with honor and vigilance in hopes to create opportunities for as many individuals as I am capable. I wish to serve those around me so that we can help one another be the change we hope to see in this world."

Dean moved into a leadership role as a professional after accumulating an extensive amount of experience in design, web development & search engine optimization. Once he joined the Sparkable team he has consistantly brought passion for creativity and quality, which has caused him to be a critical member of the Sparkable team.

Education

Canisius College - Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Arts

Software and Technology

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign, ProTools, PHP, CSS, xHTML, JavaScript, ASP, ASP.NET

Passions

Playing piano, drawing, finding rare independant films, metaphysical philosophy, having fun with his son, and dark comedy.