Culture

what we are all about

The individuals who make up Bing Bang are as unique as our business name. Within our walls, we have assembled a team of next-level creators, doers, and overachievers that have storied backgrounds, unique talents and a varied mix of experience, learn more about them below!

Core Values

The Bing Bang Core Values were developed with our team and partners in mind. They are our guiding principles and help us to be the best versions of ourselves each and every day.

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HUMBLE

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RELENTLESS

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FEARLESS

authentic core values

AUTHENTIC

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LOVE WHAT
YOU DO

The

Team

The diversity of our crew and their experiences helps us better connect with our partners and the work we do for them. We know that the skills learned in busy newsrooms, the lessons taught on a hot factory floor, and the long days spent on an Iowa farm all play huge roles in our “run through brick walls” mentality and the core values we try to live out every single day.

meet the team brandon
President/CEO

Brandon Bingham

COO

Lori Gelhaar

the bing bang team mackenzie
CMO

Mackenzie Eddie

meet the bing bang team melanie
Client Development Manager

Melanie Suljic

the bing bang team mark
Account Strategist

Mark Neyens

Account Strategist

Aaron Young

Account Strategist

Shelby Stites

meet the team leigha
Visual Designer

Leigha Powers

meet the team rodney
Content Creator

Rodney White

the team sam
Content Creator

Sam Lozada

Office Manager

Erin Uhlmeyer

Brandon Bingham

President/CEO

Starting Date At Bing Bang: January 1, 2014

Description of your job in your words – What do you find yourself doing most days? I think I can say confidently I have done every role within Bing Bang except make coffee. I can’t do it, that thing scares me. Bing Bang has been a labor of love. I started out creating the chaos. Now I have turned into the guy trying to figure out what’s going on. With great people all around I can embrace my full visionary self to bring 1 of my 21 daily ideas to life. Now if any of them are any good.

Drink of Choice: Mt Dew ”Bingham Bed Wetter”

Dogs/Animals Names: Jake, Jimmy

Where’s somewhere you’ve always wanted to travel to: Hawaii

What are you most likely to binge watch: Sports

What are you most proud of? My Family

Lori Gelhaar

COO

Starting Date At Bing Bang: October 26, 2020

Description of your job in your words – What do you find yourself doing most days? Informal short version… keeping the business rocking and rolling, challenging, fun, meaningful, and successful.

Formal long version… Collaborating with leadership in setting and driving organizational vision, operational strategy, and hiring needs.  Setting organization-wide goals, performance management, and annual operating planning.  Overseeing company operations and employee productivity, while building a highly inclusive culture to ensure team members thrive and organizational outcomes are met.  Ensuring effective recruiting, on-boarding, professional development, performance management, and retention.  Analyzing internal operations and identifying areas of process enhancement.  Overseeing Sales, HR, and Accounting to achieve growth targets.  Managing revenue and expenses to ensure the company achieves growth and profitability.  Monitoring performance with detailed reporting, both current and forecasting.

Drink of Choice: Crown Royal Whiskey

Dogs/Animals Names: Lab- Ally; Golden Retriever- Charlie; Cat- Ninja, Gecko – Geo, Chicken #1 – Buffalo, Chicken #2- Nugget, Chicken #3 Sir Clucks A Lot, Chicken #4-Chick-fil-A

Where’s somewhere you’ve always wanted to travel to: Bora Bora

What are you most likely to binge-watch: Football or Dateline

What are you most proud of? The family I have created!

Mackenzie Eddie

CMO

Starting Date At Bing Bang: June 4, 2016

Description of your job in your words – What do you find yourself doing most days? Lead the marketing efforts of Bing Bang, and helping to continuously evolve and develop our brand so that we connect with our target audience and prospective clients. I also lead the Account Strategy team by helping to build customized solutions for our clients, developing creative concepts and no B.S. strategies to help them spread the good word of their business!

Drink of Choice: Bloody Mary in the morning, Red Wine at night 😉

Dogs/Animals Names: Let’s start with kids 😉 Hayes – 3.5, Cash, 2, Bash (Clumber Spaniel) 7..(yes, my kid’s name and my dog’s name rhyme!)

Where’s somewhere you’ve always wanted to travel to: Italy. I feel like I belong there with my addiction to fresh mozzarella cheese, basil, olive oil, tomatoes, and RED WINE.

What are you most likely to binge-watch: Something light, fun, and mindless. Schitt’s Creek, for sure.

What are you most proud of? My family. Being a mom was something I was always afraid to do, but now that I’m doing it, I’m kicking myself for waiting so long. My husband and kids (and dog) are my pride and joys and there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for them.

Melanie Suljic

Client Development Manager

Starting Date At Bing Bang: April 19, 2021

Description of your job in your words – What do you find yourself doing most days? I get to tell the world about Bing Bang and the cool stuff we can create.  I am able to meet some of the coolest people and companies with the coolest stories.  It’s always a good time listening to someone speak with passion in their eyes; especially if it’s over coffee or a drink. I then collaborate with our Creative Strategist team to find and present the best solutions to meet our client’s goals and needs.

Drink of Choice: Red Wine or a Hazy IPA

Dogs/Animals Names: N/A

Where’s somewhere you’ve always wanted to travel to: Anywhere in a chartered plane. But preferably an island in the South Pacific. Or an island off of Greece. Or just a quick lap above Iowa.

What are you most likely to binge-watch: My library is filled with volleyball matches and Law and Order SVU.

What are you most proud of? Well, this is a loaded question. Some days it will be my daughter, coaching volleyball in the State Finals, having the best people surrounding me, and my ability to love what I do most of the days. Other days it will be the fact that I got dressed, brushed my hair, and kept my child alive.

Mark Neyens

Account Strategist

Starting Date At Bing Bang: September 21, 2020

Description of your job in your words – What do you find yourself doing most days? I help individuals and companies tell their stories. Every day is different and that is what makes this job exciting. From meeting with clients, creating yearly marketing plans, directing photoshoots, strategizing digital campaigns, and interviewing some of the greatest clients!

Drink of Choice: Guinness in Ireland. Craft beer or a Sprite stateside.

Dogs/Animals Names: Soon!

Where’s somewhere you’ve always wanted to travel to: Thailand, Vietnam & Laos

What are you most likely to binge-watch: Documentaries

What are you most proud of? Solo backpacked around Europe for multiple weeks every year for a decade. Also, getting my master’s was pretty challenging and fun. Most of my grade school and high school teachers wouldn’t believe I could achieve that. Slow class to that MBA degree 😉  I haven’t missed a home Iowa State football game in 10 years and ran loads of races and a couple of marathons.

Aaron Young

Account Strategist

Starting Date At Bing Bang: September 27, 2021

Description of your job in your words – What do you find yourself doing most days? As an account strategist, I’m that first point of contact who helps develop and manage engaging, professional content with our Bing Bang team in support of clients’ marketing efforts. From photos and videos, websites, social media, digital marketing campaigns, copywriting, storytelling, branding — you name it — I lead and collaborate with our clients to find creative solutions that not only accomplishes their goals, but exceeds their expectations.

Drink of Choice: During work hours: Water | After work hours: Busch Light

Dogs/Animals Names: Stella – Great Pyrenees | Henry – Miniature Schnauzer

Where’s somewhere you’ve always wanted to travel to: Italy

What are you most likely to binge-watch: King of Queens

What are you most proud of? Every person or business has a story to share, and I’m proud to be able to share those stories with the rest of the world with such a talented, dedicated team here at Bing Bang.

Shelby Stites

Account Strategist

Starting Date At Bing Bang: September 22, 2021

Description of your job in your words – What do you find yourself doing most days? Creating content for Bing Bang social accounts, putting out episodes of the Jealous podcast, and helping to give our clients exactly what they need. Basically, I can wear whatever hat you want me to on any given day.

Drink of Choice: Coffee or Water (either flat or mixed with a shot of vodka)

Dogs/Animals Names: Brady and Chief

Where’s somewhere you’ve always wanted to travel to: Italy, Ireland, and Maine

What are you most likely to binge-watch: The Office or Friends

What are you most proud of? Staying true to who I am and creating a life that I love (which includes lots of laughs).

Leigha Powers

Visual Designer

Starting Date At Bing Bang: March 15, 2021

Description of your job in your words – What do you find yourself doing most days? I create graphic visuals for our amazing clients all day, every day! This includes social graphics, logo design, brand guidelines, logo animations, motion graphics, web design, and more!

Drink of Choice: Dr. Pepper for non-alcoholic – Michelob Ultra for beer – Bee’s Knees for cocktail

Dogs/Animals Names: Milo – the cutest puppers in the world!

Where’s somewhere you’ve always wanted to travel to: Thailand

What are you most likely to binge-watch: Law and Order SVU

What are you most proud of? My family! They mean the world to me and inspire me every day to always be myself, laugh often, and never take life too seriously!

Rodney White

Content Creator

Starting Date At Bing Bang: February 5, 1999

Description of your job in your words – What do you find yourself doing most days? Videographer and still photographer capturing the heart and sole of our clients.

Drink of Choice: Tanqueray and Tonic

Dogs/Animals Names: Cole, Kyo, Zuki, Copper, Leo, Freya

Where’s somewhere you’ve always wanted to travel to: Prague

What are you most likely to binge-watch: Edgar Wright films

What are you most proud of? Our three adult children and four grandchildren.

Sam Lozada

Content Creator

Starting Date At Bing Bang: March 16, 2020

Description of your job in your words – What do you find yourself doing most days? My job is to highlight our client’s stories in the best way possible. Find out why they are awesome and then show that to the world in the most visually appealing way possible.

Drink of Choice: Bourbon with club soda or a refreshing jarritos

Dogs/Animals Names: Tiggy-a Terrier greyhound mix and Oliver-Chunky Yorkie

Where’s somewhere you’ve always wanted to travel to: Colombia. My mom is from there and I have always wanted to see where she grew up and the culture of my family.

What are you most likely to binge-watch: Star Wars followed by Marvel movies followed by Harry Potter followed by every single Edgar Wright Movie and then followed by Scrubs.

What are you most proud of? I am most proud of being a Dad!

Erin Uhlmeyer

Office Manager

Starting Date At Bing Bang: May 10, 2021

Description of your job in your words – What do you find yourself doing most days? On a daily basis, I am working on invoicing our clients, keeping the office running smoothly, and managing expenses and budgets.

Drink of Choice: Energy Drinks or if we’re talking about alcohol, beer, and seltzers 🙂

Dogs/Animals Names: Golden Retriever named Chevy

Where’s somewhere you’ve always wanted to travel to: Next trip: Zion National Park!

What are you most likely to binge-watch: I’m either binge-watching a murder documentary or Greys Anatomy

What are you most proud of? Putting the time and work into my athletic ability and getting the opportunity to play collegiate basketball and as an adult compete in CrossFit Competitions.