Executive Management

Jerry Gould

Chairman

Jerry started Conrad Direct in 1982 (with his wife Barbara Schonwald) after having worked in the direct marketing industry for a number of years, including a two-year stint at a large mailing list brokerage company. Back then, a few skeptics said that wasn’t long enough to learn how to “do it right” as a list broker. But after thirty-plus years of hard-won success at Conrad, Jerry says the proof is in the porridge, and “I hope the porridge tastes just fine.”

If you are interested in learning more about Jerry and/or Conrad Direct, please e-mail or call him at (201) 408 – 3692.

Barbara Schonwald

CEO

Barbara and her husband, Jerry Gould, started Conrad Direct in 1982. She had been a practicing psychotherapist for a number of years – excellent preparation for a future in the list industry. Since making that new commitment, Barbara has assumed a leadership role in all facets of the business. But her formula for helping Conrad stay ahead of the curve, through so many changes in the industry, has been building a staff with the best people in the business and providing an environment where they can flourish.

If you are interested in learning more about Barbara and/or Conrad Direct, please e-mail her.

Tom Colwell

Co-President

First job out of school is supposed to be short term…learn the basics…1989 seems so long ago…still learning something new everyday. Tried another list company early on but came back to my first job – always go with your gut!!!

Relationships say it all…the company you keep speaks volumes…lead by example. From my clients to my kids I always try to do my best.

If you are interested in learning more about me and/or Conrad Direct, please e-mail me.

Steve Maier

Chief Operations Officer

If you are interested in learning more about me and/or Conrad Direct, please e-mail me.

Sharon Traina

Co-President

Went from reading Dr. Seuss to my direct mail! I love a challenge and I am known as a straight shooter. My biggest satisfaction is seeing client’s response rates go up and their costs go down. I have been enjoying my passion at Conrad Direct since 1991.

If you are interested in learning more about me, my passion and/or Conrad Direct, please e-mail me.

Alex Kennedy

Vice President

Graduated with history and political science majors.  Ready for an academic pursuit.  That was more than 15 years ago. Now I am a confessed, admitted direct response junkie.  I love the convergence of art and science.

If you are interested in learning more about me, my passion and/or Conrad Direct, please e-mail me.