Meet the Team

We’re pretty awesome.

Alex Kantor

President

Alex Kantor entered the outsourced marketing and sales business in 2011 after spending six years in the collegiate and professional sports industry. After playing both soccer and alpine ski racing at Skidmore College, Alex spent five years working in athletic administration at Amherst College as a media relations director. During that time, he earned an M.S. in Sport Management from the top-ranked University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management.

After relocating to Boston in 2011, Alex spent time working in communications for Kraft Sports Group and their teams, the New England Patriots (NFL) and New England Revolution (MLS). In late 2011, Alex accepted the account manager position to gain sales experience and have a faster growth path into a senior management opportunity.

In 2013, Alex opened his first office in the Boston area, and expanded to Charlotte in the end of 2015. Alex lives in Matthews, N.C. with his wife - Eva.

Pat Marlin

Managing Partner

Pat Marlin joined our team here at Charlotte Marketing Consultants in September 2017, five years after his last stint working with our client in this North Carolina. A native of Denver, Colorado, Pat grew up in the small mountain town of Idaho Springs. After graduating from Fort Lewis College with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Pat worked in the restaurant industry as a server, bartender and ultimately a manager, before getting experience in both the ski and golf industries.

After taking an Account Manager role working with our client in 2011 in Denver, Pat crisscrossed the country helping open offices in both Providence, R.I. and Charlotte in 2012, before returning to Denver in 2013. It was in the Mile High City that Pat moved into a management position in 2016. His time working with small- to medium-sized business customers for our client has come full circle, bringing him back to the Queen City and our team today.

In his free time, Pat is an avid sports fan, and loves to attend professional events of any sport. He also is a huge fan of live music, and loves to travel, ski, golf and fish when he isn't growing his team.

Matt Eames

Market Manager – Raleigh Expansion, Oct. 2016

Matt Eames has worked with our team since 2013, starting first in our Boston, Massachusetts office after graduating from Brandeis University with a degree in Biology. Matt quickly earned a reputation as a top performer on our campaign – consistently ranked in the top 1% of representatives nationwide. While learning the basics of team building, coaching and leadership, Matt was promoted to Assistant Manager prior to relocating with our expansion team to Charlotte.

Matt was awarded the Raleigh, North Carolina market in August of 2016 and will lead a strong expansion effort into that city to open our second office in October of this year.

Jessi McCranie

HR Manager

Jessi McCranie started working with our company in the summer of 2016, first as an Account Manager within our sales and marketing team working with our small business client. After earning a promotion to Corporate Trainer, Jessi transitioned into her current role as our HR Manager and head recruiter to help fill our demand for growth. Jessi is from nearby Waxhaw, North Carolina and studied Business Administration at East Carolina University, before graduating from UNC-Charlotte in 2016.

Prior to her work with Charlotte Marketing Consultants, Jessi worked in both hospitality and retail sales. Her positive energy, enthusiasm and attention to detail has made her a rising star in our organization.

Sydney Jordan

HR Assistant Manager

Sydney Jordan grew up in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, and currently lives in nearby Plaza Midwood. She studied Management and Marketing at UNC-Charlotte, graduating in 2017. While pursuing her undergraduate education, Sydney worked in the restaurant industry at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery as a server and bartender. She was recently added to the H.R. team here at Charlotte Marketing Consultants to help recruit candidates to grow within our Management Training Program.

Sydney loves nature, music and her three dogs - Nala, Hunter and Turkey! Over the next two years she would love to travel to Europe for a vacation.

Let's take the next step and work together!