Minneapolis agency DKY grows team with project manager and account executive hires

by | Feb 24, 2021

DKY has expanded its team again. Sarah Gallus has been hired as a senior project manager and is supporting existing DKY clients including Solve Industrial Motion Group, Donaldson Company and faith-based non-profits. Matthew Sweet has also joined the DKY team as an account executive and is working on long-time DKY client, Winnebago.

Sarah comes to DKY with a decade of marketing experience and six of the years specialized in project management. She most recently worked for Collegis Education, a company focused on managed technology services for the higher education market.

Her experience includes digital project management of websites, landing pages, microsites, SEO, digital advertising and content/blog creation. With a passion for resource and capacity planning, Sarah is helping keep DKY’s busy flow of client work on task and on time.

“We’re pleased to bring Sarah’s expertise and experience to our clients and growing project management team,” said Brian Dahl, DKY President. “Sarah’s warm personality, dedication to project management, and proven experience stood out to the DKY selection team. She’s stepped in right away to provide excellent service and care to our clients.”

Sarah knew DKY was a good fit for her next career move, noting: “DKY’s values align with my own. This includes the giving mentality and the pro-bono work that DKY provides to the community. I could also tell from the interview experience that everyone was kind, and practice what they preach.”

As a 2010 Business Management graduate from St. Cloud State University, Sarah most recently earned her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2016.

Matthew comes to DKY with account and project management experience after three years with Total Expert, a startup in the Twin Cities that offers a marketing platform for financial services companies. In this role, he helped customers build and manage their materials and multi-channel marketing campaigns.

“Matthew originally came to DKY as a project management candidate, however, based on his experience we quickly realized he would be a great fit as an account executive. So we shifted gears and at the end of November, Matthew hit the ground running with the Winnebago account team and he hasn’t looked back,” said Joe Peterson, DKY Partner and Vice President of Account Services. “He fits in well, is a quick learner and has adapted to the fast pace of the busy RV marketing world.”

While on the hunt for a new opportunity, Matthew shared what initially attracted him to DKY: “Even through Zoom interviews, I could tell right away that DKY is unique. During my first few weeks, I’ve felt welcomed and have met so many dedicated, hard-working, and skilled colleagues. A testament to DKY’s workplace culture is the longevity of the employee tenure. Long-term employees provide consistency and expertise, which not only benefits clients, but also offers valuable growth and development opportunities for new employees like me.”

As a 2016 Business Marketing graduate from the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, Matthew started his career in data analysis with FMS Corporation. He moved to operations and logistics at C.H. Robinson, and most recently worked in various marketing roles at Total Expert.

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