SI Is Ending Summer With a BANG — Welcome Our New Influencers!

September 6th, 2017 by Lauren Christy

This month, Search Influence welcomed a lot of new faces to the office! Meet the newest members of our team.

New Influencers at Search Influence

Jenna Mire – Account Coordinator

Jenna recently moved to New Orleans from Atlanta, GA after the horrific fall of the Falcons in the 2017 Super Bowl. Jenna graduated from Centre College where she received degrees in Behavioral Sociology and Anthropology while playing basketball. She is also the winner of the 2007 Hot Dog Eating Contest, women’s division, sponsored by Energizer Batteries. Jenna enjoys playing Sudoku, parallel parking, and eating Cheetos Puffs.

Michael Sauviac – Sales Executive

Michael has been involved in B2B sales most of his adult life. Before joining the sales team at Search Influence, he owned his own commercial insurance agency for a number of years. Outside of sales, he is an actor, stand-up comic, spoken word poet, and theater director. He has two daughters—Madison, who will be starting LSU in the fall, and Isabel, who will begin her senior year at Mount Carmel.

Katie Burke – Accounting & Administrative Assistant

Katie grew up in Liberty, New York and moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University. She recently graduated from Tulane with her Master’s degree in Accounting. When she has free time, she loves to bake and sometimes sell specialty cakes for weddings, birthdays, and special events.

Leah Oby – PR & Marketing Manager

Leah Oby joins the Search Influence Team as a PR & Marketing Manager. Born and bred right here in The Big Easy, she holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dillard University with a focus in Mass Communications. Leah brings a wealth of knowledge from having served in a variety of communications-focused roles, ranging from PR and Marketing to Event Planning and Management. She is passionate about anything arts-related and loves using creative methods in the workplace. When she has free time, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and family, as well as adding style & design pieces to her personal sketchbook!

Ceallaigh Montgomery – Sales Executive

Originally from the North Dallas area, Ceallaigh (pronounced Kay-Lee) graduated from LSU with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Before joining the team at Search Influence, she worked as a Benefits Consultant with Aflac for a year where she really got a taste for Business-to-Business selling. While in school, she was in the LSU Tiger Band. So, it’s safe to say she is an avid LSU football fan. In her spare time, she loves cooking up good food and tailgating.

Rhonda Ladner – Sales Manager

Rhonda has spent the majority of her career in some form of sales & sales management. She grew up in technology sales at BellSouth and then AT&T, and over the years she has owned two different sales-related businesses: Sandbox Solutions (focused on sales training) and Ladner Consulting (focused on sales/process consulting).  She is a proud born-and-raised New Orleanian with a husband and two sons. In her free time, she loves cooking, traveling, and spending time with family & friends.

Ian Bernadas – Sales Executive

Having spent the better part of 6 years in Columbus, OH, and Los Angeles, Ian returns home to New Orleans. A graduate of the University of Louisiana, Lafayette with a Business Management degree, Ian is excited to be back home to help local businesses thrive. In his free time, Ian enjoys re-exploring New Orleans with his wife and two dogs.

To Jenna, Michael, Katie, Leah, Ceallaigh, Rhonda, and Ian—welcome to Search Influence! We’re excited to see all of the great things you’ll do here.