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Atlanta-based, full-service creative agencyStudio

Our Atlanta-based, full-service creative agency's
workspace is open, airy, and engaging. There are no
roadblocks to interrupt the workflow, engagement, or
creative process. We are a fast-paced creative agency
without clutter or confusion.

We AreThe Creative Momentum

Nationally Ranked - Best Web Design Firm & Atlanta-Based

Our mission is to create stunning websites with exceptional UI/UX and brilliant SEO, PPC and Inbound Marketing strategies focused on the B2B industry. We closely partner with our clients to become a trusted advisor resulting in an amazing digital experience.

Our Team

The Creative Momentum is a firm that is blessed to have the most talented individuals in the creative space, as well as a team with over two decades of experience.

Carl Widdowson

CEO

Carl Widdowson

CEO

Carl founded The Creative Momentum with a single purpose: to provide the ultimate creative and an everlasting branding experience for a clients' customers/prospects. He has over a decade of experience in delivering visionary and realistic ideas, and the highest quality in the industry for organizations of all shapes and sizes. As the CEO of The Creative Momentum, Carl always treats each client the same- with passion and the understanding that everyone has a common goal. That goal is to create a return on investment and have great customer loyalty. He is known to be well involved in every step of the process- from helping to deliver concepts, to hand coding websites, and to help reinforce the highest quality possible (which some would say he is a little obsessed). Carl maybe the CEO; however, he will tell you he is every bit apart of the teams' day-to-day tasks and ensuring the client gets the momentum effect they deserve.

Hometown/General

Mobile, but pretty much Atlanta, Starbucks-aholic, Can play the guitar, Inspiring the fellow person.

Playhard

Designing, Concepting, Coding and more coding, Drawing, Working out.

Favorite Quote

"Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?"

Carl Widdowson
 

Michael White

President

Michael White

President

Michael is the President and Co-Founder of The Creative Momentum. Michael has over 10 years of experience in understanding what clients' needs are and how to exceed their expectations. He leads overall sales and operations, while helping lead the agency's growth and thought leadership. Michael has helped The Creative Momentum become both a nationally and locally ranked full-service creative & digital marketing agency. Michael helped lead The Creative Momentum to win the 2015 Pacesetter Award for being the 37th Fastest Growing Private Company in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. In early 2016 Michael was featured in CIO Review Magazine for The Creative Momentum being shortlisted as one of the 20 Most Promising Web Development Solution Providers in 2015. In 2014 The Creative Momentum was named Distinguished Web Design Agency by Horizon Interactive Awards. Some of Michael's client experience include The Appalachian Trail, Hillphoenix, Weaver Fundraising, Mentholatum, The Georgia Lottery, and VersionOne.

Hometown/General

Atlanta- Yes, a native Seriously? Starbucks-aholic, Can play Alto Saxophone, and an Eagle Scout

Playhard

Rock Climbing, Tennis, Camping, International Traveling, and Fellowship

Favorite Quote

"Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again."

Michael White
 

Nate Marsh

Executive Vice President of Operations

Nate Marsh

Executive Vice President of Operations

Nate brings nearly a decade of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, leading agency's, and SMB's. He is able to leverage experience from holding progressive leadership roles in traditional media, digital, mobile, and financial services to understanding our clients needs and creating best in class, creative solutions.

Hometown/General

Nomad, but primarily Muscle Shoals, AL and Upstate New York
Wife, Katie and two children Will and Haley

Playhard

College Football, Golf, and time with family

Favorite Quote

"Success isn't owned, it's leased. And rent is due every day"
- J.J. Watt

Nate Marsh
 

Christine Verska

Director of Sales

Christine Verska

Director of Sales

Christine Verska comes to The Creative Momentum with over twenty years of combined digital marketing and general marketing experience. With a unique background serving both agencies and companies, Christine has held senior positions for businesses like Showtime Networks and Big Drum Conversion agency where she worked with clients of all sizes. From Silicon Valley start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, Christine led the account service team while overseeing award-winning and professionally recognized campaigns for clients like Recall, Alfresco and Nextraq, to name a few. Christine has a degree in Journalism from Georgia Southern University.

As Client Relations Manager, Christine is responsible for building strategic relationships with prospects and communicating their needs with a true perspective of a partner to get the best results.

Hometown/General

Born in the Midwest, Christine is an Atlanta transplant with a New York heart having spent much of her adult life in Manhattan.

Playhard

Enjoys cooking with her husband in their North Atlanta home and working it off running various races across Atlanta with her three sons.

Favorite Quote

‘If it is to be, it is up to me’ - William H. Johnson

Christine Verska
 

Tyler Roy

Client Relations Manager

Tyler Roy

Client Relations Manager

For the past decade Tyler Roy has worked at innovative companies, from start ups to fortune 100's. He has a passion and history of building successful partnerships throughout the digital space. With a keen ear, patience, and some questions he 'll take the time to truly understand what his clients are looking for. Over the years some of the clients he has worked with include The Motley Fool, Nikon, Disney, Ford and FanDuel. His goal is to minimize the stress associated with projects and ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience while building and maintaining solid, longterm relationships with all of his clients.

Hometown/General

Poughkeepsie, NY, northern born with a southerners heart, Wife Kristin and baby Matthew on the way

Playhard

NFL, NY Jets, College Football, NBA and culinary cooking

Favorite Quote

"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence" - Vince Lombardi

Tyler Roy
 

Ronnie Baroud

Product Owner

Ronnie Baroud

Product Owner

Ronnie is a dynamic, results-oriented, and analytical management professional with a strong background in web project management. Equipped with solid multitasking and organizational abilities, along with sharp troubleshooting skills on web-related & engineering issues. Armed with excellent management and decision-making skills necessary in the achievement of corporate and personal goals. Accustomed to managing multiple demanding projects and delivering outputs on time without compromising quality. Recognized for exemplary work ethic, superior customer service, and lead-by-example approach; able to effectively translate technical terms to a non-technical individual. Ronnie is a veteran of the Armed Forces and has 5+ years of experience with managing government and private sector projects. Never takes freedom for granted given what sacrifices have been made to achieve it.

Hometown/General

Phoenix, AZ - Combat Veteran. Gets a high from helping others. A technology enthusiast.

Playhard

Fitness, movies, reading, traveling, and challenging projects.

Favorite Quote

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." - Michael Jordan

Ronnie Baroud
 

Christina Fernander

Project Manager

Christina Fernander

Project Manager

Christina is an experienced digital marketing professional with more than 10 years dedicated in project management. She has worked with several Fortune 100 and 500 companies to assist deliver end-to- end marketing experiences from creative design, to user experience, to web and mobile app development.   She has overseen and been very instrumental in complex full site migrations, website redesigns as well as award-winning rebrands for mid to large size organizations, such as Piedmont Healthcare, Solta Medical, LendingTree.com and First Data. Also, Christina has been known to dive into HTML and CSS, without any hesitation. Especially, when resources are limited on projects - she gladly completes any Front End Web Development tasks as quickly and efficiently as possible.   Christina has successfully applied her natural analytical skills on various enterprise initiatives while working for companies such as UPS, US Foods, The Home Depot, and CIBA Vision - Alcon. She is Google Analytics certified and understands very well how to collect data and interpret it to achieve actionable insights.

Hometown/General

Native of Atlanta, GA Enjoys assisting others, ready to tackle any challenge, “Irish Twins” in our household whom keeps us pretty busy, dog lover and known to rescue an animal from time to time.

Playhard

Family, Friends, Music, Concerts, Festivals, Kickboxing, Drawing, Writing, and Traveling.

Favorite Quote

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. - Confucius

Christina Fernander
 

Wendy Rodgers

Project Manager

Wendy Rodgers

Project Manager

Wendy is a detail-oriented, multi-tasking ninja whose skills make her the perfect basis for a project manager. She loves a challenge and thinks that nothing good comes easy. She has 12 years of customer service experience coupled with years of marketing, administrative and managerial experience and she loves to see the end result come together.

Hometown/General

Swartz Creek, MI
Loves helping people, always up for a challenge, found her dream job, Husband, Andrew and dog, Sully

Playhard

Music, concerts, hiking, fitness, exploring new places, family, friends, dogs and traveling.

Favorite Quote

"But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior" - Jeremiah 20:11

Wendy Rodgers
 

Brittany Bartoli

Project Manager

Brittany Bartoli

Project Manager

Brittany is an experienced project manager with a passion for bringing the creative and analytical together to make great products. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and has experience in both the creation of media and web content as well as project management of content creation. This blend of experience enables her to better understand clients’ needs and help create content that exceeds their expectations.

Hometown/General

Born in Nashville, raised in Atlanta. Musician, record-collector, film enthusiast, lover of Italian culture.

Playhard

Playing various string instruments, attending concerts and music festivals, watching movies, traveling.

Brittany Bartoli
 

Donald Hanson

Director of Development

Donald Hanson

Director of Development

Donald brings over 15 years of software development experience to TCM. Prior experience includes everything from Atlanta based startups such as VersionOne to large multi-national organization including SAI Global and Siemens Energy and Automation. Donald enjoys working directly with customers and product owners to understand, design, develop and deliver quality software using agile methodologies. His technical background includes programming languages such as PHP, C#, Javascript, C and VB; database servers including both MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server; both Microsoft Windows and Linux server management; and front-end web development including jQuery, HTML and CSS.

Hometown/General

Atlanta

Playhard

I write code in the morning. I write code in the evening. I write code in my sleep. I like code.

Favorite Quote

"I don’t have one" -Me

Donald Hanson
 

Michael Clark

Solutions Architect

Michael Clark

Solutions Architect

At age 7 Mike thought he broke his father's brand new TRS-80 Model 1 and ran away from home. Rather than strangle him, his father bought him a computer of his own. At 12 Mike was taking Fortran at Emory & Henry University in Va. Recently, Mike architected and built the latest kabbage.com a cloud based, award winning small business cash advance solution which uses many disparate data sources to import business inventory, sales, payments and accounting information to underwrite and provide financing for online and offline businesses. Mike's primary expertise is in solution architecture and development using many varying technologies across various industry standards. He has over ten years of consulting experience and over twenty years of experience in Information Technology. Mike's experience includes verticals such as Human Resources, Health Care, Construction Management, Textiles, Shipping industries, Customer Relations Management, and Financial Transactions. Many projects have had multi-national development teams, and several have been targeted at a global market. Mike enjoy interacting with business owners to facilitate innovative, scalable, and secure solutions. Building strong teams of developers and enabling them to excel in their chosen fields is my passion.

Hometown/General

Born an NC tarheel, grew up in the Southeast and lived in Atlanta for the last 25 years.

Playhard

Motorcycles, encryption, math, and music.

Favorite Quote

Cake or Death?

Michael Clark
 

Chevis Patterson

Senior Software Engineer

Chevis Patterson

Senior Software Engineer

Chevis double majored with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.M. in Violin Performance. He has worked for notable companies such as Kabbage, Careerbuilder, and TSYS helping him garner 10+ years of software development experience. While at Careerbuilder Chevis taught the resume recommendation engine how to read free text articles, recognize and categorize new concepts automatically to make the system’s recommendations better. Chevis enjoys coming up with creative, elegant solutions for vexing problems. He has applied his alchemy skills as a very early employee at Kabbage, where many potions were brewed. His technical skills include C#, Javascript, jQuery, Html 5, Node.js, F#, PowerShell, Angular, SQL, XML, XAML. Chevis has experience working with Amazon and Azure Cloud Services.

Chevis Patterson
 

Alex Jartos

Art Director

Alex Jartos

Art Director

As a visual artist with a life-long love of modern art, design, and contemporary culture, Alex brings his own idiosyncratic slant to every creative project. In his 15+ years as a digital designer, he's worked with a wide array of brands, non-profits, and businesses of all sizes — designing and developing for desktop, tablet and mobile. He loves Wordpress, grid systems and pixel-perfect design.

Hometown/General

Born and raised in Connecticut. BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Kids. French bulldog. Punk rock. 80s. Alternative. Guitar. Drums. Camera. List-maker.

Playhard

Mountain biking. Snowboarding. Cafè racing. Trampolining. Traveling.

Favorite Quote

"I am looking for a dare-to-be-great situation." - Lloyd Dobler (Say Anything)

Alex Jartos
 

Molly McCarthy

Senior Designer

Molly McCarthy

Senior Designer

Molly has a background in human-centered design and has a passion for making products that are a joy to use. Her unique blend of creativity and analytical thinking allows her to push the envelope in all thing design. Molly loves designing for the emerging world of mobile interfaces and enjoys the challenges that come with working in an ever evolving digital landscape. She considers Photoshop and Illustrator her work family and she speaks fluent lorem ipsum.

Molly McCarthy
 

Matt Stewart

Art Director

Matt Stewart

Art Director

Matt has worked as a Creative/Art Director for over 16 years, specializing in UX/UI design. He has worked as both a designer and developer on projects from an Art Director & lead design for Kellogg's careers site to a front-end developer for Exide Batteries site. Having worked with a range of clients from Coke Zero to American Jewish University, Matt makes sure our clients have the information they need to be full partners in the design process. He loves sketching and coding wireframes, taking the wireframes through the design and development process to see the project is successfully deployed.

Hometown/General

Auburn, Alabama via Edinburgh A dad, designer, and a coder

Playhard

biking, family time, reading

Favorite Quote

“Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.” Jeffrey Zeldman

Matt Stewart
 

Brent Wildman

Search Marketing Manager

Brent Wildman

Search Marketing Manager

Brent is a digital marketer whose passion lies in the planning, creation, testing and management of marketing campaigns. All of his campaigns revolve around extensive market research, persona building and multiple rounds of user testing.

A campaign cannot succeed to it’s full potential unless it has a solid foundation based on data and real world experience. This process allows Brent to design and build engaging landing pages that are guaranteed to convert and create a campaign that will perform at maximum efficiency.

Brent Wildman
 

Michael Yang

SEO Manager

Michael Yang

SEO Manager

Michael Yang started his career at a Fortune 50 company in the industrial engineering field. Great with data, he joins the Creative Momentum team with expertise in search engine optimization, social media marketing and digital paid advertising. In the past, Mike has worked with a diverse range of clients and industries including: automotive, education, hospitality, franchising, and commercial cleaning. When not developing successful SEO strategies, Mike enjoys spending his time capturing photos, enjoying the outdoors, and cooking delicious meals.

Favorite Quote

"Work hard, and be brave." -Casey Neistat

Michael Yang
 

Mihai Slujitoru

Front-End Developer

Mihai Slujitoru

Front-End Developer

Mihai has over 4 years of experience as a Front-End web developer. He is passionate about crafting clean, semantic and responsive websites. Recently he build the latest Tempo Telecom, LLC. website, a nationwide and telecom provider (mytempo.com). Mihai is currently pursuing an Information Technology degree at Kennesaw State University.

Hometown/General

Aiud, Romania

Playhard

Skydiving, Hiking, Aquarium enthusiast

Mihai Slujitoru
 

Dustin Stone

UI / UX

Dustin Stone

UI / UX

Dustin has over 5 years of experience in UI design and development. A very strict person in the detail in which he codes has allowed him to excel in creating the user interface that not only matches spec, but operates smoothly and seamlessly for the user. Never willing to let a problem go unsolved, he will find a solution that works for any project. He feels that the greatest strength a UI developer should have aside from code is a good eye for design. You need both to succeed and he employs both to make for a fluid easy experience.

Hometown/General

Bel Air, MD - Technology lover in every way.

Playhard

Games, UI enthusiast, Coding, Aquarium enthusiast

Favorite Quote

Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.

Dustin Stone
 

Gabe Hamby

QA Director

Gabe Hamby

QA Director

Gabe has one main goal that he brings to every quality assurance testing effort that he leads, and it is to ensure that the quality of the delivered product meets the customer's high expectations. With his years of experience in testing everything from web sites to web services, he brings a wealth of knowledge around testing both functionality and user experience.

Hometown/General

Wartburg, TN. Have a wonderful wife and 2 great kids. Trainer for other QA professionals.

Playhard

Softball, Flying Model Rockets, Travel, and Fellowship

Favorite Quote

"To know the answer is to be the question." Patrick Heintze

Gabe Hamby
 

The Creative Momentum Stats

  • 433 Cups of Coffee
  • 1,299,344 Lines of Code
  • 60,727,843 Pixels
  • 586 Tweets
  • 343 Songs Played