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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 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 may be the CEO; however, he will tell you he is every bit a part of the team’s 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 11 years of experience in understanding what clients' needs are and how to exceed their expectations. He leads overall revenue 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 Pacesetter Award 3 years in a row for being one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. In 2017 The Creative Momentum was an INC. 5000 recipient. In 2016 and 2018 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 2014 The Creative Momentum was named Distinguished Web Design Agency by Horizon Interactive Awards. Some of Michael's client experience include Arby's, The Dian Fossey Gorilla Foundation, The King Center, Mentholatum, The Georgia Lottery, and Terminus.

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
 

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

Director of Project Management

Ronnie Baroud

Director of Project Management

Ronnie is a dynamic, results-oriented and analytical management professional with a strong background in web project management. He is equipped with solid multitasking and organizational abilities, along with sharp troubleshooting skills on web-related and engineering issues. Armed with the management and decision-making skills necessary to achieve corporate and personal goals, he is accustomed to managing multiple demanding projects and delivering outputs on time without compromising quality. He has been recognized for an exemplary work ethic, superior customer service and strong leadership. He is also able to effectively translate technical terms to non-technical individuals. Ronnie is a veteran of the Armed Forces and has 5+ years of experience with managing government and private sector projects. He 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
 

Adam Roche

Project Manager

Adam Roche

Project Manager

Responsible for the management of a full project lifecycle including Business Requirements Gathering, UI, Development, QA and Deployment Management. Projects include Web Design and Development, Graphic Design, Web Applications and Explainer Videos. Experience with Wordpress, Drupal 7 & 8, Magento, Shopify, WooCommerce, Big Commerce and .Net based CMS's. Managed large scale and high profile projects involving numerous custom and off the shelf integrations from marketing to e-commerce fulfillment. Experience working on custom redesigns and development projects that include specialty modules, custom content personalization and application development in multiple programming languages. Client verticals include Software, Technology, Non-Profit, E-Commerce and Healthcare.

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, and Traveling.

Favorite Quote

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up - Pablo Picasso Read

Adam Roche
 

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
 

Matt Stewart

Creative Director

Matt Stewart

Creative 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
 

Molly McCarthy

Art Director

Molly McCarthy

Art Director

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
 

Brent Wildman

Marketing Director

Brent Wildman

Marketing Director

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
 

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
 

Kristen Traynor

Inbound Marketing Manager

Kristen Traynor

Inbound Marketing Manager

As an experienced, creative inbound marketing expert, Kristen oversees the development and implementation of marketing and lead generation strategies for businesses of all sizes. Throughout her career, Kristen has worked with organizations from a wide range of industries - including finance, insurance, supply chain and software - across the US and Europe. Today, she uses that deep experience to help businesses tell their stories online, to grow traffic, leads and sales.

Hometown/General

Atlanta, GA

Playhard

When she’s not working, you can find her spending time with her husband and children, cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs, or enjoying sunny days at the lake.

Kristen Traynor
 

Charlie Newman

QA

Charlie Newman

QA

Charlie lived most of his life in rural Minnesota, growing up on a small farm and then worked in the cast iron and aluminum foundries of the Midwest. These experiences helped Charlie fine tune his problem solving skills, allowing him to succeed working in Foundry Process Engineering departments. After relocating to the Atlanta area, he received a diploma from Chattahoochee Technical in CIS – Programming. He is determined that the client to receive exactly what they are looking for, the first time.

Hometown/General

Mabel, MN – Problem solving – Sea Bees

Playhard

Fishing, Hunting, Golfing, Gardening

Favorite Quote

“If you can’t be handsome, be handy” – Red Green

Charlie Newman
 

The Creative Momentum Stats

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