AN AUTOMOTIVE ADVERTISING AGENCY DRIVEN BY PASSION

We are the auto advertising agency comprised of auto enthusiasts, advocates and experts. We have been living and breathing automotive advertising for the past 38 years. We are passionate, driven people who drive traffic to your dealership. When you think Graham Oleson, think digital innovators, creative storytellers, and strategic media buyers. Our creative is captivating, informative and unique. We do not believe one size fits all.

At Graham Oleson, our objective is simple. We create engagement with your brand, your dealership and most of all, your customers.

Our production company, Windstar Studios, is located in Graham Oleson headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our center includes a 2,000 square foot soundstage, five editing suites, and a complete recording studio. Our focus on automotive, our facility and combined experience working as a team make our agency one of the most efficient production resources in the automotive world.

We have been elevating automotive advertising and delivering results since 1978.

 
Graham Oleson, Advertising Agencies & Counselors, Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION

To be THE most trusted automotive marketing leader that continually raises the bar with impactful creative, measurable value, and more car sales.

Our core values

  • Think big
  • Do the right thing
  • Exceed expectations
  • Have fun

Leadership

Kirk Oleson
C.E.O.
Kirk Oleson

25+ years experience — After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 1989, with a Masters of Business Administration degree in Marketing, Kirk began working for Ford Motor Company as Direct Sales Representative and worked his way through all the positions in the regional office finishing his career with Ford as Regional Marketing Manager. Kirk came to Graham Oleson in 1998 as Client Services Manager, heading up new business development and was quickly promoted to Chief Operating Officer. In 2006, Kirk was named CEO. Kirk has a unique perspective on automotive marketing working both with the manufacturers and the dealers. Kirk is a very hands on leader ensuring Graham Oleson always stays in touch with our clients. Kirk and his wife Deb are adjusting to life with their daughter, Michaela, being away at college.

 

Rachel McCormack
C.O.O.
Rachel McCormack

16+ years experience — Rachel has spent the majority of her career developing and implementing marketing and advertising campaigns for clients of all types, including companies such as American Express, The Ritz- Carlton, Alaska Air, and numerous auto dealerships. In 2013 Rachel rejoined Graham Oleson to head up the Honda account team. She became our Vice President over account services and now serves as our COO. Rachel is extremely passionate about not only managing client relationships, but making sure we serve as an extension of the client’s marketing and sales teams. She isn’t satisfied until a client’s goals are met or exceeded. Rachel and her husband Brad spend their free time enjoying the Colorado outdoors with their 2 sons, Jack and Blake.

 

 

 

Matt Meli
President
Matt Meli

25+ years experience — As President, Matt leads Graham Oleson’s dealership advertising and new business development. Prior to Graham Oleson, Matt was President/Owner of Gallagher Group in NY, leading the Tri-State Ford Dealers, $75M account. Prior to that, he was EVP at JWT advertising, managing $300M Ford and Lincoln dealer groups. Matt began his career at Competitive Edge working with Lee Galles, founder of retail auto advertising. Matt is a future facing thought leader, with exceptional results, passionate retail advertising and digital innovation, earned several awards: Telly, Addys, Effie, and a NY Festival World medal for retail auto advertising. Honors graduate with BA from Siena Heights University. In addition to his wife Angela and their three children — Anthony, Alyssa, and Isabella — Matt is also passionate about cars, boats, motorcycles, music (guitar & piano) and comedies.

Account Executive Team

  • Senior Account Director
    Jennifer Davis
  • Account Director
    Phil Winter
  • Manager of Support Services
    Taryn Norman
  • New Business Director
    Bryan Stonecypher
  • SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
    Joni Melendrez
  • SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
    Sarah Mccartney
  • ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR
    Kristi Davis
  • ACCOUNT COORDINATOR
    Rachel Wilkins
  • Account Coordinator
    Emily Grantz
  • Account Coordinator
    Rhonda Von Luhrte

Creative Team

  • Chairman and Founder
    Jerry Graham
  • Creative Director
    Brett Coleman
  • ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
    Tim Atnip
  • SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
    Ray Louie
  • Producer/Production Manager
    Carlos Malache
  • Digital Designer
    Chris Frees

Digital & Traditional Media Team

  • Executive Vice President
    Rhonda Maehara
  • Digital Director
    Eric Olson
  • Digital Strategist
    Joel Cox
  • IT DIRECTOR
    Jared Tague
  • SENIOR MEDIA ACCOUNTS MANAGER
    Evie Willis
  • MEDIA COORDINATOR
    Meredith Griffin
  • MEDIA COORDINATOR
    Samantha Mclay
  • Digital Coordinator
    Kyle Brattlof

Accounting Team

  • C.F.O.
    Linda Harl
  • Controller
    Tara Klein
  • Accounting Clerk
    Elizabeth Bennett
  • Accounting Clerk
    Carly Martinez
  • Accounting Clerk
    Margarita Mcquade
  • Accounting Clerk
    Danielle Wanner

Support Team

  • Receptionist
    Kim Wortley
  • Payroll/HR Administrator
    Karen Neaves
  • Traffic Coordinator
    Christina Mercure
  • IT
    Nate Galbreath
  • Facilities
    Chris Graham

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