Doug Barth, CEO, founded SimplyDIRECT in 1997 after starting two earlier direct marketing companies. A pioneer in using surveys deployed into target accounts, his is the original ABM (Account Based Marketing) model. Barth was an account manager at BBDO Direct, VP of marketing at Strategic Software, and GM at The Programmer’s Shop. He holds degrees from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Amherst College, and serves on the boards of Ti SALES, LinearAir and the MetroWest Free Medical Program. Certified as an FAA flight instructor, he has flown everything from hang gliders to twin engine aircraft.
Lisa Vitale, President, brings more than 20 years of marketing strategy experience to SimplyDIRECT, focusing on delivering client campaigns on schedule and on spec. She started at SimplyDIRECT as its CFO. Previously, Lisa worked for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Phillip Johnson & Associates and is the founder of the Sudbury Day Festival. Lisa has been a member of EO Boston (Entrepreneurs Organization) since 2013 and has most recently been named the EO Boston Chapter President-Elect-Elect for the term of July 2022 – June 2023. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine.