The Leapfrog Online Digital Marketing Team

Leapfrog Online has a 17-year legacy of pioneering and leading digital direct marketing solutions that grow our clients’ digital market share. Learn about our seasoned team and read their latest blog posts below.

Dave Husain

Dave Husain

CEO & Co-Founder

Since establishing Leapfrog Online in 1995, CEO and Co-Founder Dave Husain has seen Leapfrog Online grow from its humble beginnings into one of the largest digital marketing firms in the United States. Husain’s more than 25 years of consumer and business-to-business marketing experience with organizations including Discover Financial Services, The Northern Trust Company and Continental Illinois Bank have helped to cement Leapfrog’s position as a trusted, results-focused digital marketing leader. Prior to founding Leapfrog Online, he co-founded Leapfrog Development, a successful product development company. Dave puts his experiences as a seasoned entrepreneur and recognized business leader to use by mentoring growing businesses and executives in Chicago.

Scott Epskamp

Scott Epskamp

President & Co-Founder

As President, Scott Epskamp is responsible for leading the organization’s acquired growth vision, strategy and financial structure. As co-founder of Leapfrog Online, he brings more than 20 years of financial services, consumer and business-to-business marketing experience to the organization. Prior to Leapfrog Online’s inception in 1995, Epskamp co-founded Leapfrog Development with CEO Dave Husain. He also held senior-level marketing posts at Discover Financial Services and was part of the Discover Card national launch team. Epskamp’s vision has helped turn Leapfrog Online into a digital marketing firm that Fortune 500 companies trust and rely upon as a strategic business partner. Scott’s day-to-day role includes identifying, building, and managing key alliances and relationships that support Leapfrog Online’s continuous focus on innovation and growth. Scott is proud to serve on the Illinois Technology Association's Board of Directors. The ITA provides programs and services focused on development, visibility, and talent attraction in Illinois' booming digital sector.

Cass Baker

Cass Baker

Executive Vice President

With more than 15 years in the digital, direct and database marketing industries, Executive Vice President Cass Baker has leveraged his broad base of experiences to help Leapfrog Online create and develop the agency’s Telecommunications Industry Practice, call center solutions and Product Development services team and business. Prior to joining Leapfrog Online, Baker was a Director at Leo Burnett’s Technology Group Chicago office, and held account roles at Townsend Agency, Jack Levy Associates and Lee Hill Dialogue Marketing. He is an active member in the IAB, CADM and CIMA, MMA and speaks regularly at industry events focused on digital innovation, trends in telecommunication and mobile/tablet leadership.

Paul Darling

Paul Darling

Executive Vice President

Paul Darling is the Executive Vice President overseeing the Finance team at Leapfrog Online. Paul has extensive corporate and operational experience in internationally focused service businesses as well as an extensive background in restructuring, M&A, and business integration. Before joining Leapfrog Online in 2009, Darling was the US CFO for Ipsos, a leading French-based Global Market Research Group, where he managed and directed the finance and accounting teams of Ipsos' businesses in the US including reporting, budgeting, treasury and taxation. Prior to Ipsos, Darling was the regional CFO for Millward Brown in Continental Europe and the Regional CFO for Synovate Americas. Paul is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Jason Wadler

Jason Wadler

Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President Jason Wadler joined the Leapfrog Online team in 2000. Prior to Leapfrog, Wadler held senior-level positions at Townsend Agency, MediaOne, Ameritech and Discover Financial Services. Wadler brings more than 20 years of integrated marketing and media experience to the organization, building and leading the Media/Distribution, Analytics and Project Management Teams. He now leads the company’s strategy, business development, and alliance efforts, and is an active member of the IAB, the DMA, the AMA and the CMO Council.

Joel Grossman

Joel Grossman

Senior Vice President

As Senior Vice President at Leapfrog Online, Joel Grossman leads the team responsible for development, delivery and optimization of Leapfrog Online’s digital platform. Prior to joining Leapfrog Online, Joel was the Founder and Managing Principal of Pivotal Click, a digital product development firm focused on online customer acquisition, which was acquired by Leapfrog in 2008. Grossman also built the Interactive Branding practice for Lipson, Alport Glass and Associated (now BrandImage). He brings more than 15 years of experience to the digital team, having held senior positions with Playboy Enterprises and Encyclopaedia Britannica, as well as heading up product development for Edventions, a start-up acquired by Edison Schools.

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