About Handshake Digital

Our team of designers, marketers and ad buyers are passionate about the creative process. We know your company has a unique story to tell and we strive to tell it in a way that will help your message rise above the rest. Consumers see countless ads and brands every day, but we’ll make sure the right people discover you. We believe in building trusting relationships with our clients so that we can help grow your voice, reach and bottom line.

Meet Our Team

When you're part of the Handshake Digital team, we treat you like family from day one. We believe that you should enjoy the people and projects that you are a part of every single day. Want to know more about our team? Give a little read below.

Chris Schneider

Partner | Strategy

With more than twelve years of experience in website design and development, Chris’ focus recently shifted towards better implementing marketing and advertising strategies for Handshake’s clients. Previous experiences in corporate, small agency, and freelance environments gave him the knowledge to be able to balance his passion for problem-solving with his intuitive creativity.

When not hard at work, he spends his time working around his yard, cheering on Cleveland sports teams, and enjoying the company of his wife, three children, and their dog.

Pat Routa

Partner | Creative

Pat is the creative mastermind behind Handshake Digital. He holds a B.F.A. in Visual Communication Design from Kent State and works mainly on Handshake Digital’s branding and the more artistic aspects of the designs. He worked as a freelancer for a company in San Francisco, and at a small Cleveland-based agency before founding Handshake Digital with Chris.

Pat spends his free time renovating his house, attending Browns games with his Dad, and playing with his dog, Iggy.

Mallory Skipper

Project & Operations Manager

Mallory is a New York native who has a love for keeping ducks in a row. She graduated from Marist College in 2009 with a degree in Business/Marketing. As the Account Executive at Handshake Digital, she interacts with clients on a daily basis while also managing internal workloads for the entire staff.

When she’s not working she’s enjoying time with her husband, three children, Goldendoodle, cooking or going for long runs!

Alicia Hansen

Sr. Marketing Specialist - Content

Alicia’s extensive experience as a marketing professional, content creator and event producer gives her the perfect background to serve as a Senior Marketing Specialist for Handshake Digital. Not one to shy away from multitasking, you will find Alicia working on a wide array of our work: from writing content to working directly with clients and everything in-between.

In her spare time, she enjoys teaching yoga and indoor cycle around Northeast Ohio, hiking with her Golden Retriever, Frank, and spending time with loved ones, especially her daughter, Brenna.

Julia Parrish

Jr. Marketing Specialist - Data

Julia, Handshake’s Junior Marketing Associate, is a graduate of Elon University in North Carolina, where she earned a bachelor of arts in media analytics and a minor in information science. Yeah, you can say she likes data and the details.

Born and raised in Rocky River, Ohio, she’s another member of Handshake’s Northeast Ohio crew and is thrilled to dive right into all aspects of our work.

Rebecca Cady


Rebecca joined our team in May of 2020 as our digital designer. She helps create brand concepts, social media graphics, print material and so much more. Calling Waterbury, Connecticut home, she is one of many Handshake Digital team members that works for us from home. A 2019 graduate of Full Sail University where she graduated as Valedictorian, she’s officially the most studious person on our team!

When she’s not whipping up some kick ass designs, Rebecca is busy learning guitar, going to concerts (hopefully those start back sometime!) and loves watching movies with her two cats Boo and Luna.

Jacob Fournier

Video Editor

Jacob is Handshake’s Pacific Northwest representative, providing his expertise in video production from the Seattle area.

His credits include television commercials for Ford, BMW and Mercedes-Benz and two feature length documentaries - one shot in Cuba and the other in Mexico. Jacob has also worked in the app development space, focusing on SDK-based marketing and creative work.

In his free time, Jacob loves hiking through the mountains, photography and flying his drone.


Sales Executive

Handshake Digital is currently looking to hire a sales executive for our agency.

Responsibilities for Sales Executive

• Research and recommend prospects for new business opportunities

• Research and analyze sales options

• Build and maintain relationships with clients and prospects

• Stay current with trends and competitors to identify improvements or recommend new products

• Meet with potential clients to determine their needs

Qualifications for Sales Executive

• Experience in Sales

• Competency in English

• Knowledge of MS Office software and CRM software

• Ability to negotiate and understanding of marketing and advertising skills

• Self-motivated and goal-oriented, desire to deliver results

• Ability to create and deliver presentations

Fast learner and quick thinker


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