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Director of Online Marketing & Partnerships
Art Commission Business Development
Vice President, Business Development
Artist and Industry Outreach
Director of Member Services
Manager of Content & Social Media
Toni Sikes is the founder of two other art companies, The Guild Sourcebooks, a directory publishing company, and Artful Home, a pioneer ecommerce company. In more than 25 years in the art industry, Toni has become recognized as a leading expert on marketing art, and is a frequent juror and lecturer. Toni is also a General Partner in Calumet Venture Fund, and was previously a Senior Advisor at Gruppo Levey & Co., a New York investment bank. She currently serves as Chairman of the Wisconsin Technology Council. Sikes has a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Alabama, and an M.S. in market research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Prior to joining the CODAworx team in 2015, Nick had a varied background in business and the arts. With a B.A. in Mass Communications from Miami University, he has worked in video production, digital services, and project management. Nick believes that great spaces inspire great people, and is passionate about the CODAworx mission to transform every place in the world by making great commissions happen.
Nick is the Director of Online Marketing & Partnerships at CODAworx. He spends his time on CODAworx marketing efforts, partnerships around CODAworx events and programming, and exploring new business development opportunities. Outside of his role in marketing, Nick holds a position in the RFP Marketplace division helping private developers and public art agencies find and hire artists with the RFP Toolkit.
Contact Nick with ideas for marketing partnerships and to learn more about CODAworx RFP tools & services.
Suzanne is a New York based arts and culture enthusiast. She is happiest when viewing art and experiencing New Media. Her art sales, marketing skills and desire to promote the creation of public art has lead her to Art Commission Business Development at CODAworx.
With her background as an art consultant and sales professional with a focus on Art & Technology, Suzanne has specialized in art business development, curating, marketing and project management for galleries, art fairs and corporate environments. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts.
Prior to joining the CODAworx team, Nicole Carroll advised Artists on sales, and online marketing through lectures, artist boot camps, and individual consultations. She has created and presented marketing programming for the American Craft Council, NY Now Shows, Smithsonian Craft Show, and the New York Foundation for the Arts – among others. Nicole Carroll has a BA in Liberal Arts from Eastern Washington University and a certificate in Fundraising from New York University.
Mariana has a Bachelor of Science in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. While living in New York, she worked in a variety of creative fields including fashion production and corporate retail. She is ecstatic to be back to her Midwestern roots at CODAworx! Mariana utilizes her energetic mindset and strong research chops to support CODAworx's Artist and Industry community members.
When she's not at the office, you can find Mariana hiking at a state park or rollerblading by the lake.
Emily developed a passion for art at a young age, her mother an artist; she quite literally grew up in the art world. This led to her study of Art History at University of Wisconsin - Madison. She brings a varied background of art and fashion to her role. She spent 5 years as a visual merchandiser and retail manager, as well as serving as volunteer coordinator for ART Santa Fe.
Emily joined the CODAworx team as an intern, helping to launch the Industry Directory. She is thrilled to return in this new role and looks forward to assisting artists, design professionals, and industry resources.
Sally spent years producing television commercials prior to finding her way to the arts. She did artist outreach for Guild.com in its first year, which gave her the foundation she needed to became a professional coach with a specialty in empowering artists to thrive in the business of art. She has a degree in Radio, TV & Film from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.A. in communications from the Annenberg School of Communications at USC
Bill Kunkler is a Certified Public Accountant and a licensed real estate broker. He holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation and has extensive financial management experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.
Bill formed Kunkler Business Services in 2010 to provide part-time "outsourced CFO" services to early stage companies. As trusted business advisor, he helps business owners manage their accounting and finance functions, connects them with business sources that can help them grow, and provides useful financial information to facilitate management decisions.
Davy has an expansive background in design, project management and web development. Before coming to CODAworx he worked in a variety of industries including healthcare, broadcast media, film, festivals, publishing and mobile app development.
Davy received his B.S and M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He volunteers on his neighborhood association board, is an alumni advisor to The Badger Herald and serves as chief election official at his local voting ward. He is currently building a CNC router in his garage and continues to provide technical support to his parents' 23-year-old Mac Performa 636CD.
Stefanie has a comprehensive and varied background in the non-profit arts sector and worked for ten years in Arts Administration and Management for a professional theatre company in Minnesota. Her Bachelor of Arts degree is from Luther College with a focus in Theatre and Music, and she is also a professional actor and singer. Stefanie is extremely passionate about the arts and incorporating art into all facets of life.
Matt has led businesses delivering software tools, online services, and real-world events for creative professionals ranging from design engineers to architects to VFX artists. Matt has served as an executive with companies making tools for computer-aided design and digital postproduction, founded SWI to bring media creatives together with the computer and telecommunications industries during the digital transition, and was co-founder of MyWeather to integrate on-air/online content, brands, and metrics for the television industry. Matt has a B.A. in Communications from Boston College, studied computer graphics at Brown University and fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's International Strategic Marketing Management program in Europe.
Aly started working at CODAworx after 3 years of self employment as a studio potter, creating work to sell at various art fairs and galleries around the Midwest. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Photography, and photographs weddings, family and children's portraits, business accounts, and various local events.
Coming from an art background, Aly is happy to be working at CODAworx. It offers yet another opportunity to be immersed in the art world, and to continue doing what she loves!
"Leave good footprints." -Ellen Kochansky, artist