Ryan Micklus | President & CEO
Ryan joined Creative Materials in 2013 to spearhead the company’s efforts with respect to strategic growth initiatives, and in 2019 he assumed ownership of the company. Prior to joining Creative Materials, Ryan spent over seven years as a practicing attorney specializing in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity, business and financial transactions. His experience helping to lead acquisitions and divestitures allows him to have unique insights into various growth strategies as well as best practices across a multitude of industries. Ryan holds a Juris Doctor from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School (cum laude) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Cornell University (magna cum laude).
Stephen Brooke | Vice President of Sales & Services
Stephen Brooke recently joined Creative Materials with close to 20 years of experience across the architect and design, construction, distribution, manufacturing and sustainability industries. Most recently he was responsible for the sales and marketing of Mosa products for the US where he was instrumental in contributing to significant revenue growth during his tenure. Prior to Mosa, Brooke served as NYC regional sales manager for Stone Source, its largest market, and has held numerous leadership positions within the industry throughout the course of his career. He studied Computer Science Engineering and Philosophy at the United States Military Academy, West Point. His continuing education courses include studies in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design at the Cooper Union in New York, as well as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at MIT’s Sloan School of Executive Management.
Jennifer Barbic | Director of Product & Marketing
Jennifer Barbic joined Creative Materials Corporation in 2016 as Director of Marketing. In 2019 she was promoted to Director of Product & Marketing, overseeing the marketing, product management, and design and sourcing functions. Prior to joining Creative Materials, Jennifer spent several years working for an emerging player in the technology sector that specializes in building integrated environments for large, multi-national corporations. Additionally, Jennifer worked for over 10 years at Cengage Learning, where she gained her experience by holding marketing positions with increasing responsibilities. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the State University of New York (SUNY) and currently volunteers on the Reading Committee for Skribbler’s Magazine, a non-profit children’s magazine. Jennifer is also currently serving as Executive Vice President of Communications on the New York Capital Region Chapter of the American Marketing Association.
Kelly Gatta | Director of Human Resources
Kelly Gatta recently joined Creative Materials Corporation as Director of Human Resources. Prior to joining, Kelly spent ten years progressing in roles of increasing responsibility in Human Resources at General Electric. Through those years she was able to build a solid HR foundation and provide leadership through a variety of business cycles in an industrial, corporate, and shared services setting. Additionally, Kelly brings experience prior to GE as an HR Leader of a smaller privately owned organization that sells and services industrial food equipment. Kelly hold’s a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland and an MBA as well as Certificate in HR Management from Union Graduate College. She is also a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Women@Work.
Craig Lansley | Director of Client Services
Craig joined Creative Materials in 2015 to oversee and develop the newly created Client Services department. Prior to joining Creative Materials, Craig spent eleven years working for Survey Sampling International (SSI), the premier, global provider of data collection and market research. Working his way up to Vice President of Client Services, Craig helped guide the growth and development of a newly created Client Services department and was also integral to building out SSI’s physical West Coast operation from its inception in 2006. Craig also spent three years as the Campus Director of SBB College’s Rancho Mirage, California campus. Craig holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Management from RPI.
Jill McCoskey | Director of Finance
Jill joined Creative Materials in 2015 as Director of Finance after an extensive career working in top finance positions with various large public and private companies. Most recently, she served as Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller for Plug Power (NASDAQ: PLUG). Jill’s career also includes experience having worked with leading global companies such as Philips Medical Systems, PepsiCo, Texaco and Seagrams. Jill holds a Master of Business Administrations from the University at Albany and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting from Clarkson University.
Jean Sullivan | Director of Operations & Optimization
Jean joined the Creative Materials team in 2017, and is primarily focused on optimizing the way Creative Materials goes to business. Prior to joining the company, Jean was Vice President of Operations at Integra Optics where she led multiple teams such as Software Development, IT and Logistics. Jean also worked at Time Warner Cable for close to 10 years where she developed a history of robustly assessing and modifying business procedures, software and systems to optimize operational processes. While at both companies, Jean also managed large construction projects working with architects, contractors and designers. Jean holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University College at Oneonta.