How do we grow our clients’ revenue?A winning combination of People + Performance + Teamwork

Our people are your people.

You don’t need to spend time teaching us who the players are or how the game is played. Our team understands your industry and we speak your language. On day one, we hit the ground running with a laser focus on your objectives. Talent and ingenuity drive our process. We’ve honed in on a high performance workflow so we can deliver top-quality work, faster.

But it’s about more than what we bring to the table. It’s about your partnership. Ocozzio helps you reach your goals by actively listening to you, understanding your unique needs, and clearly communicating your value to the audiences that will help grow your business.


Annie Smith

Chief Executive Officer

With more than 20 years of experience in public health marketing, Annie has a passion for creating memorable campaigns with even more memorable results.

As the previous Senior Director of Creative Strategy for the American Cancer Society and a public relations industry vet, Annie speaks fluent B2C and B2B marketing strategy. She played a key role in launching campaigns with nationally recognized names like the NFL, Chevrolet, and CVS, that ultimately sparked change and inspired action. Her work in public health advertising helped increase cancer screenings in at-risk populations and positively affected behavior change for diabetes and heart disease prevention.

With marketing strategy always top-of-mind, she’s at her best when turning clients’ business goals into marketing insights and action that drives revenue. She loves crafting a clever pun, writing pithy headlines and perfecting marketing plans that pack a punch. She’s Ocozzio’s fearless leader and an in-demand conference speaker, but when she’s not at the office, you may find her hanging out with her husband, two kids, and her dog Molly.

Shelby Wise

Vice President of Accounts

Shelby leads our account management team to ensure our clients’ marketing goals are always met on time. With more than 9 years at Ocozzio and an MBA from the University of South Carolina, Shelby intricately knows the ins-and-outs of the healthcare marketing business.

Zach Swenson

Vice President, Business Development

Zach brings multiple perspectives to his role as Vice President of Business Development from his years spent in the employee benefits marketing space, the direct patient care space and being a traveling rock and roll musician. Each of those experiences relied on Zach’s skill to craft engaging and entertaining stories. Zach spends his days leading the business efforts of Ocozzio. Nights and weekends are devoted to his wife and four young children.

Aaron White

Director of Web

With more than 9 years creating websites professionally, Aaron leads our amazing team of Web Developers at Ocozzio. He has full understanding of how design translates to web, and how to direct users to the content they are searching for with best UI/UX and SEO practices. Outside of work, Aaron has trained and cycled a 100-mile event for charity, photographed several local events and hiked through the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Michele Wheeler

Creative Director

Michele doesn’t do ‘typical’ in her design leadership or with her choices in pets. She’s a mother of dragons, a bearded dragon that is. As a Savannah College of Art and Design alum with a background in sales, she understands how to make a brand that wows prospects and knows what motivates them as buyers. When she’s not at work exceeding client expectations, she’s wowing her daughters’ elementary students by turning classrooms into works of art.

Matt Veal

Director of Video

Matt is a creative media maven and leads our talented multimedia team. He’s behind many of the entertaining and endearing videos you’ve seen across the healthcare benefits space. Matt is always exploring, whether that’s seeking out the latest innovations in motion graphics or hopping trains from London to Amsterdam and catching flights to Peru.

Brad Runnels

Marketing Center Director

Brad is the guy you call when a solution doesn’t exist for your problem domain. Married to an artist, girl dad, full stack guru, there’s not a single question Brad can’t answer. Brad exerts a unique blend of high-level design conceptualization and low-level implementation. Whether he’s hitting the river in a kayak, carving up the singletrack at FATS or enforcing technical standards, Brad is 100% all-in on what’s in front of him.

This team is only
the beginning.

When you partner with Ocozzio, you benefit from every marketing resource you need and a dedicated team of specialists to follow through. If you can dream it, we can deliver it.