Company Leadership

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Steve St. Louis

Steven St. Louis
CEO and Chairman of the board

Mr. St. Louis began his career in 1990 as a Navy Corpsman in the United States Marine Corps Infantry. He was part of an elite amphibious recon unit and served in Operation Desert Storm / Desert Shield. Mr. St. Louis received the Kuwait Freedom Medal, a Combat Action Ribbon, and 12 Accommodations for his service. Following his career in the United States military, Mr. St. Louis attended Illinois State University from 1994 to 1997. He started St. Louis Packaging in 1997 and is the President of St. Louis Packaging, Inc. and STL Graphics Group. He is currently the C.E.O and Chairman of the board for the Alliance Creative Group.

Paul Sorkin

Paul Sorkin
COO and General Counsel

Mr. Sorkin is the C.O.O. and General Counsel for the Alliance Creative Group. He was the prior C.E.O and General Counsel for the Alliance Creative Group/ Invicta Group from June 2008 until December of 2011. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Sorkin served as CEO and General Counsel at Image Worldwide/Nationwide where he was also the publisher of IMAGE magazine, from 1996 to 2004.

Mr. Sorkin served as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at S & B Collectibles where he helped the company grow from about 5 employees to over 250 employees and from about $1,000,000 in gross revenue to over $100,000,000 in gross revenue and was involved with getting new products on TV, in retail distribution and online. Mr. Sorkin holds a B.A. degree from the University of Illinois and a J.D. degree from Chicago Kent College of Law.

Kevin Piemonte

Kevin Piemonte
Vice President of Sales - Packaging

Mr. Piemonte has more than 15 years of successful outside sales experience. He worked for one of the largest packaging master distributors in North America, producing over $5 million in sales in Illinois alone. He leveraged his industry experience and proven account management skills to open and expand the distributor’s base of national accounts. In 2002, he joined St. Louis Packaging, Inc. (Now part of the Alliance Creative Group) , and his expertise has helped more than double sales. He is currently Vice President of Sales.

Greg Kardasz

Greg Kardasz
Vice President of Sales - Printing

Mr. Kardasz got his start in the printing business in 1982 working as a feeder on a 40” six color press. He has worked in virtually every facet of printing and in 2002 he came to STL Graphics Group (Now part of Alliance Creative Group) with more than 20 years of prepress, pressroom, bindery, and sales experience. His broad range of printing experience has helped ACG improve overall operations and has made him a valuable resource for all our clients. Mr. Kardasz is currently Vice President of Sales.

Beth Messinger

Beth Messinger
Controller

Beth Messinger is a financial executive with 20+ years of demonstrated success in diverse business operations. Beth attended Northern Illinois University for her undergraduate studies, has a Masters’ degree from Roosevelt University, and is a Certified Public Accountant. She directs all accounting functions; accounts payable, accounts receivable, expense management, payroll, collections, sales tax reporting, financial statement preparation, and monthly job costing. Beth is our primary liaison with all outside benefit consultants, tax planners, and auditors.

Steve Taucher

Steve Taucher
Production Manager

Stephen began his career in direct mail when he should have been enjoying summer and holiday breaks during school. Who knew all that time on the mail shop floor would turn into a career? Fifteen years later, Stephen extended those summer vacations into a successful career in production, management, customer service, and sales in the direct mail industry. He’s worn all the hats. As the years passed Stephen was made a partner and eventually became soul owner. After selling his company 2006, Stephen began selling direct mail packages from conception through delivery. Today, he leverages all of that experience as a Production Manager creating solutions for clients at ACG.

Jordan Gilman

Jordan Gilman
President and Chief Software Architect of PeopleVine

Mr. Gilman is the President and Chief Software Architect of the PeopleVine division of Alliance Creative Group, a platform that he originally founded. He brings over 20 years of experience as a software architect and programmer where 7 of those years were spent at Whirlpool Corporation in a variety of capacities; most recently as the Principal Design Lead for rolling out Whirlpool’s eCommerce throughout the globe.

He has helped many Fortune 500 companies deliver engaging and interactive experiences for their consumers in addition to helping Whirlpool launch several B2B sales channels online. Mr. Gilman has managed project budgets in upwards of $50,000,000 along with teams across 4 continents totaling 150+ team members. Although his forte is in eCommerce, Mr. Gilman has a wide capacity of knowledge in CRM, Marketing and Consumer Engagement which have helped him build the PeopleVine platform from the ground up. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University focusing on Information Systems and Computer Science.

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