Rich started b1 communications–now flyte new media–in his living room in 1997. His design skills, project management, and ability to understand even the most basic accounting concepts have required him to hire much smarter and more talented people than himself.
Regardless, Rich seems to think a lot of himself and calls himself an “Internet Marketing Expert.” Apparently, he likes to talk to himself in the third person as well.
Rich loves to hear the sound of his own voice, so you can often hear him speaking in front of both local and national audiences on web design and Internet marketing. He founded The Agents of Change Podcast, a weekly Internet radio show where he interviews marketing experts from around the world. He also started The Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference, an annual conference that takes place in Portland, Maine, and is streamed worldwide.
Rich is also the “tech expert” on 207, an evening news program on the NBC affiliates here in Maine.
He’s an Expert Blogger at FastCompany.com and contributes regularly to Social Media Examiner, the world’s second most popular blogs on social media marketing.
He welcomes your questions and looks forward to discussing your website.
Ryan Goan – Creative Director
Ryan is responsible for working with clients to help them design a successful web presence. Working in design studios from New York City to Portland, Ryan brings over 17 years of design experience to flyte. His diverse design background brings a fresh approach to each new project.
Andy Woźnica – Web Developer
Wanted in his native city for not ‘minding the gap’ on the ‘Tube’ he is a fugitive in hiding from the London Transport Police.
Andy has been developing for the internet since 1998. His years as both a freelance designer/developer and a member of several web design and development teams have left him with a diverse and rounded skill set. In his spare time Andy teaches classes in CSS, web graphic design and web development techniques when he’s not riding his bike(s).
A native of the British Isles, Andy likes warm beer, solving problems and working on a variety of projects, fortunately he finds plenty of the last two whilst working for flyte’s eclectic mix of clients. He’s very excited to be a member of a great team.
Lindsay Babayan – Project Manager
Lindsay has 10 years experience in project management joining flyte in 2007. She is an integral part of the flyte team working as a conduit between our clients, developers and design team.
She has an obsession with highlighters, in fact she has a tiara made of highlighters on her desk and she brings OCD – er – organizing to a whole new level!
She’s constantly getting praise from our clients who “can’t live without her” and have said that she is a “tremendous asset in moving the project along. Not bashful to raise concerns about ideas they may need to be flushed out further and is truly appreciated. She makes coordinating our desires, concepts, etc. much easier.”
When Lindsay isn’t being a project managing super hero she enjoys spending time with her son, skiing, hiking, and hanging with friends.
John Paglio – Digital Marketer
John comes to the flyte new media team with a motivation to help clients grow their business and online presence. He brings a lot of enthusiasm and a positive attitude to flyte’s marketing department. He is Google Analytics and Google Ads certified which is where his true work passion lies, SEO, Local SEO, and paid search. He can be kind of a data nerd but that’s never a bad thing.
An avid sports fan, a day doesn’t go by where John doesn’t catch that game, that score, or that highlight play. He continuously joins way too many fantasy sports leagues but don’t worry, his win percentage is still very high. John can also be found adventuring with his fiancé and their Goldendoodle, Harper Lee.
Paul Ainsworth – Bookkeeper
Paul has landed at flyte after 30+ years of management and small business experience. A Maryland native and Penn State grad, he moved to Maine in 1986 to start a travel agency. More recently, Paul has focused on business management and bookkeeping for a number of Portland-area businesses. Since his three kids have all “flown the coop,” Paul stays physically active through volleyball, cycling, hiking, and ballroom dancing – mentally active through genealogy and bar trivia.
Jeff Cobbett – Web Developer
Jeff has been building and maintaining website for over 15 years. He’s worked on e-commerce sites to fully integrated application websites. With a knack for problem solving and out of the box solutions, he’s a valued addition to the flyte crew. But web development isn’t all he does. He also brings with him years of experience in Radio and TV productions.
When he’s not trying to figure out what the next tech hobby is, you can find him out with his wife and two kids. There’s no end to the things he does. He enjoys snowmobiling, biking (human powered and Harley powered), coaching youth sports and exploring the great state of Maine and its wilderness.
Liz Bell – Director of Marketing
Liz makes her way to flyte via South Carolina, Chicago and San Francisco, moving to Maine just in time for a nor’easter in November of 2014. She is still “new here” and loves the summer heat, floating down the Saco river and golf. With the help of a good magic trick, music and a beautiful view, Liz can maneuver her way through a winter season in Maine.
Liz started out with marketing in the non-profit world, speaking at college campuses and then moved into international manufacturing. She then made the illustrious career move and became a bike messenger in San Francisco. After seriously reconsidering her life expectancy, she jumped back into marketing working with several small businesses and a creative ad agency in San Francisco. Liz has worked on both the agency side and the client side as a marketing professional for over 20 years.