About Us

Whether you are just launching, or looking to expand an existing brand, let us take your marketing to the next level! At CCMS our top priority is increasing brand knowledge, awareness, and ultimately revenue. With tried-and-true trade and promotional techniques, CCMS will help you establish a marketing approach incorporating existing operations, brands, costs, concepts and marketing programs to ensure you are capitalizing on both your investments and opportunities.

You know your brand, let us make sure the world knows you!

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Rian Donatelli

President
President and Founder Rian Donatelli established Connections Consulting and Marketing Solutions over 15 years ago. With a background from the supplier’s side, a Control State Specialist, Rian brings a backing that competitors cannot emulate. She has 20+ years of experience in the beer and spirits industry, giving her clientele the utmost in background and preparedness when it comes to their sales and marketing strategies. Starting from the bottom up, Rian cultivated her company using her exceptional ability to connect on both a business and human level, paired with her voracious drive for excellence. Working around the clock, problem solving proficiency, and unmatched strategic planning have allowed Rian to obtain an outstanding client retention rate, which only rises as she continues to elevate brands to their full potential through excellence and expertise.
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Colette Pfeiffer

Recruitment and Hiring Manager
Through a rigorous and detailed application process, Colette determines and appoints all new models and members of the Talent Booking Experts family. With years of wide-ranging industry experience, she consistently exhibits the highest level of polished professionalism in all tasks. Using her extensive background in dance, hosting, fine arts choreography, and etiquette coaching allows Colette to work in the field with all teams, providing a lead-by-example training tactic that cannot be emulated by competitors.
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Jason Hardiman

Design
A Photoshop and Illustrator guru, Jason brings creative elements to life on everything from small to large scale activation's. With a passion for sketch work, he combines the artistic with the efficient. When it comes to build outs and instillations, his abilities soar. Jason is extremely detail oriented, ensuring every last finishing touch is perfect, and all ideas have been brought to fruition.
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Laura Mellone

Talent Captain
As Talent Captain, Laura serves as the top liaison between talent and their bookings and brands. Laura oversees and provides support to all In Market Activation Leads, as well as talent and team assignment, and maintains the level of excellence clients experience when booking with Talent Booking Experts. With years of experience working in the Beer and Spirits supplier industry, and extensive exposure engaging in a team environment while working on multiple professional dance teams, Laura has cultivated a perfectly blended skill set that is inimitable for her position.
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Elisabeth ‘Morgan' Gibbs

In Market Activation Lead
Hailing from the Land of The Ohio State Buckeyes, Morgan is an In Market Activation Lead. Morgan has quickly climbed the ladder in her professional career, accumulating an impressive resume that far exceeds her years. Her interactions with high profile clients make her an efficient communicator, and exceedingly at home in a business environment. While success driven and motivated, Elisabeth interacts well with all clientele type, providing a warmth of personality that brings everything together.
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Alyza Baker

Sr. Activation Manager
Alyza has been with the CCMS team for over six years, and has worked in every role at CCMS and Talent Booking Experts, making her an invaluable resource for all current positions on our internal team. Working behind the scenes on projects, logistics, marketing, corporate training, activation management and more, Alyza serves as the control tower for all in house management. Her quick, on-her-feet thinking and problem solving skills make her a first line of defense when conflict arises, and a relatable leader whom all can come to for guidance.