“Whatever you do, do it for the glory of God.”

1 Corinthians 10:31

Our Team

Scott

Chief Executive Officer

Scott

Chief Executive Officer

Scott has always had a passion for marketing and business. He started his own auto detailing business at just 14 years old, and since then has never stopped. He received his BBA in Marketing from Stetson University in 2002, and continued to work his way up the corporate ladder.

After 5 years of working, Scott decided to go back to school and earn his MBA in Marketing from Stetson University. He has lead many national brands with their marketing, advertising, and branding efforts, including RideNow Powersports, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, The Orlando Sentinel, Central Florida YMCA, and Astonish.

Scott is married to his wife Maryam, who owns a dental practice locally in Melbourne. They also love spending time together as a family with their 2.5 year old son Levi.

Scott has taken his years of marketing and advertising experience, and brought it to the digital marketing realm with Black Tie Digital Marketing. Scott’s unique vision and creativity inspires the fantastic work that Black Tie Digital Marketing produces.

Steve

President

Steve

President

Steve has a history of growing businesses through practical execution of superior customer service and employee education. He values strong ethics and integrity, they are qualities that he expects from himself and respects in others. Steve’s driving force is to use Internet Marketing and Social Media as a way to assist the growth of Black Tie’s clients.

Steve’s strengths, experiences and relationships has provided a diverse work history that refined his skills in marketing, customer service and project management.

Chad

Lead Graphic Designer

Chad

Lead Graphic Designer

Designer. Okie. Brand geek. Lifter of weights. Chad has been going beast-mode on brands for nearly two decades now. A graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma’s NASAD accredited design school, Chad considers himself a student and teacher of design, always learning new things and honing his skills like a Samurai sharpens his sword.

Chad’s greatest passion is to make things for people that want to change things. And it’s this drive that keeps his blood flowing. Because of this relentless pursuit of greatness, some of his creative solutions have resulted in a multitude of award-winning pieces across all media, in virtually every industry. He currently oversees all of Black Tie’s branding, creative projects, and manages our talented team of designers.

Away from his sketchbook and digital canvas, he remains a purveyor of excellent design. A global traveler, Chad appreciates the artistic beauty in the world’s architecture, nature, music, film and sports. For Chad, fun is exercise, surfing, bicycles, interesting beers and unique hats – not usually all at once…but sometimes.

Josh

Web Developer

Josh

Web Developer

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Josh is in love with music, drumming, and video games. He is always working with new approaches to UX/UI in his spare time, and brings these techniques to the projects at Black Tie.

Matt

Paid Search Specialist

Matt

Paid Search Specialist

Matt was born and raised on Merritt Island, just a few miles south of Kennedy Space Center. He majored in journalism at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. (Not to be confused with a certain school in California).

Since 2008, Matt has managed social media ads and search ad campaigns for clients ranging from Presidential candidates and national bestselling authors, to doctors, restaurants and small businesses.

In his free time, Matt enjoys camping and fishing with his wife and their loyal companion: “Spanky”, the Schnauzer.

Kristina

Project Coordinator

Kristina

Project Coordinator

Kristina was born and raised in a military family, which is only part of the reason she is able to run our team like a tight ship as the Project Coordinator. She has lived all over, but Florida has been her home for 17 years now. She graduated from the University of West Florida where she majored in criminal justice. Kristina is a bit of a guy’s gal at home with her 3 beautiful boys and husband. Described by her best friends as spunky and outspoken, she is the perfect fearless leader for the Black Tie team. She loves to play soccer and bake, which makes her even more of a sweet favorite to have around the office.

Sean

Web Developer

Sean

Web Developer

After achieving a degree in Information Communication and Technology from Florida State University, Sean’s passion for coding led him to a Web Developer position at Black Tie. Sean was raised in Cocoa Beach and enjoys going to the beach, shooting hoops, going to the gym, and playing golf when not immersed in the tech world.

Rachel

Junior Graphic Designer

Rachel

Junior Graphic Designer

Rachel’s passion for design has stuck with her since her youth. She earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Flagler College, which she considers her home away from home. Her dedication shines through her accomplishments, as she graduated with honors and left Flagler with special distinction, at the top of her class in their Department of Design.

Now that she has joined the Black Tie Team, Rachel is thrilled to grow as a designer and continue to deliver products that inspire her clients. When she’s not working, you’ll find Rachel with her nose in a book, playing video games, or exploring new cultures over the internet.

Lauren

Digital Content Specialist

Lauren

Digital Content Specialist

Lauren graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a journalism degree, a huge crush on social media, and an urge to move to the beach. She ditched the soybean capital of the world for the surfing capital of the east coast and now resides in beautiful Cocoa Beach, Florida.

She has a passion for all things creative and adventurous that now fuels her as the newest Digital Content Specialist at Black Tie. If you don’t meet her in the office you can probably find her reading on the beach, in a yoga class, or trying really hard to make her friends laugh.

Alyssa

Blog & Social Media Specialist

Alyssa

Blog & Social Media Specialist

Alyssa graduated with a journalism degree from the Metropolitan State University of Denver and moved to Florida to forge a life that involved sun-drenched beaches and swaying palm trees. Her favorite thing about writing blogs and staying social for her clients is learning new things every day. You can find her kicking butt at trivia nights all around Melbourne with her sweet little family.

Rachel

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Rachel

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Rachel (AKA: “Rae”) graduated with honors and has a Bachelors degree in Business Management from Southeastern University. During her time at SEU she had the awesome privilege of being the Stage Manager for the Theatre Department. As the SM she gained a love for theatre and developed a passion for helping others succeed at what only they can do.

Rae is a native Brevard County resident where she can be seen helping out at her father’s church, renovating thrift-store finds, meticulously organizing any space, or lounging on the beach. Rae’s greatest joys in life are God, her family, dogs, pigs, puns, Star Wars, organizing, and making constant movie references in conversation. She is ecstatic and honored to be part of the Black Tie Digital Team!

Michael

Video Production Specialist

Michael

Video Production Specialist

Michael graduated from Full Sail University in 1997 and has worked in the Industry ever since. Having worked on Short Films, TV Shows, Documentaries, Live Sporting Events, News, Music Videos, Conferences, and the like; Michael has the experience to lend an eye and skilled hands to your team here at Black Tie Digital Marketing. Working as our Video Director, Co-Producer and Editor as well, Michael can see your vision through with a scalable crew. Have gear will travel!

Hailey

Melbourne Office Greeter

Hailey

Melbourne Office Greeter

Black Tie Digital Marketing is a full service digital marketing agency providing the power of 10 traditional vendors all built into one agency. We believe in inspiring businesses to dream bigger. We wish to partner with businesses who believe what we believe, that achieving the unthinkable is possible with dreams, hard work, and an outside the box strategy, implemented to perfection.
Core Values
Scott Brazdo, MBA and Steve Buck founded Black Tie Digital Marketing in 2010 after they departed a Rhode Island-based digital marketing agency to fulfill a lifelong dream of creating their own agency. Scott’s experience has helped regional, national, and global businesses execute marketing strategies that have a proven track record of success. His business partner Steve, has extensive experience growing businesses through process creation, project management, and his signature “happy go lucky” attitude.
In today’s world, a business website acts as the hub of all of its marketing efforts. Our team works together to help develop a custom marketing blend that brings together numerous strategies for creating a holistic approach to digital marketing, which increases the footprint of our clients.
Black Tie Digital Marketing is also a part of an elite group of businesses with the Google Partner designation. Currently there is less than 500 Google Partners in the world, and in order for the Google Partner status to remain active, the agency must meet a series of requirements in AdSpend and certifications for their employees.