WE HELP YOU DRIVE B2B GROWTH

Because we care about the future of your business

A MARKETING TEAM WITH INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

It's one thing to have fancy tools for sales and marketing, but knowing how to leverage them for your business requires expertise and insight.

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We have backgrounds in Engineering, Manufacturing, Logistics, Factory Automation, & Sales Rep Management.
Our team can quickly understand your B2B business model to generate strong marketing ROI. 
We are an industry recognized & Gold Certified Hubspot Partner.
 

THE CORE TEAM

CHRIS THORNTON
CO-FOUNDER

CEO & Chief Strategist

DAVID HARDWICK
CO-FOUNDER

Director of SEO & Tech Services

BRAD CLARK
Director of Operations & Strategies
AMANDA THORNTON
CO-FOUNDER

Director of Client Services

MICHAEL CARLSON
Growth Strategist
MOLLY CLARK

Growth Analyst

CRYSTAL HUSS
Engagement Specialist 
TERRY MCMILLAN
Development & SEO Specialist
Chris Thornton

About Chris

Welding hydraulic cylinders helped pay my way through college, engineering at J&J & Texas Instruments paid for my MBA, finance, sales and sales rep management at GE Capital exposed me to Jack Welch. These experiences plus co-founding several start-ups with international reach taught me how to speak your language. If you yearn for a team that will listen and understand your unique B2B needs, you found it. Let's spend a few minutes on the phone and find out if we are a good fit for each other.

Fun Facts

> My goal is to help 100 kids catch their first fish
> Working with leaders to help them build their business is a passion of mine
> I bought my wife a donkey as a valentines present

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About David

One of my greatest desires in life has always been to team up with like-minded, committed and passionate people to accomplish a goal. Whether in business or coming together on a work project, I enjoy focusing as a team on what needs to be accomplished and then setting out to make it happen. With 30+ years working in a lean manufacturing environment, my career passion has been adapting IT solutions to empower business success. That is why I am so excited about the impacting businesses, freeing them for growth through technology.

Fun Facts

> My weekend passion is enjoying the process and the results of a meal cooked on a smoker
> I’ve been able to survive my entire life without coffee
> Life is best spent with people you love and friends, new and old to entertain

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About Brad

I grew up in a family of builders, so I love the challenge of taking an idea and transforming it into something of worth and value.  I've been blessed with a career that's taken me all over the globe working in organizations big and small, spanning sectors from technology to agriculture.  Not surprisingly, I also get bored if I have to solve the same problem over and over again, which is why I enjoy working with all our clients to help them overcome challenges and present the right solutions to their customers.  

Fun Facts

> I married my junior high school sweetheart -  and would do it all over again.
> I operate my own custom furniture business as a hobby.
> I love teaching my children new things and watching them learn.

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About Amanda

As a founder of Open Path, what I enjoy most is understanding my clients. I have always been fascinated with observing people and their interactions with those around them. I strive to dig into who they are, how their business works and how they passionately care about meeting their customer's needs. Then by using colors, textures, very specific wording and visual designs, I create the digital marketing brand, website design, and social media campaigns that convey who they are to the world.

Fun Facts

> My life force is coffee
> I’m on a quest to create the perfect chocolate chip cookie
> My hidden talent is making up commercial jingles.

Michael Carlson

About Michael

Growing up on a family farm instilled in me the work ethic to be a self-starter and gave me an entrepreneurial spirit. I enjoy a good challenge and like to see growth come from things that I directly have had a hand in. I worked my way through college and earned my BBA from Tarleton and my MBA from The University of Mary Hardin Baylor. I started my professional career in manufacturing and spent most of my time as a manager working for a large grocery distributor.

Fun Facts

> I enjoy attending my 3 boys’ sporting events with my wife
> I am a certified rifle coach for 4-H kids
> Deep sea fishing is a hobby of mine

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About Molly

As a consultant for Open Path, each day for me is different. I enjoy jumping in and coming up with creative solutions. Being innovative and having new challenges energizes me to do my very best for our clients.

Fun Facts

> I'm an early bird
> I love listening to podcasts
> I prefer my paper planner to using the calendar on my phone

Crystal Huss

About Crystal

When I was 19, I remember browsing my college’s course catalog trying to figure out “what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.” I knew one thing: I loved words and I loved helping people. So, it was a natural fit to get a degree in Communications/Journalism where I could use both passions to make a difference. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to help organizations across various industries experience results. I look forward to helping you grow your business using the power of effective communication!

Fun Facts

> When I was a child, I dreamed of operating a Daddy Long-Leg farm when I grew up
> My husband and I have “Irish Triplets,” meaning we had three children in 2.5 years
> Matthew 22:37-39 is my guiding compass for life

Terry Mcmillan

About Terry

Having served over 20 years in the software industry, I have accumulated experience in a wide variety of areas such as consulting, support, marketing, and software administration. During this time, I have been fortunate to discover my passion - all things web and design. I love the creative process that's involved in graphic design and making those designs look great. At the same time, I love diving into the code of a website and creating its form and functionality. Based on all of my skills and experiences, I feel I can bring a unique and valuable perspective to you business. I look forward to us creating something incredible together.

Fun Facts

> I have been drinking the CrossFit "Kool-Aid" for the past 10 years
> I have a 190 lbs Irish Wolfhound who thinks he's a lap dog
> Being a dad is the most incredible blessing from God

 
OUR MISSION
GROW YOUR BUSINESS TO SUPPORT YOUR FAMILY, EMPLOYEES AND YOUR COMMUNITY.

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