The iPROMOTEu team consists of more than 90 professionals dedicated to helping our Affiliates independently grow their businesses while supporting them with everything from back-office administration to professional development and sales coaching.



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Ross Silverstein, President & CEO

Ross founded iPROMOTEu in 1999. Prior to iPROMOTEu, he worked for RE/MAX on its leadership team and was also the President and co-founder of an affiliated mortgage company. Ross also served as a corporate attorney at a leading Boston law firm where he specialized in financing and acquisitions. He is the recipient of the Distributor Entrepreneur of the Year Award from ASI and Counselor Magazine, is a frequent participant in industry educational programs, and contributes to industry publications. He graduated from Boston College with a BS in Management and later earned an MS in Management from the Sloan School of Management at MIT as well as a law degree from Boston University.

Lori Bauer, Senior Vice President of Affiliate Sales & Support

Lori Bauer is iPROMOTEu’s Senior Vice President of Affiliates Sales and Support.  In this role, Lori serves as the company’s senior executive responsible for increasing sales among iPROMOTEu’s Affiliates and ensuring that the Affiliates have all the support they need to succeed.

With over 22 years of experience in the promotional products industry, Lori has had a successful career with Koozie Group, formerly BIC Graphic North America.  Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President of Sales where she led a team of more than 50 sales professionals.  In addition to having received many other industry honors and awards, she was named ASI’s 2019 Supplier Woman of Distinction.

Bob Schwei, Senior Vice President of Business Development

Bob joined iPROMOTEu in 2011 as the expert Print & Packaging Consultant. His responsibilities include overseeing our recruiting activities and managing the print and packaging division of the business. Prior to joining iPROMOTEu, he owned and operated his own print and promotional products company with an emphasis on print and packaging. He comes from the manufacturing side of the print industry where he worked for a commercial offset printer as a Business Development Manager. Bob graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Printing Management.

Dave Kneram, Vice President of Information Technology

Dave is the Vice President of Information Technology and is instrumental in leading the technology team and the development of iPROMOTEu’s innovative  technology platform.

Prior to joining iPROMOTEu, Dave served as Director of Logistics Technology for Cimpress, the parent company of VistaPrint. He was responsible for establishing and leading project management, software engineering, data analytics and delivering logistics software solutions for global fulfillment operations. He also was responsible for aligning logistics optimization opportunities across businesses through software solutions and continuous process improvements achieving annual savings and revenue enhancements over $20M.

Joe Hoffmann, Vice President of Vendor Management

With over 23 years of industry experience, Joe will oversee all aspects of vendor interaction and supply chain for the company. Most recently he was Regional Vice President of Sales for alphabroder where he was responsible for management of apparel and hard good sales in the company’s Northeast region. Prior to alphabroder, he served in a number of leadership roles in sales, marketing and operations for industry suppliers Prime Resources and Jetline.

Donna VanSchagen, Vice President of Marketing

As the Vice President of Marketing, Donna is responsible for the strategic direction of iPROMOTEu’s corporate marketing and communication efforts. Donna brings over twenty years of experience in marketing, communications and sales within a variety of industries. She has extensive experience and expertise with corporate brand strategy, strategic marketing, including traditional and digital media, social media, advertising, and public relations.

Donna is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in Mass Communications and Marketing.


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