The Br8kthru team is composed of senior-level talent with a breadth of experience and expertise that allows us to solve complex problems and unlock growth with digital marketing + technology.

Our subject matter experts (SMEs) are dedicated to acting as an extension of your team, not only to achieve results, but to build long-term relationships of trust. With agency and corporate experience across industries, Br8kthru is prepared to help our Clients with any of their unique business challenges.

Leading Team Br8kthru is a group of consummate professionals with diverse experience and digital marketing expertise.

Jon Lenz

Chief Executive Officer

Jon is a marketer, digital strategist + business leader. He is also a firm believer in growth + development — in all facets of life. After spending more than a decade within marketing + communications in Fortune 500 organizations, he started Br8kthru as a small consultancy in 2017. Br8kthru quickly grew into an award-winning team, helping solve complex problems with marketing + technology to unlock growth. Today, Jon sets the vision for the company, holds the leadership team accountable, and helps recruit prospective team members + Clients. He also helps ensure Br8kthru is positioned to achieve its vision—of being the only Michelin-Starred digital agency in the world by 2033.

Jon received his Bachelor's as a Student-Athlete at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities and received his Master's at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. He is also a proud husband, father, athlete + explorer.

Ashley Flitter

Vice President of Operations

Ashley acts as a liaison for communication between technical and creative teams to create a clear path forward in complex digital projects. At Br8kthru, Ashley oversees all agency operations, and has a direct role in team member retention through hiring, onboarding, HR and finance management. She continually upskills team members to ensure Br8kthru’s high standard of performance, and her favorite part about working at Br8kthru is getting to collaborate with smart + creative people every day. In her off time, Ashley serves as an adjunct professor of technical writing at Minnesota State University, Mankato, her alma mater.

Joel Eisfelder

Director of Account Strategy

Joel is an analytical problem solver with a passion for facilitating Br8kthru’s Michelin-Star Standards for our Clients. With over 20 years of experience in digital marketing and media, Joel brings a distinct perspective to account strategy and management that prioritizes relationships. With that in mind, Joel enjoys collaborating closely with Clients and stakeholders to ensure Br8kthru fulfills its brand promise while achieving results. An adaptable leader, Joel effectively supports team members through a variety of project types, including but not limited to content marketing, reporting + optimization, search engine optimization, search marketing, and website development. As the co-founder of a business himself, Joel is also uniquely positioned to understand the challenges that businesses face — and how digital marketing can solve them.

Kara Schurtz

Director of Delivery + Talent Development

With a background in project + account management, people development, and leadership, Kara is a digital marketing ace. In her role, Kara oversees the delivery of projects to Clients, supports continuous improvement team-wide, and facilitates long-term relationships of trust. She appreciates that team Br8kthru is close knit and enjoys our time together while simultaneously driving results for our Clients. Away from work, Kara loves spending time with her husband, three kids, and dog, Olive.

Work With Us

If you’re looking for a team of professionals that understand your complex customer journeys and unique business needs, look no further. Team Br8kthru leverages our experience and expertise to take a holistic, human-centered approach to digital + technology projects. Contact us today to learn more + get started.