Founder/Chief Design Officer
Darcy is the firm’s chief project strategist and oversees planning at the highest levels. Her greatest strength is visionary—interpreting client goals, and translating them into impactful, targeted design. Her visual passion is contagious, and her focus on teamwork has led to many successful client collaborations. Drawing on nearly 25+ years, Darcy consistently creates a goal-driven, deadline-sensitive process that integrates the big picture and the smallest details—essential in financial-services marketing.
Her thorough understanding of pre-press, print production, digital, and interactive solutions informs her careful approach to planning and implementation. She has managed large-scale projects for Citigroup Alternative Investments, Goldman Sachs, Citi Private Bank, HSBC, and Deutsche Bank, among others.
The industry has been generous. Darcy’s work has been honored by the Financial Communications Society, the Society of Technical Communications, the Association of the Graphic Arts, and Graphic Design USA.
Brenda has been with BaselineGroupNY since the firm opened in 1997. She has deepened her role as creative director with a terrific flair for typography and content organization. She has art-directed complex projects such as the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation annual report, a fund launch for Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and a Citi Private Bank capabilities brochure.
Brenda’s passion is making the complex clear, and tackling large, multi-channel projects that require careful attention. She is skilled in making information-driven documents readable and effective.
She’s been honored by Step Inside Design, The Financial Communication Society, and Graphic Design USA. Her fresh, innovative design sensibilities, her expertise in information architecture, her unparalleled skill and grace in project management, and her technological understanding of analytic tools and workflow efficiencies, mean she’s prepared for today’s complex challenges in financial marketing and branding.
Matthew’s unique perspectives add a dash of youthful spirit to his designs in both the print and digital realms. Working with the highly influential professionals at BaselineGroupNY since 2012, he has applied his wide range of graphic design, creative writing, and website development skills on a variety of projects for McKissack & McKissack, BaselineGroupNY, Mahin Impressions, Lob Planning Group and many others. He has also taken on a role as Project Manager for clients including Sun Capital Partners, The Zander Neuhaus Memorial Scholarship Fund, J. Gregory Coleman Group, Mahin Impressions and Mobile Anesthesia Services Concepts (MASC).
Maggie is in charge of overseeing the daily accounting operations of our business and prepares all necessary information to help with our strategic financial planning.
Maggie is the friendly voice on the phone when we are setting up billing systems, preparing invoices and keeping track of receivables. In short, the rest of us use the wrong side of the brain to talk money matters, they are best left to Maggie.
Rene is a multi-disciplined, award-winning designer with experience spanning print and web design. He advises clients on all aspects of online technologies and interactive solutions such as content strategy, social media, web standards, and CMS. He helps to optimize client websites, and facilitates technical and content goals for each project.
Across his 15 design years, Rene has devoted his skills to branding initiatives, print collateral, corporate identities, web development, and more. Client in-put is for Rene a first priority. He consistently ensures that client direction is woven into fresh and innovative design approaches, while making sure legibility and usability are protected. He has developed and extended global brands such as Imperial PFS, American Century Investments, The Muni Center, and Rutgers Business School.
Freelance Graphic Designer
Serving as the visual voice of the spa and wellness industries, Paulina Tracz is a results-driven designer and art director passionate about helping people and businesses thrive. Specializing in clean, simple and elegant designs, she works to evoke a sense of emotion while telling a compelling brand story. She cares deeply about promoting wellness for the common good of our world and contributes her energy to global projects spanning across cultures and continents.
Senior Financial Writer
Scott Wentworth is the founder and head financial writer at Wentworth Financial Communications, a firm that partners with BGNY and provides thought-leadership and marketing writing for firms throughout the investment industry. Drawing on his journalistic training, marketing background, and extensive knowledge of the asset management and investment banking industries, Scott is passionate about helping firms articulate their expertise and define their differentiation through white papers, blogs, investor letters, videos, and other forms of content marketing. He founded WFC in 2015 after serving as the head marketing writer at William Blair & Company, a global asset management and investment banking firm. Scott has a BS in economics from the University of Illinois and a master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. In addition, Scott passed the Certified Financial Planner exam and earned the Claritas Certificate from the CFA Society.
Director of Technology
Mark is a digital media, internet and mobile app producer with more than twenty years of experience in graphic design, information architecture, information design, HTML authoring, audio and digital video production, licensing and copywriting. His career in multimedia began with Warner New Media, one of the first of two companies creating interactive media, and continued with Time Warner until the founding of Arroyo Design in 1997. Mark has worked on a variety of platforms, including CD-ROMs, interactive television and the Internet and over a large range of content, including entertainment, health, sports, e-commerce and education/non-profit.
Marketing & Communications Professional
Anne is a seasoned marketing/communications professional with extensive experience in financial services marketing. She started her career in the life insurance industry in Europe, but for much of the last 30 years has worked directly in or consulted to the asset and wealth management industry. Anne’s marketing experience spans the institutional, intermediary, high-net-worth, and retail investment channels, but her current primary focus is working with institutional money managers to develop of their marketing strategy, content, and communications skills. Anne holds a B.A. Economics (magna cum laude) from the University of Dublin, Trinity College and the Certified Diploma in Accounting & Finance (Bronze Medal Winner) from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She has also completed the CFA’s Investment Foundations Program.
Story Architect and Content Writer
Sasha has always honored the power of words. When the other kids were tearing up jungle gyms, she ditched a lot of sunlight to write. Today, leveraging graduate training in creative writing, she’s fascinated by narrative structure, and story’s right-brain power to reach financial audiences beyond facts and figures.
She was also ahead of the curve. Before it was fashionable, twenty years ago, Sasha was helping leading financial brands speak human, get out from under their numbers, and develop authentic client-first stories to deepen engagement. Sasha has developed strategic stories for firms that include Morgan Stanley Asset Management, Fisher Investments, Galliard Capital Management, Kemper Insurance, Davidson, Kepos Capital, ICV Capital partners, and others. In partnership with T3 Custom in Seattle, she was an exclusive content provider for HSBC Customer Experience in London across key retail channels. She also edits the award-winning thinkMoney magazine for TD Ameritrade. Her creative work has been honored twice by the Financial Communications Society.