Owner & CEO
Robert Sechrist opened Acquire Digital in his hometown of Nashville Tennessee after spending three cycles living in Washington DC working for the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC). Robert managed digital advertising buys and developed online organization efforts across the country. During that time, the RSLC earned a reputation of success and innovation: consecutive cycles of historic gains and becoming the only Political organization in the world to run it’s own internet domain, .GOP. In 2014, Robert was recognized by Campaign and Elections Magazine as a Rising Star.
More recently, Robert led the digital grassroots program for the Fantasy Sports Industry – facilitating hundreds of thousands of emails, phone calls, post cards, social media messages, and new voter registrations from players of fantasy sports. An unprecedented 10 states have passed legislation into law.
Robert is married with 3 kids.
Bronwyn Haltom is an experienced political operative with a strong background in grassroots organizing and direct voter contact programs. She was a part of the successful Republican Party of Kentucky efforts to re-elect U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014, and has worked for targeted congressional, senate, and gubernatorial campaigns, along with a stint at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Recently, she served as the Western Regional Political Director at The White House. She is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan.
Melina is the Digital Account Manager for Acquire Digital. She is responsible for strategically planning, developing and executing social and digital media content for local, state, federal, nonprofit and corporate clients.
With years of experience and a creative mindset, Melina helps our clients successfully achieve their digital marketing goals through a robust digital advertising campaign that builds brand awareness and increases social media engagement. She also helps clients effectively accomplish their initiatives, like education reform, through grassroots marketing campaigns that include developing online organization efforts and employing peer-to-peer text programs.
Additionally, Melina oversees website design, including development and maintenance.
Prior to joining the Baker Group and Acquire teams, Melina began her career in the digital marketing field after obtaining her degree in integrated marketing and communications from the University of Mississippi in 2018.
Melina is from Knoxville, Tennessee, and she currently resides in Nashville.
Senior Vice President
Will is a native Floridian with extensive political experience on Governor Jeb Bush and Governor Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns. In between those campaigns, Will worked Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) leading the effort to secure and launch the domain .gop as the preferred domain for the Republican Party.
His background includes two years in NYC as an analyst at Goldman Sachs and two years with a successful technology startup aimed at yield management for restaurants called savored.com which was acquired by Groupon in 2012. Will is a graduate of Georgetown University.
Chief Creative Officer
With a background in digital, print, video and audio, Kyle has been involved with creative production of all mediums for well over a decade. Kyle has offered his successful creative services to all industries spanning from entertainment to pharmaceutical healthcare, and all in between. From product branding to advertising, Kyle knows exactly what an audience expects to see from clients, and exceeds expectations in the ever-changing world of digital media.
Ivan Daunis is a technologist with a unique and creative background in many computer languages and architectures. With more than 20 years of experience in advanced software development, he has designed high-scalability Internet infrastructures for 24-hour news television networks, and has created from scratch content management frameworks for dozens of social networking websites and Internet startup companies.
Prior to the era of Web 2.0, Ivan participated in the development of the ViewPoint Media Player and the world’s famous HotDog HTML Editor among many other desktop applications. Ivan delivers a special enthusiasm in entrepreneurship to all his work. He is the founder of several startups and has helped grow many others, always driven by unrelenting pursuit of high performance and optimization.