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Our Team

A.J. Mirabedini


A.J. brings over 30 years of entrepreneurial, marketing, sales, and money-making life-skills to GKIC. He joined the company as CEO in June, 2015, where he feels right at home among the unique breed of industrious humans known as entrepreneurs. His mission today: To expand GKIC into the premiere and most relied-upon community of small-business owners in the world. His entrepreneurial path has led him through many opportunities as well as a fair amount of rough patches, each giving him insight into…

Nick Loise


Nick Loise, President, comes to GKIC after being a successful entrepreneur, marketing and sales executive, info-marketer and lifelong student of Dan Kennedy and GKIC. He originally saw Dan Kennedy in 1994 at a Success International event in Arizona, and he’s been hooked every since. He has owned and operated two separate businesses, one that is still in operation today. Nick has implemented the keys principles of Magnetic Marketing and Direct Response Marketing into all of his business and professional endeavors.…

Mark Bromberg


Mark Bromberg, Director of Operations, is a senior sales leader with over 25 years of direct and indirect business development and channel management experience. Mark’s entrepreneurial career began in college when he started his first software company, Triad Legal Software, during his junior year. Since then Mark has founded two other businesses and held channel management positions with numerous technology firms, helping them enter new markets and expand their sales via indirect sales. At GKIC, Mark oversees the indirect sales…

Darcy Juarez


Darcy Juarez has spent the last 12 years creating some of the most successful product launches and marketing systems in the direct response and information marketing world that have gained national attention, earned Accolades, and increased revenue by millions of dollars while reducing time to purchase. She has developed and refined marketing systems for building quality leads and new business that decrease the cost per lead while increasing transactional volume which immediately add significant income to the bottom line. She…

Vito DeFrenza


Vito DeFrenza joined the GIKC team of Business Consultants in July of 2015. Previously he was a multimedia advertising consultant at a local publishing company where he focused on assisting small- to medium-sized businesses with achieving their growth strategies and goals. During that time Vito was introduced to the GKIC breakthrough-style of marketing, and his outlook on the way to entrepreneurial success was forever changed. Entrepreneurship must run in his veins, because Vito also owned his own restaurant in one…

Kim Phelan


Kim Phelan, Editor-in-Chief, is a seasoned print, digital, and live event content developer. Kim’s background ranges from association management and publishing to publishing and marketing in the construction, healthcare, and higher education industries. She has deep experience in the creation of marketing campaigns for products, services, events and courses. Kim is a journalist and magazine editor who began her career as an award-winning publications copywriter. She has been an invited “Magazine of the Year” judge for the American Society of…

Joshua Burnell


Joshua Burnell – Director of Digital Strategy. In the mid 90s, Joshua was working in the music industry and while in a recording studio he was introduced to the Internet. “It was love at first site,” he says. “I knew I wanted in on this and everything it is going to be.” He immediately went out and purchased books on HTML, graphic design, and anything else he could find. Always interested in technology, as a kid he would take apart…

Johanna Morlock-Abbasi


Johanna Morlock-Abbasi, a career marketer, began her work shortly after graduating from DePaul University. An avid runner and three-time Chicago marathon finisher, Johanna applies a constant life-learning experience in everything she does. In addition to concentrating on and collaboratively improving the challenges she’s encountered in her 25-year marketing career, she makes time to not only enrich her home environment, she is also active in charitable work with local non-profits. She often hosts and leads fundraising efforts that significantly increase awareness…