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Our Team

Mostly Sweet, with a Few Nuts...

Our team is comprised of account representatives, designers specializing in user experience and user interface, Google-certified web marketing specialists and programmers that ensure all our web products function properly.

  • Mike Mallaro

Mike Mallaro

CEO OF VGM GROUP, INC. Est. 2001 (319) 274-6682
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  • Jeremy Kauten

Jeremy Kauten

CIO OF VGM GROUP, INC. Est. 1999 (319) 274-4438
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  • Rob Duryea

Rob Duryea

PRESIDENT Est. 2015 (319) 874-6975

A retired 20-year member of the United States Marine Corps, Rob serves as the second president of VGM Forbin. In addition to his experience in the Marines, serving and leading in countries around the globe, Rob’s experience in both the classroom and in business is diverse. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History from the United States Naval Academy, a Masters of Operational Studies from the Marine Corps and an MBA from Wake Forest University. He then spent three years as a Senior Group Leader at the Target distribution center in Cedar Falls. An energetic people-person, Rob uses his vast knowledge and humor to connect with both co-workers and clients. Outside of his job as president, Rob stays active with boxing, rugby, climbing and participating in triathlons. He enjoys reading most anything, working on his old Jeep and delving into creative woodworking projects. He also owns an extensive novelty clothing collection, ranging from Vanilla Ice to a vintage green leisure suit.

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  • Christina Throndson

Christina Throndson

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Est. 2004 (319) 274-6594

Google Certifications: AdWords, Analytics, Mobile, Shopping & Video

The dominant voice in the office, Christina can be heard chatting with clients or talking about the funny things in life. Christina regularly attends conventions and conferences in order to keep the pulse of the search and social industries, her two loves. She is both certified in Google AdWords and Analytics which allow her to further enhance the exposure of clients’ websites. When she isn’t working or being social, Christina consumes her free time with her friends and family, or can be found curled up on her couch investing in the “lame” hobby of crocheting. And in case you require it, Christina can marry you, as she is an ordained minister.

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