Skip to Content

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

Mike Mallaro is VGM's chief executive officer. As CEO, Mike provides a strategic and financial perspective to decisions made at VGM. His day-to-day focus is working on projects to strategically position VGM for growth and success in the future. Mike has been with VGM since 2001 and served as the lead on development of the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), which included transition to a 100 percent employee ownership in 2008.

  • Christa Miehe

Christa Miehe


Christa Miehe is president of VGM Marketing and Shared Services where she oversees four departments and 85 employees. The teams that she guides plans and implements internal and external communication and events for the more than 25 businesses under the VGM Group umbrella. They also help members and vendors of the VGM community with print and online marketing campaigns. Christa has nearly 20 years’ experience with planning, executing, and analyzing marketing and special projects for the employee-owned company. Christa is an impactful marketer who believes in progress over perfection. She helps guide company strategy to maximize brand enhancement, improve employee engagement, increase diversity of revenue, and nurture company culture.

  • Will Cousin

Will Cousin

PRESIDENT Est. 2015 (319) 874-4686

Always at the forefront of the web industry, Will Cousin is described by his peers as a lifelong learner who never misses an opportunity to deliver a well-timed “dad joke.” At VGM Forbin, Will is president and oversees the overall business and strategy. He is known for his keen understanding of online business systems and his ability to develop solid positioning strategy for e-commerce businesses. Will comes to VGM Forbin with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in International Business and French. He has been in online sales for the last decade during which time he started a thriving e-commerce company and sold before joining our team. When he is not busy researching the next online solution for Forbin’s customers, Will spends his free time with his wife and son Teddy, or constructing home building projects with his dad and brothers.

  • Christina Throndson

Christina Throndson

VICE PRESIDENT 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.

Help Back to Top