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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


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.

  • Lindy Tentinger

Lindy Tentinger


In her previous role as Senior Vice President of Marketing for VGM & Associates, Lindy managed marketing efforts for multiple VGM brands to better serve their members and vendor partners. She built a marketing and customer experience team dedicated to VGM’s membership communities, services and strategic partnerships. While at VGM & Associates, Lindy launched the Industry Matters podcast, member-exclusive playbook series, a new website and membership portal, and a quarterly buyer’s guide. Lindy has become a frequent industry speaker on strategic marketing utilizing data and patient experience. 

Prior to joining VGM, Lindy worked at CBE Companies, a global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company for 11 years. She built the company’s marketing department from the ground up and led both sales and marketing departments through a digital transformation and a re-branding/positioning launch. Her marketing leadership helped gain global exposure and year-over-year revenue growth for the company’s multiple business units. Lindy also led several go-to-market efforts for call center and technology solutions to expand the company’s breadth. She is well-versed in many industry verticals including healthcare, financial services, utilities, government, telecommunications, and higher education. 

Lindy has a BA in Electronic Media, as well as an MBA. 

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