Prolific is the growth firm for what’s next...

If you’re a business or impact leader hungry for more of what matters most to your organization, we’ve been waiting to partner with you. We help leaders like you make more money, become more well known, and maximize the impact of why you exist. Let’s get to work.


Answers (for your due diligence)

What is a growth firm?

A growth firm is focused on one thing: aggressive gains against the growth metrics that matter most to you. Growth firms ignore vanity metrics, are slow to sell pre-packed deliverables, and are relentless toward thinking of new ways to expand your influence. We are your Growth Partner for what’s next, your biggest problem, your most important opportunity, and your toughest competitors. We maximize your revenue, relevancy, and impact.

Do you have an industry focus?

Our process is industry agnostic, and our partners prefer it this way. This is how we shed industry paradigms and strategize boldly on your behalf. However, we have achieved consistent results for consumer packaged goods brands, national non-profits, banking & finance, energy, higher education, and more.

What sort of ROI is typical?

It’s impossible to accurately predict ROI until we are fully immersed in a partnership. Our best results have come after we’ve fully researched the landscape our partners find themselves in. Our growth practices have yielded aggressive gains exceeding 600+% revenue growth, market-share capture in excess of 6x, millions of dollars in donation increases, 2x EBITDA growth, and brand awareness leaps from the bottom of the pack to the top. As your Growth Partner we’re ready to tackle the growth goals you’re ready to exceed.

How long have you been doing this?

Our growth practices began by partnering with telecommunications giant Ameritech in the mid-’90s. In the 30 years to follow, we’ve expanded our practices across industries and timezones to better serve our partners’ growth.

What will this partnership look like?

Prolific spends significant time, energy, and resources to ensure every one of our partners is fully equipped to achieve their growth goals. While a partnership is an investment from both parties, the impact from our strategies will be remembered far after the initial investment is forgotten.

Values that Guide Us


We practice respect. We believe all people deserve dignity, should feel heard, and be seen.

We nurture relationships. They drive everything we do. We want to continuously build trust and friendships with our partners.

We are resilient. Adversity is promised; solutions are possible. We push through when times get tough and come out stronger with you because of it.


Unlock opportunities and possibilities for growth-minded leaders.


A more abundant and generous world.

Prolific History

Our history is dated back to 1987 when we began providing strategic planning and advertising sales strategies to enterprise-level clients. Since then, we’ve sold to media giants and acquired and started a handful of companies. Along the way, we formed Prolific to combine our marketing experience with growth strategy and growth capital to give our partners all they need to exceed their growth goals.

Rutter Communications co-founded by 
Brad Benbow
Rutter becomes a national cable-TV representation firm leader with offices coast to coast
Rutter begins to work with telecommunications giant Ameritech on growth and strategic planning
Rutter begins sale of markets to Comcast, Time Warner, and other telecom leaders
JDA Worldwide, a full-service marketing agency 
co-founded by Brad Benbow, begins operations
JDA appears on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in the US
Conquer, a full-service paid media agency, launches out of JDA
JDA re-appears on the Inc. 5000 and is named the #2 fastest-growing company by the Indianapolis Business Journal.
Prolific launches as the parent company to JDA and other portfolio companies, acquires South Carolina based Chernoff Newman
Prolific HQ opens in downtown Indianapolis, winning multiple awards for the design of the office space.
Prolific featured in Top 10 of Indiana Chamber’s Best Places to Work list, and Chairman and CEO Brad Benbow named a finalist for EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year
Prolific lands on the Inc. 5000 for the sixth consecutive year and is again named one of Indiana’s top employers

Prolific People

Meet the team that’s relentless in achieving your greatest growth goals.

Aaron Armstrong
Aaron Armstrong, Art Director
Abi Fairbrother
Abi Fairbrother, Data Visualization Specialist
Adam Bernstein
Adam Bernstein, EVP, Public Relations
Alana Cowan
Alana Cowan, Account Strategist + Planner
Alex Hagg
Alex Hagg, Integrated Media Supervisor
Alexa Schoubert
Alexa Schoubert, Administrative & PR Coordinator
Alicia Broughton
Alicia Broughton, Senior PR & Social Media Specialist
Almera Mahmood
Almera Mahmood, Chief Strategy Officer
Amber Burkhead
Amber Burkhead, Senior Designer
Andrew Harder
Andrew Harder, Director of Marketing
Anna Madden
Anna Madden, Senior Project Manager
Annie McKinney
Annie McKinney, Public Relations Coordinator
Ashton Compton
Ashton Compton, Senior Publicist
Austin Bange
Austin Bange, Web Development Lead
Becky Delph
Becky Delph, Account Executive
Becky Elam
Becky Elam, Media Buyer
Ben Goshow
Ben Goshow, Web Developer
Bobby Brooks
Bobby Brooks, Associate Director of Technology
Brad Benbow
Brad Benbow, Chief Executive Officer + Chairman
Brandon Travis
Brandon Travis, Vice President of Web and Technology
Brent Barbee
Brent Barbee, President of Conquer
Brent Huffman
Brent Huffman, Chief Creative Officer
Brody Stahl
Brody Stahl, Billing Analyst
Brooks Hearn
Brooks Hearn, Senior Public Relations Manager
Bruce Howard
Bruce Howard, Traffic and Print Project Manager
Bruce Jacobs
Bruce Jacobs, SVP, Orlando General Manager
Caitlen Ferrigan
Caitlen Ferrigan, Project Manager
Cammie Dare
Cammie Dare, Director of Ad Operations
Carrie McCament
Carrie McCament, CEO of Chernoff Newman
Carson Rhyne
Carson Rhyne, Field Marketing Coordinator
Casey Thompson
Casey Thompson, Digital Marketing Specialist
Chance Benbow
Chance Benbow, Chief Executive Officer, JDA
Chardonnay Ismail
Chardonnay Ismail, Client Engagement Manager
Christina Burch
Christina Burch, Senior Publicist
Christopher Lugenbeal
Christopher Lugenbeal, Front End Developer
Cindy Warren
Cindy Warren, VP of Finance
Colton Jackson
Colton Jackson, Help Desk Technician
Connor Bryant
Connor Bryant, Junior WordPress Developer
Courtney Black
Courtney Black, Director of Account Strategy + Planning
Courtney Cook
Courtney Cook, Executive Assistant to the President of JDA
Courtney Thompson
Courtney Thompson, Associate Media Director
Dan Lidwin
Dan Lidwin, Sr. Account Manager
Daron Johnson
Daron Johnson, Financial Coordinator
David Anderson
David Anderson, Vice-Chairman of Chernoff Newman
David Campbell
David Campbell, COO, Vice-Chairman of Chernoff Newman
David Leverentz
David Leverentz, Director of Project Management
Derek Bender
Derek Bender, Graphic Designer
Drew Ludwig
Drew Ludwig, Web Developer
Elizabeth Rogers Prim
Elizabeth Rogers Prim, Associate Creative Director, Art
Elizabeth Wynn
Elizabeth Wynn, VP, Client Engagement
Elizabeth Yarborough
Elizabeth Yarborough, Associate Social Media Director
Emily Lee
Emily Lee, Web Designer
Emily Nicastro
Emily Nicastro, Client Engagement Manager
Emily Poff
Emily Poff, Head of People and Talent
Erin Green
Erin Green, Director of Operations
Erin McBride
Erin McBride, Client Engagement Supervisor
Evann Bishop
Evann Bishop, Executive VP
Fenton Overdyke
Fenton Overdyke, VP, Research Director
Grace Landsen
Grace Landsen, Talent Coordinator
Grace Singingheart
Grace Singingheart, Web & Digital Experience Project Manager
Hampton Miller
Hampton Miller, Senior Client Engagement Supervisor
Heather Price
Heather Price, President Client Engagement & Marketing
Isaac Beaverson
Isaac Beaverson, Brand Designer
Jackson Kirkland
Jackson Kirkland, Production Artist
Jacob Chalk
Jacob Chalk, Marketing Data Analyst
Jae Dollason
Jae Dollason, Art Director
Jamal Simpson
Jamal Simpson, Senior Designer
Jenna Bergvall
Jenna Bergvall, Producer
Jenna Layman
Jenna Layman, Senior Copywriter
Jenny Osborne
Jenny Osborne, Director of Strategy
Joe Parker
Joe Parker, VP, Digital Experience
Johnnie Moore
Johnnie Moore, President, JDA
Jonathan Vessely
Jonathan Vessely, Associate Creative Director
Jordan Eddy
Jordan Eddy, Director of Accounting
Katie Brewer
Katie Brewer, PR Manager
Katie Pool
Katie Pool, Account Strategist and Planner
Kennady Livers
Kennady Livers, Social Media Specialist
Kenneth McNett
Kenneth McNett, Web & Digital Experience Director
King Lumpkin
King Lumpkin, CEO of Prolific Capital
Krina Desai
Krina Desai, Senior Account Executive
Kristi Neville
Kristi Neville, Vice President of Brand
Kristine Deininger
Kristine Deininger, Executive Creative Director
Lauren Glancy
Lauren Glancy, Marketing Data Specialist
Lauren Hawk
Lauren Hawk, Copywriter
Lauren Oosterlinck
Lauren Oosterlinck, Copywriter
Lee Bussell
Lee Bussell, Special Counsel
Lucy Rios
Lucy Rios, Copywriter
Luke Holland
Luke Holland, Associate Account Executive
Mark Duffy
Mark Duffy, EVP of Public Affairs
Mark Hubman
Mark Hubman, Ad Operations Specialist
Matt Rayner
Matt Rayner, Executive Media Director
Melissa Nystrom
Melissa Nystrom, Sr. Publicist
Melody Matzdorff
Melody Matzdorff, Chief of Staff
Meredith Atkinson
Meredith Atkinson, Client Engagement Manager
Michael Saalman
Michael Saalman, Brand Designer
Mitchell Acton
Mitchell Acton, Motion and Graphic Designer
Monique Holland
Monique Holland, Associate Media Buyer, Broadcast Media
Morgan Day
Morgan Day, Executive Assistant
Morgan Kinkead
Morgan Kinkead, Operations Manager
Natalie Mubarak
Natalie Mubarak, Client Engagement Manager
Nell Warthen
Nell Warthen, Senior Art Director
Nicholas Bozard
Nicholas Bozard, Production Artist
Nick Santiago
Nick Santiago, Sales Enablement Specialist
Peter Lamotte
Peter Lamotte, President of Strategic Communications
Phillip Wilkins
Phillip Wilkins, Designer
Prussia George
Prussia George, CFO at Chernoff Newman
Raeven Faulkner
Raeven Faulkner, Executive Assistant
Rick Nash
Rick Nash, VP, Chief Advisor to the President
Rick Silver
Rick Silver, Vice-Chairman
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, Director of Public Sector
Santana McIntosh
Santana McIntosh, Financial Coordinator
Sara Anders
Sara Anders, SVP Brand & Media Strategy Director
Sara Lewis
Sara Lewis, Senior Director of Buying
Sarah Beaverson
Sarah Beaverson, Copywriter
Sarah Makin
Sarah Makin, VP, Head of Public Relations
Sarah Rodriguez
Sarah Rodriguez, Associate Director, Digital Experience
Sarah Yoest
Sarah Yoest, PR Associate
Savannah Scott
Savannah Scott, PR & Social Media Specialist
Scott Higgs
Scott Higgs, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Seth Grutz
Seth Grutz, Senior Account Manager
Shanica Johnson
Shanica Johnson, Sr. Account Manager and Strategist
Shelby Cook
Shelby Cook, Account Manager
Shelby Hall
Shelby Hall, Brand Experience & Client Engagement Coordinator
Shelby Hayes
Shelby Hayes, Buyer, Campaign Integrations
Stephanie Meyer
Stephanie Meyer, Director of Culture
Susan Trulock
Susan Trulock, Payroll and Benefits Manager
Tammy Smith
Tammy Smith, Media Planner/Buyer
Taylor Heath
Taylor Heath, Executive Assistant
Teah Rushing
Teah Rushing, Digital Designer
Tiffany Bastian
Tiffany Bastian, Senior Support Specialist
Tommy Carlsen
Tommy Carlsen, Strategy Analyst
Tony Miranda
Tony Miranda, Director of Business Development
Trevor Baker
Trevor Baker, Associate Creative Director, Copy
Ty Benbow
Ty Benbow, Strategist
Tye Price
Tye Price, EVP of Brand Strategy
Tyler Hernly
Tyler Hernly, Chief Innovation Officer
Tyler Kniess
Tyler Kniess, Market Research Analyst
Union Williams
Union Williams, Vice President of Account Services
Whitney Burt
Whitney Burt, Accounts Payable Manager
Wyatt Gantz
Wyatt Gantz, Associate Account Executive
Zach Tsuleff
Zach Tsuleff, Account Manager
Zachary Greenberger
Zachary Greenberger, Business Development Manager
Zeke Fredrickson
Zeke Fredrickson, Brand Designer