Carissa Newton is an accomplished marketing executive with over 20 years of professional experience from a variety of industries including financial services, insurance and technology. She joins BrickHouse Security from The Business Backer, where she was Chief Revenue Officer, overseeing marketing and new business development for the firm. During her tenure with The Business Backer, Ms. Newton grew new originations over 200%. During this same time, she grew the sales and marketing team over 75% to build the infrastructure for future growth. Ms. Newton also served as Chief Marketing Officer at FNEX & Oak Street Funding, where she led the marketing and new business development efforts for each firm. During her time building FNEX, she grew the membership base by over 189%. In her role at Oak Street, Ms. Newton established a strategic marketing and brand strategy, created a social media presence and blog and redesigned the website strategy for five domains of the Oak Street Funding Company contributing to sales growth of over 300% during her tenure. Ms. Newton also served in a number of marketing leadership positions at Delivra, Vontoo, Hufford Financial Partners and American United Life. Newton is an active member of the Business Marketing Association, American Marketing Association (AMA) and chaired the Masters of Business Online (MBO) Conference since inception. She has actively served on various charitable boards including United Way, YWCA, Girl Scouts of America and is an active volunteer with the American Heart Association, Avon High School, and now Pass the Torch. She earned a BBA degree from Northwood University, an MBA from Anderson University and an AMA Professional Certified Marketer designation. She has also served as an adjunct professor of marketing and management.