You know us as Geoffrey and Stephanie, the founders of Geoffresh Inc., but the story of how we came together as a couple is one that we get asked about most often.
We first met in the Winter of 2008, through a mutual acquaintance. We were both attending the University of Illinois at Chicago. Geoff was earning his Bachelors of Science in Entrepreneurship and Management Information Systems, while Steph was earning her Bachelors of Arts in Applied Psychology and French.
The second time we met was in April of 2010, again through a mutual acquaintance. Both times we got on very well, the conversation alone could fuel a rocket ship.
As with all things it took time before we pursued a romantic relationship. Stephanie always the hesitant one when it came to love, didn't feel comfortable risking losing the friendship. Geoffrey on the other hand saw the risk of not pursuing a romantic relationship as more unfortunate. Therein lies what makes our relationship and our business dynamic. You have two diametric types of marketers, one who is more technical and entrepreneurial, the other more creative and strategic.
Together we make the smartest and freshest choices.
By August 2012 the friendship was not enough. Like so many love stories before ours, two friends became something more. Not only did a romance finally take bloom, Geoffrey and Stephanie also became business partners in 2012. Stephanie was beginning her Masters degree in Communication, and Geoffrey already well established in marketing and advertising recognized the potential in teaming up.
Our clients are surprised to see such a young couple, and especially one that is a power couple in business together. Running your own business is no easy task, but we aren't your typical Millennial couple. We take strategic risks and propose ideas that suit our clients. We like to think outside the box, but we listen to our clients first and foremost because it is their brand that needs to come through in the campaigns we develop and execute.
We bring out the best in each other and the best in our projects.
By May 2014 we were married, with so many possibilities in front of us.
We continue to grow as professionals and as a couple, pinching ourselves that we found each other. They say you should never mix business with pleasure, but as the famous advertiser David Ogilvy famously said “Where people aren’t having any fun, they seldom produce good work.”
Contact us today to learn more about what's possible when you choose Geoffresh Inc. for your marketing and brand needs.