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CLUTCH Continues to Grow Team

Minneapolis firm adds staff and expands focus on audience engagement

Minneapolis, Minn. (October 15, 2020) CLUTCH, a hybrid consultancy and agency focused on helping B2B companies and organizations find and reach their peak potential, continues to grow with the addition of two new team members and advancement of a long-time employee.

Maddy Haigh joins the Minneapolis-based firm as a Designer, while Whitney Kimm takes on the role of Manager, Marketing and Operations. Haigh and Kimm join the fast-growing company that has seen triple-digit growth since spinning out from a local agency to be an independent firm at the beginning of 2017. Haigh and Kimm join a veteran team of strategic marketing, sales, communications, and business professionals who have worked for and with the leading brands in food and agriculture.

“Bringing on new team members is always exciting as it expands our services while adding in new perspectives that can serve our clients,” said Troy Schroeder, CLUTCH president/founder. “Whitney brings a keen understanding of how social media can be a valuable lead generator. Maddy brings a combination of creative strategy with experience in CPG promotion, packaging and digital branding.”

Haigh’s role at CLUTCH will focus on creative representation of brand and brand strategy, events and tradeshow promotion, packaging development, collateral and sales support, and digital campaigns and assets.

Kimm comes to CLUTCH with a background in the agency and services business. In her role at CLUTCH, she will focus on lead generation, as well as internal and external communications and operations. She brings experience in working with C-level executives, internal communications and marketing across multiple industries.

At the same time, CLUTCH is announcing the promotion of Duncan Salyer to Director of Media and Audience Engagement. Salyer was one of the first CLUTCH employees and brings a diverse background of engagement strategy, analytics, and reputation and digital campaign development. Prior to CLUTCH, Salyer worked at several Twin Cities agencies in account management, insights and public relations roles.

“Duncan brings the ability to combine business acumen with creativity, using data, insights and media to drive audience engagement,” said Schroeder. “At the end of the day, both the consulting and agency business are about talent; and putting it into practice to help clients achieve results. It’s exciting to advance existing employees and add new team members to continue expanding what we can do to create opportunity for our clients and our team.”


CLUTCH is a hybrid consultancy and agency focused on helping B2B businesses find and realize their peak potential. As business acceleration experts, everything the firm does is designed to drive the growth of revenue and opportunity. The firm combines a mix of strategic consulting, marketing communications and lead generation, and learning and development services to consistently produce business results for clients.

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