Choosing the right partner is not something to be taken lightly, especially when that partner will be working with you to help move your strategy and growth plans forward.

At CLUTCH, you will find a team that brings a powerful combination of knowledge and practical experience that spans B2B value chains with an empathetic, candid and approachable style to the work we do and the relationships we build.

Our perspective goes beyond the standard Product, Price, Place and Promotion — it includes two critical components of the process: Potential and People.

We start with the business objectives and the situation and build an action plan to deliver what our clients need. This ensures everyone has clear understanding on what they’re going to get and the results we’re going to deliver from kick-off to conclusion. And, since our model is focused on the results rather than the time to get there, we always answer three key questions before we start work: What will you get? When will it be done? and How much will it cost? The 6-P Perspective is the “whole business” perspective.









how we do it

CLUTCH accelerates results by combining strategy and execution across a consistent project framework. We start with the potential opportunity and build and execute on a four-step process to bring it to life:



Understand the situation and your goals, uncover the most critical insights and apply curiosity and category-specific business expertise to create a full view of the landscape and opportunities it holds.



Ensure plans and people are fully aligned and focused on a common goal.



Generate the action and connections needed to make things happen and capitalize on the best opportunities.



Leverage category-specific experience and metrics to monitor results, make adjustments and create concrete objectives for future opportunities.


Every member of our leadership team has sat on both sides of the table as client and service provider. They bring that experience to everything we do with a simple litmus test: are our clients better off because of CLUTCH?

Troy Schroeder

President + Founder


Troy’s 20+ years of hybrid experience on both the agency, consulting and client side gives him a unique perspective, and the ability to bring both blue-sky thinking and rubber hits the road perspective to problems. It allows him to quickly understand organizations, build consensus, and determine what success looks like — to both the business and its customers. Troy is able to combine sound strategy with innovative technology and tactics to consistently drive growth for leading brands across construction, agriculture, food and other B2B industries.

Mike Miller

SVP, Agribusiness + Comprehension


Mike is an entrepreneurial business leader with 20+ years of experience in agriculture food production and manufacturing. Mike grew up on a farrow-to-finish hog farm where he raised purebred Yorkshires. He brings expertise in new product development and pipeline management, new market development and expansion, distribution and dealer development, sales and marketing. Mike’s work stretches across categories from crop production to seed corn and vegetables to specialty and permanent crops, vineyards and dairy. Mike has led export strategy and marketing for some of the top brands in agriculture, including John Deere. He also brings scientific credibility to CLUTCH as a trained agronomist.

Kiersten Schroeder

SVP, Client Satisfaction + Strategy


Kiersten has spent her career creating and driving integrated branding campaigns for a combination of trade associations and Fortune 100 companies. Early in her career she worked with several ag commodity trade groups, driving preference for products ranging from industrial soy feedstocks to pork and beef. She’s adept at building both B2B and B2C brands and has had success in numerous sectors ranging from outdoor lifestyle and packaged goods to sustainability and construction.

Alyssa Hammerschmidt

VP, Client Satisfaction + Growth


Alyssa is a change manager that loves the process of transformation and challenging the status quo. With experience growing multichannel businesses in both established and transformational environments, Alyssa has a broad knowledge of all aspects of sales, marketing and business development. Through her industry experience in pet, consumer packaged goods, and agriculture, she has a track record of driving growth through innovative approaches and outside the box thinking to solve problems.

Cindy Hackmann

VP, Reputation + Influence


A graduate of the Mizzou School of Journalism, Cindy started her career at an agency in St. Louis, working for both trade associations and Fortune 500 companies. She has since spent time on both the client and agency sides, specializing in building reputation campaigns for industry organizations. In 2010, Cindy helped shape and start the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, an effort to unite the agriculture industry to increase consumer trust and confidence in the food farmers and ranchers grow and raise. Now back on the agency side, she leads the CLUTCH Reputation + Influence discipline to help clients identify opportunities to lead in their respective categories and build brand reputations that position themselves for long term success.

Dennis Hecht

VP, Data + Digital


Dennis has spent the last two decades in the data arena, designing end-to-end platforms, managing multiyear technical roadmaps and launching innovative data products for agencies and media companies. While on the media side, he worked with a portfolio of construction companies within the BridgeTower Media portfolio (Carolinas Project Center, Leads & Data Center, Daily Journal of Commerce, DJC Oregon, Finance and Commerce, Wisconsin Project Center), setting up lead generation programs and the databases behind them to collect and share leads with construction companies across the country. As a data pioneer, he uses digital-first and data-first thinking in terms of strategy development all the way through to execution, delivery and measurement.

Chris Strohmeyer

VP, Operations + Quality


Chris is a resourceful problem solver and uses her creative, strategic and analytical skills to get work done both effectively and efficiently. With over 20 years of integrated agency and client-side experience alike, she’s helping position CLUTCH for future growth. She streamlines the workflow process, and is instrumental in driving change related to resourcing, estimating, budgeting, efficiency and more.

Are you relentless in your pursuit of opportunities?

Learn more about CLUTCH and how you could be the addition we’ve been waiting for.

Are you relentless in your pursuit of opportunities?

Learn more about CLUTCH and how you could be the addition we’ve been waiting for.

Are you relentless in your pursuit of opportunities?

Learn more about CLUTCH and how you could be the addition we’ve been waiting for.