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team Brad Hastedt Managing Partner - Finance

Brad Hastedt began his publishing career in 2007 with a US-Based Niche Media company, overseeing marketing, specialized distribution, product sales, and customer service. In 2009, Brad began supplementing his US-based staff with offshore workforce, cost effectively increasing his overall coverage and in return, further driving overall sales volume and increasing customer response time for over 30 niche brands. Prior to publishing, Brad worked with a Big-3 auto manufacturer focused on progressive sales, finance, and brand-related roles. Currently Brad is responsible to oversee day-to-day finance, IT and HR functions within Open Look.

team Mike Obert Managing Partner - Sales

Mike Obert began his publishing career in 1992 and has specialized in monetizing magazines through ad sales, distribution and other creative revenue streams. In 2009, Mike began developing offshore publishing solutions for a US-Based Niche Media company out of the Philippines. In 3 short years, Mike noticed a void in the industry and lack of reliable outsourced options for all publishers, which ignited the vision to create Open Look. In 2012, Mike and partners formed Open Look turning void into opportunity. Currently Mike drives the direction and innovation of Open Look ensuring the services remain valuable and relevant for the ever-evolving niche media industry.

team Kevin Thompson Managing Partner - Operations

Kevin Thompson is an accomplished outsourcing professional with an outstanding record of success in the niche-publishing sector. In 2007 Kevin began his publishing career working as an Advertising Sales Executive for special interest automotive publications. In 2010, he migrated from California to reside full-time in the Philippines tasked to develop and manage his first offshore advertising team for a US-based Niche Media company. In 2 years, the team of six reps generated and managed over $1.3 million in advertising revenue. Over the years, Kevin has built and managed teams of hundreds of employees in outsourced and offshore environments spanning nearly every function of the publishing spectrum. Currently Kevin is responsible to oversee the day-to-day service delivery and overall corporate success for Open Look and customers.