Our Leadership Team

Nikki Csek

Nikki Csek

CEO

Meet the CEO and co-founder of Csek Creative and NowMedia. Nikki has become an integral member of the business community. She is the current president of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, and has served as a director on many local business and not for profit boards while serving her community. For over 20 years she has worked alongside businesses to understand their challenges and provide solutions that make a difference. 

Jim Csek, CPA, CMA

Jim Csek, CPA, CMA

COO & CFO

Not your stereotypical accountant, but with many of the underlying core values of a professional accountant. Jim understands that businesses want partners that not only understand what their objectives are but how to capture the attention of their audience, then convince them that they have the solution, then convert them into a customer. Jim has been a professional accountant for over 25 years, working in a CA firm, local government, and a public company. He is the founder and current COO and CFO for Csek Creative and NowMedia. 

Ryan Lahay

Ryan Lahay

VP Production

Ryan's core focus at Csek Creative is the leadership of the various production departments within the agency - from Strategy + Content, to Branding + Design, to Technical and Digital Experiences. With a strong background in web development and education in marketing and accounting, Ryan continues to help the Csek team deliver results for the brands that look to Csek Creative to help them grow their business. Ryan is a partner at Csek Creative and has been with the company since 2001.

Rob Cupello

Rob Cupello

VP Business Development

Rob brings more than a decade of strategic advertising planning and development for crown corporations, the tourism industry and a variety of small and medium-sized businesses. His passion is to help clients build their businesses and always look outside of the traditional approach for clients to ensure every marketing dollar spent gets a return. It’s not just about pretty ads, it’s about ads that work. Rob strongly believes that you have to establish your strategy and goals before you try and tackle the tactics. If you know your strategy and goals, the tactics will fall into place. The market is overwhelming but if you have the right message and you’re targeting the right consumers on the right medium, you will have success. 

Karen Montgomery

Karen Montgomery

NowMedia Operations Manager

Karen is one of those unique individuals that can utilize her left side brain to manage and to coordinate the many platforms for messaging under NowMedia, while allowing her right side to be amazingly creative to capture the attention of the audience she is connecting too.  She is extremely passionate about the stories she gets to tell with her team, whether that be a story on one of the NowCities platforms, in a NowPublishing publication like Faces, in a video or photos with NowProductions or presenting world class speakers in conferences for Level Up. She is able to draw on her educational background as a teacher to help her team understand and develop into great storytellers.