JASON PIASECKI:
 
JASON PIASECKI




 
 
 
 
 
CEO, Qonverge in Muskegon. Piasecki started ImageQuest Design in 1998 and later merged it with other partners to create Qonverge. He has experience in nearly every facet of Web, multimedia and print marketing. His Muskegon-focused podcasts, Inside Muskegon, and related blog have received attention throughout the region. Piasecki is a graduate of Central Michigan University where he earned a degree in marketing and graphic design. He also is active with the Muskegon Chamber of Commerce.


WHERE BORN: "Muskegon."

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: "Definitely my parents. They encouraged me to make my own choices and were very instrumental. My wife and my three children are supportive of what I did and give me a reason to strive to do more."

LAST BOOK READ: "The Long Tail by Chris Anderson."

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: "Creative, innovative, driven."

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: "It's a real exciting time. It's changing so much and getting into a new era with user-driven sites and interactive media."

FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: "iPod."

FAVORITE PLACE: "Comerica Park."

FAVORITE HOBBIES: "Spending time with my family, watching movies, exploring the Web."

FAVORITE FOOD: "Hot dogs."

MY HIDDEN TALENT: "I'm a heck of a ping pong player."

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: "As a good husband, father and friend. And someone who made a difference in my community."

At the annual awards reception in May 2015, one Leader & Innovator from the previous 12 months will be selected as the Leader & Innovator of the Year.