People are one of the greatest assets any company has. Meet our leader:

Jennifer Papenfuss, CMP, President

Jennifer is known for her smile, sense of humor and high energy. She has over 15 years experience in the events industry. When Jennifer is not busy running Marketing Edge SF she is spending time with her husband and twin boys, traveling the world or spending quality time entertaining friends and family.

Meet our Director of Operations:
Kathleen Carpenter

Kathleen is known for her strong quest for knowledge, amiable personality and active lifestyle. She has over 10 years experience in the events industry. When Kathleen is not busy planning programs she is spending time running the hills of San Francisco, dining with friends, and enjoying the outdoors.

Senior Project Manager:
Stacie Palmer

Stacie is known for her bubbly personality, strong work ethic and lust for life. She has over 8 years experience in the events industry. When Stacie is not busy traveling on programs she is spending time with her family, decorating her new loft, and cooking.

Marketing Edge SF also aligns with well-respected partners and suppliers in the hospitality industry to assist us in providing excellent service. Marketing Edge SF considers them part of the team! Here is what some of them say:

"I have worked with many (meeting planners, event managers) in the past, but have never experienced the standards of dedication and commitment to their clients as displayed by Jennifer Papenfuss and Marketing Edge. Her staff worked hand in hand with many of my Launch clients, planning and executing the program to assure that in the end, the client's experience would be long remembered"

      Robert M. Wright
      Marketing Arts, Inc.

"Jen and her team at Marketing Edge SF truly think "out of the box" and create unique client encounters, not the standard stale experience. She is always open to new ideas and new ways of doing things, and remains committed to making her clients shine in the best possible light. As a DMC, I relished working with her since I truly felt as though we were in a partnership to make her client's events state-of-the-art and the best in the industry. Based on the buzz that followed the event, I'd say we succeeded and that Jen is due the large part of the gratitude for that. I wouldn't hesitate to work with her on a future project and wait with interest to see what cutting edge directions she takes her clients on in the future."

      Jan Allen, CMP
      PGI-New Orleans

"Jennifer and her team at Marketing Edge SF have been a true joy to work with over the last 8 years. They are professional, get the job done, and enjoy it while they are doing it. They have a true passion for the industry and they are one of my favorite clients to work with."

      Teresa Hallin
      Adventures in Advertising

"With events, every detail is critical. Marketing Edge SF knows every in and out about event marketing. Each time we use them, we've been more than satisfied with the results."

      Sarah Autrand

"As a DMC, we were extremely impressed with the amount of detail and consideration that the Marketing Edge SF Team provides to both us as a supplier and their client. They are extremely professional, but a lot of fun too, which makes getting the job done that much easier. Working with a planner like Marketing Edge SF, which invests as much care and effort as they do ensures a successful program - every time! We look forward to working with them again and continuing are working relationship as colleagues and friends."

      Kerri Moore, CMP,
      Director, Sales & Marketing,
      Platinum Destination & Event Management

"It has been a great pleasure working with Marketing Edge SF! It is always rewarding to work with planners who are professional, highly knowledgeable, and who anticipate the needs of their clients. The Marketing Edge SF team recognizes the importance of effective communication between their client, the planner and their suppliers in order to make a program run seamlessly. They continuously go above and beyond to create a memorable and unique experience for their clients."

      Karen Wiltse Antolin
      Director of Sales
      The Hotel Grand Pacific