Our Team

Linda Rappaport

Managing Partner

Linda has held several C-level positions over the last two decades. As COO for more than 10 years at JWG Associates, a recruitment communications agency, Linda helped to grow the organization organically to $150 million and then successfully sell the business to TMP Worldwide. Linda has a strong expertise in the Human Capital Management space. Linda was the COO of Webhire, an Applicant Tracking Software, and focused on product development for the healthcare market, while reorganizing and training the sales team. Linda was the COO at NuView Systems, an HCM.
Linda’s marketing/communication expertise provides clients with the ability to outsource their entire marketing departments to Gazelle. Assembling a top- talent team to scale to fit the client’s need.Additionally, Linda serves as a Diversity and Inclusion consultant to numerous organizations.

Alisha Rappaport

Vice President of Digital Marketing​

With an energetic entrepreneurial spirit and a robust work ethic, Alisha has developed and launched several programs with successful growth over the last 20 years. Key to program success is the digital footprint, which Alisha has successfully managed. A master at Social Media, electronic communications and internet tools, Alisha can increase the digital presence for all our clients. As a creative thinker, Alisha has created and executed unique marking programs.
Specialties: Email Automation Technology, List Segmentation, Social Marketing, Web-content management, Graphic design, brand strategy and awareness, CRM management of Hubspot, Pardot, Marketo, Act-On, policy development, educational training, program development, fundraising, grant writing, future research.

Francisco Anes

Marketing Technology Expert​

Experienced and successful marketing technology expert, directly responsible for the growth and development of small and medium-sized businesses across a great array of industries.  Over 15 years in the development of creative materials including marketing and advertising campaigns for a diverse group of industries, including technology, human resources, training and entertainment.
Specialties: Email Automation Technology, Pay-per-click advertising, Lead Scoring, Social Marketing, Lead Generation and qualification, Web-design and development. Graphic design and 3d Animation, Salesforce, Programming Languages – AJAX, PHP, Perl, HTML, CSS and Javascript. 

Andrea Testa

Design Director​

Collaborative, Innovative, Inspired. As a creative professional, Andrea has many years of experience creating branded digital experiences and print components for clients spanning across all industries. Andrea enjoys collaborating with cross-functional team members and our clients to deliver highly creative solutions that are on strategy and within budget.
Specialties: Web/Interactive Design, Visual Design/UX/UI/Product Design, Agile, Branding, Print, Promotions, and Social Media Online Promotions, Social Media, Integrated Campaigns, Sweepstakes Programs, Partner Programs, B2B, B2C, Advertising, Direct Mail, POP Display, Packaging and Illustration.

Shannon Giles


Shannon holds a BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in Political Science. She began her career in advertising at an entry level and worked up to being a Regional Vice-President over two offices in the Northwest. After some time off to raise her two boys, she spent six years in the non-profit sector working for international organization Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) and the American Cancer Society. She now brings 25 years of corporate experience to Gazelle as a writer and editor, helping to develop brand awareness and create dynamic, impactful messaging. 
Specialties: Blogging, copywriting, editing, email, social media, human resource communications, B2B, website content creation, proofreading