Brian Rivolta, IP
SVP, Business Development

Brian came to Incentive Concepts in 2004. In his time with IC he has served in several capacities, including Senior VP of Business Development.  Currently, Brian is spearheading industry relations, sales, marketing and events.  When he’s not playing chauffeur for his son you might find him playing hockey, soccer, or golf. Brian has a life-long passion for horseracing and is the owner of champion thoroughbreds.  Brian earned his degree at the University of Missouri. He is a passionate supporter of Window World Cares and assists in planning their annual Trivia Night to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Kevin Hagan
VP, Sales

Kevin’s industry and product knowledge is beyond reproach with three decades of experience in the incentive industry. Kevin began his career in luggage and he has been with IC for nearly 10 years.  A passion for travel aids Kevin in his success since much of his time is spent on the road. “Visiting my customers and sales reps is crucial,” says Kevin. When he’s not traveling Kevin enjoys spending time at home with his wife Cheri as well as spending time with kids Chris and Kelsey; whom are now grown. Golf is another passion though he rarely gets time to pursue it.  Kevin now calls Chicago home and is a die-hard fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks.

Vince McDonald
VP, Promotional Products

Vince’s career in the incentive industry has spanned three decades.  For more than ten years he has managed sales for Incentive Concepts.  Vince is now using his many talents to lead the promotional products division.  Vince holds a degree in Criminal Justice.  Vince has the pleasure of being married to the love of his life and best friend, Colleen. Together they have seven children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Vince is a passionate St. Louis Blues and Cardinals fan, and has been known to enjoy a round or two of golf.

Aaron Cook
Territory Sales Manager, SE

Aaron holds a BA of Business Administration from Lindenwood University. He has over a decade of experience in the incentive industry.  Joining Incentive Concepts in 2013 as a Regional Sales Representative, he quickly turned around an underperforming multi-state territory before moving on to his current role as Territory Sales Manager.  Aaron has been heavily involved in the rebranding of Incentive Concepts and planning for future growth.  When not traveling throughout his territory, Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife, Megan and two boys, Walter and Wyatt and “sneaking in” a round of golf whenever possible.

Tom Sferratore
Territory Sales Manager, NY & NJ

Tom joins the Incentive Concepts team with close to a decade of experience in the incentive industry. Beginning his career with a tier 1 manufacturer, he was responsible for managing the entire premium and incentive channel including sales, account management, budgeting, marketing, trade shows and sales presentations. Starting in an entry-level order management position and working his way up to Sales Manager, Tom has a broad understanding of all facets of the business. He enjoys family time with his wife Nadine and stepson Angel, and is drawn to the peace and beauty of the mountains. If you are ever in the Big Apple, keep an eye open for Tom during his frequent runs through the streets of Queens and Brooklyn.

Lauren Emge
Director, Event Logistics

As the Director of Event Gifting by Incentive Concepts, Lauren manages the ins-and-outs of all events. With her background in communications, she has the skills to communicate with colleagues, staff, and clients. Lauren thrives on the unique challenges presented by each event.  She earned her Bachelors and Masters in Communication Studies at Lindenwood University.  Lauren and her husband Justin have two dogs and enjoy experiencing life whether it be traveling to Europe, sipping wine with friends, or attending a concert. She and Justin help organize an annual diaper drive benefiting the St. Louis Crisis Nursery.

Michelle Birkla
B2B Account Specialist

Michelle joined Incentive Concepts in 2016 to focus on Bose corporate sales, and to ensure Incentive Concepts’ customers get superior service.  Early in her career she mastered the skills of running high-end special events, and most recently was a sales and visual merchandiser for a mainstream luxury clothing retailer.  When she’s not busy helping customers, Michelle enjoys gardening, cooking, entertaining, and spending time with her family.