PRESIDENT & CEO
Ted Straus is the President and CEO at Suttle-Straus, Inc. As the fourth generation of the Straus family to lead the organization, Ted strives to foster a culture of continuous improvement within the organization through a forward-thinking approach to communication solutions and technology.
With expertise in strategic planning, technology-based implementations, process improvement, and operational management, his unique skill set and experience has put Suttle-Straus at the forefront of innovation within a quickly-evolving industry.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the Rochester Institute of Technology and his MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Susan leads the company's financial, accounting and reporting matters. Her experience with organizations operating in multiple states brings a valuable perspective to Suttle-Straus' growing partnerships with nationally distributed marketing organizations.
Most recently Susan was with a veterinary solutions company leading financial planning with revenues, purchasing, inventory and acquisitions. She also directed all financial and administrative tasks for a wholesale distribution and retail company operating in the Southwestern states.
Susan earned her BS in Accounting from the University of Arizona and is a Certified Public Accountant.
VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
A graduate of the United States Military Academy with a BS in Aerospace Engineering, Steve is an eight-year Army veteran and a proven leader.
Before joining the organization in 2014, Steve worked 13 years for a global industrial gas corporation within the sales, operations and business development functions. He received his MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a trained Six Sigma Black Belt.
Vice President of Operations
Brett’s journey with Suttle-Straus started twenty years ago in 1995, where he started as a Production Planner, before moving up the ranks as Mailing Manager, Director of Mailing and Imaging, Director of Operations, and now to his role as VP.
Brett has demonstrated natural leadership abilities and a unique ability to connect our internal teams making our broader organizational goals a reality.
As VP of Operations, Brett is focused on advancing Suttle-Straus’ data, pre-media, workflow, print (offset and digital), wide format, finishing and distribution services to support long-term strategic initiatives.
Director of Manufacturing
Ted got his start in printing shortly after graduating high school over 30 years ago. Since then, he has built a strong understanding of production operations and has become an expert in the field of press and bindery.
Ted takes immense pride in all the work he and his team are able to accomplish and inspires those around him to do the same.
Moving up the ranks from operator to supervisor, and ultimately making a transition from manager to executive, Ted has become an integral part of the leadership team as our Director of Manufacturing.
Director of Human Resources
Susan brings a wide-ranging background of life experiences to her role as Director of Human Resources here at Suttle-Straus.
With 14 years of experience at WISC-TV as an electronic graphics operator and producer/director, and five years in finance and HR in biotechnology, her diverse background gives her a unique perspective on how teams work within a larger organization.
Susan earned her Bachelor of Science and MBA degrees from UW-Madison and actively participates in professional organizations like SHRM. Her efforts to improve internal processes and employee relations are central to our success as a company.
Director of Technology
Jim has been with Suttle-Straus since 1999 working in a variety of technology positions ranging from technician to analyst to manager. His extensive operations experience has given him an intimate understanding of company systems and programs.
Jim is focused on enhancing our technology systems and improving workflow throughout our organization.
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES AND COMPLIANCE
Phil started his career at Suttle-Straus in 2016 after transitioning from TDS, where he had worked since 2007 overseeing the transactional mailing operations that supported customer billing for TDS Telecom and US Cellular. In his current role, Phil provides leadership for our client support areas, compliance and auditing programs, and continuous improvement practices at Suttle-Straus.
Phil's diverse background includes extensive project portfolio management and project management experience, as well as 13+ years in the banking industry serving in a variety of key leadership roles, including merger integration, business analysis, operations, technology management, risk management and continuous process improvement.