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Martha Carrigan is the President & CEO of Big Shoes Midwest (BSM). She is responsible for the accounting and finance functions of the firm, as well as business development.

Prior to BSM, Martha served in a variety of marketing capacities at ManpowerGroup in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In those roles, she developed, delivered and sold training curriculum, as well as helped to create business partnerships, proposals, presentations and demonstrations for software and related business services to local, national and international clients.

She earned her B.A. in communication from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In addition, she received a Certificate in Interactive Marketing from De Paul University.

Martha also serves as an advisory board member for AIGA Wisconsin, an alumni ambassador for the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and a mentor for ASK – De Paul Career Mentoring program.

She resides with her husband in Shorewood, Wisconsin. They have two adult children – Mack and Gil.

Martha Carrigan

Martha Carrigan, President & CEO Martha Carrigan on LinkedIn


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Jeff Carrigan is the Founder & CMO of Big Shoes Midwest (BSM). He focuses his efforts on business development and strategic partnerships.

Prior to BSM, Jeff held a number of marketing communications-oriented positions in the financial services, health care, and social service industries.

He received his M.A. in advertising and public relations from Marquette University, and a B.B.A in marketing from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Jeff also serves as a board member for the Eisner Creative Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Jeff Carrigan

Jeff Carrigan, Founder & CMO Jeff Carrigan on LinkedIn


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Nicole McGrath is the Vice President, Business Development - Illinois of Big Shoes Midwest (BSM). She handles all new business development in the Chicago-land and surrounding areas.

Prior to BSM, Nicole recruited top talent in Chicago for Critical Mass, a digital marketing agency. There she was involved in full-cycle recruitment within the areas of creative, development, content analysis, SEO, media, account management, and finance and administration. Prior to joining Critical Mass, she worked as a recruiter at a boutique advertising and marketing recruitment firm, Melinda Holm & Associates.

Nicole graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Organizational Communications and a minor in Marketing.

She currently resides in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago with her husband and daughter.

Nicole McGrath

Nicole McGrath, Vice President, Business Development - Illinois Nicole McGrath on LinkedIn


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