About us

From the middle of historic downtown New Braunfels, TX, our "flight crew" is ready to serve clients with experience, technology, and insight hard to find elsewhere, even from those big-city agencies. Where can you go with Vant Marketing? The sky is the limit.

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We believe in a culture that balances fun and productivity. As Thomas Merton said, “Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”

What’s a Vant? No, it’s not some newfangled digital marketing technology. It’s shorthand for Vant Marketing’s founders, John and Jillian Sturdivant, who brought the concept to life in May 2016. Since then, it’s been a rocket ride from a home-based business with two people doing everything to a professionally run agency with key talent and a range of experience.

The idea for Vant Marketing came from John’s startup experience with Disruptive Advertising, a powerhouse in PPC strategy. Teaming with Disruptive as a technology partner and adding full-service social media and web development got our engines started. From there, SEO, reputation management, creative services, and long-form content strategy were added to bring us to full Digitally Propelled sm power.


Our inspiration: the Daher TBM 930.
Killer aerodynamics. Beefy engine. All-digital cockpit.
Fast, highly efficient. Like us. #DIGITALLYPROPELLED.
Art by our creative director, Randy Armentrout


Meet the Team

John Sturdivant

President & Founder – Leader and spiritual advisor. Sales experience across the spectrum, from startup Disruptive Advertising to big-iron days of IBM.

Shawn Peters

CTO & Founding Partner – Technobrain, process guy, and streamliner-at-large. Previously owned Odin Creative, a local web development shop.

Don Dingee

CSO – Writes longer brand stuff. Pioneered Web 1.0 days at Motorola in product marketing. Wrote book on chips in phones, “Mobile Unleashed.”

Liam Davis

SEM Director & Growth Partner – Numbers guy and trends watcher. Graduate of Cornell University with emphasis in finance and analytics. AdWords certified.

Randy Armentrout

Creative Director – Ad wizard, 25 years in advertising including creative concepts, new business initiatives, brand direction and strategy, and print execution.

Jillian Sturdivant

Social & Art Director – Dreamer of big things. Former assistant GM for the Orem Owlz (rookie league baseball team), with seven seasons of event marketing.

Erica Madera

UX & UI Specialist – Tour guide, tuning experiences for ease of use and conversion. Graduate of Texas State University in Communication Design and Spanish.

Devin Fox

Devin Fox

Account Executive – Local client advocate that balances budget with ROI. Central Texas native with a passion for performance and customizing cars.

Jennifer Ray

Content Marketer – Creator and sayer of things with a knack for turning those things into verbal, digital masterpieces viewable on the Interwebz. She loves dogs.

Testimonial - Estes Audiology

We have tried every form of marketing you can imagine and had no idea what was working and what wasn’t until we met Vant Marketing. Having complete visibility has changed our way of doing business.

Soriya Estes, AuD - Estes Audiology