We're not ones to toot our own horn, well, maybe just this once- Our team is made up of some of the most talented and skilled people in this industry. Everyone at GroupM7 is dedicated to giving you exactly what you're looking for.

Michael Mahfood

Founder

Michael Mahfood

Founder

Michael is the Managing Partner for GroupM7, and as such, oversees all departments including design, technical, administrative, financial and sales.

Michael entered the arena of the Internet in 1995 with over three decades of sales and marketing experience. An accomplished designer in his own right, Mr. Mahfood has overseen or consulted on the construction and development of over 1000 websites.

He resides in Tyler with his wife of 40 years, Suzann. Michael has five children and 13 grandchildren.

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Matthew Mahfood

Head of Operations

Matthew Mahfood

Head of Operations

Matthew, Head of Operations and Partner, is a first responder for Customer Service and Sales.

Matthew is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Security Management. Matt lives in Whitehouse with his wife Kayla and his two sons.

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Ryan Hazlewood

Creative Director

Ryan Hazlewood

Creative Director

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Advertising. Before joining The Group, he worked as a free-lance graphic designer in the East Texas area. After deciding to pursue Web design and development, he joined GroupM7.

Ryan has over 10 years of design experience.

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Philip Rubin

Lead Programmer

Philip Rubin

Lead Programmer

Philip holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Baylor University and has over 10 years of web application development experience.

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Adam Emory

Senior Web & Graphic Designer

Adam Emory

Senior Web & Graphic Designer

Adam is a Web and Pre-Press Graphic Designer. He holds a degree in Advertising Graphic Design Technology.

Adam lives in Longview, TX with his daughter Kaydence.

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Nadine Antunez

Sales & Operations Manager

Nadine Antunez

Sales & Operations Manager

Nadine holds a B.B.A. in International Business from the Netherlands and a Bachelor of Arts in International Business Management from Newcastle Business School, UK.

She was born in Germany and spent years working and studying in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany and the USA.

Nadine resides in Tyler, TX with her husband Eric.

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Emily Smith

Sales Associate

Emily Smith

Sales

Emily is a native Texan, raised in Tyler, and a graduate of TK Gorman High School and Tyler Junior College. She is married with two children, and she and her family are active in their church, and the community.

Emily joined The Group in Sales and Marketing in 2007.

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Mark Nelson

Web & Graphic Designer

Mark Nelson

Web & Graphic Designer

Mark holds a degree in Advertising and Graphic Design, as well as a degree in Fine Art. Mark is a native East Texan, raised in White Oak, and he loves to travel.

Mark currently lives in Gladewater, TX.

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JAMES BALLEW

Business Account Executive

James Ballew

Business Account Executive

James is the Business Account Executive for GroupM7. He fosters relationships with new and existing clients and assists the Sales Department.

James has a Bachelor of Science in Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Texas at Austin. He has experience with account management, website maintenance, and social media management. James has also worked with companies specializing in web-based advertainment, a form of web-advertising utilizing media to create branded content and promote products or brands.

James finds solutions for clients with urgency, dexterity, and thoughtfulness. He conducts research on industry trends and competitive analysis, strategizes on-site with prospective customers to understand their needs and educate them on how our services can be an asset to their business, and assists with marketing strategies for GroupM7.

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