History is awe-inspiring and enduring. We’re all touched by it, and every day we’re part of its ongoing journey. Understanding what has been is key to imagining and unlocking what will be.

What we believe in

Founder's Message

​The History Factory is unique in that we didn’t emerge from an existing business paradigm. From the outset, we were independent thinkers with a passion for an untested idea. We were naïve, stubborn and impatient. Nobody could tell us that history wouldn’t work as a management tool for competitive organizations.

Our business was built by great clients who gave us opportunities and encouraged us to develop, test and improve our core competencies. We learned by working together. As more and more organizations claimed to be client-centric, we didn’t know that there was any other way to conduct ourselves.

We are grateful for colleagues who subscribe to our vision and have contributed to the overall success of the enterprise. They have done far more than simply build our business. They have created an applied history industry. Today, our people are extending our vision of heritage management as leaders in academia, cultural institutions and business.

Finally, we don’t believe that status quo is an option. We continue to adapt to meet the changing needs of our clients, creating new solutions and skill sets. But what will never change is our adherence to substance and integrity while pushing boundaries to create the most highly innovative applications of heritage to meet business challenges.

If you’re part of The History Factory story, thank you. If you’re not, we look forward to telling you more about it.

Bruce Weindruch
Founder and CEO


Our People

Our culture is highly reflective of rigorous scholars who think like practical business people and practical business people who function as rigorous scholars.

Bruce Weindruch

Founder & CEO

Rick Beller

Global President and COO

Alan Maites

Executive Vice President

Jason Dressel

Managing Director, Client Strategy & Development

Tim Schantz

Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer

Michael Leland

Vice President

Scott McMurray

Vice President, Editorial

Chris Juhasz, C.A.

Managing Archivist

Louis Earle

Operations Director

Reyna Boyer

Director of Design

Jill Neidorf

Senior Account Director

Marissa Piette

Director of Client Strategy and Development

Paul Woolf

Director of Brand Marketing

Michelle Witt

Editorial Director

Jennifer Andreola, C.A.

Senior Archivist

Damion Boulden

Senior Production Manager

Ted Brockish

Senior Writer

Michael Clauss

Senior Archivist

Sara Eagin

Senior Curator

Peter Gianopulos

Senior Writer

Rob Hampton

Senior Designer

Ashley Mullenix

Creative Lead

Adam Nemett

Creative Lead

Dario Sarlo

Creative Lead

Jonathan Shazar

Senior Researcher & Writer

Johannes Steffens

Account Manager

Verena Calas

Associate Curator

Hannah Clark

Associate Creative Lead

Claire Clemmons


John Cooke


Lexy deGraffenreid

Staff Archivist

Brittany Gellerman

Client Associate

Sam Grabel

Researcher & Writer

Breanne Hewitt

Staff Archivist

John Haffey Jr.

Account Executive

Zack Hopkins


Alexandra Johnson

Staff Archivist

Zenobia Kozak

Content Solutions Advisor

Emilia Mahaffey

Staff Archivist

Caelin Niehoff

Account Executive

Claire Norman

Staff Archivist

Tracy Ulmer

Staff Archivist

Grant Weber

Marketing Manager

Our History & Identity

Great storytelling is at the heart of everything we do, and we’ve expressed this concept throughout our brand identity, with the most notable element being our logo.

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