About Us

    Our company culture is focused on continual improvement and delivering value to our clients. We actively learn from every engagement, allowing us to maximize budgets and advance our services. We regularly examine if we are doing the right work for our clients and make it a part of every team discussion.

    Our Mission

    We help leaders leverage marketing to reach their goals and realize their business vision. 

    Our Vision

    We empower companies to do their best work.

    Our Core Values


    We seek to understand and solve our clients' real marketing problems.


    We endeavor to always do what is best for our clients--even when this results in difficult conversations, recommendations, or even ending our work together.

    Continual Improvement

    We’re hungry to grow and to improve our work. We devote time to honing our skills to ensure and increase efficiency. 

    Proactive Communication

    We encourage and respond positively to prompt, clear, concise, and respectful communication. We discuss issues or concerns with our team, stakeholders, and clients tactfully and directly.

    Joyful Professionalism

    We delight in devising new, creative ways to solve marketing problems. We strive to deliver value, joy, and fun through every interaction with our clients.

    Collaboration & Teamwork

    We believe great experiences and results come from leveraging the strengths of team members and supporting each other to grow.

    Our Team

    Each team member is dedicated to delivering the best results to our clients. Meet some of our experts who will work on your project.

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      Mike Black

      CEO / Partner

      Mike Black is the CEO/Partner of Paige Black. His diverse educational background and obsession with innovative technologies provide a unique perspective for helping clients solve strategic marketing challenges. After a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Denver, he spent several years leading family therapy teams at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado. In his spare time, he built computers from scratch. The knowledge, insight, and experience he gained culminated in forging a mission—helping small to mid-sized businesses optimize target marketing through digital solutions. He launched the company now known as Paige Black in 2013.

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      Marilyn Heywood Paige

      Chief Marketing Officer / Partner

      Marilyn Heywood Paige is the CMO at Paige Black, overseeing all marketing operations. Her leadership style and attention to detail ensure all clients receive the maximum ROI on their investment. After a Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications, she managed her own consulting firm before a multi-year stint at a Denver agency. Yet all of her outward-facing marketing skills belie her true hidden talent—Marilyn is an accomplished jazz singer. A concert tour promoting her CD opened the door to her career in strategic marketing, which included stints at Barnes & Noble and QVC before joining forces to form Paige Black. She currently also teaches marketing to graduate students at the University of Denver.

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      Ching Yen Chang

      Advisor / Partner

      Ching Yen Chang is both a Partner and Advisor with Paige Black. Born and raised in Taiwan, she later moved to the states where she earned a B.A. in English from Providence University. Upon graduation, she kick-started a teaching career for the next decade, providing educational instruction to international students from every corner of the globe. After settling down in Colorado, she joined Paige Black and now advises clients from China and Taiwan on doing business in the American market. Speaking three languages makes her counsel a valuable asset for navigating the complexities of Asian business strategy and culture.

    • Brooke Hull

      Marketing Coordinator

      Brooke Hull is Paige Black’s marketing coordinator, sitting at the intersection of all internal and external project workflows. She’s in her eighth year of working in the marcom industry, having mastered the attention to detail that ensures no job or deadline falls through the cracks. She holds an associates degree in multimedia technology with a concentration in print and presentation. Her main interest outside of work is classical ballet, which she’s studied for the past 10 years. When not working or dancing, she loves to spend time with her Chihuahua, Hendrix, and perfecting the art of gongfu tea ceremonies.

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      Amy Darling


      Amy Darling is a designer for Paige Black. Her eye for detail and creativity is on full display as a true graphic arts guru. But it wasn’t exactly her first career choice after graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a B.A. in Communications. Though she grew up in Hudson Valley, NY, she also lived in NYC, San Fran, and DC—before finally settling down in Denver. She loves her husband’s impressions, nieces, nephews, and especially iced coffee. Fun facts? Amy once took a bike tour through Vietnam and her pet cat Moxie has her own Instagram account: @thedarlingmoxie

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      Jeff Cheatham

      Business Development | Copywriter | Public Relations

      Jeff Cheatham handles business development, copywriting, and public relations for Paige Black. If you need it said in a certain way, he can wordsmith his way through any challenge. After earning a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas, he earned his stripes in agency settings where he concentrated on public relations. This led to a decade of working in NASCAR, representing several top drivers, teams, and sponsors. It was a dream come true after spending his younger days behind the wheel of his own race car. He’s also a history buff—which explains why his favorite city is Charleston, SC.

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      Colin Linneweber

      Content Creator

      Colin Linneweber has created content for television networks, multiple industry sectors, and three Fortune 500 companies. He worked as a broadcast journalist for Xinhua News Agency and produced online material for CBS Sports and the New England Sports Network (NESN)

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