Janel Laravie is the founder & CEO of Chacka Marketing, one of the most successful female-owned digital media agencies in the country. With 20 years of product, marketing, and business management experience, Janel serves as a thought leader in the digital marketing industry. Over the last twelve years, Chacka has grown to more than 25 employees working with some of the largest brands in the world, including Shutterfly, Harvard Business Review, Marine Max and more.
Chacka’s honors include Advertising Age’s 2019 #1 Best Place to Work, Best in Biz Award Winner 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, 101 Best & Brightest in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 and the Inc 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2017, 2018 and 2019, ranking within the top 500 in 2018 and 2019.
Janel’s honors include 2017 DMN Marketing Hall of Femme, 2017 Stevie Award for Women in Business, 2018 Tampa Bay Business Journal Businesswoman of the Year and finalist for EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Award in Florida. Janel is a member of Young Professionals Organization and a Board Member for Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay.