Jason Combs

"Where some companies shy away from tough jobs, we embrace them. And once my team and I take hold of a production challenge, we don’t let go until it’s strategically sound and seamlessly executed. One of the highest compliments I’ve ever been paid is that I’m a Pit Bull with a servant’s heart."

Jason Combs
Founder & President

In 1989, at the age of 19, Jason was working with a large insurance company doing telemarketing, list and DM production work. A couple of the agents were so impressed with him they suggested he start his own business. At their prompting, Jason wrote up a business plan, brought in some equipment and set up shop in his parents' 400-sq. ft. garage.

Over the years, his reputation spread and his business grew. In 1997, Strategic Marketing and Mailing acquired a big new client- a division of Saturday Evening Post— and like many of its clients, they are still with SM&M. Today, the company has evolved into a leading-edge direct mail and lettershop production house in an 80,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility.

SM&M continues to raise the bar, surprising, delighting and exceeding the expectations of regional and national clients. Jason considers himself to be a life-long learner. When it comes to serving his clients and doing what's right, he is a self-proclaimed, 'Bulldog with a servant's heart.'

Jeff Combs

"Our goal is not just to meet expectations, but to exceed them."

Jeff Combs
Chief Operating Officer

Direct marketing is in Jeff’s blood. Jeff, brother Jason, and their father began humbly in the family garage when the brothers were just teenagers. Now, 20 years later, Jeff is delighted to return and lead the operations side of the business. "I’ve watched this company grow, prosper and serve our clients for two decades. Now I get to help shape it for the next decade of growth."

Jeff returns to SM&M with 15 strong years of finance, operations and management experience. During that time, he helped lead one of the fastest growing packaged foods manufacturers in the U.S. to an astounding $130 million increase in annual sales. Jeff knows SM&M is poised for exponential growth as well.

"The people, their commitment, our focus on solving problems and tackling the toughest jobs around---that foundation is solid here. I learned quickly that my strength is in identifying talent in others and fostering, empowering people to excel." "Bring on the challenges", he adds. "With this combination of talent, creativity, brains and brawn, we’re ready!"

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