founder & managing partner
With over 30 years of experience in technology, marketing and design, Cathy understands the challenges of building brand awareness and developing innovative websites that scale with her clients needs.
She began her career selling personal computers, before moving into marketing in the digital imaging industry. She held a variety of leadership positions at Agfa and GretagMacbeth. Later, as Vice President of Marketing at Geomagic, Cathy focused on getting maximum exposure for the company’s 3D software products.
Cathy started Neu Concepts in 2010, focusing on website design and development with the goal of delivering solutions to her clients that could grow and evolve with their businesses.
With over 30 years of experience in exhibit industry, Rudy has been involved in all aspects of the business, including account and project management, booth design, site supervision, I&D, shop management, booth fabrication and cabinet making.
Throughout his career, Rudy has worked with numerous accounts, both large and small including Panasonic, Sirius Satellite Radio, Fujinon and Konica. He’s traveled around the country and across the globe to ensure his client’s events come together seamlessly. Rudy takes great pride in his attention to detail, his responsiveness and anticipating the needs of his clients.
director of business development
Ryan has more than 15 years of leadership, design and production experience gained through studies at Oregon State University, the Los Angeles Film Program, his service with the United States Marines and his time at Neu Concepts.
Ryan is actively involved with helping local start-ups to Fortune 500 companies continue to increase their brand presence in the market place through innovative design and marketing solutions.
director of creative and account services
Brittany is an alumnus of the University of Mount Olive where she graduated at the top of her class with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in English communications. At Mount Olive, Brittany was a member of the women’s basketball team, co-founder and co-editor of the school’s e-publication, The Trojan Times, a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and active participant in the honors program.
Brittany loves all things design, photography and web development. She is passionate about finding creative solutions that will help clients connect with their audience.
senior web developer
As an alumnus of UNC-Charlotte, Vince graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Vince joined Neu Concepts as a web developer who is adept at HTML5, jQuery, PHP and WordPress.
With several years of industry experience, Vince understands the process of molding client vision into a final product. Outside of NeuConcepts, Vince enjoys many of life's simple pleasures; but none more so than playing guitar and spending time with his family.
senior account manager
Kelly is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and an alumna of the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. At UNH, Kelly was a member of the women’s soccer team where she was voted captain her senior year. Her experience in project management is reflected in her attention to detail and her attitude towards building meaningful client relationships to ensure their vision is executed professionally and with ease.
Kelly loves to travel and learn about different types of cultures all over the world. In her free time, she enjoys playing sports, trying local restaurants, and reading mysteries.
Kendra is an alumnus of Savannah College of Art and Design where she earned her BFA in Graphic Design with a minor in Fibers. Kendra has over seven years of experience in design with a portfolio that includes web design, textiles, graphic design and more.
Kendra lives in Durham with her husband and her rescue dog named Pasta. In her free time, Kendra enjoys cooking vegetarian dishes, listening to podcasts, and reading.
Elizabeth is a graduate from UNC Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing Strategy. She has a passion for small businesses and fostering their growth and success. Elizabeth is excited to apply the skills she learned in previous internships and work experiences to find the best solutions for our clients.
In her free time, you can find Elizabeth embarking on an outdoor adventure, catching a sunset, or attending concerts and events in the area.
Frank comes to us with over 30 years of experience in the exhibit and signage industry. His extensive experience allows him to make critical decisions that are important to the integrity of your project so that not only do they function as designed, but also are a joy to put together. Nothing thrills him more than a challenging project or a problem to be solved. He takes pride in putting 110% into everything he does and enjoys seeing all the completed details.
Frank is a native of Connecticut and moved here to be closer to family. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 boys. He also enjoys learning new technologies and reading a good book.
Helen has her Bachelor’s from the University of Mississippi and Masters in International Business from the Cologne Business School. She has recently returned to the States after five years working and studying in the UK and Germany. She comes to Neu Concepts with a passion for small businesses and their unique place in building communities.
In her spare time, she enjoys adventures with international travel or relaxing at home, needlepointing and visiting with friends.
Danny is a recent Raleigh transplant hailing from Washington, D.C. and alum of James Madison University’s budding industrial design program. During his time in school, he grew as a multidisciplinary creative and lived in the design studio and fabrication lab. Danny loves the deep satisfaction that comes with working with his hands, and embodies the creative-meets-craftsman mission of Neu Concepts. When he’s not supporting the production team with his detail-oriented approach to design and CAD expertise, he’s in the shop bringing designs to life.
After hours, you can find him home brewing his own beer, shooting film photos, or exploring the great mountain biking trails in the area.
Joining Neu Concepts with over 23 years of experience in the exhibit industry, Mike has played an integral throughout his careers in all aspects of trade show booth production. Ranging from conceptual booth design all the way through installation on a show floor, he knows what it takes to produce a show stopping booth on-time and within budget. Mike is passionate about the exhibit industry and strives to make each project better than the last.
In his free time, Mike enjoys golf, cooking for his awesome family and spending time with his dogs.
Leah is a 2021 graduate of UNC Wilmington where she studied business administration with a concentration in finance. She is a native of the Durham, NC area and is excited to be returning to the community. Leah developed a passion for building customer relationships at a young age while working in her father’s small business. Her methodical, detail-oriented approach ensures that the big picture comes together seamlessly.
When she is off the clock, she enjoys taking trips to the beach, cooking, and helping out on her family’s farm.
A recent New York City transplant, Nick joins the Neu Concepts teams after 16 years in the service industry leading various teams all throughout New York. A graduate from Queensborough Community College with a degree in business management, Nick is passionate about growing relationships and customer satisfaction.
During his off hours, he enjoys being outdoors, sporting events and spending time with family.