Like Batman and Robin, Holmes and Watson, Monica and Rachel, and Peanut Butter and Jelly, the two co-founders of Pizzaphant make quite the dynamic duo. We are the best of both worlds, pairing the creative with the analytical, the process-oriented with the out-of-box thinking, the strategic with the tactical, and more. Regardless of the project we’re helping you with, from building out your marketing department from the ground up to developing a single campaign, we represent all facets of marketing and have diverse skill sets to ensure you get exactly what you need.

You’re not just hiring another marketing consulting firm—you’re hiring the Pizzaphant team.

Starza Thompson
Starza Thompson

Managing Partner and Co-founder

Starza started her marketing career in the non-profit sector, learning how to create a huge impact with few resources. After crafting a cookbook that sold over 225,000 copies in its first year, Starza left the non-profit world to get her MBA at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Graduating with honors and in the top 10% of her class, Starza started her post-MBA career at a Fortune 500. There, she created value-added services, organized webinars, trade shows, and large-scale conferences, helped small to medium businesses define their brand and value, and many other marketing projects that came her way.

Most recently, Starza was the head of marketing at a technology consulting firm where she built the marketing department from scratch, including creating successful digital and social media strategies that earned her the national award of Digital and Social Marketer of the Year from Cisco.

In her spare time, Starza enjoys going on outings with her little sister in the Big Brother Big Sister program, helping Illinois residents get access to legal information through her board position at Illinois Legal Aid Online, and mentoring women who are considering getting an MBA through the Forte Fellowship program.

Teeda Tangprasertchai
Teeda Tangprasertchai


Teeda’s marketing career began in the sales department of a Fortune 500 company, where she soon moved to the marketing department. There, she developed custom marketing solutions based on client needs and market problems and ran the company’s web-based sales and client portal, while earning her MBA at DePaul University with a concentration in Marketing. After moving to the Bay Area, California in 2015, she gained experience in managing a start up’s content creation across web, email, and print. Later, she moved to working in the financial technology sector helping schools and clubs implement online payment systems to save time and improve accuracy.

Today, Teeda consults onsite at a social media networking company as part of a two-person team spearheading mobile first user experiences. She conducts hands-on workshops with clients across all industries to improve their mobile experiences through data-based recommendations.

In her free time, Teeda enjoys tutoring students at Boys and Girls Club, serving as the marketing lead on the board of the Palo Alto Humane Society, and fostering dogs (and currently a rabbit) through local rescue groups.

Starza’s Top 5 Accomplishments

  • Monetized the Mindsight website through a stronger focus on SEO, social media, and targeted content that enabled her to win Cisco’s Digital and Social Marketer of the Year Award for Cisco’s North American partners. As a result of this multi-faceted campaign, Mindsight website visits increased by 355% and their gross profit increased by $350,000 in one year.
  • Developed 20 custom marketing pieces for five different small to medium businesses that highlighted their capabilities, product offerings, and value propositions.
  • Wrote a cookbook that sold over 225,000 copies in its first year, and toured the country promoting the cookbook.
  • Designed a marketing campaign within the World of Warcraft that earned her the top billing on
  • Devised five new revenue generating programs for a Fortune 500 including a brand awareness campaign, custom marketing campaign, email collection campaign, CRM solution, and an opportunity analysis campaign.

Teeda’s Top 5 Accomplishments

  • Consulted with B2B client to improve their email campaign’s open rates by 50% and click through rates by 100%.
  • Developed a brochure that helped a privately-owned business win a $2MM bid against the national competition.
  • Increased monthly active users from 21% to 30% by deploying in-platform messaging, in-app notifications, and email marketing on a platform for collaborative professional development.
  • Implemented a multi-channel acquisition and engagement campaign to grow the K-12 vertical for a company in the financial technology sector.
  • Refined a hands-on workshop process to scale and expand globally.