Mike Marchand

Communications Strategist


Clear communication throughout all phases of an IFS project, along with thorough documentation, have been cornerstones to RutterKey’s ongoing success. With Mike’s background in journalism and public policy, he is able to craft written material that is effective at sharing ideas and key information with all user levels – From executive team reports to shop floor station manuals, RutterKey clients benefit from having everyone on the same page.

Mike has over 15 years of experience in company branding, marketing, and business communications. Early in his career he worked with a U.S. energy consulting firm in Boulder, CO, where he became familiar with SQL queries and Oracle database fundamentals. Other work experience includes logistics, transportation, and fulfillment for a custom millwork and executive furniture manufacturer in South Windsor, CT.

After 8 years with MassMutual Financial Group assisting top field agents with local marketing and advertising for their independent financial firms, Mike co-founded Ajar Communications, LLC – a creative web design, online marketing, and video production company.

His key skillsets relating to RutterKey client work, include: Technical writing, training tools, online user guides, and project management. Mike’s areas of expertise in creative consulting and corporate communications make him a valuable asset for achieving success in terms of IFS project workflow and results.