Executive Bios

Dennis Cahill


Mr. Cahill is CEO of ThinkDirect Marketing Group. He is also a member of the Investment Committee of Blackstreet Capital Partners since the fund’s inception in 2003. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Cahill was also Executive Chairman of Signal Perfection, Ltd. (SPL), the nation’s second largest audio, video and videoconferencing firm in which he co-invested along with private equity firm Boston Ventures. In 2008, when SPL merged with Audio Visual Innovations (AVI) and sold majority control to Silverlake Capital Partners, Mr. Cahill became a Director of the merged firm AVI-SPL, and continues to be a minority shareholder. Prior to 2003, Mr. Cahill served as Executive Vice President-CFO and shareholder of privately-held Dental Benefit Providers (DBP), the nation’s fifth largest dental insurance company. DBP sold majority control of the company to United Healthcare (UHC:NYSE) in 1999. Dennis Cahill remained a part of the Executive team through late 2002 when they sold their remaining ownership of DBP to United Heathcare. Mr. Cahill is a former Director of Florida Tile, Inc. and DENEX, Inc., and is the former Executive Chairman of American Combustion Industries, Inc. (ACI).

Robert Paolilo

Robert Paolillo

President and COO and Secretary of the Corporation

Rob Paolillo joined ThinkDirect in 1995 as a Budget Analyst. Prior to his current role as President and COO, he was the Vice President of Business Operations Analysis. He holds a B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL and an M.B.A. from the University of South Florida, in Tampa, FL.

Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts

Vice President, Publisher & Agent Relations

Karen Roberts joined the company in 1991 and is currently Vice President, Publisher & Agent Relations. In her current role, Ms. Roberts has successfully managed and grown the company’s corporate relationships with its publishing partners and network of subscription sales agents. Prior to this role, she was National Publisher Exchange’s Director of Fulfillment & Compliance. She was instrumental in building NPE into one of the largest clearing agents in the industry. Ms. Roberts serves on the Board for the National Field Selling Association (NFSA) and as a member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Agent/Fulfillment Task Force Committee, is dedicated to helping provide solutions to the industry’s objectives. She has a B.S. degree in M.I.S. from the University of South Florida.