Who We Are

In 1995, Trade Press Services was founded on the knowledge that there is no better way to develop a competitive edge and position professionals and organizations as industry leaders than to communicate with the right people in a way that is informative and engaging. To accomplish this goal, we work with clients to identify their expertise and transform their insights into powerful marketing content that produces results. This fundamental principle has resonated with our extensive client base that ranges from individual consultants and start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and international enterprises across a wide range of industries.

Our Team

Gerri KnilansGerri Knilans

Gerri has a diverse professional background with more than 40 years’ experience as a sales and marketing expert, entrepreneur, consultant, author and educator. Gerri sets the vision for Trade Press Services and uses her wealth of experience to develop innovative and impactful marketing solutions for clients. Gerri has been recognized as a top marketing communications professional by ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and performed post-graduate work at Loyola University.

Cheryl BastCheryl Bast
Director of Editorial Services

With more than 30 years’ experience in corporate management and operations, business development, client relations and marketing communications, Cheryl has been an associate with Trade Press Services since 1996. She has been instrumental in the development and growth of the organization. A born communicator, Cheryl is responsible for building and nurturing relationships with publication editors and media representatives in every industry. In addition, Cheryl provides client support and initiates new product development.

Laura EckhardtLaura Eckhardt
Director of Special Projects

Laura has more than 25 years’ experience in business writing and grant development and joined Trade Press Services in 2001. In addition to overseeing special projects on behalf of clients, Laura coordinates social-media initiatives, provides operations support and develops content for clients. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Public Health from San Diego State University.

Jamie PagettJamie Pagett
Director of Operations

Jamie has a professional background that spans two decades in marketing, communications, public relations, writing and editing, and joined Trade Press Services in 2012. In addition to providing various client services and support, Jamie coordinates external marketing efforts and oversees a variety of special projects, including writing, design and marketing-support services. Jamie holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Stephens College.




Expert Writers

Our writers come from a pool of talented, experienced business-to-business journalists, researchers and reporters, newscasters, published book authors, instructors and successful business executives. Many have advanced degrees. Some are highly technical. They are professionals who have been carefully screened, selected and supported by us to deliver on time, quality writing…every time. Their reputations and credentials are recognized by hundreds of trade magazine editors nationally and appreciated by the clients with whom they work.

From Our Clients