About Us

A leader in the business since 1998, Money Mailer of Fox River Valley is a full-service direct marketing company, dedicated to helping local businesses grow and strengthen their customer base. Offering a unique portfolio of marketing solutions to reach consumers through the mail, online, and on their mobile phones, Money Mailer targets over 1.2 million selective homes in the Chicago area each month and millions more nationwide. Our oversized red, white and blue envelope attracts more attention, breaking through the clutter of the mailbox.

We live and work in the community and have a strong interest in keeping the local economy strong and vibrant. Our children attend the same schools as yours, we shop and eat at the same establishments you do, and we enjoy all of the same great activities our area has to offer. We KNOW the Chicagoland area! Since 1998, Money Mailer of Fox River Valley has helped hundreds of local companies increase sales, drive new customers in their doors, and grow their bottom line. We do not succeed unless YOU succeed! Our business is based on the success of our clients – and with over 85% of our business coming from repeat clients – our results speak for themselves. Call us today for your own customized marketing program and start getting and keeping more customers right away!

Sharon Spero – Owner/Marketing Consultant

Territory: Key Accounts

Education: MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management; BBA Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Iowa

 Experience: Sharon has spent her career in sales and marketing working in such positions as Advertising Manager for a top advertising agency in Chicago and as Director of Sales for a large manufacturer. After joining Money Mailer in 1998, she has worked in several capacities, including VP of Franchise Development – Midwest Region and currently as co-owner of the Fox River Valley franchise.

Mark Spero – Owner/Marketing Consultant

Territory: Key Accounts

Education: B.S. Marketing/Entrepreneurship, Southern Illinois University

Experience: As a successful Money Mailer franchisee owner since 1998, Mark has helped businesses grow their sales and profitability for over 20 years. His extensive experience includes working with local Chicagoland companies, as well as high-profile national chains.

Karen McJilton – Director of Operations

Education: B.S. Marketing/Business Administration, University of Illinois

Experience: Specializing in digital marketing and business administration for small businesses for more than 17 years, Karen has developed a nuanced understanding of the unique needs of the small business owner

Bob Orlove – Account Executive

Territory: Elgin, South Elgin

Education: B.S. Marketing, University of Nebraska

Experience: With over 20 years’ experience working as a top-performing media consultant and account executive, Bob brings his high level of expertise from within the direct mail industry to all of his successful client relationships.

Cork Groeninger – Account Executive

Experience: Cork has successfully worked within the direct mail industry for over 11 years, building proven advertisement campaigns, along with a dedication to superior customer relations.

Sue Rudolph – Inside Sales Representative

Education: B.S. Business Administration/Marketing, Gwynedd Mercy University

Experience: Sue is dedicated to complete customer satisfaction for each of her Money Mailer clients. Her exceptional customer service skills and dynamic energy enhance the positive development of all of her client relationships.


President’s Club

Awarded in recognition of earning Top Sales among other franchisees.



Special Achievement Awards

Quality Content Club Award – 2019
Most Clients in One Mailing – 2019
Most Ads in One Envelope – 2019
Outstanding Achievement for 200 Mailings – 2019 
Most Clients in One Mailing – 2018
Quality Content Club Award – 2018
Business Marketing Award – 2016
Special Achievement for Excellence in Business Marketing

Other Club Awards earned in recognition of maintaining an average piece count per mailing for the year.

Diamond Club

50 pieces

2019   2013
2018   2012
2017   2011
2016   2010
2014   2014





30 pieces


Community Awards

Mark Spero – Member of the Year 2007,   Geneva IL Chamber of Commerce
Mark Spero – Chairman’s Award 2004St. Charles IL Chamber of Commerce
Mark Spero – Member of the Year 2003, St. Charles IL Chamber of Commerce


Money Mailer of Fox River Valley Wins Big at the National Convention (2020)

Money Mailer Daily Herald Article

Local Entrepreneurs Reach Rare Milestone (2019)

Money Mailer of Fox River Valley Celebrates 20 Successful Years in Business (2018)

Money Mailer Honored with President’s Club Award Nine Times Since 2002 (2018)

Money Mailer Creates National Advertising Campaign to Benefit Relief Efforts for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma (2017)

Local Entrepreneurs Expand Into the Birthday Mailing Business (2017)

Money Mailer of Fox River Valley takes home three prestigious awards. (2016)

Money Mailer of Fox River Valley earns award for top sales. (2014)

Money Mailer of Fox River Valley honored with prestigious President’s Club Award. (2010)