Meet Buddingh & Associates
Jeanne and David have always had dreams of being entrepreneurs, and started formulating the ideas for B&A 25 years ago, when they developed their logo and company idea. However, they felt that some corporate experience and knowledge would help them better succeed in their own business venture. After 15 years in the corporate world for David and 10 for Jeanne on April 15, 1994 they started Buddingh & Associates.
David Buddingh is a marketing veteran and an expert in strategic planning and product development for small businesses. He employs those skills with all of his clients at Buddingh & Associates, the boutique marketing firm he co-founded with his wife Jeanne in 1994. He combines his experience with an investigative method to give clients researched, realistic tailor-made recommendations and actionable plans. David earned his B.A. in Business Administration and his MBA from Texas Tech University. He got his start in market research at Texas Instruments, while he was earning his MBA. He went on to spend over 20 years in the consumer products industry working for Texas Instruments and other companies including First Alert. David is invested in the success of the local economy, working with local businesses and serving on non-profit boards including those of DuPage PADS and the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce. He lives in Naperville with his wife, Jeanne, with whom he has two adult children.
Jeanne Buddingh has been working in marketing for over twenty years. Her diverse experiences and background in marketing, general management, and hands-on operations bring a fresh perspective and innovative solutions to her clients and their businesses. She co-founded Buddingh & Associates to help local businesses realize their full potential; it’s that dedication that has led her, and the firm to success. Jeanne was named an Influential Women in Business by the Daily Herald and Buddingh & Associates was recognized at the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Awards. Jeanne is invested in the strength of the local economy and is an active member of the Naperville Community; she’s a past member of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the board of Naperville CARES and was recently appointed to the Naperville Riverwalk Commission which oversees the use and development of the Riverwalk, considered Naperville’s ‘crown jewel.’ Jeanne received a B.S. in Marketing from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from Texas Tech. She lives in Naperville with her husband and B&A co-founder, David. Jeanne and David have two adult children.
Pepper Erdmann started her association with Buddingh & Associates doing freelance work beginning in early 2008. She became Marketing Manager with the firm in April 2010. She brought with her a decade of experience working in marketing in the financial sector as a Marketing Product Manager for local banks. As Marketing Manager at B&A, Pepper prepares a wide-range of creative marketing and sales materials as well as strategies for delivering them. In addition, she assists with clients' online presence and web analytics. Pepper was raised in Naperville and graduated from North Central College in 2000. She met her husband at the college and the couple reside in Naperville with their two children.