Dedicated to Helping Companies Grow.

Maxel Partners is the d/b/a for Todd Grote, who has worked in various sales & marketing roles his entire career. What began in 2003 as a consulting firm focused on database development and website design has evolved into a multi-faceted operation specializing in providing inbound marketing services, business development and project management for local and national businesses.

Todd and his team of on-demand freelancers and consultants pride themselves on their ability to work with people at all levels in an organization. “We understand that our primary role is to support the companies that hire us. From important everyday tasks, to major long-term projects, from strategy, to operations, our team can tackle the chore with you and see it through to successful completion.”

Our team brings a vast array of experience, which includes launching startups, business management, inside and outside sales, advertising, marketing, and graphic design.

Maxel Partners is headquartered near historic Wrigley Field on the north side of Chicago; Our team spans the country, working remotely from Southern California, Denver, St. Louis, New York, and many places in between.

Words and Testimonials

Digital Marketing Expert
HubSpot Certified - Digital Marketing
LinkedIn Marketing
Marketing on LinkedIn Certification

"Todd is one of the most hard working, trustworthy professionals I have worked with. If integrity matters, Todd's group should be high on the list!"

-Jim Deighan

VP, Business Development, Jacent, Inc

"Todd was a valuable resource to Regiment as it got up and running. Todd built a system that operated seamlessly - allowing me to focus time elsewhere because I could trust his autonomy."

-Katie Cochrane

Operations Director, Regiment, LLC

"I have worked with Todd on several different projects. Todd is extremely knowledgeable in the internet space as well as an out of the box thinker. Todd can - and will - move mountains for his clients."

-Pete Fenlon

VP, Sports Print Publications, Sports Media, Inc.


First assignment involved database development and website maintenance for subsidiary of Time Warner


Part of initial team to sell advertising for newly launched MLB Network


Worked with iconic Sun Studio in Memphis on television program airing nationwide on PBS


Assisted University of Chicago Press promoting catalog of prestigious scientific and academic journals


Current clients include leading SaaS startups in distribution and finance