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Fallout from HTM closing runs deep; Home Team clients, employees wonder where money went

Oct 07, 2019 - Crain's Cleveland Business

Erin Telisman only worked at Home Team Marketing for about a year.

It didn't take long for Telisman to realize the company - which shut down on Sept. 25 after 18 years in business - wasn't being honest with its clients.

"When there were check issues, I thought it was the person in the finance department," said Telisman, who was an account manager at HTM's Cleveland office. "But she was basically just following the lead of Steve (O'Neill, the CEO). It was always the same thing: 'I sen...