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Our Team

Jon Levy


As a guitarist and bassist, Jon Levy has always been obsessed with music and gear. Some people think he might be a little too obsessed, but hey — it hasn’t hurt him too much. A Chicago native, he moved to Los Angeles (where he now lives) and spent a decade doing marketing in the record business before entering the world of guitar media. With Premier Guitar he can fully indulge his inner gear geek, helping manufacturers connect with musicians as they look to improve their tone and have more fun playing their instrument.

Gary Ciocci

managing director

Gary Ciocci’s background makes him an ideal collaborator for creating digital campaigns designed to attract and inspire musicians. A lifelong guitarist, he cut his teeth in computer and tech media before joining the Premier Guitar team. With his in-depth experience, he’s the go-to guy for tips and strategies.

Fully accredited as PG’s resident ski instructor, Gary lives in New Hampshire where he is constantly working on his Revolutionary-era home. He spends as much time as possible on either (a) snowy slopes or (b) picturesque bodies of water. If you see him on level, dry land, it’s just a temporary thing.

Brett Petrusek


Meet Brett, PG’s renaissance man. In addition to being a formally trained illustrator and graphic designer, he’s had a guitar in his hand since he was a kid.

During his MI career, Brett has handled marketing and design for two different guitar and amplifier companies, so he takes a very client-centered approach in creating digital and magazine promotional strategies.

A Chicago native, Brett lives in Minneapolis with his family. He’s an active guitarist and vocalist, touring and recording as the front man with his rock band.  Keeping it loud and proud helps Brett stay current on the on latest innovations in guitar gear. 

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