On November 28, 2021, Tyler Sprecher, Love & Company’s Chief Operating Officer and a principal of the company, died as a result of a tragic hunting accident. Tyler was the company’s longest tenured employee aside from myself, having been with Love & Company for nearly 27 years.
Tyler joined the company in January of 1995 as a designer. At the time, he was just the company’s seventh employee. During his time with Love & Company, he rapidly rose to positions of greater responsibility, first to Production Manager, then to Creative Director. In 2008, Tyler became a principal of the firm, along with Lisa Pearre, our Chief Client Services Officer. In 2018, Tyler was promoted to Chief Operating Officer.
Tyler’s time with our company was marked by a continued pattern of excellence. He was someone I could always count on to think things through carefully and thoroughly, and to ensure that our work always met the high-quality standards we set for our firm. As Creative Director in particular, Tyler led the branding and design of materials for hundreds of clients, ranging from Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s The Next Chapter expansion in 2001, to Lutheran Services Carolinas’ highly successful startup, Trinity Landing, in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Tyler’s thoughtfulness was reflected in his decision-making about taking on positions of greater responsibility. A deeply religious and family-focused man, Tyler prayed and spoke with his family before becoming Creative Director, and again before becoming Chief Operating Officer, always wanting to be sure that he could deliver what the company needed while also ensuring continued stability for his family. In taking on multiple positions that pushed him beyond his comfort zone, then rising to the needs of those positions, I believe Tyler was one of the most quietly courageous people I have ever worked with.
Tyler was a strong leader who was highly respected by his team. He always showed them great loyalty and respect, and his teammates always returned that loyalty. He will be missed by everyone at Love & Company, especially by those he worked with so closely for years.
Tyler is survived by his wife, Jill, their six children and two grandchildren. Our prayers continue to go out to his family.