Our company is a collective of amazing people striving to help organizations make an impact.

Excel Mailing was born in 2005 when founders Robert (Bob) Hansen and Barry Hinton joined forces to pursue their dreams of helping nonprofits make an impact through direct mail printing and production. With great success over the years, they decided to bring on a third partner Tim Franklin to help grow and improve the company.  

Bob, Barry, and Tim’s depth of knowledge in fundraising, direct mail marketing, and printing production are integral to Excel’s high-quality services. They are extremely hands-on and take great pride in helping nonprofits grow and make an impact. 

Bob Hansen


Bob started his career in direct mail more than 40 years ago. He worked for PEP Direct who pioneered premium fundraising and continued his career as a leader of direct mail marketing for The Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Tim Franklin

Barry Hinton

co founder

Barry began his career 40 years ago as a press operator. His love for people and customer service quickly launched him into a sales role where he became a leading national sales rep. An entrepreneur at heart, Barry started a successful direct mail agency that was acquired in 2005.

Tim Franklin


Tim has over 19 years experience in the direct mail business. He spent 14 years at CMS, Inc. as the Director of Client Services and joined Excel as a partner in 2020.