WE ACCELERATE INNOVATION & GROWTHBRAND INNOVATORS LABS ACCELERATES INNOVATION & GROWTH BY LEVERAGING OUR NETWORK, EXPERIENCE AND THE COUNCIL OF EXPERTS FROM FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES.
Brand Innovators Labs is an innovation consulting firm focused on accelerating growth through disruptive innovation and digital transformation. Our capabilities are enabled by a team of senior partners with a diverse array of entrepreneurial successes and skillsets, a unique engagement development and implementation staffing model that leverages the power of the Brand Innovators community, and our proprietary Innovation Advisory Council. We’re passionate about helping clients unlock disruptive innovation that delivers outsize ROI through growth.
Biz Dev: Growth
White glove business development support leveraging proprietary access to hundreds of enterprise decision makers for growth stage enterprise solution providers.
Consultative and project management solutions for brand clients, with deep expertise in marketing innovation, enterprise digital transormation, partnership and new business line development.
Serial entrepreneur who has co-founded three companies, two of which have been acquired in the last 10 years. Has had deep experience in B2B and B2C spaces – specifically Consumer Internet, Specialty E-commerce, Media / Marketing Services and Digital Marketplace models. He is also an active angel investor focused on backing great entrepreneurs. He began his career in Structured Finance at HSBC.
The former CEO of Mercury Retail Services, Front Flip, Self Point & Rhelief. He has over 15 years of experience in retail in leadership, logistics, merchandising, distribution, sales, marketing and IT development. Trey is also Co-Chair of the GMDC Retail Tomorrow Board. He also co-founded the CPG Institute.
Entrepreneur and investor with experience building, advising and investing in companies in numerous spaces including marketing services & ad tech, media, consulting, ecommerce, custom apparel, finance, pet services et al. He is also the co-founder of Pear and a General Partners in Viking Investment Management. Prior to Pear, Jared was an analyst at Deutsche Bank Securities.
He is an expert connector and proven business builder and Co-Founder of Brand Innovators and Managing Partner of Brand Approved. He is an expert blogger at Forbes where his weekly contributions are featured on Forbes’ CMO Network, Leadership and Technology sections. He has forged relationships with some of the most influential brand marketers, technology developers and venture capitalists in marketing.
He is co-founder of Brand Innovators Group, a community of over 15,000 brand marketers and is the former CEO of Rising Tide Media, the former President and COO of Always On and a former Vice President and Advertising Director of The Hollywood Reporter.
Neil Morgan has more than 20 years of experience working throughout international markets to facilitate sophisticated business introductions and capital investments. Neil is a successful entrepreneur and has previously held senior executive roles at KPMG and other noteworthy global consulting firms.
Los Angeles, CA
John DeMarco has been a production executive for over twenty plus years in the entertainment business. He has had a producer title on a wide variety of content which includes digital, television, live event and feature films. John has also served as a member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences for the last 15 plus years.
Los Angeles, CARick is a specialist in breaking through vertical and horizontal corporate silos via networking; this aptitude aligns marketing and sales teams towards a common goal. Rick is originally from Brazil but spent over 16 years at ABinBev helping building massive strategic partnerships.
Innovation Advisory Council
In partnership with Brand Innovators, we’ve developed a community of thought leaders, change agents and decision makers from Fortune 500 companies. These advisors help to provide insights and expertise we can leverage on behalf of our portfolio companies to accelerate the adoption of new solutions within the enterprise client landscape.
Sr. Director Mobile, Social, Content & Performance Marketing, Walgreens
Head of Marketing Communications, Mercedes-Benz USA
Director Consumer Marketing, UnitedHealth Group, Optum
Vice President Digital Strategy & Marketing, H-E-B
Head of VR Marketing, Samsung Electronics Americas
Director CRM, Loyalty, Prepaid and Payments Marketing, Western Union
NA Digital Media & Strategy Lead, Google
VP Customer Insight, the Americas, AIG
Senior Brand Manager, Bacardi
Darius A. Hines
Senior Brand Manager, Hendrick's Gin at William Grant & Sons
Sr. Director Global Digital Engagement, HARMAN International
Upstream Innovation, MillerCoors
Digital Director, Cicis
VP Integrated Marketing, KIND Snacks
Director Of Ecommerce, Danone Wave
Global Senior Brand Manager, Coca-Cola Freestyle
Director Brand Strategy and Content, Sears Holdings Corporation
Associate Director eCommerce, The Kraft Heinz Company
Sr. Director, Global Media Consumer Beauty, COTY
Sr. Brand Manager, Chobani
Sr. Director Global Media and Agency Partnerships, Johnson & Johnson
Vice President Media and Brand Partnerships, Taco Bell Corp
Brand Manager, Vital Farms
Director Digital Innovation, PepsiCo
Marketing Communications & Launch Manager, MINI USA
Senior Manager Global Marketing Strategy & Brand Management, Western Union
Sr Director Digital Strategy & Transformation, Air Canada
Associate Vice President Digital Marketing, Victoria's Secret
Global Digital, New Balance
Senior Manager eCommerce, Georgia-Pacific LLC
Vice President Innovation and Entrepreneurship, L'Oréal
Senior Brand Manager, smartwater
Sr. Brand Manager, GSK
Brand Manager Fabric Care Intrapreneur, Procter & Gamble
Senior Vice President Digital Marketing, Hasbro
Director Consumer Marketing: Brand & Engagement Media, Cox Automotive Inc.