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 digital transformation. Our capabilities are enabled by a team with diverse experience, an agile engagement staffing and delivery model and our powerful Advisory Councils. We’re passionate about helping clients unlock innovation that powers growth outsize ROI.
Biz Dev: Growth
For growth stage companies and new solution developers from within the enterprise. Product and go-to-market advisory + tailored business development support leveraging proprietary access to hundreds of enterprise decision makers.
Consultative and project management solutions for brand clients, with deep expertise in marketing innovation, enterprise digital transformation, partnership and new business line development.
An entrepreneur and investor with experience building, advising and investing in companies in numerous spaces including marketing services & ad tech, media, consulting, ecommerce, custom apparel, pet services, consumer packaged goods (food products) et al. Jared is also the managing General Partner of Viking Investment Management. Prior to BI Labs, Jared co-founded Pear (acquired by CustomInk), and was an analyst at Deutsche Bank Securities.
An expert connector and proven business builder. Brandon has forged relationships with some of the most influential brand marketers, technologists and venture capitalists in marketing. He is also co-founder of the Brand Innovators Group and Managing Partner of Brand Approved. As a former expert blogger for Forbes, his contributions were regularly featured on Forbes’ CMO Network, Leadership and Technology sections.
Trey 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 and previously co-founded the CPG Institute. Prior to BI Labs, Trey served as CEO of Mercury Retail Services, Front Flip, Self Point & Rhelief.
Serial entrepreneur who has co-founded three companies, two of which have been acquired in the last 10 years. Amish has deep experience in both B2B and B2C company development – specifically Consumer Web, 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.
Marc is co-founder of Brand Innovators Group, a community of over 20,000 brand marketers. Formerly, Marc served as CEO of Rising Tide Media, President and COO of Always On, and Vice President and Advertising Director of The Hollywood Reporter.
General Manager, Canada
Senior Partner, Growth
Senior Partner, Consulting - Omni-channel Commerce
Senior Partner, Growth Advisory
Stephen is an accomplished operator in the areas of rights holder, sponsorship, partnership development, activation, and retail technology services. He brings an array of expertise both in large corporate environments as well as growth company operations. At BI Labs, Stephen focuses on Growth client engagement delivery and development.
Senior Partner, Consulting - Digital Transformation
Senior Associate, Consulting
New York, NY
As a product and sales centric entrepreneur with a passion for building businesses of lasting value, Key has tremendous respect for the time and hard work that goes into starting, growing and maturing technology firms. Key’s experience includes Mimeo (co-founder), XGraph (co-founder, acquired by AddThis), AddThis (acquired by Oracle), and numerous angel investments.
Los Angeles, CA
Rick 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 to build key strategic partnerships.
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.
Experienced Director of Industry Solutions with deep experience in the consumer goods industry in the areas of Customer Service, Corporate Finance, Retail, Marketing Strategy, and Business Process Improvement. Ian spent over 13 years at Mars Candy working with major retailers across in the country.
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.
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. Selected council members are featured here.
Vice President External Communications, UnitedHealth Group
Head of Digital Strategy North America Nutrition, PepsiCo
Head of Marketing Communications, Mercedes-Benz USA
Senior Marketing Director, UnitedHealth Group
Senior Brand Manager, Bud Light
Northeast Council Chairperson
Vice President Digital Strategy & Marketing, H-E-B
Head of VR Marketing, Samsung Electronics Americas
Director Digital Marketing North America, BIC
Director US Media, American Express
Director CRM, Loyalty, Prepaid and Payments Marketing, Western Union
Director Digital Marketing, Weight Watchers
NA Digital Media & Strategy Lead, Google
VP Customer Insight Americas, AIG
Media Manager, ConAgra
Senior Brand Manager, Bacardi
Director Digital CX and Strategy - Retention, Cricket Wireless
Darius A. Hines
Senior Brand Manager, Hendrick's Gin at William Grant & Sons
Director Digital Strategy & Innovation, Aetna
Senior Director Global Digital Engagement, HARMAN International
Upstream Innovation, MillerCoors
Director of eCommere & Digital Marketing, Pei Wei
VP Integrated Marketing, KIND Snacks
EVP Sales & Marketing, Gaia Herbs
Senior Director Brand Management, Arby's
Director Digital Marketing, Gap
Brand Marketer, The Home Depot
Director of Digital Marketing, Belk
Integrated Marketing and Public Relations, TreeHouse Foods
Director E-Retail, Moët Hennessy USA
Brand Management, Mattel
Brand Strategist, The Coca-Cola Company
Director Brand Strategy and Content, Sears Holdings Corporation
Marketing Director, Conagra Brands
Senior Director Global Media Consumer Beauty, COTY
Director of Digital Media, CVS Health
Global Innovation Marketing & Analytics Leader, Visa
Senior Brand Manager, Chobani
Senior Director Global Media and Agency Partnerships, Johnson & Johnson
Brand Manager, Vital Farms
Director Digital Marketing, Domino's
Senior Manager Mobile Marketing, Walmart
Head of Digital & Creative Services, CNO Financial
Director Digital Innovation, PepsiCo
Director Shopper Marketing IMC North America, The Coca-Cola Company
Marketing Communications & Launch Manager, MINI USA
Senior Manager Global Marketing Strategy & Brand Management, Western Union
VP Brand Marketing Strategy & Planning, Walgreen's
Global Brand Director, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Senior Director Digital Strategy & Transformation, Air Canada
Managing Director Marketing & Advertising, Alaska Airlines
Senior Director Global eCommerce Tech & Operations, Tumi
Associate Vice President Digital Marketing, Victoria's Secret
Director Global Media, McDonald's
Global Digital, New Balance
Senior Manager eCommerce, Georgia-Pacific LLC
Vice President Innovation and Entrepreneurship, L'Oréal
Senior Director Marketing, Momofuku Milk Bar
Senior Brand Manager, US Cellular
Senior Brand Manager, GSK
Director Consumer Marketing, Brand Engagement Media, Cox Automotive
venture Advisory Council
The BI Labs Venture Advisory Council is a select, highly engaged group of venture and growth equity investors with interests in the areas of digital marketing and other tech-enabled enterprise B2B services. Members of the Council leverage expertise and connections to help develop successful Growth client engagements.
SB Capital Partner, Lerer Hippeau Ventures
Partner, Method Ventures
Managing Director, WPP Ventures; Co-Founder, The Brandery; CMO, Rockfish
Operating Partner, Glynn Capital Management
Maria (Brewer) Palma
Director of Platform, RRE Ventures
Operating Partner, Kamylon Capital
Partner, Chicago Ventures