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.
Founder, Board Member
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.
Founder, Board Member
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.
Founder, Board Member
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.
Founder, Board Member
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.
Founder, Board Member
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.
Jason brings over 15 years of leadership experience to the Labs team, having managed the brand marketing & business development activities of both Fortune 500 advertisers and emerging consumer brands alike. While leading business units on the client side, agency side, & within multi-media entertainment companies, Jason specializes across the areas of strategic partnerships, consumer brand marketing, sports & entertainment alliances, branded content development, & B2B joint ventures.
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.
General Manager, Canada
Partner, Growth Advisory
Joanne is the CEO of Connection Silicon Valley, an organization that helps companies collaborate, connect, innovate and partner with Silicon Valley’s world-renowned technology ecosystem.
In the roles of CEO, advisor, consultant, and board member, Fedeyko works her own coveted high-tech network of decision makers and influencers to connect start-ups and corporates into the heart of Silicon Valley.
Partner, Consulting - Ecommerce
Partner, Growth Advisory
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.
Sr. Director - Consumer Data & Digital Strategy, PepsiCo
Director of Marketing & Personalization, Verizon
Vice President - Digital Strategy & Communications, UnitedHealth Group
Global Brand Marketing Director, Fossil
Head of Marketing Communications, Mercedes-Benz USA
VP Marketing, Greg Norman Company
VP Marketing, Athletic Greens
Vice President Marketing & Growth, UnitedHealth Group
National Media Manager, JCPenney
Head of Marketing - Hiball, AB InBev
Northeast Council Chairperson
SVP Marketing + eComm, Milly
VP Global Strategy & Innovation, Calvin Klein
Senior Team Head - Digital Marketing, Puma
Sr. eComm Manager, Honey Baked Ham Co.
Vice President Digital, H-E-B
Head of Marketing - Multi-Device Experience, Samsung Electronics Americas
Director of Personalization, Marriott International
Executive Director - Brand, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Ben De Castro
VP Marketing, Eargo
Senior Marketing Manager, Southwest Airlines
Director Digital Marketing North America, BIC
NA Digital Media & Strategy Lead, Google
Global Head of Consumer Intelligence & CRM, MCM Worldwide
Director of Marketing, Betabrand
Brand Manager, Godiva
Head of Voice, Columbia Sportswear
Sr. Director of Content Marketing, GoDaddy
VP Digital Paid Media, Synchrony
Director of Consumer Engagement & Digital Marketing, Nestle (Gerber)
Digital Marketing Lead, Henkel
VP - Social Media, Digital Marketing, Freeform (Disney)
Digital Manager - Shopper Content, Ford Motor Company
Senior Director & Head of Global Newsroom, Reebok
Senior Director of Marketing & PR, AHAVA
VP Marketing, Roti Modern Mediterranean
Senior Brand Manager, Bacardi
Director Digital CX and Strategy - Retention, Cricket Wireless
Director Digital Strategy & Innovation, Aetna/CVS
Vice President - Global eComm, HARMAN International
Category Marketing Director, Coty
Director - Media Marketing, NFL
Head of Marketing, Ryder Systems
Sr. Director US Marketing, McDonald's
Head of Integrated Marketing & Brand, Boxed
Senior Director Marketing Insights, Inspire Brands
Head of Marketing, HIll City/Gap
Integrated Media Lead, Chick-fil-A
Director - Corporate Franchise Management, The Walt Disney Company
Global Digital Marketing Director, Edgewell Personal Care
Sr. Manager - Commerce Marketing, The Home Depot
Head of Brand, Bikes & Scooters, Lyft
Director of Marketing, Chameleon Cold Brew
Director - Drugstore Trade, SC Johnson
Global Social Creative Lead, Lenovo
Manager - Digital Commerce, Tyson Foods
Editorial Director, Chubbies Shorts
Sr. Director eComm, Remy Cointreau
Director of Growth Marketing, Touch of Modern
Director of Brand Marketing, Red Bull
Head of Social Media & Content, Delta
Director Brand Strategy and Content, Sears Holdings Corporation
Director - New Business Development, Mars Wrigley
Global Digital Transformation Leader, 3M
Marketing Director, PepsiCo (Naked & KeVita)
Director - Brand, Thrive Market
Director - Marketing Strategy & Communications, Discover
Director of Innovation & Category Growth, Panera Bread
Sr. Director - Global Product Marketing, Visa
Global Director of Media & Consumer Activation, Molson Coors
Sr. Director Global Marketing - Baby & Child Care, Kimberly-Clark
Director, Social & Traditional Media, Keurig Dr. Pepper
Digital Strategy Manager, Church & Dwight
VP Media Strategy & Platforms, Bayer Consumer Health
Head of Digital Innovation & Strategy, Bosch USA
Sr. Director of Consumer Marketing, Align Technology
Director of Marketing, Vital Farms
Director - Mobile Marketing, Walmart
Vice President - Innovation, Aflac
Director - Digital Innovation, PepsiCo
Vice President of Digital Strategies, Sonic Drive-In
Head of Digital, Boston Beer
Head of Brand, Morningstar
Sr. Director - Marketing & Communications, Randstad USA
AVP Digital Strategy Lead, John Hancock
Marketing Director, Pitney Bowes
Luis Spencer Freitas
Digital Marketing Director, Pernod Ricard
Director Global Digital Intelligence & Capability, Brown-Forman
Corporate Brand & Partnership Lead, Western Union
Marketing Director, Duracell
Vice President - Digital Marketing, Campbell Soup Company
Senior Marketing Manager, Hershey Company
Director, Nestle Skin Health
Senior Manager - Product Innovation & Strategy, Verizon
Global Brand Marketing Director, Intuit
Marketing Manager, Regis Corporation
Senior Director of Integrated Marketing, MassMutual
VP Marketing, Metro Inc.
Managing Director Marketing & Advertising, Alaska Airlines
Sr. Brand Manager, Tyson Foods
Vice President - Global eComm Tech & Ops, Tumi
Director - Comms Planning & Media Strategy, Staples
Director - Brand Creative, Weed Maps
Associate Vice President Digital Marketing, Victoria's Secret
Digital Innovation Lead, Nestle
Senior Manager eCommerce, Georgia-Pacific LLC
Head of Global Media & Sponsorships, Bose
Vice President Innovation and Entrepreneurship, L'Oréal
Digital Activation, Beam Suntory
Global Brand Marketing Director, Electronic Arts (EA)
VP Marketing & Digital Sales, Cathay Pacific Airways
VP Media & Marketing Services, Eggland's Best
Global Media Operations Manager, RB
Marketing Director - Innovation, Morton Salt
VP - Customer Marketing Strategy, Ann Inc
Director of Innovation, Apple & Eve
Sr. Manager - Global Digital Experience, McCormick & Co.
Executive Director of Digital & eCommerce, Clarins Group
General Manager - SmarterTravel, TripAdvisor
Vice President - Marketing, Kenneth Cole
Director Freestyle Marketing, Coca-Cola Compay
Senior Director Marketing, Momofuku Milk Bar
Brand Director, GSK
Director of Social & Content Strategy, Loews Hotels
Sr. Director of Innovation, Dean Foods
Regional VP - Shopper & Consumer Activation, Mondelēz International
Sr. Director of Product Innovation & Growth Brands, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM
Senior Manager eCommerce Trade Strategy, Newell Brands
Senior Manager - Marketing, Scotiabank
Tracey Del Moral
Director Marketing, Carter's
Head of Global Influencer Marketing, SAP
Brand Manager - Fabric Care Naturals, Procter & Gamble
Director - Integrated Marketing & Content Excellence, Johnson & Johnson
Digital Distribution Marketing Director, NBC Universal
Sr. Director - Consumer Marketing, Cox Automotive
Head of Mobile Growth, Stitch Fix
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.
Managing Director, WPP Ventures; Co-Founder, The Brandery; CMO, Rockfish
SB Capital Partner, Lerer Hippeau Ventures
Operating Partner, Glynn Capital Management
Partner, Method Ventures
Maria (Brewer) Palma
Director of Platform, RRE Ventures
General Partner, Equal Ventures
Operating Partner, Kamylon Capital
Partner, Chicago Ventures