WE ACCELERATE INNOVATION & GROWTH

BRAND INNOVATORS LABS ACCELERATES INNOVATION & GROWTH BY LEVERAGING OUR NETWORK, EXPERIENCE AND THE COUNCIL OF EXPERTS FROM FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES.

OUR SOLUTIONS

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.

Consulting:  Advisory

Consultative and project management solutions for brand clients, with deep expertise in marketing innovation, enterprise digital transormation, partnership and new business line development.

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Partners

Amish Tolia

Amish Tolia

Managing Partner

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.

Jared Golden

Jared Golden

Managing Partner

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.

Brandon Gutman

Brandon Gutman

Managing Partner

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.

Marc Sternberg

Marc Sternberg

Managing Partner

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.

Trey Holder

Trey Holder

Managing Partner

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.

Marc Fonzetti

Marc Fonzetti

Senior Partner

With a 2 decade career in Media, Marc began his journey with great agencies: MediaVest on P&G & Norelco, then i-traffic on Time Warner and Bertelsmann; built an email and affiliate marketing start-up in the mid-2000s; then evolved to a client-side Executive running media strategy, innovation and investments for Reckitt Benckiser and then Verizon.  He won an AdAge Media Maven Award in 2009 for his trailblazing work legitimizing Online Video as a compliment to TV, and has served on the Boards & Councils of the ANA, MMA, IAB, and other industry associations.
Javier Farfan

Javier Farfan

Senior Partner

Javier is a creative strategist and with a passion for entertainment, social impact, digital innovation and cultural immersion. As VP of Marketing for Verizon and as the head of the Music and Entertainment group for PepsiCo, Javier has leveraged acumens in music, entertainment, technology, and culture to build successful marketing programs for an array of brands. Before joining PepsiCo, Mr. Farfan served in marketing leadership roles at Microsoft and MTV Networks.
Cary Munk

Cary Munk

Partner

Cary has over 15 years years of digital media and ad tech sales & product marketing expertise.  Cary has developed major brand and agency partnerships during his time Amazon, Discovery Comm.. WebMD, and ViewLift, including first-to-market mobile, video, branded-entertainment, SaaS, and social media programs.  Cary is also an active member of the 212NYC.org Programming Committee.

associate Partners

Neil Morgan

Neil Morgan

Brisbane, Australia

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.

John Demarco

John Demarco

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.

Rick Nechio

Rick Nechio

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 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.

Adam Kmiec

Adam Kmiec

Sr. Director Mobile, Social, Content & Performance Marketing, Walgreens

Abhishek Jadon

Abhishek Jadon

Head of Digital Strategy, PepsiCo: North America Nutrition

Alexa Harnett

Alexa Harnett

Head of Marketing Communications, Mercedes-Benz USA

Amy Wargin

Amy Wargin

Director Consumer Marketing, UnitedHealth Group, Optum

Ashwin Nathan

Ashwin Nathan

Vice President Digital Strategy & Marketing, H-E-B

Bachir Zeroual

Bachir Zeroual

Head of VR Marketing, Samsung Electronics Americas

Brittney Henderson

Brittney Henderson

Director Digital Marketing, Weight Watchers

Bjorn Leigvold

Bjorn Leigvold

Director CRM, Loyalty, Prepaid and Payments Marketing, Western Union

Bob Arnold

Bob Arnold

NA Digital Media & Strategy Lead, Google

Bradley Pitts

Bradley Pitts

VP Customer Insight, the Americas, AIG

Daniela Pitts

Daniela Pitts

Senior Brand Manager, Bacardi

Darius A. Hines

Darius A. Hines

Senior Brand Manager, Hendrick's Gin at William Grant & Sons

Dave Spinato

Dave Spinato

Sr. Director Global Digital Engagement, HARMAN International

Dilini Fernando

Dilini Fernando

Upstream Innovation, MillerCoors

Douglas Kwong

Douglas Kwong

Digital Director, Cicis

Drew Nannis

Drew Nannis

VP Integrated Marketing, KIND Snacks

Elena Levitskaya-Lécué

Elena Levitskaya-Lécué

Director Of Ecommerce, Danone Wave

Erin Everhart

Erin Everhart

Brand Marketer, The Home Depot

Erin Gordon

Erin Gordon

Director of Digital Marketing at Belk

Genevieve Mazzeo

Genevieve Mazzeo

Integrated Marketing and Public Relations Executive, TreeHouse Foods

Heather Nykolaychuk

Heather Nykolaychuk

Brand Management, Mattel

James Cuthbert

James Cuthbert

Brands Strategist, Coca-Cola

Jason Ward

Jason Ward

Director Brand Strategy and Content, Sears Holdings Corporation

Jen Kosse

Jen Kosse

Associate Director eCommerce, The Kraft Heinz Company

Keary Phillips

Keary Phillips

Sr. Director Digital Marketing, Angie's List

Jennifer Dalipi

Jennifer Dalipi

Sr. Director, Global Media Consumer Beauty, COTY

Jon Levy

Jon Levy

Sr. Brand Manager, Chobani

Joshua Palau

Joshua Palau

Sr. Director Global Media and Agency Partnerships, Johnson & Johnson

Juliet Corsinita

Juliet Corsinita

Vice President Media and Brand Partnerships, Taco Bell Corp

Kathryn SheAffer

Kathryn SheAffer

Brand Manager, Vital Farms

Kate Trumbull

Kate Trumbull

Director Digital Marketing, Domino's

Kelli McIntosh

Kelli McIntosh

Director Digital Innovation, PepsiCo

Lee Nadler

Lee Nadler

Marketing Communications & Launch Manager, MINI USA

Marie Proto

Marie Proto

Senior Manager Global Marketing Strategy & Brand Management, Western Union

Mohammad Gaber

Mohammad Gaber

Sr Director Digital Strategy & Transformation, Air Canada

 Michael Sabbia

Michael Sabbia

a Global Brand Director, the Walgreens Boots Alliance

Nicole Fraley

Nicole Fraley

Associate Vice President Digital Marketing, Victoria's Secret

Patrick Cassidy

Patrick Cassidy

Global Digital, New Balance

Paras Shah

Paras Shah

Senior Manager eCommerce, Georgia-Pacific LLC

Rachel Weiss

Rachel Weiss

Vice President Innovation and Entrepreneurship, L'Oréal

Sarah Tabb

Sarah Tabb

Senior Brand Manager, smartwater

Scott Yacovino

Scott Yacovino

Sr. Brand Manager, GSK

Uttam Mukherjee

Uttam Mukherjee

Brand Manager Fabric Care Intrapreneur, Procter & Gamble

Yana Kershteyn

Yana Kershteyn

Director Consumer Marketing: Brand & Engagement Media, Cox Automotive Inc.

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.

Joe Medved

Joe Medved

SB Capital Partner, Lerer Hippeau Ventures

Matthew Burnham

Matthew Burnham

Operating Partner, Kamylon Capital

Lon Chow

Lon Chow

Partner, Method Ventures

Kimberly Moore

Kimberly Moore

Operating Partner, Glynn Capital Management

Maria (Brewer) Palma

Maria (Brewer) Palma

Director of Platform, RRE Ventures

Dave Knox

Dave Knox

Managing Director, WPP Ventures; Co-Founder, The Brandery; CMO, Rockfish

Rick Zullo

Rick Zullo

Partner, Lightbank

Kimmy Scotti

Kimmy Scotti

Partner, 8VC

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