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.
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.
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.
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.
General Manager, Canada
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.
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 Digital Strategy, PepsiCo: North America Nutrition
Head of Marketing Communications, Mercedes-Benz USA
Director Consumer Marketing, UnitedHealth Group, Optum
Sr. Brand Manager, Bud Light
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, the 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
Sr. Director Global Digital Engagement, HARMAN International
Upstream Innovation, MillerCoors
Digital Director, Cicis
VP Integrated Marketing, KIND Snacks
EVP Sales & Marketing, Gaia Herbs
Sr. 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
Sr. Director Global Media Consumer Beauty, COTY
Director of Digital Media, CVS Health
Global Innovation Marketing & Analytics Leader, Visa
Sr. Brand Manager, Chobani
Sr. Director Global Media and Agency Partnerships, Johnson & Johnson
Brand Manager, Vital Farms
Director Digital Marketing, Domino's
Sr. Manager Mobile Marketing, Walmart
Sr. Director Digital Marketing, Angie's List
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
a Global Brand Director, the Walgreens Boots Alliance
Sr Director Digital Strategy & Transformation, Air Canada
Managing Director, Marketing & Advertising, Alaska Airlines
Sr. Director, 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
Sr. Brand Manager, US Cellular
Sr. Brand Manager, GSK
Brand Manager Fabric Care Intrapreneur, Procter & Gamble
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.
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