So who are we? We’re Midwesterners with the clang of hard work in our veins, a new industrial vision in our heads and a Motown anthem in our hearts. We’re a band of creators, crafters, explorers, renegades, pranksters, inventors—and above all, doers. We mine the talent in our own backyard and take pride in building good things right here that connect with people everywhere.
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Experience: Over the past 15+ years, I've helped my clients – the leaders of marketing, interactive and e-commerce teams at both Fortune 500 and start-up companies – create compelling digital experiences that strengthen customer relationships. I've had the opportunity to provide strategic account leadership for some very smart and successful digital marketing agencies and clients. My experience ranges across a variety of industries, including consumer electronics and technology (Samsung Mobile and Electronics USA, OnStar), automotive (Ford, Lincoln, GM, Buick, Jeep, Chrysler) and financial services (Ally Auto).
Agencies: Rosetta Marketing, Team Detroit, Organic, Digitas
Experience: Team Detroit moved me to Detroit to be the lead Program Manager on Ford’s $30 million, 3-year ground-up redesign and redevelopment of Ford.com – which made me a black belt in leading large, enterprise-scale website projects. So, I’ll ensure that all of the teams, and the agency as a whole, are working seamlessly and in unison to deliver the highest quality product.
Agencies: Team Detroit, Carat Fusion, Connelly Partners
Experience: With a background that has spanned everything from developing digital experiences, to photography, graphic design and leading creative initiatives for CG imagery and video, Jeff has shifted gears a number of times throughout his career with great success. His passion for visual integrity and styling fuel his creativity while his collaborative nature lends to the development of integrated solutions.
Prior to joining Embark Digital, Jeff was the Executive Creative Director of RTT USA/3DEXCITE, a division of Dassault Systemes, and a developer of 3D visual assets and experiences. Working with OEMs and agencies alike, Jeff lead creative initiatives in their Detroit and Pasadena offices where his leadership supported immense growth across the US operations over the last seven years. Jeff has also held the positions of Associate Creative Director and Sr. Art Director while at Organic Inc., an industry leader in digital experiences. In addition Jeff has managed creative engagements across a multitude of brands including; Jeep, Dodge, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Infiniti, Harley Davidson, New Balance, John Deere, Saab, Western Star, Detroit, Toyota, Buick and GMC.
Agencies: Organic, RTT USA/3DEXCITE
Experience: I love challenges and I’m driven by an urge to help people learn. As an ally, I can plainly and clearly communicate to clients all of the potential solutions to their needs, then help them choose the best one. 15 years in digital development has taught me how to differentiate between a trend and a new standard. Regardless if an organization is large (General Motors, Philips Medical, Ministry of Defence) or small (Preservation Eastern, Tim Clue), I’m always committed to delivering a stable, highly functional, well tested, fault tolerant, intuitive product.
Agencies: Raytheon, Arcaid
Experience: As a certified Project Management Professional and a member of the Project Management Institute, I have established consistent project planning, scheduling, resourcing, education, coaching and guidance to both digital and technical project management teams and agency members. I provided oversight, direction, leadership, coordination, and management of processes, procedures and work flow. I am committed to providing options, solutions and quality projects that are delivered on time and on-budget for our clients.
Agencies: Minacs, Enlighten, Lowe Campbell Ewald