Our Team

Our job is to make your job easier and our strategic consultants freelance from all over the world to get it done. View the bio’s of many of our incredibly talented marketers.

Lisa Kent

Energetic and pragmatic senior executive who has started, grown, marketed, sold, and reinvented companies and brands. Reputation for being passionate about healthcare and a thought leader who inspires and drives innovation. Unique insights gained from a breadth and depth of industries and challenges—from candy to biotech, sutures to fragrances, and software to nail color.  Proven track record of uncovering untapped opportunities.  Over 20 years of experience, in writing, reviewing, evaluating, and executing marketing & business plans. Most recent publications: Millennium marketing and inspiring innovation

Michelle Keller

Michelle is an accomplished innovator and marketer. She tackles business issues across a wide variety of categories and brands.  She has particular depth in skin care, diabetes and nutrition having worked on multiple assignments in these areas for many years.  Michelle has an ability to glean real insights from data that help brands to connect with their consumers. She has written hundreds of winning concepts in categories as diverse as women’s sexual health and seasonings as well as new to the world consumer devices.  In addition to ideation and concept writing, Michelle develops business models, evaluates white space opportunities and helps brands develop strategies for business growth.  Michelle enjoys bringing her breadth of experience to new categories and applying best practices alongside innovative approaches.

Amy Venetianer

A skilled strategic and analytical marketer, Amy has provided guidance and marketing support for diverse organizations, with a unique ability to partner seamlessly with clients and agencies. Her clients have included Johnson and Johnson, Panasonic and Lutron. Support has included writing business plans, developing P&L’s, brainstorming, social media management, packaging development, claims development, leading project teams, and managing day to day businesses. Amy has successfully worked with Business Development teams to ensure sustained growth on brands while developing sales pitches and managing smooth divestitures. She has a proven track record as a marketing trainer, having developed and led training sessions for marketers around the globe.

Brian Cairns

An accomplished business leader and entrepreneur with strong analytical and technical background. Brian has a knack for uncovering and identifying hidden market opportunities. Brian has a proven track record of unlocking value and bringing new products to market. He has worked with numerous entrepreneurs in diverse categories from veterinary cannabis to LED medical devices. While at Pfizer, he launched several brands key to the long-term success of Listerine. Brian is a Chemical Engineer by training and has supply chain expertise to match his marketing skills.

Jill Lesko

Jill is a seasoned ex Johnson & Johnson marketer with experience in many sectors: consumer, device, pharmaceuticals and corporate advertising. She brings expertise in business planning, new product development, strategy, and training. Jill is a certified business coach and most recently plays a major role in our Insight and Concept Writing trainings. She has evaluated, developed and launched brands around the globe. Jill has helped manage the divestiture of several businesses and worked on long-term innovation.

Trisha Marshall

Trisha is a classically trained marketer and general manager with consumer products and B2B experience at leading companies like Johnson & Johnson and The Hartford.  She has demonstrated proven leadership across levels, functions and cultures, and has a track record of harnessing individual strengths into high-performing teams.  Trisha helps harnessing exceptional customer instincts and relevant data to uncover unique insights used to create brands, strategies, products, and customer experiences that exceed expectations.  Dynamic, competitive situations are where Trisha thrives and she’s long been proud to be identified as the go-to person to tackle complex problems and create clear paths to growth. She leverages her financial services and healthcare background to drive growth.

Kristen Garufi

Kristen is a seasoned consumer products marketer with experience in both small and large companies, across a wide variety of categories and brands.  She works to delight the consumer through new products and marketing communications.  She excels at leading cross-functional teams. Kristen quickly adapts to any business in order to deliver on strategy initiatives or day-to-day functional needs.

Ilene Quilty

Ilene is a senior innovation leader and global marketing strategist with experience in a broad array of consumer segments, including over the counter medicines, beauty, nutritionals and sleep. She also has experience in the healthcare professional space. Ilene has successfully evaluated and launched new technology and products in established businesses as well as developed Rx to OTC Switch programs and shaped business development deals. Ilene builds strong innovation pipelines by identifying deep consumer insights, translating them into high scoring market-ready concepts and developing commercially successful new businesses.

Lauren Taveroni

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Natasha Kaiser

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Wendy VanBesien

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Laran Spencer

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Lorel Sanchez

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