Meet The Team

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Robert Kahn is a well-known leader in corporate and consumer branding, marketing and advertising. He founded Kahn Consulting in 2006 and since that time has completed assignments for over 40 clients. Previously, Bob was Chief Marketing Officer at NetJets, a Berkshire Hathaway company. Kahn is perhaps best known as a founding member of Futurebrand, the global consultancy of McCann-Erickson. Prior to founding Kahn Consulting, Inc. he ran Ogilvy & Mather’s Brand Asset Management Group, and also served as the General Manager of the Brand Integration Group. At Ogilvy, Kahn developed branding solutions for American Express, IBM, Kodak, DuPont, Goldman Sachs, Time Warner Cable and others.

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Robert Kahn is a well-known leader in corporate and consumer branding, marketing and advertising. He founded Kahn Consulting in 2006 and since that time has completed assignments for over 40 clients. Previously, Bob was Chief Marketing Officer at NetJets, a Berkshire Hathaway company. Kahn is perhaps best known as a founding member of Futurebrand, the global consultancy of McCann-Erickson.

Prior to founding Kahn Consulting, Inc. he ran Ogilvy & Mather’s Brand Asset Management Group, and also served as the General Manager of the Brand Integration Group. At Ogilvy, Kahn developed branding solutions for American Express, IBM, Kodak, DuPont, Goldman Sachs, Time Warner Cable and others.

Previously, he was CMO At Enterprise IG, (now the Brand Union) and was Senior Strategist for Faith Popcorn’s Brain Reserve. Earlier in his career, Kahn co-managed the corporate identity practice at Landor Associates, San Francisco, where clients included Century 21, Hilton, Mazda, Hyatt, Warner Bros, and Dollar Rent A Car. Previously, he was a partner in the Los Angeles design and marketing boutique, Dyer/Kahn. He has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. A frequent presenter at branding forums, Kahn has authored numerous articles and has been featured CNBC, USA Today, Adweek, MSNBC, NY Times and the WSJ.


 

lisa-merriamLisa Merriam Lisa Merriam is a brand, marketing and sales consultant, specializing in business-to-business branding and corporate mergers. Her expertise includes marketing operations, brand and marketing strategy, brand naming, brand identity, brand launch, copy writing, digital branding, search engine optimization, thought leadership and video production. Her industrial clients include companies such as Insulectro, Auros Knowledge Management, the European Space Agency, and Thomas Manufacturing News, and she frequently works with global advertising, digital and branding agencies, including McCann-Erickson, FCB, Ogilvy & Mather, and others. Her specialty is M&A branding for merging companies, spin-offs, and acquisitions, working on the merger of ExxonMobil, Conoco-Philips, and various France Telecom deals. She frequently works with private equity firms on these issues.


jonathanbellJonathan Bell – Naming and Verbal Branding One of the world’s leading experts on Naming; over 20 years experience in Naming & Branding. Invented over 80 company names – created identities for 400+ products and services.Client experience across virtually every business sector including: WhiteWave Foods, MGM-Resorts, Merrill Lynch, Russell Investments, Price WaterHouse Coopers, Unilever, P&G, Google, Coca-Cola, Anguilla Tourist Board, Dell, Nikon, Wal-Mart, Ernst & Young, IBM, MTV, Disney, Time Warner Cable, P&G, Gillette, Duracell, 3M, Johnson & Johnson, AT&T and Quest Diagnostics. Frequent conference speaker on topic of Naming & Branding in US, Europe and the Middle East. Visiting Professor at New York’s renowned School of Visual Arts, teaching Branding & Naming to Masters students. Originally from the UK, Jonathan has lived in the US since 1990.  Jonathan holds an MBA from New York University.


jerryJerry Kuyper – Corporate Identity Systems is a recognized leader in brand identity with more than thirty years of experience designing and directing identity programs. His passion is using design to help businesses and organizations communicate more effectively. Prior to establishing Jerry Kuyper Partners in 2004, he held senior creative positions with leading design and identity consultants including Lippincott, Siegel & Gale, frogdesign, Landor, Saul Bass and Richard Wurman.

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Jerry Kuyper is a recognized leader in brand identity with more than thirty years of experience designing and directing identity programs. His passion is using design to help businesses and organizations communicate more effectively.

Prior to establishing Jerry Kuyper Partners in 2004, he held senior creative positions with leading design and identity consultants including Lippincott, Siegel & Gale, frogdesign, Landor, Saul Bass and Richard Wurman.

His clients have included Cunard, Disney, DuPont, ExxonMobil, General Electric, Hawaiian Airlines, 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Stanford University and the World Wildlife Fund. He has designed visual identities for companies including AmeriCares, Aqua America, AT&T, Bates Worldwide, Cigna, Cisco, Cushman & Wakefield, Invisalign, 360° Communications, Singapore Technologies, Sprint, Times Mirror and Touchstone Films.

He has presented to numerous conferences including: the 1993 AIGA National Conference, Design Management Institute, The Conference Board and Walker Art Center. In recent years, he has presented to the Design Institute of Australia, the HiBrand Identity Conference in Moscow and Advance Branding Conference in Minsk, Belarus. Jerry has also presented to over 35 universities and designs schools including American University in Dubai, Art Center, Basel School of Design, National Institute of Design in India, University of Cincinnati and UArts.

Jerry has a B.S. in Graphic Design from the University of Cincinnati. He completed four years of graduate work at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland. He taught design at the University of Hawaii, Otis Parsons and UCLA Extension. He was awarded a Fulbright-Hays grant to teach at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India.

In 1998, Jerry was selected the Outstanding Alumnus by the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati.


portraitMichael Carusi – Inbound and Social Marketing has spent three years as a web developer and inbound marketing consultant who specializes in developing content-rich brands that maximize lead conversion rates into sales. His experience as a content creator allows him to identify how businesses and brands can best take advantage of content marketing to earn the loyalty of prospective customers. He has developed a portfolio of small business clients encompassing the retail, hospitality, technology, healthcare, and nonprofit industries.


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John Rosen
Executive Director
jrosen@mcaworks.com

John Rosen – Marketing Strategy and Research is responsible for client engagements involving new business creation, branding, new product development and channel management. John has over twenty-five years of sales and marketing management, as well as strategic consulting experience. He has helped firms deliver real unit growth both domestically and globally across a wide range of industries: financial services, telecom, apparel, retailing, electronics, beverages, consumer packaged goods, consumer durables, and automotive & industrial products.

He is the co-author of Stopwatch Marketing:  Take Charge of the Time When Your Customer Decides to Buy, published in January, 2008.

Prior Experience

Before his consulting career, John worked at Quaker Oats, Coors Beer, Mattel Toys, & Simon & Schuster Books. John’s consulting career includes domestic and global client responsibilities as a Senior Partner at Marketing Corporation of America and as a Managing Director at Oliver, Wyman, and Company.

Education

John received his B.S. from Washington & Lee University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.

sandraSandra Hill – Design has spent over 18 years in both Europe and the US creating, managing and implementing branding programs for a full range of international companies. Her strong creative vision, strategic approach and collaborative nature have allowed her to build and guide diverse creative teams, manage client relationships and inspire new ways of problem solving. Sandra is distinctive within her industry because she is able to weave visual and verbal identity together to express creative ideas. It is this skill that she has, and continues to utilize, to win and grow.

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sandraSandra Hill – Design has spent over 18 years in both Europe and the US creating, managing and implementing branding programs for a full range of international companies. Her strong creative vision, strategic approach and collaborative nature have allowed her to build and guide diverse creative teams, manage client relationships and inspire new ways of problem solving. Sandra is distinctive within her industry because she is able to weave visual and verbal identity together to express creative ideas. It is this skill that she has, and continues to utilize, to win and grow great projects.

Prior to founding Ampersand 8 years ago, Sandra held senior creative positions in some of the most renowned global branding agencies; including Wolff Olins, Siegel & Gale abd Interbrand. As Creative Director at Interbrand,Sandra’s creative insight and leadership skills enabled her to manage, inspire and develop a strong creative team. She was responsible for the delivery of strategically relevant creative solutions for all the client work she managed. As a a ‘hands on’ designer she loves to bring ideas to life in smart, inventive ways.

Throughout her career, Sandra has worked on branding and marketing programs for Canon, eBay, American Express, Sony Entertainment, Tripfilms, Microsoft, Motorola, Turner Broadcasting, Landmark Aviation and BlackRock.

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