Inertia is one of the most insidious forces in any organization. The more choices there are – technologically, strategically, or operationally – the more likely a team is to dig its heels in.
We are here to help break that inertia, providing your team with insights and recommendations to help them succeed, whether it is in creating a new or more efficient process, mapping a path to customer-centric tactics, or developing a strategy that empowers your team to take more risks.
Our experience is broad and deep, and Brain+Trust Partners and Brain+Trust Advisors cover business strategy, marketing, communications, customer experience, customer service, mobile, digital, social, and advanced technologies, as well as automotive, financial services, healthcare, and media sectors.
- Customer Experience & Marketing Strategy
- Data Analysis & Market Research
- Revenue Growth Strategies
- Operational Expense Reduction
- Systems Integration & Personalization Enablement
Tim HaydenTim has two decades of experience in leading high growth technology firms and marketing agencies. Before Brain+Trust, he was head of marketing at Zignal Labs, a real-time media intelligence platform, and produced technology and process improvement programs for clients of TTH Strategy. He is also former head of the Mobile program at Edelman Digital in North America, and been founder of agencies and technology ventures (NION Interactive, GamePlan, Captix) serving as a catalyst for innovative change in some of the world’s leading brands (AMD, CafePress, Dell, Bacardi USA, Edison Research, ExxonMobil, Hilton Worldwide, Kraft Foods and others). Tim serves on the advisory boards of People Pattern, Rivet Works, Wonder Technologies and Zignal Labs, and is co-author of The Mobile Commerce Revolution (QUE Biz Tech, October 2014).
Kevin brings two decades of executive leadership building sales organizations focused on client acquisition in competitive markets. As an original partner in Expion, an enterprise technology company, Kevin managed the relationships of clients including IBM, Heineken, Estee Lauder, Hilton, Mary Kay, Volvo and Molson-Coors, leading to rapid revenue growth and the successful acquisition of Expion by Sysomos. Prior to Expion, he managed the US and global sales efforts for Impact Fulfillment Services and Stephen Gould Corp. Kevin is an active investor and advisor for technology startups including NanoVest, Know Me Tools and Diamond Piano.
A co-founder of Brain+Trust, Scott is neoclassical digital executive at Scott Monty Strategies. For six years prior, Scott was global head of social media at Ford Motor Company, where he advised on digital activities across the company, including crisis communications, influencer relations, marketing, customer service, and internal communications. His clients have included Walmart, Google, IBM, Reebok, American Airlines, T-Mobile, and more. He has appeared on major news outlets including NBC, NPR, CNN and The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist ranked him as #1 atop its list of 25 Social Business Leaders.
Lisa Joy Rosner
Lisa Joy is an award-winning and patented CMO, currently in that leadership role for the world’s first neutral automotive data services platform, Otonomo. Her expertise involves launching and/or turning around enterprise software companies in Cloud, Social Business, Analytics and E-Commerce markets. Throughout her career, she has successfully re-branded five companies and launched three companies creating over $3.5 billion in market cap. She previously served as CMO at social intelligence company NetBase; Vice President of Marketing at MyBuys; and Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at BroadVision Inc. Ms. Rosner also held positions at Brio, DecisionPoint and Oracle. Lisa Joy was named a 2013 “Silicon Valley Woman of Influence”, Marketers that Matter, B2B Marketer of the Year by the Sage Group and Wall Street Journal and a Top 100 Women in Marketing honoree by Brand Innovators in 2015. She has been a guest lecturer at the Hass School of Business, the Tuck School of Business and Stanford University with a Bachelor’s degree (sum cum laude) in English Literature from the University of Maryland. In addition to Brain+Trust Partners, she sits on the advisory boards of Mintigo, The Big Flip and PLAE Shoes, the board of trustees for UC Merced and is the mother of four young children.
Stefania Pomponi, Founder, President and Chief Evangelist of CLEVER, the influencer marketing agency. She’s responsible for inking key partnerships in the viral and emotionally-driven #Batkid phenomenon and holds a seat on the Word Of Mouth Marketing Association Board. Stefania helped launch influencer platforms for Viacom/Nickelodeon and Babble.com (acquired by Disney), and was on the parenting advisory boards for Disney’s Family.com and Hidden Valley Ranch (Clorox). Along with her co-founders, Stefania authored the go-to guide on the industry, Influencer Marketing for Dummies.
Rick is currently the Senior Manager of Telecom Service Management at General Motors. He has deep technical and commercial experience in I/T solutions, including designing, purchasing, and implementing I/T infrastructure and applications, as well as creating, launching and marketing technology solutions for customers. He has over a 20+ year high-tech career, directly leading organizations of cross-functional teams on multi-million dollar, multi-year I/T programs. His specialties include high-tech solution creation and selling, breaking down barriers to create healthy organizations, contact center technologies, contact center operations, partner / vendor management, contract negotiations, growth businesses, and non-profit leadership.
Christopher Barger is a business and communications strategist with almost 20 years experience working for or servicing some of the world’s biggest companies. He has built and led digital programs at IBM and General Motors, and advised many others on their digital activities, implementing disruptive new technologies and strategies, and managing the changes wrought by the shifting business landscape. He is a recognized leader in content marketing, protecting brand reputation and mitigating crisis, communications strategy, influencer relations, executive positioning, and customer service. He has worked with PlayStation, the World Health Organization, the Almond Board of California, and HP, among others. He is the author of the the marketing best-seller “The Social Media Strategist” (McGraw-Hill, 2012).