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T. Kristian Russell

Founder, CEO

I am an experienced founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Creative Officer, with more than 20 years of experience in brand strategy, ideation, and design innovation across multiple media. I have helped build, lead, and mentor teams of the best and brightest around the globe. Over the past 5 years, I have been instrumental in adding more than $10B in brand equity. The last two companies I rebranded were acquired within 3 years of the new brand roll-out. (Arm, acquired by Nvidia $40B and Wrike, acquired by Citrix $2.4B)

Over the course of my career, I have built cross-functional creative teams that include agencies in NYC, SF, London, Paris, and have led team members across the globe in San Francisco, New York, Austin, St. Petersburg, and London. Together, we instituted global design languages for events, campaigns, web and external communications across organizations.

As an entrepreneur I founded: wmbly (2010), the first online platform for influencer-generated, paid video content; Soundflake, the first audio-only social network (2013); and the first online commercial music/brand licensing company CANDYSHOP (2008).

I have received several Webby’s, Platinum Marcoms and a Clio

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