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Motto

"Who dares wins"

 

Agent Bryant
Founder, Chief Intelligence Officer #001

Specialist Skill

Business and Brand Strategy, Digital Innovation, Purpose Driven Brand Strategy.

Purpose Passion

Social Justice, Income Inequality and Gender Equality

Experience

Agent Bryant founded Special Forces with the vision of bringing the sharpest strategic minds and specialist talents together to solve difficult marketing challenges.  She has over 20 years’ experience as an Advertising Strategist, Brand Consultant and Market Researcher for Fortune 500 brands in dozens of sectors and industries in the US and around the world. She began her career in Europe after completing a Master’s in Law from the University of Oxford and spent years as an advertising strategist and brand consultant at creative shops and innovation agencies in London. After rising to the ranks of Chief Strategy Officer in the corporate world, she left to create the start up concept of Special Forces.  Her recent work at Special Forces has included Effie winning marketing campaigns, pioneering research methodologies and think pieces that have been featured on Think with Google.

 

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Motto

“Culture eats strategy for lunch.”

AGENT MANTRAVADI
#002

SPECIALIST SKILL

Brand Vision and Identity Strategy

Purpose Passion

Gender inequality, climate change, and ending gun violence

EXPERIENCE

Former Head of Strategy at a digital agency, she has over 20 yrs experience in both traditional brand strategy, digital activation and design identity strategy for Fortune 500 clients around the world.  She also holds and Master’s Degree in Public Health which has enabled her to develop strategy for very complex public health issues and in emerging healthcare such as bio-technology space.

 

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Motto

“Cultural strategy can be the bridge between the street and the suite, connecting brands to culture.”

Agent Welch
#003

Specialist Skill

Youth, Cultural and Experiential Strategy

Purpose Passion

Diversity and Inclusion

Experience

A very rare kind of multi-disciplinary strategist with over 15 years leading senior strategy in all dimensions - Brand, Experiential, Communication and Digital strategy for some of the most leading edge and culturally relevant brands in the world.  He is equally experienced leading creative strategy at shops like Anomaly, digital strategy at R/GA and media strategy at Starcomm. His specialty is helping brands become or stay relevant to youth culture.

 

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Motto

“Culture eats strategy for lunch.”

Agent CALDERON
#004

Specialist Skill

Innovation and Culture Change Strategy

Purpose Passion

Gender inequality, climate change, and ending gun violence

Experience

Over 20 yrs leading Innovation and Organizational Change Strategies for Fortune 500 clients on Management Consultancy side and at innovation agencies such as ?What If!  She focuses on developing smart, well-designed, iconic mechanisms to drive behavior change so that innovation ambitions, brand promises and strategic objectives can be met.  

 

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Agent Jakob
#014

Specialist Skill

Brand Vision and Global Brand Strategy

Purpose Passion

Public Health

Experience

She has over 20 yrs experience working for leading global brands and startups to figure out what they stand for, what they stand against, who they're for and how to bring it all to life, whether it's communications, products or experiences.  She has lived and worked in many countries and is expert at developing ideas and values that inspire across borders.

 

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Purpose Passion

Environment

Agent Dwyer
#006

Specialist Skill

Brand Experience and UX strategy

Experience

Close to 20 years experience developing brand, communications and UX strategies across a wide range of categories – luxury, tech, retail, CPG, airlines, tourism, finance, telecommunications and not-for-profit. Lived and worked in U.S, Australia and the UK and led projects on both a global and regional level. Have recently been focused on the development of brand experience strategies with tech at the core – innovation and E-commerce specifically. Creatively driven and passionate about business altering ideas in all manner of forms.

 

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Motto

"Virtus est in industria"

Agent BALDRIDGE
#007

Specialist Skill

Reverse engineering

Experience

Jake managed food, beverage, alcohol and automotive brands and also led development of campaigns and new product introductions for Heineken USA, P&G and PepsiCo.  Jake has conducted a global automotive research project designed to uncover the cross-cultural underpinnings of the ideal of a sport utility vehicle. He also spent more than two weeks embedded in one of America’s most unhealthy communities for a global pharma company, designing services to engage communities in healthy behaviors. In between, he’s tackled challenges for US and global marketers, including Comcast, Clorox, Dewar’s, and Lowe’s Home Improvement.

 

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Motto

“In life you will see many a great chasm. Jump. It’s not as wide as you think.”

AGENT FINN
#016

Specialist Skill

Entrepreneurial researcher, Purpose Driven Brand Strategy, Social Impact at Scale, Influencer marketing

PURPOSE PASSION

Socioeconomic Justice, Recidivism, Urban Inequality

Experience

Amy has a 20+ year track record of creatively building brands, engaging and growing strong communities, both internal and external, and driving market penetration.

Often called upon to find the larger potential of an idea to create cohesive strategies, compelling stories and unforgettable experiences. Her passion and curiosity, coupled with an empathetic and sharp strategic mind, allow her to move seamlessly between the worlds of commerce and culture bringing together seemingly disparate objectives and audiences.

A pioneer in Influencer and Experiential marketing, her case studies are taught in the marketing curriculums of colleges such as Northwestern University, her awards include a CLIO, GLAAD Media, IABC, PRSA Silver Anvil and she has been published in numerous books and magazines including “Harnessing the Power of Buzz,” Brandweek, AdAge, Business 2.0 among others.