Founder and Principal
Jason is the rare pitcher who can hit. Founder and chief wolverine at Speak!, his monster swing is found at the heart of everything he inspires. His 15+ years of creative strategy, marketing savvy, and tactical know-how have led to award wins and never-die campaigns. No one’s ever seen him sweat or sleep, which is another way of saying he makes it look so easy: vision, technology, design, tacos, trips to the liquor store. Prior to forming Speak! in 2007, Jason managed creative teams for B2B giants Randstad, Sage and Timberline Software where his fearless design and original ideas resulted in efficacy game changers.
Creative Director and Partner
Paul oversees all creative development at Speak! Whether he's crafting a campaign or a cocktail, his standards are crazy high. Naturally, it’s all about the story for our creative leader, who began his career as a writer. Paul believes if it’s not authentic and human, it’s not working. With over 15 years of experience turning expectation on its ear for some of the world’s most admired and iconic brands, he’s a good guy to have on your side. Clients frequently ask us how Paul can make things so darn simple when they’re anything but. He hasn’t told us either. Probably keeps that secret tucked away alongside the recipe for his grandma’s world famous meatballs. Selfish SOB.
Client Services Director
There's something very grownup about decisive people who get things right. That’s Jenn. She’s a force of nature, which pairs nicely with her Project Management Professional certification and wine, a combo that also serves her well as a moderately adjusted soccer mom. A few of her favorite things? Adoring animals. NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. Laughter. It’s how she embraces the love-hate relationships she has with everything she love/hates, which is most everything.
Director of Growth
Jay came to us with a broad background in growing businesses. Most recently at vacation rental industry giant Vacasa, Jay started and grew - from scratch - the company's inside sales team from one department to four, including a sales operations support arm. Over his last 12 months, 31% of the overall organic growth flowed through one of Jay's teams. In addition to helping Vacasa grow, Jay has also helped grow several minor league baseball teams as a General Manager - one in California and one in Australia.
Brad is our secret weapon and best kept secret. A true swiss army knife, his technical acumen and innate artistic talent combine the capabilities of three to fifty-five specialized individuals. Brad brings over 20 years of design, illustration, videography, animation and production experience to our team. His ability to produce video and animation from storyboard to final cut gives our agency a unique advantage when considering cost, quality and timing for clients. Brad’s fastidious adherence to the creative process and understanding of the client’s business ensure that we deliver results that surprise and delight, and most importantly generate results.