Tony is widely regarded as one of the earliest pioneers of the luxury eCommerce and digital industry. As Gucci Group’s eBusiness Director, Tony launched the first digital flagships for Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent, and Bottega Veneta. The sites launched under Tony’s creative direction at Gucci Group were among the first eCommerce sites in the luxury sector, firmly establishing him as a digital luminary. In 2003 Tony founded Createthe Group, which quickly became the industry leader for fashion and luxury eCommerce, managing the digital presence for many global and luxury brands.
In 2009 Tony left Createthe Group and in 2010 started King & Partners, an agency focused on true collaborations with a curated group of exceptional brands. Tony has led King & Partners to evolve from a digital boutique agency into a full-fledged agency with a wide range of offerings including strategy, branding, advertising, marketing, technology and end-to-end eCommerce solutions.
In 2016 Tony was named one of WWD’s 10 Most In-Demand Execs in Fashion and eCommerce.
Inii started her career as a creative at Createthe Group, the first digital agency specializing in luxury, fashion and lifestyle sector. During her time at Createthe Group, she has successfully lead digital and eCommerce projects for brands such as Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Theory, Stella McCartney and Balenciaga.
In 2010, Inii began a new chapter by co-founding King & Partners with Tony, with an aim to build an agency that produces exceptional quality work, fosters long term client relationships and has a focus on conversion. An expert at capturing a brand experience, Inii oversees all creative at King & Partners where she provides elegant, fresh and smart solutions for their clients including Surface Magazine, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Delpozo, Carolina Herrera, WGSN, Kenneth Cole, Faena and Edition Hotels.
Our technology department is led by Justin Grubbs. Justin excels at guiding and leading cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment. Justin has worked with us since 2011 and has launched the eCommerce sites of many prestige brands. Justin is responsible for leading the technology department. He works with clients to identify needs and architect technical solutions that will be delivered on-time and within budget, while enforcing the highest possible coding standards.
Julie has extensive experience in design thinking, digital transformation, and commerce, as well as leadership expertise in digital product management, consulting, and rapid growth scenarios for a range of brands, from fashion, beauty and retail to Fortune 500 companies.
Previously, she had worked with Tony and Inii at Createthe Group as Chief Operating Officer, where she managed and led a team of 225 creatives and technologists during her seven years at the agency.
At King & Partners, Julie oversees project production across all departments to ensure projects are run efficiently, effectively, and within budget.
Tamara joined King & Partners in 2013 and leads the Business Development department. Tamara drives the new business proposal process, establishes the strategic foundations for every new engagement, and manages pitch teams. Prior to joining King & Partners, Tamara cultivated experience in marketing, program management, and research at arts institutions such as Studio in a School, Asia Society, Neue Galerie, and The Neuberger Museum.
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