Tony is a CEO and creative leader with over 25 years of global experience working for the world’s leading fashion, hospitality, lifestyle and luxury brands. Tony is widely regarded as a branding, digital and marketing expert.
As Gucci Group’s Design Director, Tony launched brand work, campaigns and digital endeavors that were among the best in the fashion and luxury sector, creating a new benchmark for modern luxury.
Tony has worked with some of the world’s leading lifestyle, fashion and hospitality brands including Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Bentley, The Boca Raton, Edition Hotels, Faena, The Mark, Soho Grand, The Bowery, The Greenwich Hotel, Skims, Carolina Herrera, Brady, Neuehouse, Four Seasons, Todd Snyder and many others.
Since 2010 Tony has led King & Partners from the inception as a carefully created boutique agency into a world renowned full-service agency with a global footprint and continues to work in close partnership with some of the world’s best brands.
Inii started her career alongside Tony at Createthe Group, the first digital agency specializing in luxury, fashion and lifestyle sector. She has successfully lead branding, digital and eCommerce projects for some of the biggest fashion, luxury and hotel brands in the world
In 2010, Inii began a new chapter by co-founding King & Partners, with an aim to build an agency that produces amazing work, fosters long term client relationships and has a focus on conversion. An expert at capturing a brand experience, Inii oversees all creative and strategy efforts at King & Partners.
Erika is COO for King & Partners, overseeing agency operations. She excels in managing large-scale projects with multiple, complex delivery pipelines.
Before joining King & Partners, Erika worked in London where she oversaw the content creation and subsequent delivery of print and digital ad campaigns for Gucci, Coty and Zara. Her previous experience working in-house ensures she understands client needs and works to facilitate a smooth project flow with client teams.
Erika holds a B.A. in Anthropology from McGill University, a Project Management Certificate from Cornell and speaks French fluently.
Bri Heu oversees strategy at King & Partners, leading brand positioning, voice, naming, and overall brand communications. Always curious and in tune with how culture shifts and moves, Bri enjoys working with a diverse range of brands and has worked with clients across various verticals including entertainment, fashion, wellness, and more. Prior to King & Partners, Bri worked on campaigns for tentpole shows at HBO and developed brand and social strategies at creative agencies in both New York and Portland, OR. Bri holds a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies from Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Joe Granato is a graphic designer with a career focused on branding in New York City. From globally recognized brands, to launching new brands to market, he works closely with clients and colleagues to uncover ownable stories, craft unique identities, and build thoughtful design systems positioned for success. Joe has led teams at both branding and advertising agencies, and was a Senior Lecturer at The University of the Arts. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Armin Hofmann Award for Excellence in Graphic Design. He holds a BFA with honors in graphic design, with a minor in creative writing.
Caroline is solution-driven and relishes technical challenges. With success managing website development from discovery to launch, Caroline ensures the efficiency of our development process and is skilled in structuring the integration landscape for domestic and international brands. Having refined operations at various companies, Caroline’s professional experience ranges from brand social media management to digital and print advertising sales. She holds a dual-degree in Broadcast Journalism and Rhetoric & Writing from the University of Texas at Austin.
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 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.
Matthew has 10+ years of experience in digital marketing across digital channels, including SEO/SEM, Affiliate, Display, Paid Social, and Email. With success in growth & eCommerce with a focus on customer acquisition and retention, Matthew helps brands scale media spend profitably to impact financial performance.
He consults with senior executives on how to structure growth & digital marketing teams, providing a strong understanding of omnichannel retailing, mobile apps, clienteling, subscription & eCommerce businesses.
Matthew has worked with high profile brands across a multitude of industries, including banking, DTC, hospitality, luxury, and fashion, working with Chanel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Coach, Aldo, and Frank and Oak.
Michelle Hernandez is an HR Practitioner with about 15 years of people experience. She initially launched her HR career in creative and tech recruitment, and from there gradually transitioned into more HR Business Partner and Lead roles over time. In addition, Michelle has primarily spent her career working for renowned agencies such as HUGE, Rokkan, Designit, BYTE / DEPT®, etc.
Michelle is passionate about creating positive employee experiences, building human-centered, strong and engaged teams along with changing the stigma around human resources. She has her bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature with a concentration in creative writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
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