Who We Are

Founded in 2010, headquartered in New York City, our team helps our global clients grow their businesses.

Tony King

CEO

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 and digital expert.

As Gucci Group’s eBusiness Design Director, Tony launched eCommerce flagships for Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent, and Bottega Veneta. The work launched under Tony’s creative direction at Gucci Group were among the best eCommerce sites in the luxury sector, firmly establishing him as a digital luminary.

In 2010 Tony and Inii founded King & Partners, an agency focused on creativity and commerce.

Today King & Partners has evolved from a boutique digital agency into a world renowned full-service agency with a wide range of offerings including strategy, branding, design, advertising, marketing, technology and eCommerce solutions.

Inii King

CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

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 at King & Partners where she provides elegant, fresh and smart solutions for their clients including Auberge Resorts Collection, Carolina Herrera, Good American, Skims, Outdoor Voices, Todd Snyder, Neuehouse, Faena and Edition Hotels.

Justin Grubbs

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

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.

Stephen Kalish

PRESIDENT & CFO

Stephen serves as an Associate Portfolio Manager and Partner at Phase Five Partners, and has been the Founder and CEO of a number of startups in both the technology and consumer areas.  Stephen was a Research Analyst at Goldman Sachs in both the Technology and‎ Retail Groups and holds a bachelors degree in politics. Stephen works closely with our customers to help them maximize their commercial opportunities.

Joe Granato

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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.

Erika Yavor

DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES

Erika is Director of Client Services for King & Partners, overseeing the account management team. 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 at eCommerce fashion retailers SSENSE and Totokaelo overseeing content production processes, branding, campaigns, digital and marketing initiatives 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 and speaks French fluently.

Bri Heu

Director of Strategy

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.

Caroline Khoury Sabeti

Director of Technical Operations

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.

And most importantly, a diverse team of talented and experienced individuals that constantly question how we can do things differently, how we can do things better.

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