Who We Are

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

Tony King

CEO & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Tony is widely regarded as a branding and digital expert.  As Gucci Group’s eBusiness Director, Tony launched the first eCommerce 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 Kim

CO-FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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 Auberge Resorts Collection, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Delpozo, Carolina Herrera, WGSN, Kenneth Cole, 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 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.

Stephen Kalish

PRESIDENT

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.

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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