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 founded King & Partners, an agency focused on creativity and commerce.

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, design, advertising, marketing, technology and eCommerce solutions.

Inii Kim

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.

Dan Liu

DIGITAL Design Director

With over 15 years of professional experience within the interactive design industry, Dan joined King & Partners in 2011.  His skill set focuses on art direction, interaction design and UX. Innovative and strategic in thinking, an expert in building brand experience and developing solutions to reach target markets for exceptional brands.

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 Account Director for King & Partners, overseeing the account management team. She excels in managing large-scale projects with multiple, complex delivery pipelines.

Before joining King & Partners in 2017, Erika worked in London as Project Manger 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.

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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