Partner / Chief Creative Officer
Schiff was born to do this job. Seriously. Behind the crazy personality is a guy with a brilliant point-of-view when it comes to building brands and creating genre-disrupting work. He started his agency career at Crispin Porter + Bogusky where his unique talent and unbridled passion quickly led him up the agency ladder. After driving sales for clients like MINI Cooper, Molson and IKEA, he was promoted to Creative Director on Coke Zero and helped engineer the company's most successful new product launch in 25 years, with the beverage enjoying double-digit growth every quarter since launch. As VP/Executive Creative Director, he steered Under Armour’s most effective new category launch to date, helping the brand gain an instant following in basketball, a sport where it had been a virtual unknown. When Schiff founded Made, he immediately captured the attention of national media. The agency has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Inc., Advertising Age, Esquire, Fast Company, Adweek, Los Angeles Times and Forbes. Last year, he was named one of 37 creatives most lusted after by rival agencies. We’ve tethered him to his chair.
Partner / Chief Design Officer
Calm. Smart. Nice. Funny. Talented. Respectful. The list goes on and on. It has to if you take on as much responsibility as John Kieselhorst. John has developed a diverse body of work as a Creative Director and Design Director for some of the most prestigious brand-building agencies in the country. His client roster includes high-profile brands like Domino's Pizza, Nike, Volvo, Kia Motors, Timberland, Jell-O, IBM, the One Club, Starbucks Coffee and ESPN. Prior to founding Made, John served as Executive Design Director at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, where he oversaw design work across all of the agency’s accounts in its three North American offices. (Remember the list above?) John was also a visiting design instructor at the UCLA Dept. of Architecture, SCIArc and CalArts. At Made, John’s the perfect teacher, mentor and Chief Design Officer on every client we have. Of course he is.
Partner / Chief Technology Officer
Sometimes the quietest guy in the office has the most important things to say. That’s Scott Prindle. Scott spent 10 years as a developer and technology director at R/GA Interactive in New York City, where in addition to working on IBM and Ericsson, he led the development of innovative digital platforms, including Nikeid.com and other Nike properties. His arrival at Crispin Porter + Bogusky marked the beginning of the agency's expansion into the digital space where he helped lead the build-out of agency digital capabilities, including software development, emerging media innovation, mobile social, and digital strategy. He was instrumental in helping CP+B achieve Digital Agency of the Year three times in five years. I think it’s safe to say Scott is respected wherever he goes. In fact, a former co-worker at Crispin said Scott was always the smartest person in the room. Maybe that’s why he was recognized by Adweek as one of the industry's Top 10 Technologists in 2012. As a founder and Chief Technology Officer at Made, he leads the digital team in creating some of the most effective and most innovative technology in the industry. Basically, we listen to anything he’s got to say.
Partner / Chief Strategy Officer
Graham’s extensive advertising background is evident every single day at Made. He has more than 12 years global strategic planning and marketing experience inside the most creative agencies in the world, driving business for brands like Windows, Adidas, MetLife and Citibank. Prior to Made, he directed strategy across the global Microsoft business at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, and back in the UK, he was Head of Digital and Innovation at JWT where he built a unique team of technologists and business leaders. It’s no surprise that at the age of 23, Graham was identified by UK Marketing magazine as one of 30 rising stars under 30, and at 27, Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP's CEO, honored him as one of 50 young global leaders. As Made’s Chief Strategy Officer, we count on Graham to lead the repositioning of every brand we touch. Graham also mentors students in the entrepreneurship class at Boulder Digital Works and insists upon maintaining a British accent at all times. We like to remind him that he was born in Seattle.
Chief Operating Officer
Very few agencies our size have a Xandra on staff. Come to think of it, very few agencies of any size have a Xandra on staff. She may be Made’s Chief Operations Officer, but her law degree comes in handy when handling all business and legal affairs for our clients, including talent negotiations and contracting, third party asset licensing (music, stock footage, etc.), non-disclosure documents and intellectual property issues like copyrights, trademarks and patents. Xandra is a savvy industry veteran who handled the business affairs for digital, TV, out-of-home, print and experiential work for global brands like Burger King, Domino’s Pizza and Applebee’s. She likes to tell people she coined the phrase, “limited time offer.”
Interactive Creative Director
Dan is another advertising veteran who didn’t hesitate to come to Made. He says it’s because our leaders are known for pulling the trigger on huge ideas, but we think it might be because we let him operate from a standup desk. It looks weird, but it seems to get the job done. Dan was the creative lead on many game-changing projects for clients like Seventh Generation, Stonyfield and Copper Mountain. Before Made, he spent time at JWT, AKQA, Saatchi & Saatchi and Crispin Porter + Bogusky supporting brands like American Express, Sprint, Windows Phone, Flip, Kraft, Visa, Xbox, Target and The North Face. Despite his many industry awards from the Cannes Lion Grand Prix to a One Show Gold Pencil, we think his biggest accomplishment is crocheting more than 100 beanie caps.
Director of Account Production
Few account people are as respected by both clients and creatives as Jen. As soon as you meet her, you’ll understand why. As Made’s Director of Account Production, Jen is the perfect combination of organization, creativity and intelligence. She began her career at Carmichael Lynch managing Harley-Davidson and Discover Boating. At Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Jen was an Account Supervisor who helped launch the Windows 7 “I’m a PC” campaign. Before working at Made on brands that help build jobs, she was a key player in the Global University Recruiting business for Microsoft, connecting people to jobs at Microsoft all over the world. After the pitch, the client said, “We hope the creative is good because we have to have Jen.” True story. Jen spends her free time climbing the mountains of Colorado and volunteering on the Board of Directors at Global Works Travel, an organization that combines service and adventure travel.
During her 19 years in advertising, Karen has worked on just about every category in the industry. She began her career in Minneapolis writing for a range of national clients like Domino’s Pizza, Target, General Mills and Verizon. She spent time in New Mexico and Kentucky helping brands like Shoney’s, KOHLER and Maker’s Mark, and while in New Mexico, won the first gold Effie for campaign effectiveness in the Hispanic category. She made her way back to the Twin Cities in 2006 to work on the coveted Porsche account at Carmichael Lynch. While she was there, Karen was also one of the first writers on the Subaru "Love" campaign that quickly helped the automaker become one of America's top-selling auto brands. She has extensive experience working on clients and projects of all sizes–from helping a local shoe store in Albuquerque achieve record sales to working at Leo Burnett on the biggest truck launch in GM history. Karen was an All-American swimmer in high school and college and once swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco. That sounds impressive until you learn a golden retriever swam the same race a year later. And beat her time by seven minutes.
Creative Technical Director
Remember the kid who took Nintendos apart when his parents weren’t looking? That was Corban. He was writing code by the age of 12 and was in charge of technical teams by the time he was 26. He’s built just about every type of interactive media experience known to man, including SMS-able Times Square billboards and a giant 81’ touchscreen app that traveled the world to complete CMS solutions. At mcgarrybowen, he helped launch the Verizon Droid in the U.S. and worked on other big brands like Pepsi Co., Marriot Hotels and Home Depot at agencies around the country. At Made, he’s responsible for a lot of the behind the scenes stuff like the back end for the Copper Mountain Sherpa app–the first hands-free, geo-aware mountain guide that continuously delivers insider information on trails and lifts through voice recordings. Some say Corban had the idea for The Matrix long before the movie came out. Knowing Corban, it’s probably true.
VP Mobile Architecture
There really isn't a form of technology Dave hasn't mastered. For the past two decades, he’s developed world-class mobile, desktop and web-based software solutions for cutting-edge startups, Fortune 500 companies and everything in between. Dave is an expert at moving past a device’s limitations to solve complex problems. At Crispin Porter + Bogusky, he worked on a variety of projects for Domino’s Pizza, Best Buy, Burger King and Old Navy, and now as Made’s resident mobile pro, he combines technology with big ideas to create amazing user experiences through mobile applications on the iOS and Android platforms. If anyone doubts Dave’s mad skills, we just tell them about the solar-powered cars he built in the fifth grade.
Alex’s career began twenty years ago when he joined Crispin and Porter Advertising as an Art Director, eventually becoming a partner and growing the agency to more than 1,000 employees, with offices in Miami, Boulder, LA, London and Sweden, and annual billings over $1 billion. During Alex’s leadership, CP+B became the world's most awarded advertising agency and the only agency to have won the Cannes Advertising Grand Prix in all five categories: Promo, Media, Cyber, Titanium, and Film. Alex was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Achievement in 2002, and the Art Director's Club Hall of Fame in 2008. And, in 2010, he received the rare honor of being named "Creative Director of the Decade" by Adweek magazine. After CP+B, Alex spent his time helping companies and nonprofits by launching FearLess Revolution (a consultancy he created with his wife, Ana Bogusky) and COMMON (a collaborative network for rapidly prototyping social ventures under a unified brand).