Powering with perspective

Park & Battery is ADWEEK’s 2024 B2B Agency of the Year, as well as the 2023 Agency of the Year recognized by both the Association of National Advertisers and B2B Marketing Elevation Awards.

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Perspective creates value for everyone

The common and unique perspectives of all your stakeholders are the lifeblood of every successful organization. Only when you have them can you deliver meaningful value to people, with the goods and services you sell and the experiences you enable.

East Coast hustle,
West Coast flow

Headquartered in Oakland and with team members around the world, Park & Battery is a global brand, marketing and content agency that harnesses perspectives to create greater clarity, empower action and create value for brands and businesses globally.

Then & Now

From The Big Apple to The City by The Bay, Park & Battery is an agency fifteen years in the making. Discover where we’ve been on the journey and learn more about where we’re going.

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Our Core Promises

These are the shared commitments we make at Park & Battery, with both our colleagues and clients alike.

  • Hustle

    We always get after it and stay on it.

  • Belonging

    We are better when we bring our unique selves to work.

  • Compassion

    We think and care about how our actions impact others.

  • Positivity

    We assume positive intent and bring it in all we do.

  • Hunger

    We seek knowledge and experience insatiably.

  • Fun

    We gotta love the thing to do the thing.

Leadership Team

The fast-growing team at Park & Battery comprises big thinkers and doers. Most importantly, we’re a crew of big-hearted folks who put each other and our clients first in all we do.

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Ted Kohnen

Chief Executive Officer

Ted Kohnen

Chief Executive Officer

Named one of the ten most influential CEOs in 2021, and the recipient of multiple Agency-of the-Year recognitions, Ted is the CEO of global digital agency, Park & Battery.

Over his career, Ted has been focused on helping hyper-growth start-ups and multi-national enterprises alike to activate their brands – telling their stories in meaningful and compelling ways to their most important audiences in order to accelerate awareness, interest and action.

As CEO, Ted works closely and empathetically with CEOs, CMOs and other marketing decision makers on the development and execution of business and marketing strategies in order to accelerate business performance.

Over his career, Ted has led key accounts such as ADP, Boeing, Columbia University, HP Enterprise, Meta, NCR, Oracle, Thermo Fisher Scientific, The State University of New York (SUNY), UBS, US Department of State, Weight Watchers and Western Union.

Ted earned his B.A in International Business and Management from Dickinson College and his M.S. from Columbia University. Most importantly, he is dad to 3 amazing daughters. Ted is part of the ownership group of the Oakland Roots and Oakland Soul professional soccer teams.

Michael Ruby

President, Chief Creative Officer

Michael Ruby

President, Chief Creative Officer

Named the 2021 Best in Biz Creative Executive of the Year and listed among the 2023 PM360 Elite 100 and 2018 DMN 40under40, Michael is the President and Chief Creative Officer of Park & Battery.

In his role, he is the company’s head of global brand strategy, creative and content. Michael’s work has been recognized by The One Show, Webby Awards, Global ACE Awards, B2 Awards, Content Marketing Awards, numerous awards from The Drum, and his favorite: “Best use of the word ‘boo-yah’ in a b-to-b ad ever,” according to Ad Age.

Prior to co-founding P&B, Michael was Chief Creative Officer and managing partner at Retina, the ANA’s 2021 and 2020 B2B Agency of the Year. Before that, Michael was tapped by Flexport, the SoftBank-backed, San Francisco-based unicorn, to build its internal creative/content marketing agency.

Through the course of his career, he’s positioned and activated brands with award-winning campaigns and content experiences for organizations such as Boeing, Facebook/Meta, ADP, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Merck, Korn Ferry, Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and Citrix Online, as well as growth-stage companies that have since been acquired by the likes of IBM, HP Enterprise, and Aetna.

He holds a degree in Film/Communications from Boston University. Most importantly, he’s Ben and Viv’s dad.

Rebecca Falk

SVP, Growth

Rebecca Falk

SVP, Growth

Rebecca leads Park & Battery’s team of global client engagement professionals and ensures outstanding working experiences and results for everyone who selects P&B as their agency partner.

Rebecca is a creative, dynamic and strategic marketer with a natural ability to tie marketing strategy to business strategy, and she excels in helping global B2B and consumer brands increase market share through multi-award-winning campaigns.

Rebecca brings fifteen years’ experience leading engagements and delivering transformational results for some of the world’s best tech, biotech, and professional services brands, on both the agency and client-side, in both her native United Kingdom and in the United States. She has worked with companies such as Meta/Facebook, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Juniper Networks, Zendesk, Oracle, Riverbed, Boeing, Korn Ferry, eXp World Holdings, among many others. In addition, Rebecca has served on the ANA NorCal board since 2020.

An adventurer at heart, Rebecca takes any opportunity she can to explore the world. She has cycled down the world’s most dangerous road in Bolivia, trekked in Rwanda with the wild mountain gorillas, and swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco. When not parachuting out of planes, Rebecca loves being at home with her dog, Buddy, and cats Bowie and Ziggy.

Chad Young

SVP, Global Business Operations

Chad Young

SVP, Global Business Operations

Chad leads Park & Battery’s global business operations, which spans targeted growth strategies, operational excellence, human resources, talent acquisition, and retention.

Chad is an accomplished leader with over 20 years of experience in business operations, corporate development, M&A, HR/talent acquisition, and DEI initiatives across multiple verticals. Through strategic acumen and a data-centric approach, Chad has driven and supported hyper-accelerated growth for various organizations.

Chad’s effective leadership skills and seasoned ability to build partnerships across organizations have made him an asset to his former companies including Colliers International and Marcus & Millichap.

A graduate of the University of Florida, Chad enjoys playing ice hockey, golf, travel and spending time with his wife, daughter and new puppy.

Teena Saur

VP, Strategy

Teena Saur

VP, Strategy

Teena heads up Park & Battery’s global brand and digital strategy practices, bringing more than twenty years’ experience leading brand strategy, product marketing, and customer insights.

Teena has a passion for building brands people love and trust, with deep expterise in Tech/SaaS, Gaming, Consumer Goods, Life Sciences/Biotechnology, Luxury Goods, Healthcare, and Financial Services.

She began her career in Paris working with DeBeers, The New York Times, Procter & Gamble, Mexx, and Wrigley’s. Since then, Teena has worked on both the client and agency sides developing B2B and B2C brand and campaign positioning, websites, persona profiles and messaging, content strategy and creative strategy for brands such as Thermo Fisher Scientific, Honeywell, Maravai, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, and RBC Wealth Management.

Teena holds an MBA in Luxury Brand Management from ESSEC in France and a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Design from Ryerson. Most importantly, she is Olivia and Xavier’s mom.

Solomon Gauthier

VP, Client Services

Solomon Gauthier

VP, Client Services

Solomon leads Park & Battery’s team of global client engagement professionals to ensure outstanding delivery and results for every client engagement.

Solomon brings nearly 15 years of experience leading large multi-market and global accounts for enterprise and consumer-facing brands across retail, finance, insurance, technology, and travel industries. He has worked with brands such as HSBC, AXA XL, HERE Technologies, Star Alliance, and Viking Cruises.

 

Born in Canada and now living in the United Kingdom, Solomon brings his global perspectives and experiences to lead his clients, teams, and partners from both a strategic and planning level through to creative ideation and delivery.

Greg Cavaluzzo

VP, Integrated Marketing & Media

Greg Cavaluzzo

VP, Integrated Marketing & Media

Harnessing the power of storytelling to go beyond the paid media impression, Greg takes a creative approach to media strategy, identifying unique opportunities for brands to make meaningful connections with their consumers.

With over fifteen years of media agency experience, Greg has worked across a wide range of verticals including: alcohol beverage, luxury, entertainment, telecommunications, QSR, technology and finance. Previous clients include RémyCointreau, Heineken, Expedia, PlutoTV, NBCUniversal and Morgan Stanley, to name a few.

Greg holds a BA from Loyola University Maryland, an MS in Media Management from The New School’s School of Media Studies and is currently an MBA candidate at Loyola University Maryland, specializing in Marketing.

When not serving his clients’ media needs, Greg is an avid world traveler, amateur chef, player of the piano, dog dad and husband.

Daniel Santos

VP, Creative Services

Daniel Santos

VP, Creative Services

Dan oversees print and digital production, bringing more than twenty-five years of experience to Park & Battery and our clients.

Dan has worked extensively with some of the most recognizable B2B and B2C brands in the world, including Boeing, WeightWatchers, Coca-Cola, Bacardi, Heineken and Ferguson. A graduate of Syracuse University with a B.F.A. in Advertising Design, Dan has been on the forefront of the internet and digital advertising revolution from its very beginnings. While his initial background was engrained in print, he has mastered multiple forms of digital ad production and excels in adapting to its constant evolution – from digital/mobile display and rich media to marketing automation assets to video and other forms of digital multimedia.

When not at work, Dan is an avid history reader and loves to go to the beach and be outdoors with his wonderful wife and two boys – a 2- and a 15-year old, so he’s right in the thick of the most challenging child-rearing years, but he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Karyn Scott

CMO In Residence

Karyn Scott

CMO In Residence

As Park & Battery’s CMO In Residence, Karyn Scott is a twenty-five-year marketing executive with leadership experience at technology champions and challengers alike.

Karyn acts as a fractional CMO and c-suite advisor for numerous early-stage startups throughout Silicon Valley. Prior to that, Karyn was Chief Marketing Officer at Kloudspot, developers of the first AI-driven situational awareness and intelligence platform, and SVP, Head of Global Marketing at Flexport, the SoftBank-backed, San Francisco-based unicorn freight tech innovator.

Other key roles include Vice President and Head of Marketing at LogicMonitor, advisor to Nutanix, and Vice President, Global Marketing at AppDynamics (since acquired by Cisco). She has also held senior marketing leadership roles at Salesforce and Cisco.

Karyn serves on several boards, including the Bay Area CMO Governing Body for Evanta, a Gartner company, the Board of Advisors for FarmWise, and The Overground Railroad Project. She’s also a mentor with the Global Mentorship Initiative.

Before joining the tech world, Scott was a journalist at CNN and Fox News, and holds degrees in psychology and journalism from Boston University.

Russell Suthers

Creative Director

Russell Suthers

Creative Director

As Park & Battery’s Creative Director, Russell leads strategy and execution across the agency’s client roster, delivering award-winning work and developing a world-class team of creative professionals across the globe.

With over 15-year experience Russell is an award-winning creative mind, boundary pusher and maker-upper of things who’s been imagining strategies to life for some of the world’s biggest brands, including Merck, Danfoss, KPMG, ABB, Castrol, Ingredion, Trelleborg, Dechra, Elanco, Juniper Networks and ATOS to name a few. Most recently he has been honing his craft in Healthcare, Medical and Pharma sectors, developing creative platforms for the likes of Sanofi, GSK, Janssen.

As a self-confessed geek, Russell is always seeking the unique insight to unlock the big idea to create inspiring experiences that emotively engage the heads and the hearts of any audience across omnichannel campaigns. By maintaining a fun and collaborative working ethos, Russell mentors others to always strive to do things differently and perpetually push to make things better.

When he is not running around after his kids, you will find him enjoying time outdoors in the relenting rain of North Manchester or conjuring new flavors and creations in the kitchen. Still clinging onto his childhood dreams of becoming a Superstar DJ or professional BMXer, you will also find him with bruised shins and slightly deaf in one ear.

Kristen Kremkau

Senior Director of Content

Kristen Kremkau

Senior Director of Content

With over a decade of experience creating award-winning content on both the agency and client sides, Kristen leads Park & Battery’s content team, overseeing everything from strategy to execution.

Kristen has helped brands from a number of industries bring their content to the next level, including: technology, pharma/biotech, financial services, retail, food & beverage, and aviation (to name just a few). Her client experience includes Boeing, HSBC, WW, Trelleborg, ABB, Merck and IQVIA, among many others.

Kristen’s first love is storytelling. After earning her master’s degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University – where Kristen was trained to investigate stories – she decided to pursue a career helping businesses bring their stories to life in creative ways. Kristen is passionate about helping our clients stand out with content that begs to be read, watched and experienced. She loves working in innovative content formats, as well as refreshing tried and true ones.

When Kristen isn’t dreaming up content ideas for our clients, she’s running after her two little boys, writing stories as soon as they go to bed and drinking a whole lotta coffee.

Jenny Truong

Associate Creative Director, Design

Jenny Truong

Associate Creative Director, Design

Jenny is an award-winning digital, UX and brand designer, creating breakout brand identities, websites, digital experiences, packaging and social media campaigns.

Prior to Park & Battery, Jenny was a leading experience designer at Stein IAS, where she worked with blue chip clients including Merck, MSCI, Covance, ETS, Republic Services, ABB and Nuix.

Outside of P&B, Jenny is an illustrator, sticker maker, and enjoys making adventurous travel itineraries for her friends. She can also be found exploring the street of NYC on her electric scooter in search of new and exciting snacks. Jenny holds a BFA in Advertising from Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Perri Osattin

Associate Director, Creative Services

Perri Osattin

Associate Director, Creative Services

Perri spearheads Park & Battery’s creative operations, bringing deep experience in project and program management, as well as scaling creative teams and culture.

Perri comes to P&B after more than a decade working at creative agencies and logistics firms (plus a few fun detours). She has partnered with clients in an array of industries, including Boston Consulting Group, Unilever, Cisco, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

When not in front of a computer screen, Perri can generally be found on a hike with her husband and pup, in some kind of contortion on a yoga mat, or (re)reading movie trivia on IMDB.

Matt Dignan

Head of Website Development

Matt Dignan

Head of Website Development

Matt’s brings over 15 years of experience in web development, UX and design to Park & Battery, leading all of our technology engagements.

At agencies including MRM//McCann, Number Six and Clearlink, Matt has provided his unique insight, guidance, leadership and expertise to projects of all shapes and sizes in a vast array of technologies for some of the world’s most recognizable brands, such as Cisco, Verizon Wireless, Grubhub, USPS and the State of Utah.

Matt brings technical leadership and deep expertise in front-end Web Development, specializing in platforms such as WordPress, Marketo, and Adobe Experience Manager, and modern frameworks such as VueJS and Angular.

Matt is problem solver and an answer seeker. He loves collaborating with the team and lending a hand where he’s needed. In his free time Matt loves spending quality time with his wife and five children, playing guitar and enjoying the beautiful Utah outdoors.

David Croucher

Head of Video, EMEA

David Croucher

Head of Video, EMEA

With 14 years’ agency experience Dave has produced many compelling and award-winning projects for the likes of Samsung, KPMG, Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure, Ingredion, Merck, Lexmark, TalkTalk Business & Republic Services.

With 14 years’ agency experience, Dave has produced many compelling and award-winning projects for the likes of Samsung, KPMG, Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure, Ingredion, Merck, Lexmark, TalkTalk Business & Republic Services.

With a passion for all things moving image, he has excellent videography, photography, editing, and animation skills.

Having grown and led a global team operating in different countries and time-zones he ensures that every piece of content that leaves our doors is creative, engaging and to the highest production standards. Dave and his team are helping shape the present and future of effective B2B video.

When Dave isn’t shooting or editing videos, he spends his time playing football or basketball (usually badly!), doing up old houses or exploring new places.

Ricardo Weibezahn

Head of Video, US

Ricardo Weibezahn

Head of Video, US

Ricardo is a master of multiple disciplines in the world of digital art, helping companies deliver compelling storytelling via animation, illustration, video and photography.

As a young visual artist, Ricardo was thrown into the world of broadcast television but quickly realizing that his future lied on the digital realm. Making animated explainers was Ricardo’s means of access to digital media early in his career, which then gave him the opportunity to work on award winning documentaries and marketing campaigns. Over the past 10 years, he has worked with such esteemed companies as NBCUniversal Telemundo and Univision Communications.

When Ricardo is far away from the computer, and not adjusting clips on a timeline; you can find him outside somewhere under the bright Miami sun. Maybe making a coffee run, or just exploring the city with his wife Veronica and their two little yorkies.

Alex Douangdara

Senior Art Director

Alex Douangdara

Senior Art Director

Alex is an award-winning Senior Art Director with a focus on digital: designing websites, digital experiences, branding, video, and social.

Alex is based in Salt Lake City and brings nearly a decade of agency experience to Park & Battery. Passionate about all things design, he has worked on some of the world’s most recognizable brands, such as Verizon, Cisco, USPS, and Reebok.

Outside of P&B, Alex loves spending time with his 2-year-old daughter, biking, exploring all the beautiful trails of Utah, and running his clothing brand called A Minute Past 8.

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