Founded in 2004, BrandSavvy is a strategic branding, design and advertising firm that helps organizations increase demand by building brand equity. Brands become a shortcut for making buying decisions. They embody the perceptions that buyers have about a product or service. In short, strong brands are good for business, and we have the know-how to build strong brands.
Our success has been based on four fundamental attributes: Maniacal About Strategy, Award Winning Design, Remarkable Value, Practical Solutions.
Gary personally supervises each client engagement. With over 30 years of experience in marketing and consulting experience, Gary has worked with a diverse group of Fortune 1000 and start-up companies. He has held Vice President of Marketing positions at Coors Brewing Company and PepsiCo’s Pizza Hut International. Gary has also served as a Vice President of Operations for PepsiCo’s Taco Bell restaurant division. He has been a brand consultant since 1997.
Gary has expertise in all elements of brand management and retail development, including consumer research, site planning, concept development, retail operations, signage, strategic planning, brand positioning, corporate identity and design, new product development, broadcast and print development, media planning and buying, merchandising, promotion and special events.
Gary earned his BS from Stephen F. Austin University and his MBA from Texas Christian University. He has served on the Chancellor’s Advisory Board at Texas Christian, and served as a Vice President of the TCU National Alumni Association.
Karl's extensive experience in both the corporate and consulting worlds brings invaluable expertise to BrandSavvy's clients. He is involved in all aspects of the branding process, including designing visual identities, planning and development of all high visibility applications and creating the documentation necessary for successful brand management. Karl also directs the work of graphic and environmental designers on the BrandSavvy team, and plays an integral role in all digital-based design, including Brand Control Center. Under his creative stewardship, BrandSavvy has won dozens of national awards.
Prior to joining BrandSavvy, Karl worked as a senior designer for a leading corporate identity consultant. On the corporate side, Karl served as senior designer and project manager in charge of worldwide point-of-sale and marketing collateral design for Texas Instruments. Karl has directed branding programs for organizations in many industries, including the GH Phipps Construction Companies, Flatiron Construction, Flow Data, American Water Works Association, Association of Legal Administrators, FirstGroup America, First National Bank & Trust Company, Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Virginia Health System, among others.
Karl received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the State University of New York at Fredonia and has taught design at Metro State College of Denver.
Alan has 15+ years experience as a leader in the delivery of large-scale business applications and integration solutions for start-up, turnaround and Fortune 500 companies. He is highly skilled at leading collaborative software design and development initiatives and translating business needs into solutions that enable operational excellence and business growth. Prior to joining BrandSavvy, Alan held Director of Information Technology positions at Key Equipment Finance Group, a $14 billion global equipment leasing subsidiary of Key Corp and American Express Business Finance, a $1 billion subsidiary of American Express.
Alan has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and an M.S. in Computer Information Systems.