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A different kind of business model:

 

There’s no replacement for experience.

With more than 90 years of combined experience leading major consulting and design firms and working with hundreds of Fortune 1000 Brands, VENN’s Working Partner comprise a rare mix of talent, experience and expertise.

Mike Bills

Partner, Strategist
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Mike Bills

Partner, Strategist
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Dirk Defenbaugh

Partner, Strategist
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Vicki Miller

Partner, Creative Director
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A different kind of business model:

 

Our carefully curated collective of independent, seasoned specialists

from across strategic and creative disciplines extend our capabilities even further, but you only pay for them when you need them, at no additional mark-up or overhead.

Marcee Nelson

Marcee Nelson

Copy Writer

Chris Herbert

Chris Herbert

PR Strategist

Carissa Richardson

Carissa Richardson

Media Strategist

Stacy Buttari

Stacy Buttari

Graphic Designer

Laura Kippen

Laura Kippen

Research

Stacy McPhillips

Stacy McPhillips

Social & Content Strategist

Jeremy Rosario

Jeremy Rosario

Graphic Designer

Kris Early

Kris Early

Copy Writer

Susan Owens

Susan Owens

Content Writer

Shelly Marks

Shelly Marks

HR/OD Consultant

@VENN we believe...

Years of leading large agencies taught us the limitations of traditional firms, so we created   VENN based on six core beliefs: 

Disruption is looming around every corner

Demanding customers, start-ups of every type, emerging technologies and seismic cultural shifts conspire to disrupt your best laid plans.

Envisioning the future is challenging when you’re buried in the here and now

Internal teams are leaner than ever – it’s why you need a thought partner with vision - capable of capturing opportunity when it appears.

The best solutions are discovered together

Through collaborative co-creation with our clients.

Customers care about what you care about

But if they don’t share your values, they won’t share their heart, mind or wallet with you.

The agency model is dying

Traditional consulting firms and agencies are buckling under the weight of large offices, inexperienced teams and overhead that prioritizes profits over problem solving…and bourbon….way too much bourbon.

In speaking truths to brands

Challenging conventional thinking is our job. It’s why we’re candid and yes, sometimes even a bit provocative. We build enduring relationships by building enduring brands.

470 W. Broad Street, Suite B • Columbus, Ohio 43215 • Call Dirk 614.589.5288 • dirk@venngrowth.com