Our People

 

We are a team of corporate communication experts partnering with you to help you increase employee and customer retention.

We are creating a world where people aren’t afraid to personally connect. This philosophy has allowed us to grow our business values and processes. And in the same way, what started for our founders at the University of Denver as a strong friendship, a business has grown, and with it—a personal connect movement. We truly believer that people matter. By building a foundation of trust, creating communication strategies and utilizing tools that embrace emotion that cause action and achieve business objectives. Our clients say that our indelible longterm partnership with them creates long lasting employee and customer retention.

 

Our Team

Hector Simoudis

Hector Simoudis

Chief Executive Officer

Claiming himself as the proudest Greek, Hector has always had a passion for storytelling and entrepreneurship. Growing up in a multicultural community in the Middle East, his entrepreneurship endeavors range from starting an American candy shop in Saudi Arabia when he was 13 years old to knocking on doors to rake people’s lawns. His love for creating a personal connection through storytelling was fully realized when his travels took him to Vietnam and Cambodia. The simple lives these people lived and his ability to communicate them through the power of storytelling through gestures define his personal connection beliefs today. Hector graduated from theUniversity of Denver with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and International Business. This combined with his continuous education as a professional actor has allowed Hector to work towards his life purpose of connecting people through the emotions derived from storytelling.

Jonny Havey, CPA, MBA

Jonny Havey, CPA, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Jonny’s story brand starts with his roots as a Colorado native. Known for his awesome blond hair, Jonny has always had a passion for storytelling and entrepreneurship. When he was 11 years old he was in a small hotel room in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his parents when he decided to watch The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring for the first time. After being glued to a screen that was deeper than it was wide, he knew he wanted to be a storyteller. He also knew that he wanted to make a career for himself if he could, therefore, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and another one in Film Production. To top it off he customized his own MBA to focus on marketing in the entertainment industry. When he graduated he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers while running his own business on the side. After about a year he took a leap into the personal connection space and never looked back. Now with his CPA license and business acumen he is an expert at helping companies connect with their employees and the customers through storytelling.

Spencer Daniel

Spencer Daniel

Creative Director

From a young age, the music of the movies shaped who Spencer is today. While watching Luke and Leia swing away from the Storm Troopers, in “Star Wars”, Spencer knew the importance of sound as tool to connect people through emotions. At this moment, his journey as a storyteller began. He attended the University of Northern Colorado obtaining a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in fine arts and continued his film studies at The Art Institute of Colorado with a degree in video production. The sonic personal connection created by sound and its collaboration with visual media is Spencer’s passion. He brings this to life with his eye for the perfect shot and his ear for the sonic power of a soundtrack.

Day Rudolph, MAcc

Day Rudolph, MAcc

Strategic Analyst

Creativity and logic have worked hand in hand for Day for as long as he can remember. Producing short action films, playing guitar and piano, always being at the top of his class in school, and an attitude that nothing is impossible has built the foundation of his belief in the power of storytelling. He graduated from the University of Denver with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Accounting. His technical creative experience ranges from creative design to animation and copywriting.

Alexa Phillips

Alexa Phillips

Education Strategist

Alexa Phillips graduated with a BA in Journalism and Media Communication and minors in Business Administration and Merchandising from Colorado State University. She is currently pursuing a MS in Marketing with an emphasis on Brand Communications from the University of Colorado Denver. When she is not creating content and researching personal connection, you can find her binging a new TV show, crossing another book off of her reading list, mastering hand lettering, and traveling.

Monica Hübner

Monica Hübner

Content Strategist

Inspired by the German tv show “weltspiegel” (“mirror of the world”), Monica was captivated by the power of storytelling growing up in Germany. During this time she had a growing passion for skiing so she left Europe to attend the University of Denver where she helped the ski team claim its 23rd NCAA title. Since earning two bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science Monica has grown her technical storytelling skills in graphic design, copywriting, and editing. With her love for travel, she has seen how important personal connect is to content creation all around the world.

Kristin Smith

Kristin Smith

Content Strategist

Thinking about what she wanted to be when she grew up, a writer was always at the top of Kristin’s lists. She was fascinated by the way prolific authors like J.K. Rowling could capture the minds and hearts of millions. Wanting to inspire others, Kristin pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Denver, with a concentration in creative writing. After graduating, she attended DU’s Publishing Institute, going on to work for a literary agent and writing blogs for a small press. Since then, Kristin has worked in marketing and technology, trading imaginative short stories for engaging blog posts, emails, and social media message that move people to action.

Josh Blackburn

Josh Blackburn

Audio Strategist

Josh is known for his amazingly thoughtful approach to storytelling and ability to create musical scores that truly connect people and help to bring your story to life. Our audio genius and songwriter was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. With a long musical history, rooted in the power of storytelling and solidified by his University of Mississippi Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Josh brings the perfect mix of musical artist and creative marketing to the VP Legacies team.

Louisa Philips

Louisa Philips

Assistant Content Strategist

Teamwork has been a part of Louisa’s life for as long as she can remember whether that was through sports, creating short films with her friends, or rocking out on the guitar and drums with her high school band. After having lived in England for 15 years, Louisa returned to the US with an understanding of how different cultures, identities, and communities can come together to share their stories in a collaborative experience. Currently majoring in Media Studies and minoring in English and Studio Art and the University of Denver, Louisa uses her life experiences as well as what she learns in the classroom to create meaningful stories.

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