The Team

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

Our clients say we are their trusted partner.

A little about us.

The foundation of VP Legacies is friendship and genuine relationships. Our founders met at the University of Denver on the first day of school and became friends instantly. Today our clients tell say that we are their longterm trusted partner for retaining employees and customers utilizing communication and personal connection strategies.

Hector Simoudis

Hector Simoudis

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Claiming himself to be the proudest Greek, Hector has always had a passion for connecting people and entrepreneurship. Growing up in a multicultural community in the Middle East, his entrepreneurial endeavors range from knocking on doors to rake people’s lawns to starting an American candy shop in Saudi Arabia when he was 13 years old. His love for creating a personal connection through strategic communication was fully realized when his travels took him to Vietnam and Cambodia. The simple lives the people lived and his ability to communicate to them through the power of universal gestures define his personal connection beliefs today. Hector graduated from the University 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. Now he helps companies increase their employee and customer retention rates by developing custom corporate communications strategies revolved around a company’s most important asset, their people.

Jonny Havey, CPA, MBA

Jonny Havey, CPA, MBA

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

Along with being a Colorado native and a passionate health and fitness professional, Jonny’s purpose in life is to create a world where people aren’t afraid to personally connect. When he was 11 years old he was in a small hotel room in Albuquerque, New Mexico on vacation 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 saw the power of commonalities and personal connection in creating deeper relationships. This was his cousin’s favorite book growing up. Now he had an even deeper connection with his cousin because of their shared love for Middle Earth. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and another one in Film Production. To top it off he customized his own MBA. When he graduated he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers while running his own business on the side. It is no secret that public accounting has a high turnover rate, so while working for one of the Big Four firms he realized what needed to be done to increase employee retention. In addition, he saw that these same strategies could be applied to create long-lasting relationships with customers. After about a year he took a leap into the corporate communication and personal connection consulting space to apply what he learned. With his CPA license and business acumen, he is an expert at helping companies connect with their employees and their customers to increase retention rates.

Spencer Daniel

Spencer Daniel

Creative Director

From a young age, the music of 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 a communication tool to connect people through emotions. At this moment, his journey as a creative communication strategist 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. When it comes to corporate communication strategies, the personal connection created by sound and its collaboration with visual media, is Spencer’s passion. Spencer also has more than a decade of customer service experience, therefore, he specializes in building strong relationships with clients. In turn, he is able to help companies with their corporate communication strategies to create strong relationships with their employees and customers to drive retention.

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 personal connection. He specializes in creating corporate communication strategies, processes, and systems for clients. He graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting and is currently working on obtaining his CPA license. His financial background has laid the foundation for his consulting acumen. Now he strives to help clients receive the largest possible return on investment by utilizing creative corporate communication tools to create strong relationships with employees and customers increasing retention rates of both.

Alexa Phillips

Alexa Phillips

Education Strategist

Alexa Phillips graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism and Media Communication and minors in Business Administration and Merchandising from Colorado State University. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science 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. She specializes in corporate communication education for VP Legacies. By creating content focused on creating personal connection and corporate communication strategies, she is able to help clients help themselves with employee and customer retention.

Monica Hübner

Monica Hübner

Content Strategist

Inspired by the German TV show “Weltspiegel” (“Mirror of the World”), Monica was captivated by the power of communication 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 corporate communication skills by utilizing tools like graphic design, copywriting, and video editing. With her love for travel, she has seen how important personal connection is as the foundation of corporate communication. Now she helps capture the vision of a company by utilizing communication tools to increase employee and customer retention.

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 messages that move people to action. She specializes in producing corporate communication and personal connection strategy educational content along with helping clients capture their vision utilizing corporate communication tools.

Josh Blackburn

Josh Blackburn

Audio Strategist

Josh is known for his amazingly thoughtful approach to corporate communication and his ability to create sounds that truly connect people and help bring a company’s vision to life. A songwriter and corporate communication audio genius, Josh was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. With a long musical history, rooted in the power of personal connection and solidified by his University of Mississippi Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Josh brings the perfect mix of musical artist and sonic corporate communication expert to increase employee and customer retention for clients.

Louisa Philips

Louisa Philips

Assistant 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 corporate communication strategies and utilize communication tools to increase employee and customer retention.

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