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Team

 

 

Meet the team

We’re a group of foodies, champagne aficionados, artists, travelers, DJs, fly-fishermen, oenophiles — and passionate marketing strategists. We work closely with every client as true partners and advocates for lasting success. 

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A true industry veteran, most recently Durham served as executive vice president, business strategy at Carat Fusion for Carat's offices across the country, including New York, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Before his stint at Carat Fusion, Durham was a founder of Pericles Communication, a political digital firm that helped advocacy and political groups tap into interactive marketing. Durham handled the online advertising strategy for five candidates, including the presidential and four senatorial races. Prior to the launch of Pericles in 2003, Durham had been COO of Interep Interactive, which, under his direction, became the largest independent online ad sales company in the United States, and through co-marketing agreements, the largest internet rep company in the world. When Winstar Interactive was part of Winstar Communications, Durham joined in March of 1998 as VP of advertising sales. In 2000, Durham helped engineer the acquisition of Winstar Interactive Media by Interep Interactive, a unit of Interep (NASDAQ: IREP), one of the nation's largest radio rep firms.

A true industry veteran, most recently Durham served as executive vice president, business strategy at Carat Fusion for Carat's offices across the country, including New York, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Before his stint at Carat Fusion, Durham was a founder of Pericles Communication, a political digital firm that helped advocacy and political groups tap into interactive marketing. Durham handled the online advertising strategy for five candidates, including the presidential and four senatorial races.

Prior to the launch of Pericles in 2003, Durham had been COO of Interep Interactive, which, under his direction, became the largest independent online ad sales company in the United States, and through co-marketing agreements, the largest internet rep company in the world. When Winstar Interactive was part of Winstar Communications, Durham joined in March of 1998 as VP of advertising sales. In 2000, Durham helped engineer the acquisition of Winstar Interactive Media by Interep Interactive, a unit of Interep (NASDAQ: IREP), one of the nation's largest radio rep firms.

ceo, managing director

John Durham

 
Born in Hong Kong, Robert has spent two decades living and working in the Asia-Pacific region, including Beijing, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Seoul and Sydney. Prior to catalyst sf, Robert was with an international marketing firm in China where he worked closely with multinational clients, including Boeing, Audi, Citi, Canali and VW, advising them on how to strategically position their brands in Asian markets. In his role as catalyst s+f’s Vice President, Robert oversees marketing strategy for a variety of client engagements, and brings strategic counsel and implementation oversight to client growth initiatives. Robert received his B.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his MBA from the University of San Francisco. Robert lives in Mill Valley with his wife and enjoys playing golf and has a love of food and wine.

Born in Hong Kong, Robert has spent two decades living and working in the Asia-Pacific region, including Beijing, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Seoul and Sydney.

Prior to catalyst sf, Robert was with an international marketing firm in China where he worked closely with multinational clients, including Boeing, Audi, Citi, Canali and VW, advising them on how to strategically position their brands in Asian markets. In his role as catalyst s+f’s Vice President, Robert oversees marketing strategy for a variety of client engagements, and brings strategic counsel and implementation oversight to client growth initiatives.

Robert received his B.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his MBA from the University of San Francisco. Robert lives in Mill Valley with his wife and enjoys playing golf and has a love of food and wine.

VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGY

Robert Ferguson

Holly has worked in a variety of industries from foreign investment to ecommerce with a focus on corporate digital advertising, event marketing, branding strategy, social media marketing, and analytics. As a Senior Brand Strategist at Catalyst s+f , Holly has worked with Distinguished Vineyard Winery and Partners, Silver Star Brands and Margaret O’Leary. Holly has her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco in marketing management.

Holly has worked in a variety of industries from foreign investment to ecommerce with a focus on corporate digital advertising, event marketing, branding strategy, social media marketing, and analytics. As a Senior Brand Strategist at Catalyst s+f , Holly has worked with Distinguished Vineyard Winery and Partners, Silver Star Brands and Margaret O’Leary. Holly has her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco in marketing management.

SENIOR STRATEGIST

Holly Brim

During his time at Catalyst SF, Quinn has earned rich experience in building impactful, outcome oriented brand strategies. His work as a Brand Strategist includes market/competitive research, brand strategy development, audience persona development, copywriting, event marketing strategy, and much more. Quinn has his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco majoring in marketing with a minor in advertising.

During his time at Catalyst SF, Quinn has earned rich experience in building impactful, outcome oriented brand strategies. His work as a Brand Strategist includes market/competitive research, brand strategy development, audience persona development, copywriting, event marketing strategy, and much more. Quinn has his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco majoring in marketing with a minor in advertising.

strategist

Quinn Hutchings

strategist

Oliver Bloom

Strategy Associate

Jacob LeBrett

Strategy Associate

Wes Chambers