Columbus, Ohio. December 11, 2017: Business management, innovation and brand marketing consultants VENN Growth Collective announced today the addition of five professionals to its Collective. 

The new additions to the Collective include:

·       Stacy Buttari - graphic designer and founder, Whitespace

·       Dirk Defenbaugh - brand consultant and founder of UpTempo Marketing

·       Dave Cherry - digital customer experience and analytics strategist, founder,              Cherry Advisory

·       David Kaplan - financial and strategic consultant, founder, Panoramic                        StrategicSolutions

·       Dr. Karen Wruck - financial economist, and Professor of Finance at The Ohio            State University’s Fisher College of Business

VENN is a collective of highly experienced practitioners with diverse backgrounds and skillsets in management consulting, brand marketing, design and innovation. The Collective is a carefully curated team comprised of A-listers with proven track records and unparalleled talents. VENN’s “Hollywood Model” delivers superior work more quickly, more efficiently and yields better results for its clients without the overhead of large offices and junior staff.

“From our first client almost two years ago, and since officially launching the business this past Spring, we always envisioned a Collective of seasoned, independent consultants who we knew and trusted could extend VENN’s reach both in bandwidth and scope”, said VENN’s founder, Mike Bills.

VENN’s “Hollywood Model” delivers superior work more quickly, more efficiently and yields better results for its clients

“Karen, David and Dave bring with them a depth of financial, strategic planning and technology expertise, as well as meaningful academic and Not-For-Profit experience. Stacy adds a rare strategic approach to highly creative visual communication, and Dirk adds meaningful brand and retail consulting capabilities as well as experience leading engagements for major brands. We have worked with these highly respected professionals on dozens of engagements over the course of the preceding twenty-five years, and we are excited to offer our clients the expanded capabilities that this team makes possible”, said Bills.

Combined the Collective now boasts more than 150 years of creative and strategic consulting experience.

About VENN Growth Collective: We help businesses grow and brands thrive. Our rigorous process integrates data-driven analysis with creative ingenuity to deliver strategies and design solutions that are emotionally compelling and operationally sound. Our offices are located in the co-working space of The IDEA FOUNDRY in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus. VENN works on referral to deliver scenario development, brand positioning, migration strategies, innovation competency building and facilitation services for B-to-B and B-to-C companies of all types and sizes. Recent clients include Wusthof, Gunze, Kroger, Charles Penzone, and The Ohio History Connection.

Mike Bills