KEVIN DiLORENZO

President / CEO

An upper-echelon business mind who thrives on guiding clients to the mountaintop with integrity and commitment.

Kevin has helped light the way forward for some of the world’s most intriguing brands, including Andersen Windows and Doors, Wagner, BMW, McDonald’s, Target, Capital One, Northwestern Mutual and UnitedHealth Group. Over the years, his landscape savvy and multichannel acumen has earned him multiple Effie awards for effectiveness. Prior to Rise and Shine and Partners, Kevin was CEO at Olson and built the agency to become one of the top 10 full-service independent agencies in North America. He also worked at Carmichael Lynch Spong and Fallon, where the core of his multichannel instincts and client service passions were formed.

BOB BARRIE

Partner / Executive Creative Director

An industry icon who specializes in crafting campaigns that chart new territories—and springing them to life with simplicity and vision.

Our inspiration man and co-founder, Bob’s roots lie in the advertising lore that was Fallon, and has created famous campaigns for brands like TIME, Porsche, Jim Beam, Best Buy, Wagner, Hertz and Nikon, just to name a few. His work has been some of the most awarded in the industry – including over 40 One Show Pencils. Bob’s “red border” campaign for TIME was named “Print Campaign of the Decade” by The One Club. At Rise and Shine and Partners, Bob stays true to his passion and craft by being a true partner for clients and a hands-on ignitor for his creative teams.

JANIE WALDRON

Partner / Director of Project Management

A sage of efficiency and workflow, with a motherlode of experience shepherding campaigns, and clients, to success.

Janie puts her two decades’ experience to work helping clients see that getting to standout creativity and innovative thinking can be smooth, collaborative and rewarding. She has been the Director of Project Management at Rise and Shine and Partners since 2007. Prior to that, she ran project management for Fallon-Intersect and Olson. She has developed and implemented agency systems to ensure efficiency and clear communication both within the agency, and between the agency and client. Her experience includes major initiatives for United Airlines, Dell, Hertz, BMW, Land O’Lakes and Andersen, just to name a few of the brands who have known the pleasure of her calm and collaborative approach.

ANN BRIMACOMBE

Partner / Creative Director, Art Director

An enthusiastic creator of magic.

Over the course of her career, Ann’s work has been inspired by nature, fashion, photography, pop culture and most importantly, what’s next. In her role at Rise and Shine and Partners, Ann hopes to inspire the agency’s creative resources to ensure that the work is not only impactful, but, well, magical. Before joining us, Ann worked with a wide variety of local, national and global brands including Target, Purina, Dreamworks, Avon, Burger King, Celestial Seasons and Coca-Cola. Her work has received accolades from Communication Arts, Archive, The Art Director’s Club of New York, L.A. Art Directors Club, the Minneapolis Show and the Effies.

ISHAN DUMRA

Director / Strategy & Insights

A next-generation brand strategist with the passion and curiosity to uncover fresh, actionable insights.

With more than a decade of experience crafting smart research, insights, briefs and actionable journey maps for his clients, Ishan combines his strong brand pedigree with a digital-first mindset to help bring progressive campaigns to life. He consistently strives to bring innovative strategies and creative solutions to his clients that engage people and deliver impact. Ishan views businesses and brands holistically and aims to create simplicity from the complex. With a background in both consumer and B2B marketing through cultivated experiences at agencies in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Minneapolis, Ishan has a wide range of category experience, including: CPG, healthcare, food and beverage, financial services, technology and not-for-profit.

MEGAN LEPSCHE

Brand Integration Director

A seasoned ship-steadier with the insight of an insider and the call-me-anytime reliability of a BFF.

Megan is a well-rounded account leader, with a decade of combined corporate, agency, consumer and B2B experience. She’s learned that the best way to elevate clients is by blending her skills in strategic planning, account management and super-detailed project execution for fully integrated brand strategies and campaigns. Her category experience includes financial services, healthcare, agriculture, home improvement, and travel and leisure. Prior to Rise and Shine and Partners, Megan worked for Martin Williams in Minneapolis and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions in Chicago.

ANGELA IAZZETTA

Brand Integration Director

A literal beacon of brand stewardship, bright enough to show clients how their entire teams can feel at home with even the biggest of brand evolutions.

With more than 15 years of advertising, marketing, consulting and political campaign experience, Angela brings a unique blend of insights, strategy and action-oriented solutions to the table. She cultivates strong and productive client relationships with her positive energy, collaborative spirit and oversight of cross-functional agency teams. The results are powerful ideas, smart campaigns and innovative go-to-market strategies. With a background in both B2C and B2B marketing, she has a wide range of category experience, including: retail, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, food and not-for-profit. Prior to Rise and Shine and Partners, Angela was an account supervisor at Augeo Marketing and a strategic marketing manager for PIMCO in New York (formerly Allianz Global Investors).

ANDY GRACA

ACD / Writer

From big ideas to clear, informative content, he finds the right words to bring brands to life.

As a conceptual thinker and creative writer, Andy has helped shape ideas and craft stories for some of the country’s most iconic brands. He draws inspiration from everyday life, observes how people interact with brands and welcomes collaboration. That’s how he ensures every last word is authentic, empathetic, and engaging. Prior to RSP, Andy spent time at Colle+McVoy, Carmichael Lynch, Doner and Fallon where he worked on 3M, Aquanet (explains his luxurious hair), CHS, Subaru, Target, Cat’s Pride, H&R Block, Steak ’n Shake and Ooma.

NICOLE KOSINSKI

Art Director / Designer

A pixel-potent perfectionist who prides herself on branded visions that both shine like diamonds and speak like megaphones.

Throughout the last 4 years at Rise and Shine and Partners, Nicole has worked to create visual designs that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers through print and digital. From concept to design to production, she has worked on a wide range of clients like Land O’Lakes, Thrivent, Element, Hertz, M Health, University of Minnesota, Sunset Marquis, and Andersen Windows & Doors. Prior to her time at Rise and Shine and Partners, Nicole worked at Crispin Porter + Bogusky. While there, her client list included Infiniti, PayPal, Jose Cuervo, Dominos, Hotels.com, Fruit of the Loom, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, and new business.

SASHA WESTIN

Digital Project Manager

A proven patron of digital media experiences who brings comprehensive expertise and creativity to every project.
When it comes to digital project management, Sasha is the triple threat. She manages, implements and optimizes award-winning experiences for clients. Sasha knows her way around modern digital ecosystems and excels at simplifying complexity with creative solutions. From overseeing strategic web initiatives to marketing research and fully integrated campaigns, Sasha keeps projects moving on time and on budget. Over the years, she’s driven work for Andersen, Teleflex, Target.com, Thrvient and The Orthopaedic Institute for Children.
ASHLEY BARANOWSKI

Brand Integration Supervisor

A client-focused team player who brings curiosity, smart thinking and good energy to every conversation.
With more than a decade of B2B and consumer marketing experience, Ashley brings a unique blend of branding, engagement, e-commerce and production knowledge to Rise and Shine and Partners. Her focus on client service, strategic collaboration and attention to detail build strong relationships and deliver results. Prior to joining RSP, Ashley led the Account Management team at BIG. Over the years, she’s worked with world-class brands, including Cargill, Andersen Windows, Best Buy, Microsoft, and Polaris.
MENG YANG

Digital & Social Strategist

An enthusiastic digital strategist who brings brands to life with data, research, creativity and empathy.
Meng’s marketing origins are in social media where he created content, campaigns, and interactive events in the hospitality industry. Since then, he’s leveraged his curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit to sharpen his skills across the digital marketing landscape — including media planning, digital and social strategy, SEO, and data analysis. Throughout his career, Meng has created, developed, and executed digital strategies for start-ups and Fortune 100 companies.
MOUSSA MAIGA

Brand Integration & Strategy Manager

A passionate, digital-first marketer who believes in the collective power of data, creativity and people to drive results.
Moussa sees opportunities where others see challenges. He believes the best marketing solutions are driven by listening, understanding and building trusting relationships to realize what’s possible. Moussa started his career in digital marketing, where he honed his skills in research, IMC planning, search, display and optimization. Before joining RSP, Moussa worked in digital marketing, territory management and recruitment for the University of Minnesota.
AMY McDEVITT

Executive Assistant / Office Manager

An agency veteran who thrives on building and fostering a positive work culture.
In her hybrid role, Amy helps the agency be its best every day. She works closely with the executive team to oversee schedules and special projects, and manages the office to ensure that everyone has what they need to be successful. Amy knows there’s no such thing as a “typical day,” so her professional, solutions-oriented approach fuels our optimistic and energetic agency culture. She believes that having a good day is a choice. Amy’s professional pedigree includes serving in similar roles at Haberman, Olson (ICF Next) and Fallon.
KIM SCHMITT

Accounting Supervisor

A transparent financial partner who creates trusting, long-standing relationships with clients.
Kim is more than just good with numbers. She’s good with people. Since 1994, Kim has built strong client partnerships by combining her buttoned-up accounting practices with natural client service skills. Her collaborative and transparent process helps keep agency and client business running smoothly and  moving forward. Over the course of her career, Kim has managed client accounting for Andersen Windows & Doors, BMW, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Hertz, M Health and Thrivent.
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