As ARGONAUT’s founder, Hunter has spent his career working with brands at pivotal points of inflection, helping each of them unlock their timeless potential. Obsessed with creative effectiveness, his superpower is helping brands build, scale, and comeback. Prior to ARGO, Hunter “grew up” at agencies like Wieden+Kennedy and Goodby Silverstein & Partners. And he is no stranger to complex global brand development as demonstrated by his global creative leadership on brands like MetLife, Fitbit, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, INFINITI, and Chevrolet.
A veteran of Wieden + Kennedy and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Hunter has spent his entire career working with brands at pivotal points of inflection, helping each of them unlock their timeless potential. Obsessed with creative effectiveness, he has helped brands build, scale, and come back. Obsessed with effectiveness, his creative leadership has had a significant impact on the businesses of brands like Cricket Wireless (to the tune of 8 consecutive years of growth), Fitbit, Chevrolet, Frito-Lay and Coca-Cola among others. Hunter was named one of the top 20 creative directors worldwide by Creativity magazine and was featured in Adweek’s Creative 100 List. But, due to his humility, Hunter would never tell you this. It’s a good thing he’s not the one writing this bio.
A founding member of the agency, Katie has played many roles since ARGO opened in 2013, her 20 years of experience grounded in business development and strategy and brand management. Having started her career in media strategy within Publicis before spending the majority of her professional journey working on iconic brands at creative agencies Leo Burnett and GS&P, Katie cares deeply for cross-disciplinary collaboration and believes it has been a crucial ingredient to ARGO’s most valuable creative work. As part of this role, Katie spearheads the ongoing development and consistent use of the agency’s Proven Methodology, the repeatable process that guarantees creative value amongst clients and companies looking to unlock their iconic potential.
A 20-year finance veteran, Allan has spent the bulk of his career working in Finance within creative service industries like advertising and architecture which has allowed him to not only develop mastery in forensic accounting, but to also hold the softer context and story behind the numbers and our client’s needs. Creative in his own right, Allan has provided financial leadership within agencies like Goodby, Silverstein & Partners during a period of rapid growth and scaling, which prepared him for ARGO’s own growth trajectory and also gives him an intimate understanding of what many of our clients are also going through. His understanding and empathetic bedside manner is equally matched by his financial stewardship and moral compass…and also his ability to crack dry jokes.
Will has spent his career helping brands make better decisions using data, rooted in a firm belief that numbers, like any type of truth, can be a powerful source of creative inspiration. He began his career as a management consultant before working on Wall Street and then at the adventure-running company Tough Mudder. Prior to joining ARGONAUT, he was Senior Vice President of Insights and Analytics at Citizen Relations and Executive Director of Data and Analytics at Forsman & Bodenfors, where he worked on content-led strategies for Goldman Sachs and brand building for Alphabet’s X: “the Moonshot Factory.”
An executive strategy leader with a global perspective and 15-plus years of experience across a variety of categories and Fortune 500 brands, such as Levi’s, Allbirds, Amazon, P&G, Kimberly-Clark, Nestlé, Logitech, and more. Mag loves to explore not only the loveable nuances of our consumer audiences but also, who they see as their own “muses” for inspiration. Driven by the intersection of culture, community, and commerce, she is a bilingual third-culture kid and dual citizen, born and raised in Paris but residing in America for the last 22 years.
With more than 23 years of experience, Hemant has been chasing creativity around the world, working with some of the best minds, clients, and agencies in the process. He has worked in Delhi, Mumbai, Amsterdam, London, Seattle, and Boulder before finding a home in New York. Over the years, he has created memorable campaigns for clients across industries, and has extensive experience in Tech and Healthcare for brands like Citrix, Nokia, Verizon, Cricket, Enfamil, and Valtoco.
As the senior-most account leader at ARGONAUT, Tristan is both quarterback and coach for his teams, bringing 15-plus years of experience in advertising and unafraid to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty. Prior to assuming the role of department lead, Tristan served as the Executive Brand Director on ARGONAUT’s largest client, Cricket Wireless; his understanding of the business and client leadership has had an immense impact on the ongoing success of the business. Over his career he has had the opportunity to provide account stewardship on a variety of brands, including HP, Intel, eBay, AAA, Staples, Twitter, Dignity Health, Columbus Meats, and Helix (DNA, not the mattresses).
Jon thrives on bringing creative ideas to life through the close collaboration of agency teams, brands, and partners. He believes you can make any idea possible through ingenuity, flexibility, and purpose. This has led to producing some of his favorite work with brands like Subway, Frito-Lay, Denny’s, Starbucks, Hardee’s, and Carl’s Jr. Jon is proud to have introduced ARGONAUT’s diversity spend initiative, the ARGO Pledge, and sustainable practices in production as a member of Green the Bid. Over the course of his career, he’s had the opportunity to pick up lots of shiny awards, including D&AD, One Show, and Cannes.