Ed Knowlton, Creative Director
Ed Knowlton, Creative DirectorEd is an experienced senior-level Marketing Communications professional who has successfully defined and implemented global communications strategies supporting business and sales goals for many prominent companies and brands, including consumer mass-market packaged goods, business-to-business and the mobile technology sectors. He has addressed such diverse markets as Japan, Korea, China, Western Europe and North America with integrated marketing communications programs and directed international resources towards plan objectives.
Ed has worked closely with many well known companies such as: Lucasfilm Ltd., Rolling Stone, Us Magazine, Macuser, A.C. Neilsen, Hewlett-Packard, LG, Samsung, Sony, Sprint, Verizon, Evofem and Qualcomm and is a "launch" specialist, helping many companies and brands go from business plan to market leader.
Tracy Crowe - Technologist
Tracy Crowe - TechnologistTracy brings over 25 years of marketing, business development and international business experience in computer systems, networking, wireless communications, enterprise, and consumer software.
Tracy has held senior product marketing and market development positions at Neterion, Qualcomm, Emulex and Hewlett-Packard. He is the former VP of Marketing for JNI Corporation, where he helped drive revenue growth to over $100M in two years, during which time the company also went public.
Tracy holds a B.S. Electrical Engineering from Stanford University with industry course work in product management/marketing, international business and organizational development.
James Robarts, Mad scientist
James Robarts, Mad scientistJames Robarts is an accomplished technology visionary and software project manager. For over 20 years he has been researching, proposing, refining, and shipping market-making software. His system architecture and user interface innovations have benefited hundreds of millions of users and generated significant revenue and patent portfolios.
James left Microsoft's Advanced Consumer Devices Group to work with companies pursuing the "smaller, cheaper, faster" trajectory of computing platform evolution. Since then he has formed and lead teams creating prototypes and products for consumer and industrial applications for wearable-computer, PDA, and mobile phone platforms. He has continued inventing, and now has more than 50 granted U.S. patents and more than 80 published U.S. patents to his credit. The majority of these patents constitute a portfolio on context-aware computing, which was acquired recently by Microsoft.
Karen Covington, Marketing
Karen Covington, MarketingKaren Covington is a 20-year marketing veteran for the sports and entertainment industries. Having served as a senior executive for Clear Channel Communications’ radio division, she executed several business development ideas that generated new revenue streams and launched a new product that increased growth by 80%. Her work at Clear Channel and executive positions she held at an MCA Records label and Universal Music distributed label earned her several Gold and Platinum awards from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), commemorating millions in record sales.
At MacGregor Golf with an annual marketing budget of $8M, she served as an integral member of the marketing team to see 40% average company growth by broadening the appeal to average golfers. The increased media value of the company caught the attention of PGA Tour Player Greg Norman, who became a spokesperson for the brand along with and 2X US PGA & Australian Champion Aaron Baddeley.
John Dennis, Art Director, Digital Designer
John Dennis, Art Director, Digital DesignerJohn Dennis is an Internet art director with an expertise in computer animation, web design and development. He is also a past President for the San Diego chapter of AIGA - American Institute of Graphics Arts. John holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin.
With 20 years of professional design experience, John has worked with two international media development and marketing teams, Time Warner Interactive and Qualcomm Eudora. His strong background in graphic design, multimedia interface design and content planning, makes John comfortable working with engineers, marketing managers and the zaniest of designers. In addition, John has dedicated many years to an intensive investigation of design and direction with Flash, Dreamweaver, and Design software.