Meet the Team

 

We hail from some of the biggest and brightest agencies and consultancies. A collection of thinkers and doers who are seeking a better way to work. One that gives us great autonomy, a sense of purpose and an opportunity to master or apply our craft.

 

 

Experts in our craft

Our Team

Scott Gillum

Scott Gillum

Founder & CEO

Scott is the Founder of Carbon Design and the former head of the Washington, DC office for gyro. The largest B2B agency in the world, and Ad Age’s 2016 B-to-B Agency of the Year. Scott writes semi-monthly columnist for MediaPost and his articles have appeared in Forbes, Fortune, Adage, and more.
Jennifer Dusenberry

Jennifer Dusenberry

Solution Architect, Buyers

Jennifer Dusenberry is an experienced marketing strategist who helps organizations find a clear path for connecting. Equal parts dot connector and idea generator, she specializes in uncovering what buyers fundamentally need and want—and how to deliver an experience that motivates engagement.
Jesse Conner

Jesse Conner

Solution Architect, Experience

Jesse Conner is a User Experience Strategist. She is both a graduate of and former instructor at the General Assembly User Experience Design Intensive (UXDI) program in New York, NY.
Vito Zarrillo

Vito Zarrillo

Solution Architect, Creative

Vito Zarrillo is a Creative Director at Carbon Design where he has brought to life marketing and communication plans for multi-national, multi-industry brands. Prior to Carbon Design, Vito was the Executive Creative Director of gyro New York and was responsible for the creative output of the agency.
Joe Camaratta

Joe Camaratta

Solution Advisor, Healthcare

Joe specializes in medical technology innovation and commercialization, taking products from concept to clinical adoption. He built businesses for GE Healthcare and Siemens Healthcare in medical imaging, cardiology and oncology. He also founded and funded two early stage healthcare IT companies to commercialize university-developed technologies…
Dori Pitzner

Dori Pitzner

Solution Architect, Content

Dori Pitzner loves to work with smart, passionate people. As a B2B marketing writer, she relies on her branding, strategy and sales experience to help startups and growth businesses accelerate their success in the fewest words possible.
Ryan DeShazer

Ryan DeShazer

Solution Architect, Performance

Ryan DeShazer is an accomplished marketing professional with fifteen years of agency experience in the fields of search engine marketing, social media marketing, and data analytics.
Glen Drummond

Glen Drummond

Solution Architect

Glen is the first member of the business community to invoke the concepts of “zombie personas” and “shadow segments” to point out the traps that beset us as we form a mental picture of our customers.
Carolyn Perret

Carolyn Perret

Solution Architect, Projects

With over fifteen years in marketing and advertising across client and agency sides, Carolyn offers considerable insights and through-the-line experience on a global and local level. Carolyn worked on some significant digital, direct and mobile campaigns for the likes of Ford, Jaguar-Land Rover, Nokia and Telefonica.
Katherine (Kat) Brown

Katherine (Kat) Brown

Solution Architect, Growth

With a decade of experience in advertising account management and operations, Kat brings a talent and passion for process and organization to Carbon Design.
Steve Wolf

Steve Wolf

Solution Architect, Insights

Steve is a seasoned market researcher and marketing strategist who approaches research with a business mindset. He helps clients understand their industry environment and buyer needs, and translates findings into actionable solutions.
Amy Poersch

Amy Poersch

Solution Architect, Strategy

Amy Poersch is a marketing and strategy consultant with 15+ years of experience helping clients with go-to-market strategy, integrated marketing planning, customer engagement, demand generation, and digital marketing.
Sonita Reese

Sonita Reese

Solution Architect, Outcomes

Sonita is a capability builder and marketer who thrives on helping her clients build their organizations and connect with their audiences. She has 17 years of experience in consulting, marketing and nonprofit management and has worked in Asia, Europe and across North America.
Antonio Ramirez

Antonio Ramirez

Solution Architect, Platforms

Entrepreneur, founder and user experience visionary highlighting the best of both LATAM and USA markets. With over 20+ years of experience in both technical and design background. He has a particular interest in understanding what makes communication work. What the human drivers are. What builds brands and businesses.
Richard Lefkowitz

Richard Lefkowitz

Solution Architect, Platforms

Richard Lefkowitz is an award-winning, leading advertising executive with cross-functional expertise in Media and Marketing. With an industry-wide reputation for skills in negotiating win/win deals, Richard’s proven track record of driving unprecedented results combines big-picture strategic planning, innovation, and creativity with strong business and relationship management expertise, in-depth understanding of consumers and markets, and his outstanding relationship-building and negotiation abilities.

Team Testimonials

What Do You Like About Working Here?

Amazing collection of communication professionals across all disciplines cherry picked from iconic agency’s. Great balance of work/life environment with autonomy to get the job done.

– Glassdoor Review

Carbon Design has assembled a fantastic set of strategy, research, content, digital, and campaign experts in a very flat, collaborative environment that, in my opinion, produces more innovation for clients and more interesting work for Carbon's professionals.

– Glassdoor Review

Makes the Gig Economy and work/life balance real by bringing in the right talent to bear on the right projects at the right time.

– Glassdoor Review

The well-rounded people. The ratio of emphasis on smart work vs politics and power. The opportunity to be selective about the kind of work we bid. The innovative nature of the assignments we create for ourselves. I could go on.

– Annual Talent Survey

The ability to work remotely is priceless. Carbon Design challenges their employees to achieve their best daily resulting in high morale and employee satisfaction. The management team really seems to care about their employees. We are happy to be part of Carbon's TEAM.

– Glassdoor Review

I like the ability to work on a variety of projects with talented teams of like-minded people.

– Annual Talent Survey

Great people: smart and savvy, unique expertise and still down-to-earth. I appreciate that Glen and Scott are not always "all business" and connect with me as person.

– Annual Talent Survey

Great team, super-positive and supportive environment, interesting work, opportunity to work with the latest approaches, e.g. Challenger Marketing, and technologies, e.g. xiQ, work-life balance and flexibility

– Glassdoor Review

Smart people who know both marketing and how things need to get done at client organizations. Interesting clientele and project assignments -- which tend to be large in scale and hence both transformative for the client, and which create unique challenges to solve for along the way. And perhaps most important, teammates who are fun to work with!

– Annual Talent Survey

Carbon Design gets it. They understand that work-life boundaries need to exist, and not stand by it, but it is one of the Core Values of the company. Management does a great job of leading by example in what a flexible work environment and workforce is and can be, and how to make it effective for clients and employees.

– Glassdoor Review

You couldn't ask for a better place to work if you're an experienced marketer that seeks flexibility in their schedule. At Carbon Design you're able to set your own hours, work remotely (this is rooted in the company's DNA well before Covid) and work alongside a team of smart, dedicated, kind individuals. I come from a decade of traditional big-agency experience and now that I have a young kid at home full-time it's amazing to be able to be able to devote time to my family while still being involved in engaging work.

– Glassdoor Review

Interested in Joining the Carbon Team?