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Who is Brave? 

We are a group of strategists, creatives, verbalists, & visualists from top branding and advertising agencies who discovered our true passion is focusing on new brands, new territories and new ideas. We've launched new brands from all categories ranging from banking to beverages, predictive modeling to powder mountains.

We’re just like you— Striving to help bold brands and their goosebump-inducing ideas come to life.

Our Clients

We've worked with both CPG and B2B brands.

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Some Brave Leaders

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TRACY KOLLKER COLEMAN

Leading Brave is Tracy Kollker Coleman. 

Behind the bright smile and infectious energy is a dangerously savvy marketer and business leader. For starters, Tracy has launched more brands than should be legal. Working on big, international clients like MillerCoors, Nissan and Pepsi (to name a few). She's helped introduce the world to Redd's Apple Ale (Nielsen's Innovative Brand of the Year), Nissan X-Terra, Naked Cold Press Juices and more. She also wears inspiration on her sleeve and offers it to anyone in need. Her leadership experience in marketing and consulting steps from fashion to auto to artificial intelligence and includes organizational, brand and innovation expertise. In short, she’s a force to be reckoned with that you’ll actually want to hang out with.

NOLAN GARRIDO

Visual Strategy 

 

Nolan is a problem solver. He often solves them with a thumbnail sketch. He's a master at listening to hear and observing to see. Acting on 3 principles: mindfulness, pride and craftsmanship, Nolan inspires vision, imagination and collaboration with each project. Nolan is constantly learning and believes if you have nothing to learn, you aren't his type of teammate --  unless of course, the project will save unwanted kittens and puppies. He puts love into everything he does....  from a coupon layout to a branding campaign, like ragu, it’s in there. He brings his contagious happiness, vision and his thumbnail strategy to our brands who understand the importance of knowing who you are and making authentic connections, including U.S. Army, Coca Cola Company, Disney, Nintendo, and Target.

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MATT HAWLEY

Executive Creative Director  
 

Matt’s a seasoned strategic creative leader who’s true talent lies in finding (or creating) the open space. You know, that space where creativity flourishes, innovation happens, and brands break out. He’s helped a wide variety of clients including MillerCoors, PepsiCo, Red Bull, Sony, Google, Amazon, Polaris, P&G, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, Vail Resorts and more. Matt has built a few companies from the ground up and been a big part of the success of a few others. Most recently he was VP Creative at TBWA/The Integer Group, but if you ask him what the best job (and learning experience) of his life has been, he’ll tell you all about being a YMCA summer camp counselor. Matt tries hard to achieve his goal of spending time outside every day. Thankfully, it isn’t too difficult in Colorado. 

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WILL MCKEAND

Verbal Strategy 


Way more than a copywriter and creative director, Will McKeand is a dot connector. He lives for coming up with unique and unexpected ways of bringing people, brands, and products together through a common purpose. His approach has gotten consumers talking, clicking, buying, and evangelizing for global and national brands like The North Face, Coors Light, Goodyear, 3M, Craftsman, and Vail Resort, and startups like Renew Senior Communities, Ebbu, and Blindspotz. Will has a deeply rooted David-not-Goliath mentality, and it comes through in the scrappy ways he and his teams bring smart strategic ideas to life.