SOS is comprised of David Schwartz, Katie Brown, Holly Kennedy, Sean Smith, Buddy Malone and a close-knit group of marketing, technology, and design professionals. Our background is in turnaround marketing, marketing analysis, business development, management consulting, brand design, and digital marketing. We have backgrounds in multi-national ad agency, corporate brand design, and small business management since 1992. Our strengths include:
- A robust and well-honed set of business, sales and marketing problem solving diagnostics skills
- Limitless internal resources for generating creative marketing campaigns across all digital and traditional platforms
- Specific experience in specialty food and beverage including specialty coffee
David Schwartz – David attended UCLA and Art Center College of Design. He has worked for major ad agencies on Kawasaki, Honda, Intel, and Alpine, and consulted many coffee industry clients including Caffe D’Vita, PT’s Coffee, Klatch Coffee, Big Train, 1st in Coffee.com/Jura/illy, restaurantware.com, and Cappuccine. His job titles have included VP Sales and Marketing, Director of Marketing, Creative Director, and Design Director. With more than 15 years experience consulting hundreds of businesses on their marketing and business strategies, David is considered a valuable asset by his clients.
Katie Brown – Katie has a BA from California State University Northridge with majors in business and advertising. Most notably, she worked in media planning and PR for major Los Angeles ad agencies on Toyota, Kawasaki, Singapore Airlines, and many other well known accounts. Katie is a marketing strategist and a social media marketing expert.
Holly Kennedy – Holly has a BA in Business and Marketing from UCLA. She has worked as a Senior Copy Writer at TBWA Chiat Day and Young and Rubicam Advertising. She has created content for some of the world’s most iconic brands like Adidas, Grey Goose Vodka and Johnson & Johnson.
Sean Smith – Is a graduate of ITT Tech where he graduated with a BA in Data Communication Systems Technology. Sean has worked at Warner Brothers and has technical skills that can be used to design, deploy and manage data communication systems and infrastructures.
Buddy Malone – A graduate of California State University Los Angeles and is a communications technician.
Specialty Coffee Industry Business Development Marketing