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Adam PadillaCo-Founder/Chief Creative Officer

Adam Padilla is the Co-Founder of BrandFire and Chief Creative Officer. A celebrated branding expert, Adam lends his insight, tactical intelligence and abundant creative talents to his clients.

Adam has been working with his partner Jesse Itzler since 2007, directing projects for ZICO, NetJets, Pretzel Crisps, Tom Brady and RUNDMC.

He is frequently called on to comment on branding and popular culture on WPIX, FOX Nightly News, Bravo, CNN, and CNBC.

Adam is also a regular contributor to AdWeek, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Fast Company. Aside from his professional accomplishments, Adam is also an influential content creator. His @adam.the.creator account is one of the largest original meme pages, with over 1 billion total yearly impressions across social channels.

Miriam QuartDirector, Accounts & Media

Miriam is BrandFire’s Director of Accounts and Media. She has more than 20 years of agency experience in client services and media planning and buying. Miriam brings a business and marketing perspective to each of her clients by offering them integrated thinking from consumer insights to brand and media strategies to creative services.

Miriam’s category experience includes consumer electronics, cable, fashion, beauty, packaged goods, airlines, and financial services.

Miriam is called on to provide insight into the media and branding world and is a long-time contributor to several trade and consumer publications, including Forbes, Portfolio, and Global Cosmetic Industry.

Miriam holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Pace University and resides with her husband and two children in New York City.

Carissa Hope SteinSenior Lead Designer

Carissa is our senior lead designer, optimist, and self-proclaimed punk rock expert. With 5+ years of experience, she brings her knowledge and passion of all things branding and typography to the next level.

Carissa holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from NYIT. She has worked at several NYC agencies, on a number of freelance projects and has been featured in BuzzFeed and CNBC’s The Profit.

She currently lives in Bayside with her two pups and is always on the hunt for new places to brunch, be and explore.

Jesse ItzlerCo-Founder

Jesse Itzler is the Co-Founder and strategic advisor of BrandFire.

In 2001, Itzler co-founded Marquis Jet, one of the largest private jet card companies in the world. Itzler served as the company’s Vice Chairman until the company was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway, parent company of NetJets, in 2009.

In 2009, Itzler created the 100 Mile Group, a brand incubator and accelerator. The company announced a partnership with ZICO Coconut Water and the Coca-Cola company in 2009. In 2012, ZICO was acquired by Coca-Cola for an undisclosed sum. 100 Mile Group eventually evolved into BrandFire when he partnered with Adam Padilla in 2012.

Recently, he has published two best-selling books and begun to pursue key note speaking.

George ReschDirector of Influencer Marketing

George Resch is BrandFire’s Director of Social Strategy and a partner. He is considered one of the most influential personalities on the internet, and collects an aggregate of over 6 billion total yearly impressions with his original memes and creative brand promotions.

George lends his firsthand experience with social and insight into pop culture to all of BrandFire’s projects. His popular Instagram accounts @tank.sinatra, @influencersinthewild and @tanksgoodnews have a combined 6 million+ followers and growing.

Truly a larger-than-life personality, Tank has been featured on The Ellen Show, ABC’s Nightline, Huffington Post, ELLE, Vogue, MTV and Inc.com. His Think Tank digital series is featured on The Ellen Show homepage and Ellen TV.