Independent, full-service advertising
and marketing agency.
We combine brand building with
We create ideas
4A’s “Best Small Agency in the U.S.”
CEO / Chief Creative Officer
Over the last 30 years, Stuart has worked for blue chip clients at agencies across the country and around the world. Stuart founded DRZP in 2006, and along the way has earned the trust of C-Suite executives of companies ranging from Fortune 500 to technology start-ups. Prior to starting the agency, Stuart held leadership positions at some of the best agencies in the country, including Fallon Minneapolis. Stuart's experience spans a diverse range of product categories including technology, hotels, cars, financial services, airlines, and healthcare. He is equally comfortable in the B2B and B2C space. His numerous accolades include the Grand Prix at Cannes, an Emmy nomination, Gold Effies and five films in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art. Outside of work, Stuart is an accomplished musician who has released four albums to critical acclaim. He lives in Los Angeles.
Brand Integration Director
As a 20-year creative and digital agency veteran, Harper has crafted multi-channel commerce and marketing strategies for clients such as Samsung, AT&T, NBC, HBO, ConAgra and the Grateful Dead. Harper’s efforts have continued to branch into Corporate Social Responsibility and she is working with companies to inspire a culture of good and create purpose-driven socially-conscious strategies that drive civic engagement and positive impact for her clients and our world.
Brand Integration Director
For the past decade, Rob has built and executed integrated marketing programs for brands like P&G, Google, Samsung and Mastercard, in both the US and internationally. He brings to the table a deep understanding of digital marketing, as well as an acute ability to understand the insights of what motivates end consumers - which has helped create campaigns that combine targeted media, thumb-stopping content and great storytelling to drive clients' businesses.
Brand Integration Director/ Managing Director (NY)
During his career Steve has held top management positions in agencies large and small, with one commonality–client growth. Steve has been CEO and President of FCB NY, COO of Grey Atlanta, EVP/Managing Partner of the darkGrey business unit at Grey, and ran his own agency, smiths. Steve’s brand experience includes BellSouth, Borden, The Coca-Cola Company, Gerber, Hershey, Hertz, IHOP, Kraft/Nabisco, Labatt’s, Lysol, Met Life, Motorola, Nokia, Radisson Hotel Group, Unisys and Verizon. Steve also is a member of the advisory boards of 4Digital Inc., an AI behavior analytics software company, and the Fordham University Alumni Association—where he received his BS and MBA—as well as serving as Trustee and Marketing Vice-Chair for St. John’s Riverside Hospital Group in Westchester, NY. Steve has been a part of D’Rozario & Partners since 2015, when he was a senior account lead on the Hertz Global business.
group strategy director
With over 20 years in advertising, Tamsin brings a unique and varied approach to strategy. She spent her first ten years in media, giving her a strong foundation in building insights from data and analytics, before making the shift to brand and creative strategy where she has worked with highly acclaimed and awarded agencies such as BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi, Deutsch LA and BBH. Originally from New Zealand, Tamsin has gained experience across a wide variety of clients and industries within both NZ and Australia, and more recently the U.S. The last few years have seen her work on significant brand and product transformation projects with the likes of Volkswagen, Sprint and T-Mobile, the latter focusing on their 5G roll out. Tamsin is now based in Los Angeles where she is focused on partnering with clients to unlock the best insights, the best ideas and of course, the best results.
Business Strategy Consultant
Russell’s background in marketing and technology is as deep as it is wide. In CEO and CMO roles, has led international branding and new product development initiatives for technology innovators including Dell, Adobe, Xero and Sift Science. He has also held numerous executive positions at an impressive roster of advertising agencies, including serving as President and CEO of JWT Worldwide (Diversified Agency Services). In addition to his expertise in strategic communications and global branding, Russell is renowned for driving advances in SaaS software, machine learning, AI, media and the Internet. He has a long history with DRZP, both as a client at Dell and as a consultant for the agency.
Steve has an eye for great design and a simple philosophy: create and nurture smart, effective solutions that emotionally connect with an audience. He has been relentlessly pushing boundaries for over 30 years on many global and regional brands including Dell, Lands’ End, Hertz, United Airlines, Vertex, OutSystems and more. Steve’s work has been recognized by Clios, Cannes, Communication Arts, Graphis, D&AD, Mobile Marketing Global Awards, Archive, national ADDYs, the Art Directors Club of New York and the London International Festival. In addition, he has work in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as the Library of Congress.
Michael’s 25-plus years of agency experience has seen him create memorable campaigns for some of the world's most important and beloved brands. At his core, he is a creative problem solver with a relentless passion for visual and narrative storytelling, brand identity, photography and graphic design. Subaru, Hertz, Bahamas Tourism, United Airlines, Holiday Inn, Citibank, NYSE, National Rental Car, Travelers Insurance and Thrivent Financial are some of the clients Michael has done award-winning work for, as both art director and creative director. His work has been recognized by Cannes, The One Show, Communication Arts, D&AD, ADD’'s and The Effies. Michael lives in Minneapolis with his wife Lisa and daughter, Maria.
Digital Design Director
For the past 20 years, Natalia has been designing brand identities, websites and worked on digital campaigns for clients such as Volvo, Hertz, United Health Group, Target, United Airlines, Dell, Vertex, OutSystems and more. Her work has won numerous industry awards. Natalia’s designs are beautiful, intuitive, and intelligent. A Belarus native, she is a graduate of the prestigious Minsk Art Lyceum and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design from the University of Minnesota.
Julian developed a passion for writing, design, and photography at an early age. Then, after studying financial economics and computer science, found himself in a career in private equity – eating sushi and working on the deal team. After three years of that, the pull of the creative world got him into advertising. Julian joined DRZP in 2019, and has quickly become an indispensable part of the team. He played a key role in the rebranding and launch of Lumen, closely overseeing the creative development of digital and social content. He is also actively involved in Cognizant, Utegration, and LaCure. In addition to working on the creative side, he also plays an important role in the business operations of DRZP and DRZP Productions. Julian lives in Los Angeles and is, of course, gluten-free.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR
Elyse is a dynamic integrated marketing and brand leader with extensive B2B and B2C project management experience. With over 10 years in advertising, she has worked on clients such as Chobani Yogurt, Jagermeister, Tullamore Dew, New York Stock Exchange, Thomson Reuters, and Spectrum. She lives in Northern California where she enjoys camping and all things outdoors.
From cars and spacecraft, to toys and computers, to banks and packaged goods, Michael has worked on virtually every kind of advertising throughout his 30-year career, in virtually every kind of media. Prior to DRZP, he worked at agencies such as Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners and Merkley Newman Harty, and more recently helped lead the Northrop Grumman account at McGarry Bowen. Michael is based in Manhattan and spends his spare time trying to keep up with his 9-year old son.
With more than 25 years of experience as a copywriter, Dan has created smart and effective advertising for virtually every product category in existence. He’s been part of the DRZP family since the agency began, working on integrated branding initiatives for United Airlines, Dell, Hertz, OutSystems, Vertex and Wagner, to name a few.
Marketing Strategy & Innovation
Jon Bond is one of the advertising and marketing industry's most recognized thought leaders and entrepreneurs. He has developed several significant companies and marketing concepts over his 30-year career. Jon was Co-founder and CEO of Kirshenbaum Bond and Partners, arguably the original “word of mouth” agency, and the first modern multi-disciplinary, integrated agency. From 2010 to 2012, Jon was CEO of Big Fuel (now part of Publicis), one of the world’s largest social media agencies. In addition, Jon co-founded and sold one of the first online media agencies (iballs) to Microsoft in 2000. At D’Rozario & Partners, Jon is responsible for Strategic and Marketing Innovation. Jon’s working relationship with Stuart goes back 20 years, and he has been part of D’Rozario & Partners in various different capacities over the past decade. Jon co-authored “Under the Radar,” a best-selling book about talking to today’s cynical consumer. He has lectured at Harvard Business School, Columbia, NYU, The University of Texas (Austin), and Washington University. Jon was voted number 4 in Adweek’s “Executive of the Decade” poll.
Larry brings a wealth of production experience to the DRZP team. He has produced commercials, branded content and new media for over 30 years with some of the top production companies, advertising agencies and brands around the world. He has worked as both an independent freelance Producer as well as the Head of Production/EP at such companies as A Band Apart, MJZ and Boss Films. He has an in-depth knowledge of project management and is a skilled Producer who makes the process look effortless. His understanding of the art of filmmaking allows him to help translate ideas into memorable messages that connect with the audience. His brush with fame came in the form of a short live action film he produced which was nominated for an Academy Award. He lives in Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles with his family.
Starting in his career as an award-winning student filmmaker, Jack has been producing in the agency space for over 35 years: live action, animation and more for commercials, digital / social media, experiential and more. His client list includes Target, United Airlines, Coca-Cola, Harley Davidson, IKEA and many more, with tenures at Carmichael Lynch, Colle McVoy, Best Buy and Peterson Milla Hooks, and many years with DRZP. Work Jack produced has been featured in the Super Bowl, the AICP Show: The Art and Technique of the American Commercial and the AICP Next Awards and awarded Clios, AdFed Best of Show and a Cannes Gold Lion. Jack is a native of Minneapolis, resident of St. Paul and graduate of the University of Minnesota. His own films and photography have featured in galleries, news sites and publications including the Walker Art Center, the Mpls Photo Center, Twin Cities Daily Planet, the Saint Paul Almanac and others.