MASTERS AT BUILDING BRANDS, COMPANIES AND PERSONALITIES

Our DNA

We act as a strategic partner with all of our clients
We are master storytellers who understand media, news and content
No gimmicks – we live and die by results
We are persistent, detail-oriented and provide flawless execution
We are creative, nimble and proactive
We espouse "competitive teamwork"

Clients

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Adyen
www.adyen.com

Adyen provides a single platform to accept payments anywhere in the world through any sales channel.

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Alterra
www.alterrapest.com

Alterra is the fastest growing pest control company in America.

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BambooHR
www.bamboohr.com

BambooHR is the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of online HR software for small and medium businesses that have outgrown spreadsheets.

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Bessemer Venture Partners
www.bvp.com

Bessemer Venture Partners teams up with entrepreneurs to build durable businesses.

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BlueVine
www.bluevine.com

BlueVine allows small businesses to get paid immediately on their outstanding invoices.

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Bolt Threads
boltthreads.com

Bolt Threads is engineering the next generation of high-performance fibers.

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Instructure
instructure.com

Instructure is a technology company committed to improving education through Canvas – the open, easy-to-use, cloud-native learning management system.

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Cazena
www.cazena.com

Cazena is radically simplifying and speeding up access to big data.

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ClearCare
clearcareonline.com

ClearCare is a web-based software solution that helps home care agencies efficiently focus on providing better care.

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Coho Data
www.cohodata.com

Coho Data frees enterprise customers from the cost and complexity of monolithic storage architecture.

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Credit Karma
www.creditkarma.com

Credit Karma helps 35+ million consumers track, maintain and improve credit health with free tools and information.

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Crocker Ventures
crockerventures.com

Crocker Ventures is an independent, privately-held investment firm that funds promising seed- and early-stage companies in life sciences, IT, education and other high-impact fields of endeavor.

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David Eccles School of Business
business.utah.edu

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is one of the top business schools in the United States and boasts more than 31,000 alumni.

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Digital Ocean
www.digitalocean.com

DigitalOcean provides simple cloud hosting, built for developers.

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Entrata
www.entrata.com

Entrata is the only comprehensive property management software provider with a single-login, open-access Platform as a Service (PaaS) system.

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EPIC Ventures
epicvc.com

EPIC Ventures is a premier early stage software and Internet infrastructure venture firm.

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Experticity
www.experticity.com

Experticity is building the world’s largest community of influential brand advocates and experts to drive retail sales and create better buying experiences.

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Fyusion
fyusion.com

Fyusion is developing advanced 3D image processing technologies for consumer applications.

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Goal Zero
www.goalzero.com

Goal Zero is an innovator of portable solar power systems that power a variety of USB, AC and DC devices anywhere and at any time.

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Health Equity
healthequity.com

HealthEquity is the nation’s oldest and largest dedicated health savings trustee.

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Hide My Ass
www.hidemyass.com

Hide My Ass provides free web proxy, VPN and online privacy tools.

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Hightower
www.gethightower.com

Hightower is transforming the commercial real estate industry through beautiful, thoughtfully designed technology.

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Instart Logic
www.instartlogic.com

Instart Logic is bringing speed, security and scale to empower the world’s most performance-obsessed organizations.

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LANDESK
www.landesk.com

LANDESK software simplifies IT complexity through systems lifecycle management, endpoint security, and IT service management solutions.

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Kimball Art Center
www.kimballartcenter.org

The Kimball Art Center is the heart of Park City's historic and vibrant arts community.

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Knod
www.knod.net

Knod is bridging the education to employment gap by connecting middle classes to employers through competency-based learning.

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Know Yourself
knowyourself.com

Know Yourself is dedicated to inspiring people to achieve health literacy.

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Lytro
www.lytro.com

Lytro is transforming the camera into a powerful computational photography platform and making conventional cameras a thing of the past.

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Manatt Digital Media
manattdigitalmedia.com

Manatt Digital Media is a disruptive one-stop digital media professional services business created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

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MobileFuse
www.mobilefuse.com

MobileFuse makes mobile branding simple.

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Nutanix
www.nutanix.com

Nutanix delivers web-scale IT infrastructure to all enterprises.

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NUVI
nuviapp.com

NUVI is a real-time analytics platform for social media that makes social conversations on the web actionable and insightful.

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Pluralsight
pluralsight.com

Pluralsight is the global leader in online learning for serious software developers, IT specialists and creative artists.

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Prestige
www.gopfs.com

Prestige Financial Services provides consumer financing solutions for franchised automobile dealerships.

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Qualtrics
qualtrics.com

Qualtrics is the world's leading enterprise survey platform.

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Radius
radius.com

Radius delivers predictive marketing software that transforms the way B2B companies discover markets, acquire customers, and measure success.

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REES Capital
reescapital.com

REES (Recognizing & Empowering Entrepreneurial Success) Capital is an angel investment and mentor capital firm.

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Robinhood
www.robinhood.com

Robinhood is a new way to invest in the stock market.

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Rethink DB
rethinkdb.com

RethinkDB is an open-source, distributed database built to store JSON documents at scale.

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Rocket Lab
www.rocketlabusa.com

Rocket Lab is removing barriers to commercial space flight.

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SIM Partners
www.simpartners.com

SIM Partners' technology empowers enterprise brands to maximize digital marketing results at a local level.

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Sorenson Capital
sorensoncapital.com

Sorenson Capital is a private equity firm headquartered in Salt Lake City, providing small to middle-market buyout and growth equity investments.

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Sorenson Legacy Foundation
sorensonlegacyfoundation.org

The Sorenson Legacy Foundation is a non-profit corporation established by the James LeVoy Sorenson family for the purpose of promoting charitable, religious, educational, literary and scientific endeavors.

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Stance
www.stance.com

STANCE builds outstanding socks with character, fit and performance.

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Telesign
www.telesign.com

TeleSign is the leader in mobile-identity solutions.

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textPlus
www.textplus.com

textPlus does everything your carrier does at a fraction of the cost (or even totally free).

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Toca Boca
tocaboca.com

Toca Boca is a play studio that makes digital toys for kids.

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Tongal
tongal.com

Tongal is the world’s first studio on-demand.

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The University of Utah
utah.edu

The University of Utah is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah, serving more than 33,000 students from across the United States and the world.

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Utah State University
usu.edu

Utah State University is a land-grant, public research university, providing a vibrant campus community for approximately 29,000 students.

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Vibes
www.vibes.com

Vibes helps some of the world's biggest brands acquire, engage and deepen relationships throughout the customer lifecycle.

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View
www.viewglass.com

View Inc. manufactures a new generation of architectural dynamic glass that intelligently adjusts in response to external conditions and user preferences, enabling unparalleled control over the amount of light and heat that enters a building.

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VitalSmarts
vitalsmarts.com

An innovator in corporate training and organizational performance, VitalSmarts helps teams and organizations achieve the results they care about most.

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Vivint
vivint.com

Vivint is one of the largest home automation services companies in North America.

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ZEFR
www.zefr.com

ZEFR builds social marketing and rights management software for video.

Services

PR & Influencer Relations

PR & Influencer Relations

We maximize exposure for our clients and create cohesive conversations with media, influencers, customers and consumers.

  • Proactive media relations
  • Trend jacking
  • Thought leadership
  • Crisis communications
  • Analyst relations
  • Grassroots and advocacy

        Strategic Content

        Strategic Content

        We build a winning narrative at the intersection of your unique story and your audience’s interests, and create original, compelling content that drives action – not just clicks.

        • Press releases
        • Contributed articles
        • Newsletters
        • Blog posts
        • Advertorials
        • Case studies
        • White papers

          Social Media

          Social Media

          We capture the right tone and content to connect with your community while humanizing your brand and building relationships.

          • Social content strategy
          • Community building
          • Content creation and deployment
          • Community management
          • Contests and campaigns

          Digital Media

          Digital Media

          We create visual, interactive, dynamic materials that serve a purpose and convey a point of view.

          • Live, animated and motion graphic video
          • Static and interactive infographics
          • Landing pages and microsites
          • HTML email campaigns
          • Slide presentations
          • Websites
          • Quizzes

          About Us

          How do you get to be one of the fastest-growing PR firms in the country? Read More

          At Method, we pride ourselves on being a different kind of communications partner, and our skill set is trusted by some of the most dynamic and exciting organizations in the world. As master storytellers and strategists, we elevate brands to become industry disruptors and dominators. We also execute with the best of them. We're smart, efficient, and know how to think on our feet. Plus, nobody outworks us in doggedly pursuing results. That's the sum of our efforts, the heart of our method.

          Before spinning off as an independent entity, the Method team provided in-house public relations for the Sorenson Companies, a diverse, multibillion-dollar portfolio spanning health sciences, technology, philanthropy and many other industries. The empire's founder, James LeVoy Sorenson, was among the world's greatest biomedical pioneers and the 68th wealthiest person in the U.S., according to Forbes magazine, prior to his passing in 2008. 

          Method at a Glance

          Founded in

          2010

          Offices in
          Salt Lake City, 
          San Francisco and 
          Los Angeles
          Recognized as
          a fast-growing "Emerging Elite" company by MWCN three years running
          Managed the
          public relations campaigns around several multibillion-dollar corporate transactions
          Composed of
          an eclectic team of PR pros, former journalists, political strategists, social media experts and professional writers

          Leadership Team

          David Parkinson
          David Parkinson

          Co-Founder & CEO

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          David Parkinson
          David Parkinson

          Co-Founder & CEO


          David Parkinson is Method’s co-founder and CEO. David has garnered a number of accolades for his leadership and entrepreneurship, including Utah Business' CEO of the Year and EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Award in the Utah Region (finalist).When he’s not outlining the vision for Method, David can be found hitting the gym or traveling to exotic locations.

          David previously served as VP of communications for the multibillionaire Sorenson family and their diverse portfolio of 30-plus companies. He started his career in communications in Silicon Valley, working for Keynote Systems, Adobe and Edelman.

          Jacob Moon
          Jacob Moon

          Co-Founder & Executive Vice President

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          Jacob Moon
          Jacob Moon

          Co-Founder & Executive Vice President


          Jacob Moon is Method’s co-founder and executive vice president, packing more than a dozen years of experience in leadership roles in journalism and public relations. When he’s not crafting successful media strategies for Method’s clients, Jake can be found traveling with his wife, exploring the outdoors with his two boys or singing nursery rhymes with his daughter. Prior to joining Method, Jake ran PR for the Sorenson Companies, a multibillionaire’s diverse portfolio of companies, and served as managing editor at Olympus Publishers, where he led the development and production of Utah Business, the state’s leading business publication, and other publications. 

          Alex Koritz
          Alex Koritz

          Partner & Executive Vice President

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          Alex Koritz
          Alex Koritz

          Partner & Executive Vice President


          Alex Koritz is a partner and an executive vice president at Method. A veteran public relations professional named to Utah Business’ 40 Under 40 list, Alex founded and led his own public relations company, Koritz Communications, which was acquired by Method in 2010. When his nose isn’t in a book, Alex can be found lecturing on historical topics and tearing it up on the ski slopes. He previously served as vice president of public relations for Sprout Marketing and as a senior associate with the New York-based PR firm Coltrin & Associates.
          CAROLYN GUSS
          CAROLYN GUSS

          EVP & LOS ANGELES GM

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          CAROLYN GUSS
          CAROLYN GUSS

          EVP & LOS ANGELES GM


          Carolyn Guss is an executive vice president at Method and the general manager of the agency's LA office. Carolyn founded boutique technology PR agency Kindling Communications, which was acquired by Method in 2014. Outside of the office, Carolyn can be found cheering on fellow Brit Steven Gerrard at LA Galaxy games and attending her kids' ballet recitals and karate competitions.

          Bringing 15 years of experience, both in the U.S. and internationally, Carolyn previously served as head of corporate communications in the United States and EMEA for the telecom giant Orange, and held senior agency positions with Edelman and Porter Novelli, handling campaigns for Apple, Samsung and others.

          HEATHER ENGLAND
          HEATHER ENGLAND

          EVP OF OPERATIONS

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          HEATHER ENGLAND
          HEATHER ENGLAND

          EVP OF OPERATIONS


          Heather England is Method's executive vice president of operations. When she’s not guiding agency operations and overseeing Method’s San Francisco office, Heather can be found taking walks with her rescue chihuahua, Nela, and fixing up her house in Sausalito. Heather is also a cheesemaker and active in animal rescue efforts in Southern California and the Midwest. Prior to joining Method, Heather served as executive vice president, head of human resources and operations at The OutCast Agency.
          Brad Plothow
          Brad Plothow

          EVP of Strategy

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          Brad Plothow
          Brad Plothow

          EVP of Strategy


          Brad Plothow brings more than 12 years of experience in journalism, marketing and public relations to his role as Method’s executive vice president of strategy. When he’s not providing sound strategic counsel to Method's clients, Brad can be found hiking and snowboarding and listening to the Black Keys (sometimes simultaneously). Prior to Method, Brad served as director of strategic marketing and public relations at Utah Valley University, where he was responsible for managing institutional branding during the transition to university status.
          Analisa Schelle
          Analisa Schelle

          Senior Vice President

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          Analisa Schelle
          Analisa Schelle

          Senior Vice President


          Analisa Schelle brings more than 13 years of public relations experience to her role as a senior vice president in Method's San Francisco office. You could say she knows a thing or two about orchestrating amazing results for clients. Before joining Method, Analisa earned her stripes at Cutline Communications and Ogilvy Public Relations, where she helped some of the world’s leading technology companies and promising startups build their brands. In her downtime, this former ballerina enjoys backpacking in the woods, rooting for her prized Denver Broncos and putting her French degree to good use in her second favorite city, Paris – San Francisco obviously takes the top spot!
          Peter Duckler
          Peter Duckler

          Senior Vice President

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          Peter Duckler
          Peter Duckler

          Senior Vice President


          Peter Duckler is a senior vice president at Method based in the agency’s LA office. During his 24-year professional career, Peter has worked with clients in nearly every industry, including professional and financial services, healthcare, technology, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, retail and travel. Outside of the office, Peter can be found at the local cineplex previewing the next Hollywood sleeper or lounging poolside with The Hollywood Reporter. Before joining Method, Peter led the earned media teams for W2O Group and Ketchum, and also spearheaded client social engagement campaigns at ComBlu. 

          Jeff DuBois
          Jeff DuBois

          Vice President

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          Jeff DuBois
          Jeff DuBois

          Vice President


          Jeff DuBois brings more than a decade of public relations experience to his role as vice president at Method Communications. When he’s not serving as communications co-chair of the Greater Salt Lake chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, Jeff can be found voyaging to Disneyland with his family and cheering on his beloved New Jersey Devils. Prior to Method, Jeff managed the Bradley Public Relations Agency, Brigham Young University’s award winning student-run public relations firm, and worked for global PR firms Publicis Dialog and Havas Worldwide.
          Amanda Butterfield
          Amanda Butterfield

          Vice President

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          Amanda Butterfield
          Amanda Butterfield

          Vice President


          Amanda Butterfield brings more than a decade of award-winning broadcast TV and public relations experience to her role as vice president at Method. When her nose isn’t in a book, Amanda can be found giving a new Salt Lake restaurant a try, traveling to interesting places, cycling up a storm or cheering in the stands for the Utah Utes. Prior to Method, she spent seven years at NBC affiliate KSL-TV, serving as evening news anchor and reporter, covering such high-profile stories as the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
          Joshua Heath
          Joshua Heath

          Vice President

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          Joshua Heath
          Joshua Heath

          Vice President


          Joshua Heath brings more than 10 years of public relations experience to his role as vice president at Method Communications. When he’s not crafting the most masterful puns you’ve ever heard in the office, Josh can be found watching Marvel movies with his son and hiking the beautiful mountains in his backyard. Josh is also a professional photographer and photojournalist whose photos have appeared in Inc., Forbes, The Los Angeles Times and MSNBC. Prior to Method, Josh worked in Washington, D.C. at Policy Impact Communications, representing such clients as the government of Kazakhstan.
          Spencer Parkinson
          Spencer Parkinson

          Vice President

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          Spencer Parkinson
          Spencer Parkinson

          Vice President


          Spencer Parkinson brings more than a dozen years of agency and corporate PR experience to his role as vice president at Method. When he’s not relaying the hilarious things his five kids say to the office, Spencer can be found cheering on his alma mater, the BYU Cougars, and trekking to Disneyland and Grand Targhee with his family. Prior to Method, Spencer worked for Symantec, where he was the global PR lead for key business areas and led PR programs with key strategic alliance partners, including Microsoft, HP, Dell, Intel and Adobe.
          Chris Lane
          Chris Lane

          Vice President of Integrated Marketing

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          Chris Lane
          Chris Lane

          Vice President of Integrated Marketing


          Chris Lane is Method’s vice president of integrated marketing based in San Francisco. Chris is no rookie – he brings a wealth of experience executing integrated content, digital, social and experiential campaigns for heavyweights like Adobe, Dell, Google, Sony and The New York Times. Prior to joining Method, Chris worked at Bite, WPP and in Edelman’s technology practice in Silicon Valley. When he’s not pitching guerilla 3D projection, infographics, quizzes, website designs and just about any creative execution under the sun, this avid Italian soccer fan can be found sipping on a sour beer, trying every kind of spicy food he can get his hands on and vehemently judging people who use mason jars for things other than their originally intended purpose.
          Clay Blackham
          Clay Blackham

          Account Director

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          Clay Blackham
          Clay Blackham

          Account Director


          Clay Blackham brings more than a decade of public relations experience to his role as account director at Method. When he’s not tempting co-workers to consume the sugary sweets in the candy bowl on his desk, Clay is an avid runner, meat-smoker and baker. Prior to joining Method, Clay was a partner at tech PR agency Snapp Conner and also executed media and community relations initiatives while working for the Utah Jazz PR department.
          Max Nelson
          Max Nelson

          Account Director

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          Max Nelson
          Max Nelson

          Account Director


          Max Nelson is an account director based in Method’s LA office. When he’s not working through client strategies and reading the day’s tech and advertising news, Max can be found trying out new taquerias and working on his Spotify playlists. Prior to joining Method, Max led PR and communications at SalientMG, working with clients like Rovio, Verizon and Starwood Hotels. Max also led global PR activities for Millennial Media, seeing the company through a successful IPO in 2012
          Lisa Bryant
          Lisa Bryant

          Talent and Organizational Development Manager

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          Lisa Bryant
          Lisa Bryant

          Talent and Organizational Development Manager


          Lisa Bryant is Method’s talent and organizational development manager based in San Francisco. She’s the go-to gal for all things HR – overseeing recruitment, career development, employee relations and training of all Method employees. Off the clock, Lisa can be found music festival hopping, cheering on her beloved Oakland A’s and strolling the streets of Alameda with her Chihuahua/Pomeranian pup, Minnie. She may not be a certified sommelier, but this girl knows her wine. Before joining the Method team, Lisa garnered broad HR experience from several top communications firms, including Edelman, The OutCast Agency and Burson-Marsteller.
          Lisa Stokes
          Lisa Stokes

          Operations Manager

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          Lisa Stokes
          Lisa Stokes

          Operations Manager


          Lisa Stokes brings more than 20 years of organizational experience to her role as Method’s operations manager. When she’s not making sure Method’s trains run on time, Lisa can be found mountain biking in Park City or going off-road with her Jeep in Moab. Prior to Method, Lisa worked for a number of government entities in the Northwest.