Who We Are

brian kristofek
president & CEO

Our team has been together for a long time, largely because we share a consistent belief structure. That starts with the idea that we want to lead an exceptional agency, and we believe that to do that, we need to do outstanding marketing, be a great place to work and run a healthy business.

ellen slauson
evp, account management
brock montgomery
evp, creative services

We believe that insights can change perspectives and open minds. But to find them, you have to dig through all the information you can and analyze the data nine ways to Sunday. And then we believe that you need to pull that insight through everything, from the idea through the media plan, in order to inspire and engage consumers all along the way.

lionel knight
svp, planning

Our Culture is Important

We pride ourselves on perpetuating a culture of passionate, intelligent individuals who strive to promote an environment of creativity, accountability, transparency and collaboration focused on the growth of clients, capabilities and revenue. People are actively encouraged to be themselves, share their skills, help each other out and give back to the agency and the community.


Upshot has consistently been recognized as a top workplace, having been honored by numerous publications over the years.