Polly Carpenter / Co-Founder
For over 30 years, Polly has managed her multi-disciplinary creative agency, Carpenter Group, located in a spacious loft overlooking the water towers of SoHo, NYC. She has been involved in the launch of many of the country’s best known financial services and insurance brands in areas such as asset management, retail distribution, advisor platforms, wealth management, alternative investments, retirement and annuities, resulting in many billions of assets raised. Polly attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, and graduated with a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and co-heads the NY RISD alumni chapter. Polly is our business brains and keeps us all in line.
Dee Dunn / Co-Founder
A cultural producer and educator, Dee has worked with the Smithsonian Institution, the Philip Johnson Glass House, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Buckminster Fuller Institute, the Rubin Museum, among other organizations. Dee's expertise is launching organizations, experiences, cross-disciplinary programs, partnerships and products that promote positive engagement and stimulate creative leadership and action. Dee was the founding Director of America: Now and Here, a pioneering venture to position art (including music, film, poetry, theater and visual art) as a catalyst for civil dialogue in communities across the USA. She was Director of Education at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, where her innovations earned her the inaugural Smithsonian Education Achievement Award. Dee is our connection to the creative community and in charge of user acquisition.
Chuck Routhier / Co-Founder
Chuck brings more than 25 years of design experience in both the digital and analog world. For the past three years Chuck was creative director of Swipp, a web and iOS app where he developed the branding and marketing as well as product and design development and UX/UI design of both the consumer app and the suite of business apps. He has also worked on comprehensive branding programs for Hertz, Blackberry, Burger King, Capital One, Clairol, Lipitor, Maxwell House, Morgan Stanley, Cetaphil, Song Airlines and Thomas’s. Chuck’s role is product development and UI/UX design and all things graphic. chuckrouthier.com
Jennifer Routhier / Co-Founder
Jen is a seasoned brand strategist who develops compelling and meaningful stories for some of the world’s most recognizable brands. Her expertise includes naming, voice and messaging, creative strategy and employee engagement.
Jen began her career at the New York office of Landor Associates, where she led engagements for clients including Verizon, Capital One, and Sephora. Jen is our strategic branding and communications leader.