As Partnerships Director, Ross leads business development with current and prospective clients. An experienced client, partner, and product advocate, Ross works closely and collaboratively with clients to identify opportunities, model solutions, and deliver products that drive value for both businesses and users.
Prior to joining AREA 17, Ross worked as Client Services Director at Domani Studios, leading engagement and business development for a broad range of clients including Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, Spectrum and Condé Nast. Ross worked with teams of strategists, designers, engineers and producers to create product, platform and interactive marketing solutions, and he assisted with the company’s transition and acquisition by BBH. Prior to Domani Studios, Ross built and led a client services team at The Orchard, a global digital marketing and content distribution company later acquired by Sony. He focused on strategic digital development for brands, artists and labels including Vice, Volcom and Jazz at Lincoln Center. He holds an MA in Communication from Northwestern University and a BA in Sociology from Trinity College.
A Greenpoint resident, Ross loves travel, food, and music. And yes, he has, in fact, traveled to his namesake in Avignon, France.