Manny starts his days with a HIIT workout or walk called the ‘hour of power’, figuring out ways to best serve his clients, and how to leverage his network and experience building, growing and operating early-stage, fast-growth B2B/B2C, professional service and consumer brand companies. He works with founders, owners, CEOs and executive committee members to grow companies from startup, to sales acceleration, to IPO and beyond.
Manny is a trained project manager and leadership/strategy consultant that approaches every interaction with a high degree of sensibility and sophistication. He is the kind of person that clients trust with their brands, and partners and teammates want to spend time with. He respects others, communicates honestly and operates with integrity all the time.
Manny is founder + partner at Connective Agency and is a MBA graduate of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He participates on boards of directors for education, industry and community action non-profits, including the Dallas Children’s Theater and CompTIA. Manny speaks to new entrepreneurs, mentors career-changers and loves spending time with his family.
Jacqueline spent the first half of her career learning everything about PR, branding and integrated marketing at Ogilvy, working with clients across the finance, technology, consumer goods and professional services sectors. She spent the second-half of her career in-house at awesome companies like Adecco (workforce solutions), Amedisys (healthcare) and Balfour Beatty (commercial construction).
Jacqueline’s passion is identifying communications solutions to organizational challenges and enabling companies to capitalize on market opportunities, regardless of industry. She loves to learn about all types of businesses and help them connect with their employees, customers and communities.
Jacqueline has a BA from New York University from the College of Arts and Sciences Communications School with honors in Journalism, and if someone paid her to go back to college she would go back to NYU in a heartbeat. She enjoys pretending to play tennis well, binge reading books, magazines and (gasp!) print newspapers, running (well, really jogging), practicing yoga, traveling, hiking and spending time outdoors with her family.
For the past 15 years Whitney has worked at the intersection of technology, education, and liberal arts. She began her career as a video editor for an ABC News affiliate while attending Baylor University. Upon moving to Dallas she worked at Apple Inc. where she taught pro-level creative software to industry professionals and also assisted with opening new stores across the U.S. Southwest region.
Whitney launched a Dallas-based small business providing media curatorial services to clients across the country, which allowed her experience in marketing, product delivery, and account management. With a passion for helping others, she worked for 7 years at a Title I public school district, located in South Dallas and Waxahachie, and led district-wide communications and marketing campaigns.
Whitney jumped at the chance to join Connective Agency and is excited to help clients grow their business!
Whitney earned her Bachelors from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Masters from the University of Texas-Tyler. She loves to spend her free time with family and friends, and yummy food is always involved!
Ellie is a high-performance brand specialist and copywriter with experience in leading management companies like Hinge Consulting, a full-service Amazon channel management agency, and TriHealth Health Services Company. Ellie is driven by her desire to produce compelling content. Combining creative strategy and key messaging skills, she has developed content for companies and brands across the globe.
As an account executive at CONNECTIVE, Ellie works with B2B and B2C brands to ensure their marketing/communications strategies are implemented with a high degree of sophistication and effectiveness.
While at Xavier University, Ellie excelled in her studies as an advertising major with a double minor in Digital Media and Communication Arts, while leading outside the classroom as the captain of her university soccer team.
Devon is a member of the design team at CONNECTIVE Agency, with experience in art direction, illustration, new media, UI/UX Design, motion graphics and social media marketing content.
A recent graduate of the Art & Design program at the University of North Texas, Devon spent time at Golin and CDM New York, and in 2018, was selected to participate in the 22-week nationwide fellowship program with MAIP in New York City. Devon now pays it forward and serves as a mentor in the program to the new class of fellows in 2019.
Devon is a Texas native and a singer/musician, basketball fanatic, gamer, and ice cream enthusiast.
Stormi is the Crew Manager (aka Office Ninja) at CONNECTIVE Agency. She works closely with every other member of our team and handles everything: managing meetings, supplies, booking travel, digging deep for all research projects, generating performance and utilization reports and keeping the team running at peak performance.
Originally from Seattle, WA, Stormi moved to Texas in 2016. In a prior life, Stormi was a training specialist at a healthcare tech company and a tour manager for two bands, booking venues and planning route logistics using all her mad skills as they toured across the country.
Outside of the office, Stormi is a musician who teaches drums, guitar and keyboard..
Kailey is a high-energy tactical marketing specialist with program experience in cross-platform digital media analytics, planning, design and delivery for large, regional organizations, such as Keurig Dr Pepper, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, and Communities in Schools.
While at Baylor University her areas of study included journalism and public relations, and she was recognized for her academic excellence as a member of the Dean's Academic Honor's List. Kailey is a leader among her peers, serving as campus president for Dream Outside the Box: Baylor, and as a lead camp counselor at Pine Cove: one of the largest youth camps in Texas.
Outside of work Kailey enjoys reading, serving as a mentoring leader for teens, watching and attending sports events, and spending time with family.
Kahla is a graphic designer with a wide range of design capabilities, including, brand development, digital advertisement, print design and studio art. Highly regarded by her peers and professional mentors for her creativity and imagination, Kahla enjoys the challenges of telling stories through design.
Kahla brings a combined artistic and technical skill set to our design team, creating materials for our clients that set their brands apart across channels.
A recent graduate of Texas Christian University, Kahla received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction. During her time at TCU, she was selected as a member of the Graphic Design Society of Excellence, served as treasurer of TCU Design Focus and won several graphic design competitions, such as the Graphis New Talent 2018 and 2019 Silvers.
Brianna is a third-year summer associate with CONNECTIVE Agency. She works on account management and PR projects that increase client engagement on all media platforms. She is a rising senior at the University of Houston where she is studying Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Political Science. Brianna plans to work in political communications at the national level.
Brianna enjoys documentaries, coffee shops, and cooking.
Katelyn is a second-year summer associate who will work alongside our design artist team. Her clean, minimalist design style will contribute to a robust catalog of client and partner portfolio work. Katelyn is entering her last year at the University of North Texas where she is majoring in Integrated Studies with a focus on graphic design, communications, and marketing. Katelyn plans to work in fashion as a creative director.
She loves traveling, photography and her Boston Terrier, Betsy.
WE LIVE OUR VALUES
ALWAYS ACT WITH INTEGRITY
DO GOOD IN THE COMMUNITY
BE A GREAT PARTNER
CREATE POSITIVE EXPERIENCES
We're business partners and we're married. Some of our friends tell us we're nuts. Our other friends tell us we're crazy.
It works for us. We love working together because we complement each other professionally and personally. You'll see that when you meet us.
We're inspired by our family. Our two daughters, Sofia and Adriana are our reason for everything we do.
They're the ones who inspired us to come together as business partners, so we could build something special for our family. We want to build something that makes them proud and allows us to support their personal and professional journeys too. If you believe that business and family can co-exist, give us a shout because we’re always looking to grow our team with professionals who want to do amazing work for clients.
Our dream is to have CONNECTIVE Agency flourish so that all of us can see what's possible...