• Boris de Malvinsky

    Co-Founding Partner, Mistress.tech

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    Boris de Malvinsky

    Co-Founding Partner, Mistress.tech

    A 15-year veteran of marketing and communications, with a strong entrepreneurial attitude. Launching his professional career at Jung von Matt Boris went on to become a founding member and later COO of kempertrautmann helping to build a 7-people-start-up into an established brand with over 200 employees, subsidiaries and clients like Audi or METRO.

    As co-founder of Mistress.tech Boris is still leading key accounts from the front eager to push things forward. Today he is focussed on developing (digital) products and services that create customer value and have measurable effects on business goals at the same time. That is why he is often working with the client’s strategy, BI, R&D, Marketing and IT at the same time. He also builds multidisciplinary teams outside corporate structures to develop first initial projects.

  • Blake E. Marquis

    Design & Interactive Partner

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    Design & Interactive Partner

    Design and Interactive partner Blake E. Marquis’ work permeates the company’s aesthetic, from its internationally awarded campaigns and projects to Mistress’s 404 page. Prior to Mistress, Blake worked with Shepard Fairey at Studio Number-One and fashion brand Obey. His art and design have been exhibited worldwide, while his fonts are bestsellers at Youworkforthem foundry. When he isn’t at Mistress you can find him at Otis College of Art and Design where he teaches Interactive Branding, Content Production and Art Direction.

  • Iyana Sarrafieh

    Social Media Director

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    Iyana Sarrafieh

    Social Media Director

    Iyana is the bi-coastal music-nerd that turned her love of culture and community into a career rooted in social engagement. Big or small, she has a passion for helping brands find their place in popular conversation through the ever-evolving social sphere. Today, she’s leading the social team at Mistress as the Social Media Director, bringing with her a desire to do world class work.

  • Damien Eley

    Creative Partner

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    Creative Partner

    Internationally awarded creative director Damien Eley has spent the last 17 years working between Sydney, New York, London and Los Angeles. Along the way, he has created everything from traditional, integrated advertising campaigns to world-breaking records, global brand re-inventions, TV series and musicals.

    He’s judged, tutored, lectured and presented in the above-mentioned continents.

  • Rachel Guest

    Creative

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    Creative

    Rachel Guest is one of Mistress’s resident wordsmiths. She began her career in sunny Sydney, where she spent four years creating awarded, global, integrated campaigns for clients such as MasterCard and Coca-Cola. Rachel is also passionate about her not-for-profit projects and cheese.

  • Jens Stoelken

    Strategy Partner

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    Strategy Partner

    An entrepreneur with a creative edge, Jens has spent 20 years launching and establishing brands, both in the US and overseas. He believes in the power of technology and forward thinking, and that strong insights, creatively communicated, transform brands.

    Jens Stoelken hails from Germany, where he ran his own agencies and helped launch the West McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 Team. In the U.S. as managing director of Kastner and Partners NY, he was responsible for Red Bulls’ below-the-line advertising and event promotions. As a founding partner of Mistress, he directly oversees strategy on anything that requires a keen business and strategic eye.

  • Scott Harris

    Creative Partner

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    Creative Partner

    Scott Harris is an internationally awarded creative director and co-founder of Mistress in Los Angeles and Mistress.tech in Hamburg. Scott has spent the last 12 years working between New York, London and Los Angeles, and has created global experiential campaigns for Hot Wheels, a TV series for Red Bull and the world’s first ever musical for a brand, Unilever.

  • Trevor Paperny

    Producer

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    Producer

    Trevor is a West Coastian, who has always had a passion for production around surfing and skating. He has recently transitioned his production skills to the ad world and has been walking around Mistress in the shoes of a Jr. Producer. When not in the office, you can find him jumping, flipping, spinning, airing, climbing and flying.

  • Kimberly Vorse

    Partner's Assistant​

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    Kimberly Vorse

    Partner's Assistant​

    Kimberly spends her days at Mistress organizing where people need to be and nights pursuing her very recent lifelong dream of becoming the world’s first ever rollerskating ukulele rockstar. On weekends, Kim can be found crafting elaborate emoji art and hunting the internet for good food eats.

  • Adam Wagner

    Creative

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    Creative

    Adam is a TV comedy writer turned agency copywriter whose experience includes stints writing for Jimmy Kimmel Live and Tru TV’s Impractical Jokers. A big thinker with degrees in both literary arts and applied mathematics, Adam is great at breaking down right-brain problems in a left-brain way. He’s also a real life influencer, having founded the popular sketch comedy Youtube channel Garlic Jackson Comedy, whose sketches have been featured on Buzzfeed, TIME, Entertainment Weekly, MTVU, Collegehumor, FunnyorDie, Huffington Post, Jezebel and scores of other happening websites. When not writing, Adam can be found playing chess, surfing or wearing cardigans.

  • Sam Farfsing

    Designer Director

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    Designer Director

    Native Angeleno Samuel Farfsing left NYC to follow his hometown’s irresistible calling–they call it the “best coast” for a reason, amirite? Samuel has sharpened his design and art direction chops working for Ogilvy & Mather’s Brand Integration Group “B.I.G” and as Design Director at The Brand Union NYC for clients like Pernod Ricard, Coca-Cola, Sprite and The Absolut Vodka Group. When he’s not on the westside with his Mistress family, you can find him cruising on the 110 freeway, listening to K-DAY (or NPR)…or south of the border, venturing in one of the 31 states of México.

  • Allison Ramirez

    Community Manager

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    Community Manager

    A Florida Keys-raised conch, Allison sometimes writes about place and other times about things that make her mom cringe. She whet her social media palate on the 34th floor of the Hearst Tower in NYC, and has an affinity for mini goats and Motown music.

  • Dave Averdick

    Developer

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    Developer

    Dave Averdick is an interactive designer and developer, who prides himself on being able to bring great ideas to life in a digital world. When not at the Mistress HQ, Dave enjoys riding his bicycle, playing hacky-sack, and finding new mountains to climb.

  • Robert Longoria

    Front Lines Associate

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    Robert Longoria

    Front Lines Associate

    Having been born and raised in Los Angeles, Robert can survive off sunshine and great vibes alone. He was predisposed to the seduction of Mistress through his thirst for knowledge and his admiration of the arts. Robert has starred in numerous baby diaper commercials that aired across the United States and Mexico. Do you recognize him? We know you do.

  • Gamelle Queen

    Finance Manager

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    Finance Manager

    Gamelle Queen is a finance manager and CMA with over four years of advertising experience. This LA native can be found building financial models and creating Excel spreadsheets during the day, and following the Lakers, Dodgers and Trojans by night. Gamelle is also an epic food-truck chaser and might even leave the westside if the Yelp review is good enough.

  • Mike Toofer

    Director, New Business

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    Director, New Business

    As Mistress’s Director of New Business, Mike is responsible for all aspects of client acquisition, including agency marketing and PR. Prior to this, Mike was a Mistress Account Director, where he led accounts and strategy for some of our most dynamic clients. His accomplishments include improving Jägermeister’s brand perception, increasing SOL REPUBLIC’s awareness by 300% and pushing sales of Campari’s Aperol brand into double digits. Prior to Mistress, Mike was at GE, where he helped build its consumer finance brand, GE Money. Mike is a native of Los Angeles and received his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. More importantly, Mike enjoys playing beach volleyball and drinking fine tequila, but not at the same time.

  • Michael Chiem

    Community Manager

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    Community Manager

    You know how they say “Content is king”? Well, Michael is like “Nah dude, the conversation is king.” Michael believes that conversation and engagement help propel content. And that’s exactly his mindset at Mistress. Michael loves finding new opportunities to engage with fans in social and discovering what content resonates with them. Outside of #Agencylife, Michael aspires to be a gastronomist and wants to be the next @FatJew, but on Twitter. If you can make him laugh, he’ll love you forever.

  • Tim Cyrol

    Director, Human Resources

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    Director, Human Resources

    Tim Cyrol has spent more than half his Human Resources career within the entertainment field, but recently made the jump into agency life with Mistress at the start of 2015. Tim subscribes to the HR philosophy of “how” versus “no,” and believes all challenges can be resolved over a solid glass of pinot. Maybe two.

  • Jorge Andrade

    Designer

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    Designer

    Mexican-born and San Gabriel Valley-raised, Jorge is an illustrator, gif aficionado and graphic designer at Mistress. When not pixel pushing or giving copywriters a run for their money with his outrageous witticisms, Jorge enjoys putting way too much hot sauce on all foods and exploring his love for Japanese culture and art. Fun fact: Jorge is Mistress’s unofficial best-dressed person and official master of perfecting the donut-themed outfit.

  • Kylie Wu

    Brand Manager

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    Brand Manager

    Kylie Wu is a brand manager who was lured to the creative side by Mistress after a few years working in media planning/buying. As an all-star foodie, she brings her insatiable love of food wherever she goes. Outside of work, you can find her at the beach, at a concert or on her couch, binge-watching Netflix with a big bowl of pho.

  • Curtis Ida

    Designer

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    Designer

    Born and raised an east L.A. resident and graphic designer originally focusing on branding, Curtis decided to give advertising a try in the westside and instantly fell in love with his Mistress (naturally). When not at Mistress, you can find this guy cold hard chillin’ with some fam or taking jabs at a current side hustle. He loves to cook and eat and can go on and on about food… so don’t get him started. Big believer in the beauty of life’s journey. If he didn’t decide to splosh around in the arts, he’d be studying linguistics. And he wore that thing to his graduation.

  • Elizabeth Levin

    Creative

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    Creative

    Elizabeth Levin is an LA native and creative who refuses to install Ad block. With a passion for comedy and art she dove into the ad world, working on food brands such as Jack In The Box, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell. Once she had her fill she moved on to re-branding the Los Angeles Chargers and making ads for Toyota USA. She believes the best work comes from a sound strategy, killer team, and premium design. Her love for all things internet doesn’t end at the office, after work she runs the GIF fan club single-handedly.

  • Anna-Lucy Terry

    Social Media Strategist

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    Social Media Strategist

    Our lone Brit, Anna-Lucy hails from London town in search of sun and better-quality avocados. She brings with her years of social media experience across the travel, alcohol and beauty vertical. Her passions include pottery, writing nonsensical poems and chasing after her kitten, Mr. Cheese. When not at Mistress, you can probably find Anna-Lucy watching Peaky Blinders with an Old Fashioned in hand.

  • Sewa Adekoya

    Community Manager

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    Community Manager

    After spending 6 cold winters in New York, Sewa is just trying to figure out how to dress for this LA weather. At Mistress, you can most probably find her on her cellphone, late night when Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, or even LinkedIn needs her love. Ask her about Justin Bieber. Or maybe…don’t.

  • David Uratsu

    Chief Financial Officer

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    David Uratsu

    Chief Financial Officer

    David has a financial background that includes a BS in Accounting, an MBA and is a CPA. After his corporate career, he started his own consulting practice and has provided executive expertise to a variety of companies. They have included a beef jerky manufacturer, retail businesses, an auto parts distributor and restaurants. He has also been involved with several startup companies in technology, recycling and the trucking industry.

    His business passion is for advertising agencies and creative shops, and he has worked with many over the years.

  • Tor Edwards

    Group Brand Director

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    Group Brand Director

    Victoria (or Tor as we call her) originally hails from the land of Vegemite, sharks and meat pies. She is a charismatic Group Brand Director with a wide range of experience in strategy, social and brand management, leading accounts such as Brown-Forman, World Surf League, VH1, GE, PepsiCo, Mars and Johnson & Johnson. Prior to joining Mistress, Tor spent her days at BBDO Sydney, where she was a key figure on the New Business team, rustling in some of the Australasia’s biggest brands. On her way, she’s received numerous international creative and effectiveness awards, and was selected in Australia’s B&T Magazine top ‘30 under 30′ people to watch. Tor’s true talent though are her ventriloquist skills. Seriously.

  • Iman Forde

    Senior Project Manager

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    Senior Project Manager

    Iman is a culture fanatic, nail art enthusiast, occasional French person and advertising employee with six years of marketing experience, both on the agency and client side. Apart from managing creatives at Mistress, Iman enjoys exploring LA restaurants, fitting her Fiat in tiny parking spaces and growing her sneaker collection.

  • Maggie Cadigan

    Senior Brand Manager

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    Senior Brand Manager

    A true Bostonian, Maggie Cadigan is a quick-witted, go-getter senior brand manager with more than six years of experience in marketing for leading brands like Google, Acura and Zipcar. When she’s not guiding teams and working closely to better brands at Mistress, Maggie enjoys rooting for all of her winning sports teams, mastering the art of folding fitted sheets and running her way through Los Angeles…literally.

  • Lixaida Lorenzo

    Associate Creative Director

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    Associate Creative Director

    Lixaida Lorenzo started her career 14 years ago at JWT San Juan where she started as an intern and through blood, sweat and tears worked her way up until becoming the Creative Director. She was a key member of the team that turned the JWT San Juan office into one of the top offices of the JWT network.

    Throughout her advertising journey she has developed creative solutions for local and global brands such as Gatorade, Cadbury, Heineken, Kraft, Ford, Nestlé, Unilever and AT&T. Her work has been recognized by prestigious advertising festivals such as Cannes, Clio, One Show, Communication Arts, Ad Age and the London International Festival. This year she is judging the Clio Awards.

  • Celine Faledam

    Creative

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    Celine is a multi-awarded creative, French and Australian – although some have questioned the latter as she neither drinks beer nor eats meat pies. Over the last few years, she’s built a strong integrated and digital portfolio that includes global campaigns for big brands like Coca-Cola and MasterCard. She is passionate about creating big, smart ideas that truly solve client’s problems, grow brands, impact culture and engage audiences in meaningful ways.

  • Hartmut Heinrich

    Co-Founding Partner, Mistress.tech

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    Co-Founding Partner, Mistress.tech

    Hartmut is a strategist with more than 20 years of experience in innovation and marketing. Prior to his time at Mistress.tech, he has helped top-level executives manage the interface between strategy development, innovation and operational marketing. Helping them become more efficient and therefore gaining a broad knowledge of various industry specific complexities.

    At Mistresstech, Hartmut works with all of clients on a daily basis. He successfully harmonizes user needs and business goals to create digital products and services that transform organizations within the digital economy. Thus building industry-changing digital experiences for its clients.

    Hartmut has written many published articles in leading magazines and books. Furthermore, was an active lecturer of MBA classes within leadership/leading & managing people in England as well as a frequent speaker at leading edge conferences.

  • Berna Dikicioglu

    Project Manager

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    Project Manager

    With parents from the land of coffee and baklava, Berna was born and raised in sunny LA. Her experience includes digital and print work with brands such as Toyota and Scion. Some of her passions involve painting her nails, obsessing over her dog Scout, constantly redecorating her apartment, and overanalyzing everything. When not project managing, Berna can be found amongst a mountain of throw pillows binging on her favorite new show.

  • Christian Jacobsen

    Strategy Partner

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    Strategy Partner

    Native New Yorker Christian Jacobsen is a creative strategist who spent his time before Mistress transforming niche energy drink Red Bull into a mainstream megabrand and creating the most successful new product launch in American Express history, Amex Blue. As head strategist, Christian touches all of Mistress’s clients on a daily basis. With an eye on the future, he also drives both brands and clients into lucrative white-space opportunities by running workshops, new-product think-tanks and brand audits.

  • Brian Rigazzi

    Senior Designer

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    Senior Designer

    By day, Brian Rigazzi is a designer at Mistress. By night he is…a designer at Mistress. A problem-solver by nature, he approaches them through the lens of human-centered design and systems thinking. Kind of a geek when it comes to movies and books. Also, he’s Mistress’s hottest piece of man-meat.

  • Todd Lombardo

    Digital Media Strategist

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    Digital Media Strategist

    Todd’s southern California heart is by way of Manhattan, where he began his career in ad agencies Lowe, Deutsch, and J. Walter Thompson on brands Mercedes-Benz, IKEA, Snapple, Verizon, and Novartis, among others, before spending a few years in Silicon Valley.

    Early on, Todd shifted his focus to digital media, understanding that the Internet would forever change how people get informed, be entertained, connect with one another – and interact with brands.

    When wifi doesn’t work, Todd is a Crossfitter, a writer, and future bestselling novelist.

  • Ernan Roman

    Staff Accountant

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    Ernan Roman

    Staff Accountant

    Originally from Federal Way, Washington and a graduate from Loyola Marymount Univerisity. Ernan started his Accounting career at 72andSunny, before coming to Mistress. He is business oriented, a big fan of food concoctions, a faithful follower of Arsenal FC, and Viceland & Chill. Ernan is a guy who is always striving toward the path of more success.

  • Dave Horowitz

    Director of Production

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    Director of Production

    Dave Horowitz is a creatively driven producer, working across various disciplines of experiential, film and music. He joined the Mistress family in late 2014. Prior to his career as a producer, Dave was a globe-trotting, vagabond guitar player and composer with NYC bands Lavalier and The Cloud Room. During his band tenure, The Cloud Room’s music was featured in Pepsi’s global marketing campaign, while the band also made numerous television appearances including TRL, The Carson Daily Show, MTV Subterranean and the Eska Music Awards. He has been recognized by the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine and Pitchfork, and remains active in the Los Angeles music culture, writing and recording outside of his time at Mistress.