Tynicka Battle is a leading creative strategist in digital media. Her breakthrough campaigns for clients such as Lady Gaga set the bar for industry success. She is the founder of Tynicka Battle Digital, a digital marketing group based in Princeton, NJ. Tynicka's clients range from cutting edge startups to Fortune 500 names in music, film, consumer products, government and telecommunications industries for renowned brands including Pepsi, Sears/Kmart, Codeblack Films, Lionsgate, Universal Music Enterprises, and the US Census Bureau to name a few. She also serves as the National Administrator of Mocha Moms, Inc., a non-profit organization that supports mothers of color across 28 states.

Tynicka is passionate about architecting positive social media experiences and has been featured across news outlets such as The Next Web, Public Relations Society of America, Reuters Money, Black Enterprise, Brand Maker News, Madame Noire, Rolling Out, Social Tech Pop, Atlanta Post and featured in panels at CMJ (College Media Journal) and SXSW (South by Southwest). Tynicka graduated from Rutgers College, Rutgers University in 1996 with a BA in Psychology.

Zung T. Nguyen, Founder & President, ZTN Capital Consulting, LLC, has assumed leadership roles with leading global financial institutions and wealth management firms for over 20 years. His clients range from central banks and multi-national corporations, governments, endowments and foundations to ultra-wealthy families. He has held senior positions in global capital markets, portfolio and product development with ING-Barings (USA), American Century Investments and JP Morgan, where, as a Senior Private Banker, he managed one of the most successful wealth management offices in the practice. Additionally, he has additionally been Managing Director with Athena Capital Advisers, a Boston-based and SEC registered investment advisor.

He is the proprietor of ZNT Capital Consulting, a firm specializing in ultra-wealthy family offices, asset management firms and the asset allocation of not-for-profit organizations.

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RuthAnne Dreisbach is a noted brand strategist and designer of integrated financial communication and marketing programs, as well as digital and print advertising campaigns. During her tenure at Dreisbach Group, she was instrumental in developing Credit Suisse's Private Wealth, Asset Management and Investment Banking interactive marketing and advertising programs. She authored several online and print investor education guides for Credit Suisse, U.S. Trust and Evergreen Investments. She was retained by Goldman Sachs on the development of a firm-wide market data platform and for the design and development of the online HNW investor portal

RuthAnne has extensive background in managing content, architecting websites and creatively utilizing technology to bring relevant information directly to consumers. She attained Series 7, 63 and 24 licenses. She is involved with several philanthropic and cultural organizations and recently served on the boards of directors of the Financial Communication Society and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

Allyson Stewart-Allen is an internationally-recognized, London-based business advisor and expert media contributor. Her experience in international marketing and inter-cultural working is particularly sought by businesses growing their markets around the world.

Following her early career with PwC, PA Consulting Group and Hay Management Consultants, Ms. Stewart-Allen now advises executives and Boards of Directors in the professional services and industrial sectors, among others. Her focus is to help clients lead and manage across cultures and achieve their marketing and business development strategies through successful strategic alliances/joint ventures, organic growth and/or acquisitions.

Ms. Stewart-Allen is co-author of best-selling book Working with Americans (Prentice Hall). She is also a contributing author in the latest edition of The FT Handbook of Management, Win New Business, as well as authoring Marketing in the USA (3rd edition, © 2012) for the British Government’s Department UK Trade & Investment.

Ms. Stewart-Allen created the BrandBarometer™, which surveyed a global panel of over 17,000 consumers across 17 countries on their perceptions of the world’s most recognized brands.

An expert media commentator, Ms. Stewart-Allen became known throughout the U.K. and Europe for her long-term Sky News Business Report program. She appears as a frequent marketing expert on CNN’s World Business and Business International programs, has a regular column in Market Leader magazine and is an expert interviewed frequently for CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, USA Today, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and Fortune magazines.

She is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences including The Conference Board, Wilton Park, Economist Conferences, Institute of Directors Conferences, British American Chamber of Commerce, Marketing Society and the American Marketing Association on a variety of global marketing trends and developments.

Ms. Stewart-Allen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from the Marshall School at University of Southern California as well as an MBA from Claremont Graduate University under the direct tutelage of Dr. Peter Drucker.

Susan Williams, Ph.D., is a business psychologist and performance coach with a proven track record of helping people reach their full potential. She specializes in the leadership development of senior executives, managers and high potential professionals at financial institutions, not-for-profits and start-ups.

Ms. Williams has developed and launched successful professional and personal development, training and mentoring initiatives for several companies, including J.P. Morgan Chase, AQR Capital Management, Clear Channel Communications, and others. Her programs and initiatives are consistently recognized by clients for their high levels of creativity, engagement, and positive energy. She is a Society for Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional and is certified in several personality and leadership assessments, including Gallup Strengthsfinder and the Hogan Personality Assessment Suite. She is a published author in a peer-reviewed academic journal and the editor of a university-level textbook. She is the Founder and Managing Principal of Elmwood Advisors, LLC, a boutique business consulting and coaching firm based in the metropolitan New York area. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.

Green Team—Affiliate
New York,  Australia
Hugh Hough, Partner, President

The first green communications agency in the U.S., Green Team has been focused for 15 years on sustainable and socially-responsible strategic insight, branding, and integrated marketing initiatives. Green Team has identified and labeled the consumer segment driving the green revolution, the Awakening Consumer. This is a powerful and exploding market segment that believes a brand’s values are as important as its price and performance; brands who embrace this market will be best poised for future growth. Green Team has extensive experience in a broad segment of categories, including the travel/ luxury travel industries, i.e. Principality of Monaco, Scotland and Britain; progressive brands such as BP, Coca-Cola, Pret a Manger, and Lindblad Expeditions; and breakthrough initiatives involving proactive partnerships for clients including Coca-Cola/WWF, United Airlines/Conservation International and Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic Society, and Jaguar Cars/Wildlife Conservation Society, which won the illustrious United Nations Conservation Award.


Distinguished Advisors

Charles G.T. Stonehill is an advisor to Black Label. His distinguished career in global financial services began at J.P. Morgan & Co. and has included responsibilities as Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, where he was Head of Equity Division, Europe, and Head of Equity Capital Markets, Europe. At Credit Suisse First Boston, Mr. Stonehill was Head of Investment Banking and Private Equity for Barclays de Zoete Wedd; Head of Investment Banking for the Americas; and Deputy Head of Investment Banking. Most recently, Mr. Stonehill has been Global head of Capital Markets at Lazard Freres & Co., and Chief Financial Officer of Better Place, a global firm that develops new energy solutions. He is currently managing director and head of RSR Partners Financial Services Practice.

Mr. Stonehill is non-executive director of Julius Baer Group, Ltd. He has served on the Advisory Board of the Paris Stock Exchange and as a Board Member, CapitalKey, Inc., is a Transatlantic Council Member of British American Business Inc.. He is active in the arts and is Director: Foreign Policy Association, Chapman Productions Ltd.

Fluent in French as well as English, Mr. Stonehill holds dual UK and US citizenship and is a graduate of Magdalen College, Oxford.

Laurie Ashcraft
Laurie Ashcraft, President of Ashcraft Research, is an acclaimed marketing researcher who has served as Vice Chairman of the Research Industry Coalition and Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of the International American Marketing Association, as well as chairman of the AMA’s Marketing Research Division Council. She has served a 6-year term on the U.S. Census Advisory Committee and has held management positions in marketing research for major corporations such as SC Johnson Wax and has founded and headed two significant research firms. She has a background in behavioral psychology and has been featured on national TV shows such as Today and CBS Morning.

Laurie holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and has studied at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

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