Kevan is a 27-year seasoned marketing veteran who continues to build, define and nurture brands for clients in a variety of industries.
Kevan cut his teeth as the founder and managing partner of Gibbs+King. This $10 million integrated marketing communications firm located in Massachusetts serviced clients throughout New England, including Fidelity, Fallon Community Heath Plan and Eastern Acoustic Works.
Returning to Kansas City, Kevan was recruited to work on the BellSouth Corp. account for Barkley Evergreen & Partners. Working with both BellSouth and Research In Motion, Kevan’s team launched the first Blackberry onto an unsuspecting public. Post-launch, Kevan became the vice president of interactive strategy for Propeller Interactive, Barkley’s exclusive interactive partner. In this position, he developed cohesive interactive strategies that defined and refined branding and strategic marketing plans, business objectives and digital ROI-modeling for CITGO Petroleum, BellSouth Corp. and Blue Bunny Ice Cream.
After a stint at Nicholson Kovac as an interactive services consultant and department director to the integrated agency’s 3M, Sprint and FMC Corp. clients, Kevan has been Senior Strategist and Managing Partner at Sagon-Phior, a Los Angeles-based, integrated brand agency. There he oversees the agency’s strategic planning services across all offices (Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Dallas). Clients served while at Sagon-Phior include Blue Coat Systems, Forstmann Little, SCRC IVF, Kansas City Southern, McCormick Distillery and TheGroceryGame.com.
Kevan is a proud film and theatre alum of the University of Kansas (Go Hawks!). He maintains founder, director or partner status in his own eponymous digital integration consultancy, Nalu Ukulele (an ukulele manufacturing company), Collective Vibe (a music & film services start-up), Kickstart Concerts (a live-event company) & Shiny New Apps (a mobile development firm).
Kevan is married and has three children; a 20 year old and 17 year old twins.