JONATHON AUBRY

Founder & CEO
Jonathon Aubry is a media and entertainment executive with 20 years of experience across film, television, music, publishing and digital media.

A proven leader, connector, translator and strategist with a strong track record of building brands and businesses, Jonathon has held senior positions in marketing, sales, publicity and business development in both the non-profit and for profit sectors.

Most recently, he served as Head of Brand Partnerships for The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. Under Jonathon’s leadership, THR was re-imagined as an influencer lifestyle brand and experienced an 800% growth in consumer revenue stemming from unique brand partnerships among consumer and luxury brands Cadillac, Samsung, Google, Gucci, Ford, Citi, American Express, Bombardier, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Porsche, Marriott and Diageo among others. Jonathon also helped oversee the historic launch of Pret-a- Reporter (THR and BB’s multiplatform style channel) as well as ADAPT Studios, the branded content studio across Billboard, THR and Pret-a- Reporter.

Jonathon began his career as an entertainment marketing and business development executive and helped launch the premium cable network here! TV into 50 million homes nationwide and oversaw the release of over 35 films for Regent Releasing garnering its first Oscar nomination and win for Best Foreign Language film. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his fiancé and two children.

CARRIE ROSTEN

President
Carrie Rosten is a marketing and branding pioneer who has built and led integrated marketing and creative services for media companies including BlackBook, Here Media (Out, The Advocate) and BULLETT, where she served as the first Chief Brand Officer. In each role, she has developed audiences and driven revenue through the sales and production of innovative, cross-platform marketing programs for global brands including, but not limited to, Moët Hennessy, Mastercard, Luxottica, Levi’s, Hilton Worldwide and Macy’s. Carrie worked with MAC Cosmetics on their early social strategy to achieve one million “likes” and has advised Publishers at Condé Nast and Hearst on strategic alliances within the fashion, beauty and arts and entertainment industries.

She began her career as a trend forecaster in Los Angeles where she consulted for Mattel and American Girl on new media products and the first-ever, digital strategy for the iconic Barbie brand. As a thrice-published author, Carrie takes a holistic, narrative-driven approach to brand strategy and sales, and comes to AUBRY & CO. with over 15 years of proven team building and thought leadership.

ROBBIE IMES

Head of Marketing & Content Strategy
Robbie Imes is an editorial strategist, award-winning content producer, and marketing strategist with over 12 years of proven success. He’s driven innovative, first-to-market content campaigns for global clients in all categories, and has helped world-class brands redefine their narrative positioning.

Robbie has served as Director of Content Development at Hearst Media for the Town & Country and T&C Travel brands – the latter he helped relaunch in 2014. While there, he also created and led the social media and video strategies, and helped reinvigorate and reinvent the 170 year old title for a millennial and multi-generational audience. He also served as Director of Content at Here Media, where, over his seven years, they earned two Emmy Award nominations for his documentary work, as well as several other digital and on-air programming awards.

He currently works with AT&T Entertainment Group, where he is in charge of editorial content operations and strategy. Some of his clients over the years have also included Adweek, Nielson, Hulu, Warner Bros., Men’s Health, Miramax Films, Zoetrope Films, Out, The Advocate, New York Daily News, 429 Magazine, and many more.

KATE BENAY

VP, Brand Partnerships
Kate is a Senior Marketing Executive with expertise in yielding strategic, brand-enhancing results through advertising, content, partnerships and global marketing initiatives. Kate has applied her skills in both the Entertainment industry and Advertising, finding ways for brands to tell their stories in innovative and disruptive ways using content, virtual reality, social platforms, experiential activations and traditional media.

Kate spent 10 years at 20th Century Fox, first as a Marketing executive at Fox Animation and then launching and running the Brand Partnerships division at Fox Searchlight. Kate then went to 72andSunny where she launched the Experiential division and 72Brand team and led the Samsung Global business and Google’s partnership with the Walt Disney Company.

Throughout her career Kate has worked with such brands as Apple, Samsung, Google, Starbucks, Target, FX, Lego, NBCUniversal, Carls Jr, Bed Bath & Beyond among others. Since 2016 Kate has been consulting with several start-ups and agencies, growing their business through branding and business development.

JORDAN PRESS

Strategic Advisor
Jordan Press has expertise in developing strategic partnerships and business models at the nexus of content and technology. With a full range of domestic and international experience in both the studio system and the start-up world, his focus is on exponentially driving revenue to emerging technologies, platforms, and products.

He's responsible for constructing new advertising business models and executing creative native and programmatic campaigns with some of the world's largest brands and publishers.

Jordan is currently the Head Of Entertainment Brand Partnerships for Wattpad and the company's affiliate storytelling platforms.