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LPA’s team of A-players imagine, create, and practice leading-edge Brand-building approaches and offer custom solutions to tackle your unique and (so far) unsolved challenges. Connect today.

Leonora Polonsky

Brand Strategist and
Capability Builder

Leonora Polonsky

Simply put, I am passionate about solving wicked Brand Strategy problems. My past decade of working with and finding solutions for Senior Marketing Leaders across 30 industries, plus my 23 years at P&G (culminating in GM Global Marketing Knowledge & Innovation), provides a powerful foundation to help clients get closer to their goals while helping them shine.

Jennifer Otto

Passionate Insights
Strategist

Jennifer Otto

I am passionate about delighting consumers. My 32 years in Insights and Marketing (including Insights VP at P&G) has included helping over 80 brands discover how to improve their consumers’ lives in a way that enables a deep, long-term connection with them. Understanding what consumers want, and then giving it to them, is a key enabler to our clients’ business growth.

Charlene Zappa

Executive
Brand Artist

Charlene Zappa

I am a proven and passionate brand artist who unleashes growth by deeply understanding consumers and translating that knowledge into resonant brand stories. My expertise as an integrative thinker and people-first leader was informed by my early career with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company plus 23 years in global marketing at P&G (the last 10 as VP/GM). I love helping clients solve complex brand issues, define enduring growth strategies, and create consumer (and employee) loyalty beyond reason.

Phyllis Jackson

Game Changer and
Brand Strategist

Phyllis Jackson

I thrive on game-changing opportunities. My 30+ year career has been fueled by acute foresight enabling me to spot game-changing opportunities -- and build programs to commercialize them. I bring dot-connecting and scenario creation skills that drive product and commercial innovation. I combine Consumer & Market Knowledge (VP P&G) with technical knowhow (ChemE training) to grow Brands.

Cindy Tripp

Branding and
Design Strategist

Cindy Tripp

I am passionate about helping clients solve vexing challenges through human-centered solutions that deliver results. As a practitioner in business for 20+ years, my approach is grounded in deep understanding of business discipline, aided by the imagination of future possibilities that can be inspired by empathy and framing.

Brad Lang

Brand and
Innovation Strategist


Brad Lang

I am a hands-on builder of businesses, brands, and new products. My 25-year P&G track record includes breakthrough business growth and innovation in a wide range of markets, categories, and business situations, most recently as Vice President / General Manager for the company-wide $3B+ New Business Creation portfolio.  I have deep experience with growth strategies, opportunity identification and assessment, brand architectures, and innovation programs.

Mike Malenfant

Go-To-Market
Strategist

Mike Malenfant

I’m a decisive, results oriented, dynamic sales and shopper marketing leader with a proven track record for driving strong top and bottom line results across a broad set of challenging roles. I’m an innovative thinker who finds unique opportunities to build Brands and grow revenue. My work included pioneering use of Shopper Understanding to create powerful value propositions with retail partners.

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Amanda Hill

Brand
Architect

Amanda Hill

I love to partner with brands to design a clear strategy that stepchanges results. For nearly 20 years, I have built brands and organizations while delivering the P&L. In addition to managing several $1 billion brand portfolios at P&G, I have worked with mid-size and digitally-driven startup companies on strategy, branding, and capability-building. I also enjoy training and coaching employees so they learn techniques to leave a legacy on their business.

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Ute Hagen

Consumer Centric
Brand Builder

Ute Hagen

I am a consumer / customer focused Brand Strategist with more than 30 years of marketing experience in various categories and regions around the globe. My core belief is that businesses will be more successful if their services or products genuinely improve lives. I have deep expertise in identifying and profiling target customer needs as the basis for powerful business and marketing strategies and executions.

Dr. Carol Berning

Consumer
Psychologist

Dr. Carol Berning

I am a specialist in consumer behavior, with 40+ years of experience developing and applying state of the art methods for eliciting deep levels of consumer understanding. My PhD in Consumer Psychology, 34 successful years with P&G, and recent advisory work across a range of industries provide a unique platform for developing and applying consumer insights to product development and marketing.

Laura Tapia

Communications Strategist 
& Capability Builder

Laura Tapia

I am passionate about growing businesses by deeply understanding consumers and customers. I thrive on leaving legacies in companies to do better marketing and transforming capabilities through game changing strategies that bring best ROI. I have a consistent track record with P&G Latin America for 25+ years, and more recent local and international experience on diverse industries as an advisor and Independent Board Member.

“Leonora was one of 3 outstanding marketing experts who led the creation of P&G's Brand Building Framework, which enhances critical brand-building capacity.”

– A.G. Lafley, Former Chairman and CEO of P&G