In 2003, Dean Trevelino exited the conglomerate PR, Marketing and Ad agency world after 14 years in executive roles — Ogilvy, Golin and WeberShandwick — to take an entrepreneurial stab at launching a national boutique agency. 15 years later, along with partner, Genna Keller, they created a firm that has been, on multiple occasions, among the top 10 fastest growing firms in the US, while also recognized as one of the 30 best firms to work for in North America. Winning more than 100 industry awards, the firm’s greatest pride is owning the industry’s number one retention rate, having lost 1 practitioner since its founding. As much as Dean and the firm have been grounded in technology, many of the other practices reflect areas of genuine interest, including food and beverage, health and the environment. A pescatarian, ultra runner and off the grid enthusiast, Dean graduated from Penn State where he wrestled before receiving his Master’s degree at the University of Alabama.