Our Team

  • We Jam. We Create.

    We Don’t Sing.

We work really hard at being different. Every day.

Our workplace is bustling. We follow our passions, take risks, unleash our creativity and challenge the norm. We foster accountability to clients, each other, and ourselves. We believe personal growth and challenge translates to better services for our clients. We push to deliver great business results that exceed our clients’ expectations. And all the while, having fun and collectively pushing as a group to greater heights.

We do feel that work should be fun. And after all, if it is not fun and enjoyable, why do it?

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Kelly Reed |  Founder, Managing Partner
“Ride Fast. Take Chances.”

Kelly is an innovative brand and marketing professional skilled in design, development and implementation of strategies to build, manage and enhance brands. With an eye for design and brand placement, Kelly works with clients to create, develop and execute strategies across sales and marketing platforms. She excels at aligning PR and social media initiatives with brand direction to activate company and organization goals. With corporate communications background, Kelly works closely with clients in-house team for in-depth collaboration and delivers cohesive materials specific to a client’s needs during all phases of brand and partnership development and on-site implementation. Kelly’s role includes digital coordinator to provide an end to end customer experiences for clients. Kelly manages the active lifestyle, technology and hospitality clients, with 20 years of industry experience in the travel and sports sector.

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Wouter Wippert  |  Founder
“Discover new things. Every day.”

Wouter brings an international business background to Stamped Strategies, founding the company in 2016. Wouter has spent the last 5 years as a professional cyclist, entering the professional peloton after studying international business and language at Maastricht University. Wouter brings a unique view of marketing sponsorship and business placement in the sporting and travel sector with his years of world travel and sponsor activation. Wouter handles the business model development and new business research.

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Carolyn Cruz  |  Strategic Marketing

Carolyn expertises are Technology advertising and brand marketing. With 20 years of experience on both the client and agency side with industry leaders including Apple, Sun Microsystems and Qardio. Expertise in developing and producing B2C and B2B national and global online and print advertising campaigns as well as managing global events. Extensive experience in project management and leading strategic initiatives from inception to launch. Skilled at driving brand strategy, cultivating relationships, and partnering with creative teams.

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Jack Illes  |  Brand strategist
“Think outside the standard. Create places and experiences.”

Jack Illes is the Principal at Urban California | Real Estate Strategies, a consulting partner with Stamped Strategies. Starting with an academic background in Urban Planning at USC, Jack began his real estate career in Property Management, for R & B Properties, the originators of lifestyle-oriented multifamily properties. Moving on to retail leasing, Jack had a 17 year career with The Ernest Hahn Company, participating in the creation of many award-winning retail and entertainment projects in Southern California, across the US, and abroad. Initial responsibilities for the leasing of then-groundbreaking urban projects such as Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego, led to roles in strategic planning, conceptual design and development management for new projects in New York, Boston, Denver, Mexico City, Toronto, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Diego, as well as Europe and Asia.

Jack formed Urban California | Real Estate Strategies to offer a complete range of advisory services. In addition to wide experience from past projects, Urban California clients benefit from expertise ranging from conceptual design through leasing and marketing, and current market knowledge of active transactions, creating effective asset strategies for urban retail, residential, hospitality, and mixed-use projects.

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Katrina Younce  |   Media and PR

Katrina Younce is a strategic communications and PR consultant with over 17 years of corporate and agency experience across complementary industries: sports, entertainment, lifestyle and media. With a genuine love for building relationships, she is focused on helping people and brands tell their most important stories to the world through media.

For the past decade, Katrina has managed projects and account teams for clients ranging from major brands and global nonprofits to professional sports teams and large-scale events. Previously, she held communications positions at top tier media companies like NBC Universal and G4 Networks.

Recent clients include, the Vans US Open of Surfing, one of the world’s largest action sports festivals celebrating the best talent in surfing, skateboarding and BMX competitions across nine days in Huntington Beach, Calif. every summer; Laureus World Sports Awards, the global awards honoring the greatest sportsmen and women across all sports each year and generating support for Laureus Sport for Good social programs; Team Novo Nordisk, a global team of athletes with diabetes, including a professional cycling team competing in 75+ countries; and Good Sports, a national nonprofit dedicated to reversing the declining youth sports participation rates by providing new sports equipment, footwear and apparel to kids in need.

She began her career at The Lippin Group, one of the leading independent entertainment public relations and marketing firms in the world. Over the course of three years, she rose to Senior Account Executive and worked on high-profile accounts like, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences where she led media credentialing and PR for the Emmy Awards as well as all ancillary events, the People’s Choice Awards, Paramount Network Television Productions and Wolf Films.