We live to excite

We were born in Chicago in 1994

with an independent spirit, the drive to change the way marketing is done, and a mind wide open.

Here, creative is not just a department. It’s a quality of our work. It’s how our brains are wired. And it’s what fuels our culture.

Whether you’re one of us or work with us, something about Upshot sticks with you. Maybe it’s our infectious energy, our strategic mindset, or our willingness to dive head first into the unknown. We’re always hungry for the next challenge, the next opportunity to combine our unique strengths and make great work happen, together.

Ellen Slauson

EVP, Business Management & Operations

Michael Rivera

EVP, Executive Creative Director

Lisa Hurst

EVP, Marketing & Strategy

Udayan Kolandra

SVP, Planning Director

Ted Jun

VP, Business Development

Jenni Rizzo

VP, Account Management

We're a band of seekers, creators, and mischief-makers.

Meet a team that gets fired up about cool ideas—and how to make them better, bolder, and smarter. We run from the unexpected. We question everything. But more importantly, we know the questions to ask. Not just to find an answer but to gain perspective. We’re here to rethink, redefine, and resolve. To challenge norms and conventions. To capture imagination. To create brand excitement.

We’re proud to be recognized for doing what we love