Word nerd meets technophile. After better than 20 years at Magnani, Justin enjoys mixing skills to make every day different. Meeting in the boardroom. Writing copy on scrap paper. QA-ing the latest app. Using creativity and humor to make sure even long-time clients get pitched like it's the first date.
Christy Hogan Hutchinson
Vice President, Strategy & Account Planning
In most meetings, Christy acts as the voice of the customer—asking tough questions about products and strategy, leveling a stern gaze at creative solutions. Her job is to oversee a team of strategists and analysts to help solve clients' business challenges by translating research, market trends and business data into new ways of viewing difficult problems. Then building the plan to deliver actionable and measurable results. She has great shoes. And in the long-simmering internet war of kitten vs. puppy pictures, Christy votes pony.
Vice President, User Experience
For better than a decade, Justin has provided Magnani with an ability to see the big picture among the many assorted details. He uses his talent for connection to inspire real people to take smarter actions. In his free time, Justin loves assembling IKEA furniture. He takes a hundred odd-shaped parts. Adds vague, unhelpful instructions. Then with dead reckoning and a simple tool, he creates an avant-garde sofa named Flurfk.
Sara Quoss Martin
Vice President, Operations & Finance
Officially, Sara is responsible for client relationships — keeping clients involved, informed and satisfied. Unofficially, she is the fixer — tasked with leaning on whatever resources are necessary to get things done. Picture Sara as a nurturing Harvey Keitel. She mentors a crack team of account professionals, galvanized to build success. In her free time, she likes to laugh. At movies. She likes all types.
Alayna Van Hall
Director, Growth & Business Development
Looking for the next new thing? Ask Alayna. In her role as Director of Business Development, Alayna is a connector. Of ideas and opportunities. Of people and possibilities. Of Magnani and our next great client partner. In her real life, Alayna connects cab rides with great new restaurants and plane tickets with unforgettable travel experiences.
Meticulous. Curious. Persistent. Gail brings a wealth of experience to bear helping clients gain a deeper understanding of audiences and motivations. Her wry sense of humor is also hard-earned.