On behalf of our client, The BrandLab, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for its Chief Executive Officer.

January 15, 2021    

The BrandLab believes that creativity is an equal opportunity employer. Founded in 2009, The BrandLab’s mission is to change the face and voice of the marketing industry. The BrandLab introduces, guides, and prepares students for careers in marketing, working with low-income students and students of color as they explore, build creative skills, and enter the marketing and advertising business. From classroom to career, The BrandLab prepares students to become the skilled, talented workforce the creative industry needs.

The Twin Cities’ creative industry generates eight times the economic output as its sports industry, but it still only has a ten percent diversity rate. The BrandLab is removing hurdles and closing both the achievement gap and the entry-level career gap. Through partnerships with schools, companies, and marketing agencies in the Twin Cities and Kansas City, The BrandLab and its partners are working together, as a community, to do their part in creating a prepared and trained workforce in an industry that is grossly lacking in BIPOC employees.

The BrandLab is seeking a proven, energetic leader as its next Chief Executive Officer. This person will bring significant leadership experience and a passion for driving national growth in support of TBL’s mission. The successful candidate will be curious, highly intuitive, and lead with a strategic business mindset. In addition, the next Chief Executive Officer will bring lived experience and/or acumen and authentic passion for equity and inclusion, utilizing these insights to grow the BrandLab nationally across multiple markets.