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We work with the worlds leading companies and high-profile public figures, politicians, governments, executives and CEO’s. We help these entities and individuals grow their followings, define their legacies and expand their personal brands through social media exposure, PR, book deals, speaking tours, web presence and more. We also consult on crisis communications, offer content development and donate thousands of hours each year to one cause we believe can change the world. 

 

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Our People

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KELLY GIBBONS

Founder and Managing Partner, Main & Rose. Equal parts savvy strategist and conscious communicator. She designs strategic personal branding initiatives for individuals globally from Fortune 500 companies to global non-profits and writes about branding and marketing for Fortune, Forbes, and Inc. Kelly has spoken and moderated conversations on the power of your personal brand and sits on the Board for The Lola Melani Fund and the Advisory Board for The UN Human Rights Initiative, is a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization, a Nexus Global Delegate, and a mentor for TED ED. Kelly loves a challenge, and when not in the office she can be found exploring new destinations all over the world.

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Beth Doane

Managing Partner, Main & Rose. Devoted to turning great ideas into powerful brands. Works closely with the world’s top thought leaders, CEO’s and non-profits on a range of high-profile campaigns and initiatives globally. An award-winning author and writer Beth also contributes to Forbes, Entrepreneur, and The Huffington Post. She sits on The Pacific Council on International Policy, and The Forbes Young Entrepreneurs Council and was named one of the worlds top branding experts by Inc Magazine. Beth also speaks frequently about branding and social good at venues such as Google, TEDx & The United Nations. She is based in Los Angeles and loves adventure, connecting great people and supporting companies that give back.

 

Natasha D’Souza

Natasha leads our expansion in the Middle East and is based in Dubai. A visionary strategist and storyteller, her expertise includes growth strategy, marketing and strategic partnerships with a keen lens on building globally-resonant brands in emerging markets. Natasha began her career in Washington D.C., working for the BBC and the Kennedy family before joining the Harvard Medical School Dubai Center, where she worked on establishing Dubai as the center for academic medical research and practice in the Middle East. She subsequently held roles in corporate affairs and investor relations at Dubai Holding, one of the region’s largest sovereign-owned holding companies. An independent journalist, Natasha writes for numerous publications exploring the intersections of business, entrepreneurship, technology, culture and gender. A sought-after speaker, she has shared the stage and moderated conversations with some of the world's most influential figures including Jacqueline Novogratz, John Sculley and Steve Wozniak. She is passionate about gender inclusion and diversity and cultivating powerful personal brands that can bring more Asian voices to the mainstream global narrative. 

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Courtney Cannon-Booth

Courtney has extensive experience working on branded campaigns and digital media for high profile individuals from a variety of industries including tech, finance, media, and wellness. Courtney's experience in AdTech has included work with large brands such as Unilever and Uber as well as a vast list of Fortune 500 companies. She has also worked extensively with nonprofits such as the United Way, YMCA, Big Brother Big Sister, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America while leading local strategic CSR partnerships with the Celtics, Red Sox, Nascar and more. Courtney's most recent event work led her to the world-renowned Necker Island, where she coordinated an (un)conference for the biggest influencers in digital alongside Richard Branson. She focused her studies on leadership while completing her MBA and advises clients on strategy, branding and more.  When Courtney isn’t working, you can find her at a CrossFit gym, running Spartan races, or seeking out new adventures.

 
 
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David Helfenbein

A strategic communication and branding expert focused on crisis communication, public affairs, and government relations. Under President Obama, David was appointed Social Media Coordinator for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Special Assistant to the Secretary in the Office of White House Liaison, both at the U.S. Department of State, where he helped to rebrand the State Department’s web and social presence. Before the State Department, he worked on Clinton’s Senate staff, at The Brookings Institution and at MSNBC’s Morning Joe. David’s background in public relations and communications includes working for Ruder Finn, DKC, and SS+K and for clients such as PBS, FreshDirect, Catholic Charities of NY, Esquire, AARP Bulletin, and more. David speaks frequently on how the media and technology are shaping the future and the relationship between public figures and the media. He has spoken at The Pacific Council on International Policy, the University of Pennsylvania and previously hosted The Gaggle Podcast. David holds a B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Washington University School of Law.

 
 

Our Specialty Experts

 
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hugh naylor

Hugh Naylor is a branding and public relations specialist who spent a decade covering the Middle East for The Washington Post and The New York Times. He has reported from more than 15 countries in the region, a journey that took him through Egypt’s revolution and counterrevolution, civil war in Syria and assaults in Iraq launched by Islamic State militants. His expertise also includes innovation, marketing and real estate in Dubai, as well as the far-reaching impact of low oil prices on Saudi Arabia. He has an M.A. in International Relations and Economics from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and he speaks and reads Arabic with proficiency. He is based between Los Angeles, California, and Dubai. 

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ari ratner

Ari specializes in developing creative, political, and social impact campaigns to reach a new generation of activists, consumers, and voters.  Ari previously served in the Obama Administration as Speechwriter and Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment. Ari earlier served the Obama Administration as a Congressional Liaison for the State Department and as an Associate at the White House. He is a veteran of the Obama for America and Hillary Clinton 2008 presidential campaigns, and was also appointed to the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee. Ari collaborated with Alec Ross on The New York Times bestselling book The Industries of the Future and served as Special Political Correspondent for Vice News during the 2014 midterm elections and as a correspondent for Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s largest newspaper, from 2003 to 2006. He’s appeared in The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Reuters, and more. Ari is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

 
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Nikki Van Noy

In addition to publishing her own best-selling books, Nikki has ghostwritten, conceptualized, and edited books for everyone from pop stars to health gurus to thought leaders. She has a knack for taking her clients’ stories and expertise and turning them into a cohesive manuscript that captures not only their thoughts, but also their voice and personality. Her in-house work in acquisitions at Random House, armed Nikki with unique insight into what agents and editors are looking to publish. As a testament to this she has a 100 percent success rate of book proposals picked up by major publishers. 

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Meghan Haffey

Meghan specializes in creating high-profile branded initiatives and private events such as summits and conferences, property openings, music festivals, salon dinners, speaker series and more for some of the worlds leading brands, celebrities, thought leaders and CEO’s. Some of her clients include Google, Hyatt, SolarCity, Summit Series and Zappos among others and she has executed both large and small scale events across Silicon Valley, Mexico, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. She thrives working with complex deliverables and is known for devising unforgettable interactive experiences that not only leave a lasting impact but have also set trends across the industry. She is based in Los Angeles. 

 

 
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Kayleigh Rocheck

Events, strategic partnerships, and talent connoisseur with over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry.  Kayleigh manages casting, VIP seeding and event management and her work includes The Vanity Fair Pre-Oscar parties,  Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Young Hollywood Awards, Coachella,  ELLE’s Annual Women in Music Awards and Dapper Day at Disney to name a few. Known for her incredible eye for design and vast network of influencer and celebrity connections across the tech, music, lifestyle and film industries, Kayleigh plays a vital role in both our strategic partnership and entertainment work at Main & Rose. Kayleigh is based between New York and Los Angeles. 

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Courtney Sheldon

Courtney has over 15 years experience in brand development, marketing and event design and has created numerous top-tier campaigns, conferences and trade events for clients such as Nickelodeon, Bank of America, Volkswagen, Hearst, and GlaxoSmithKline. She has managed everything from the most intimate luxury consumer events to large scale executive forums with thousands of attendees and multi-million dollar budgets. She has also created special events for MTV, VH1, Turner Networks, and Lincoln. Courtney is globally recognized for her expertise in managing client-facing and sales-facing programs meetings and congresses in addition to navigating complex  travel, compliance, procurement spend, and outsourcing. She is trilingual, based in Los Angeles and loves skiing.

 

Testimonials

We’ve been honored to manage global campaigns and personal branding for the world’s top CEO’s, public figures, authors and executives.  We also offer social media, crisis communications and more. 

 
 
One of the world’s greatest communications firms with simply the best team you could ask for.

- Elisa L. Vanity Fair

 
I have had the privilege to work with Main & Rose on national campaigns and events.  They bring a high level of professionalism and creativity combined with diligence and exquisite taste.  Main & Rose consistently delivers above and beyond expectations.

- Katie Kornfield, ICM


Main & Rose forged a powerful strategic partnership with Vanity Fair for us, and secured Global Green as one of Vanity Fairs  top non-profits of 2015. Main and Rose also created a series of fresh event opportunities for us and we are continually impressed with their team and what they accomplish.

- Les McCabe, CEO , Global Green, USA


Main & Rose helped me to quickly establish myself as an expert and leading female entrepreneur. They placed my brand strategically with the right publications to maximize my exposure in front of the perfect audience.  

- Kerry Benjamin, Founder, StackedSkincare

Main & Rose puts its extensive and impressive network of resources towards each client they serve. Thoughtful, imaginative and hands on,  they always analyze each clients needs and execute a precise plan to insure that clients not only meet their goals but exceed them. 

- Bryn Freedman, TED  


Being a part of a rapidly growing enterprise demands a communications firm with the expertise to position our business favorably in the market place. M&R not only did that for us,  they did it without requiring too much of our limited bandwidth. This speaks volumes to their ability to professionally and artfully help their clients meet their business objectives. In addition to that, we constantly found our interactions with the M&R team to be pleasant and warm. We have proudly referred some of our counterparts to their firm and look forward to remaining their clients for the foreseeable future.

- I. AlHusseini, Managing Partner, FullCycle Energy 


Main & Rose is simply the best. Love them.

- Damian Bradfield, President, WeTransfer


We are so impressed with the guidance and time put into thinking through our branding and social presence. We gained such valuable insights and our users responded very positively to our increased presence.

- Celine Cousteau, CauseCentric Productions