MEET OUR
Leadership Team

Board Member
Ken
Kress

“Our people are at the heart of everything we do”

-KEN KRESS

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Ken
Kress
Board Member

Invaluable pillar of the agency. Devoted leader. A calming force. BDSer since 1990. Has been here longer than the furniture. Count on him for a great wine recommendation. The only guy in a family of women. Biggest book worm. You’ll hear a slight twang when he’s singing along to country music. Vacations at the river as often as he can. USC Trojan football fan for life. Passionate about building lasting relationships with BDS clients. Serves on the advisory board for Gonzaga University.

President
Sean
Ludick

“Culture is the secret sauce”

-SEAN LUDICK

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Sean
Ludick
President

Results-driven global leader, providing the vision and innovation strategy driving the company and our client solutions. Sean’s work has spanned four continents, leading senior teams for some of the biggest technology brands in the business. His personal brand has been made by being a gamechanger for businesses and a leader of growth, diversity and transformation. An active industry keynote speaker and advisor, Sean sits on a number of boards including Popcorn Technology, ArtistOnGo and the University of Boston, Global Marketing Management (GMM) Advisory Board, Metropolitan College. He’s a sports junkie – go Bears & Longhorns – excited by the competitiveness and power of teams.  He’s a history buff, inspired by leaders like Churchill and his ability to unify people. Above all else, his family is his center and in his downtime, Sean enjoys spending time on the water or binging TV and movies with the family.

We Are
PEOPLE-LED

At BDS everything we do begins and ends with our people!

SVP OPERATIONS & CLIENT SERVICE
Tracy
Neff
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Tracy
Neff
SVP OPERATIONS & CLIENT SERVICE

Leads the Merchandising and Break Fix teams to success. BDSer since 2005. SoCal native. Celebrates every San Francisco Giants win in her office with a party. Say “hello” to this Adele fan. If you hear a booming laugh down the hall, that’s her. Napa regular. Loves to entertain. Team meetings usually feature candy and tacos. Don’t be fooled by her driven exterior; she’s a softy on the inside. Used to operate the Space Mountain ride at Disneyland.

SVP EXPERIENTIAL / CEO MAG
Jonathan
Margolis
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Jonathan
Margolis
SVP EXPERIENTIAL / CEO MAG

Our experiential expert. And we mean it. He literally wrote the book on it. Born and raised on Long Island before heading to Manhattan, a life-long New Yorker with a love for the West Coast. Knows the words to every Bob Marley song. Loves creating memorable experiences for brands and a good chocolate chip cookie. When not brainstorming new ideas and leading his team to success, he’s planning adventures with his wife and 2 sons.

SVP CLIENT SERVICE
Vida
Roozen
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Vida
Roozen
SVP CLIENT SERVICE

In retail since her first steps. Joined Creative Channel in 1999, and BDS in 2021. She’s imagined, designed and lead programs for top brands, but she’s happiest in a store trying to fix a display that’s broken. She loves people, clients, and teammates. Born and raised in Southern California but has lived half her professional life in a plane headed for the east coast. Married to a firefighter. An almost an empty nester, slightly panicking because her teens are getting ready to leave the roost. Her husband’s nickname is Rooster, oh the irony. Obsessive about rescue dogs and succulents. In search of the perfect salsa. Worked a summer in a cannery in Alaska, and her son is doing the same on a commercial fishing boat 30 years later.

SVP TECHNOLOGY & ANALYTICS
Hanoz
Ghandi
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Hanoz
Ghandi
SVP TECHNOLOGY & ANALYTICS

Leads all things Technology & Analytics. His MIT background might have something to do with that. Over 20 years’ experience in the industry has given him the expertise to unearth opportunities at organizations such as Bose, Belkin Corporation, Citigroup, and Creative Channel Services (CCS). An engaging leader, he has dedicated his career to building, structuring, and scaling multifunctional companies. Excels in shaping business strategies, spearheading cutting-edge innovation, and building business growth. A true explorer, he is a licensed pilot who takes to the skies navigating the bluffs of the west coast with family and friends. As a graduate in electrical engineering from MIT (The Beaver) – he was among a select few engineers that worked on building some of the very first Wi-Fi circuits to be developed in Silicon Valley.

SVP CLIENT DEVELOPMENT
Dave
Tranberg
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Dave
Tranberg
SVP CLIENT DEVELOPMENT

Develops innovative solutions for new clients. Consumer electronics industry expert. BDSer since 2006. Epitome of southern charm. Never misses an Ole Miss college football game (pun intended).  Might have been an oceanographer in another life. Knows how to escape zombies from watching the Walking Dead. Get this guy a Moscow Mule, stat! BBQs his turkey on Thanksgiving. Ask him about that one time he and a couple of other BDSers were driving in Dallas…it’s a great story.

VP CLIENT SERVICE
Eric
Wartman
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Eric
Wartman
VP CLIENT SERVICE

The ultimate BDS boomerang. First joined BDS fresh out of college as a Canon Assisted Sales Rep. Returned to BDS many years later in a Client Services role. Today he’s innovating programs and building teams for his high profile clients. The one to ask if you want to make your home “smart”. Originally from Providence, Rhode Island and currently living in Long Beach, CA. Loving his newest role as “Dada”. Avid snowboarder. Proud of his extensive music collection. Has traveled to all 50 states. Wakes up on his own without an alarm. Once swam with sharks without a cage – yikes!

VP CLIENT SERVICE
Jennifer
Fisher-Finnegan
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Jennifer
Fisher-Finnegan
VP CLIENT SERVICE

Our Break Fix guru and multi-tasking queen. BDSer since 2003. Taking great care of her clients is her jam. Orange County local who can tell you where all the hot spots are around the area. Loves hanging out at the beach with her husband, mini-me daughter, and puppy dog, Cooper. If you’re on the peninsula, you might find her having a slice of pizza at Cruisers Pizza Bar & Grill. Big fan of The Real Housewives franchise, and is pretty sure she would be great BFFs with Lisa Rinna. Give her a buttery Chardonnay, and she’s a happy camper. Admires her dad for being a hard worker and a great businessman – we know where she gets it from!

VP CLIENT SERVICE
Tara
Hankins
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Tara
Hankins
VP CLIENT SERVICE

Expert in all things Brand Advocacy. BDSer since 2001. Is motivated and pumped up by Rocky movies. Major hiker and paddle boarder. Biggest Chicago Bears fan, and even named her daughter after running back Walter Payton. Admires her amazing daughter. Spends all her free time at dance competitions or swim meets. Grew up wanting to be a dolphin trainer or PE teacher. Wants to be best friends with Tina Fey. Used to be mistaken in high school as the Pink Power Ranger.

VP CLIENT SERVICE
Stan
Sliva
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Stan
Sliva
VP CLIENT SERVICE

Our in-house expert dedicated to developing brand strategies and building client relationships. Spent the first 8 years of his career in the hospitality industry. His transition to retail allowed him to play an instrumental role in ushering Dyson into the US market and later into a household name. A die-hard Blackhawks fan. Vows he has never seen an episode of Friends, Seinfeld, or GOT and watches a very limited amount of TV. Enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, three boys, and friends. The bigger the crowd the better. Passionate about the word recreation – ‘refresh, reenergize’. Spends his summers and winters partaking in almost every recreational sport, including but not limited to – fishing, boating, ice hockey, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. With very few exceptions, claims to know each contact on LinkedIn and Instagram personally.

VP FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS
Khalid
Kakish
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Khalid
Kakish
VP FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS

Directs the agency’s financial strategies. Really good with numbers and budgets. BDSer since 2004. Stubborn with a smile. Born in the country of Jordan, but grew up in the “909”.  Ruled the universe playing Solar Quest as a kid. Hockey dad to two boys. His music playlist is still stuck in the 80’s. Ice fishes every year in Minnesota. Cartoon fanatic. King of the Los Angeles Kings fans in the office. Works his magic solving every Mickeys beer puzzle.

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