Move the crowd.

We help brands and social enterprises realize
their full potential to change the world.


Smoketown Strategy & Innovation Consulting is obsessed with potential -- the potential of your products, brands, and social enterprises. We start with your products, ideas, aspirations, and even hunches. From there, we leverage deep expertise in consumer insights and design thinking to unlock bigger opportunities.


Our Services

Our expertise includes: consumer insights; design thinking; strategy and positioning; new product development; and accelerated launch planning. 

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About Our Name

Our name is inspired by the oldest African-American community in Louisville, Kentucky. An unexpected incubator of extraordinary potential.

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DISRPTR: What We're Thinking About

Follow our blog, DISRPTR, for inspiring stories of market disruption, entrepreneurship, and social impact. We'll also share lessons learned from our work. 



Founder, Ryan Pintado-Vertner

Ryan Pintado-Vertner is a fifth generation innovator, strategist, and writer based in Chicagoland. He has 20 years of combined experience in brand management and social enterprise, and holds an MBA from the University of California-Berkeley.  He's also a proud husband and father.


Translating passion and purpose into scale.