Every member of Smoketown’s team has at least 12 years of experience building brands.
Ryan Pintado-Vertner — principal & founder
A fifth generation innovator with a knack for uncovering extraordinary ideas and maximizing their potential. His 20-year track record spans the CPG and social impact sectors.
Experience: Clorox, Conagra Brands, Tyson, Whole Foods
Tetsuya takenomata — creative director
For over 18 years, Tetsuya has been creating the identities and visual language for dozens of brands, either through agencies like Turner Duckworth or client-side with The Clorox Company. He also has his own studio, TAKENOMATA Art & Design, which functions on a dual level - as a collaborative and progressive Art studio, and as an international visual identity and packaging Design agency.
Experience: Turner Duckworth, Coca Cola, Applegate Farms, Clorox, Miller-Coors, Hershey’s, Levi’s
flor lozano — director, strategy & insights
For 17 years, Flor has been uncovering consumer insights to create marketing strategies for dozens of brands. She is also Founder and Managing Partner at Synergia Multicultural Research & Strategy, a full service consumer research firm, integrating qual and quant methods with a strategic purpose.
Experience: Tyson Foods, Conagra Brands, NatureSweet, Lala, FUD, Riviana, Wise Snacks
Bruno longarini — director, strategy & insights
For over 15 years, Bruno has been building strategies, grounded in consumer insights, for brands big and small. He is also Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Synergia Multicultural Research & Strategy, a full service consumer research firm, integrating qual and quant methods with a strategic purpose.
Experience: MoneyGram, Goya, White Wave Foods, Bar-S (Sigma Foods)