The believers. The doers.

From industry vets to world-class strategists and talented designers, this is who makes us great — and you. 

who we are

Lenker is made of an eclectic mix of people pulled together to create the best solutions to solve any business problem.

meet our team

Our Values

We believe that good ideas are humanity’s most powerful resource and that motivations and values matter. We seek to work with like minded values-driven companies that lift up humanity.

We Elevate.

We are called to elevate ourselves, our clients and our industry.

We Educate.

We are committed to education that informs, influences, and inspires.

We Execute.

We turn plans into actions, and dreams into reality.

meet our Partners

Assaf Arie

Assaf Arie

Partner & Chief Executive Officer

Assaf is a true entrepreneur in his own right, and has led many startups from zero to 8-figure businesses. With a degree in accounting and finance, Assaf’s metal was forged by formulating successful financial strategies for companies facing a myriad of challenges. At LENKER, he is the tough-yet-inspiring executive that’s led us to 10X growth.

Brian Howe

Brian Howe

Partner & Chief Strategy Officer

Brian is a senior-level executive with deep roots in digital marketing, customer relationship management, data mining, marketing automation, and in both on- and offline media. Having led the digital marketing teams at both and, Brian’s track record for growing business is among the best in digital.

John Lenker

John Lenker

Founder & Chief Vision Officer

John is a brand strategist and communications artist who designs experiences that attract, inform, and invoke. John has worked with some of the largest brands in the world and has a reputation for being able to quickly zero in on compelling marketing strategies that meet a client’s overarching business needs.

Kevin deLaplante

Kevin deLaplante

Partner & Chief Knowledge Officer

Kevin is a former academic philosopher and department chair who brings a unique blend of analytical rigor and insatiable curiosity to LENKER’s strategy engagements. Kevin leads brand strategy and messaging initiatives, and oversees LENKER’s marketing research and analysis projects.

Kathy McGrath

SVP, Business Partnerships

Kelsey Tollefson

Senior Client Strategist

Matthew O'Leary

Project Manager

Rachael Thomas

Business Development Manager

Cesar Acosta

Lead Designer

Dustin Solmonson

Digital Implementation Lead

Rachel White


Where we started

Our History

Founded in 2009 by John Lenker, known for delivering high-level creative brand and strategy, and launching digital design firm, Invioni, the team started with one foot in marketing and one in e-learning. Initially known for cultural institutions work with international awards ranging from a Webby to the United Nations World Summit Award, Lenker’s work has been featured in Communication Arts and recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Lenker has grown from a small group of scrappy and determined marketers to include business consultants, analysts, designers, writers, developers, and producers, focused on growing your business.

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