About GRN San Francisco The GRN SF Team
The GRN SF Team  
How We Work  
Recent Placements Our current staff consists of three partners and two researchers.
Compensation & Timing  
Contact us In building the team, we’ve chosen to focus on individuals with deep experience of working in their
industry. Rather than look for people with solely a recruiting background, we have hired experienced
business people from the advertising, marketing, digital communication and technology spaces.
  All of our team has been trained extensively in our process and use of our data base. That training
is then supplemented during the year with topic specific seminars.
  Ben Barnes  bbarnes@grnsanfrancisco.com
  Managing Partner of Global Recruiters of San Francisco, Ben is a proven executive with 25 plus
years experience in the communication and marketing industries.

Before joining GRN, Ben was President/CEO for the Asia-Pacific Region and a member of the
Executive Committee of the World Wide Board for Foote, Cone and Belding (FCB). During his 12
year tenure he grew his Region from $80-900million in billing. Prior to FCB, Ben was with Grey and
McCann Erickson.

His experience includes managing networks, offices and client business. Key industries that Ben
has worked with are Package Goods, Telecom, Automotive and IT. Proctor & Gamble, Glaxo Smith
Kline, Dell and Smartone were past clients.
  Lisa Kondo  lkondo@grnsanfrancisco.com
  As Associate Partner at GRN San Francisco, Lisa is a demonstrated leader with over 15 years of account management experience in advertising on both the agency and client-side.

During her 8 year tenure at Wilson, an independent ad agency, Lisa made an impact as an Account Director elevating the CRM-focused traditional and digital work for high profile clients in both their New York and San Francisco offices. Before joining the team at GRN, she worked as a Management Supervisor at Creative Lift, an independent ad shop, overseeing traditional and digital initiatives for top tier clients.

Prior to her agency background, Lisa strengthened her client relationship and project management experience working client-side at Bloomingdale’s as a Marketing Account Executive.

Before settling in San Francisco, Lisa has also lived in Guam, Japan and New York. When she’s not connecting companies with their next star performer, Lisa enjoys travelling and expressing her creativity through cooking and crafting.

Past clients include Wells Fargo, Charter Communications, AAA, Plantronics and Facebook.

You can contact Lisa at lkondo@grnsanfrancisco.com.
  Brianna Chown  bchown@grnsanfrancisco.com
  With over nine years of account and project management experience, Brianna has maintained a strong focus on cultivating collaborative relationships and creating solutions for clients as well as the agency.

Prior to joining GRN, Brianna worked as an account manager across a diverse range of clients including: MARS Petcare, Caesars Entertainment, Gallo Family Vineyards, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, and the San Francisco Zoo. Most recently, Brianna was an Account Supervisor at ATTIK where she oversaw integrated national communications for Toyota’s youth brand, Scion. Brianna’s experience involved learning a brand holistically and fostering solution-driven integrations.

Brianna started her advertising career with six years at BBDO San Francisco where she managed creative development, production, and event marketing projects. Her work on pro-bono client, Pima Air & Space Museum, helped her team win a Gold Cannes Lion for branded content.

After graduating from the University of Iowa and leaving her mid-west roots, Brianna has loved every minute of living in the eclectic and vibrant city by the bay. In her spare time, Brianna is an avid traveller and has embarked on a mission to eat her way through 7x7 magazine’s ‘The Big Eat’ list.

You can contact Brianna at bchown@grnsanfrancisco.com.
  Stephanie Amos  samos@grnsanfrancisco.com
  Stephanie brings 7 years of agency account management experience to GRN. Prior to recruiting, she worked at two of the top creative advertising agencies on the west coast — Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Eleven Inc. — where she helped some of their largest clients produce award-winning work. She was instrumental in crafting global campaigns for brands like Nintendo, Chevrolet, Comcast/XFINITY, and Cisco, to name a few.

At GRN, Stephanie specializes in both creative recruiting and media placement. She connects artists, storytellers and activation specialists with leading advertising agencies throughout the US.

On a personal note, after growing up in LA and attending college in San Luis Obispo, Stephanie moved her way up the California coast and settled in San Francisco 7 years ago. When she isn’t hard at work helping people find their dream jobs, she’s out adventure seeking with friends, travelling, and enjoying time with her beloved, big family (4 brothers!)

You can contact Stephanie at samos@grnsanfrancisco.com.