Welcome to Main & Rose

We know there are many ways to tell your story. As a collection of seasoned branding and marketing execs with pedigrees from some of the most influential agencies, brands and media companies, we work with you to tell your story for significant, lasting impact. We are an award-winning, boutique, and female-led collective that takes pride in creating movements and messages that define the world’s leading innovative companies, groundbreaking non-profits and individuals who want to leave a profound legacy.


Our Leadership

Kelly Gibbons

Co-Founder & CEO

Over the past 20 years, Kelly has specialized in creating multinational campaigns and impactful digital and live experiences for brands such as WeTransfer, UN Women, TED and more. She creatively blends culture and innovation to solve critical problems faced by companies today and sits on the Advisory board for the United Nations Human Rights Project, and is a Nexus Global Delegate. Kelly is the driving force behind Main & Rose’s vision, leading the team to generate innovative communication solutions that consistently exceed business objectives. 

Beth Doane

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer

Beth is a globally recognized branding expert and author named by Inc Magazine as one of the world’s top names in branding. From pioneering digital movements to overseeing creative concepts for multi-million dollar campaigns, she consistently creates ROI-driven results for every client. Beth sits on The Pacific Council on International Policy as well as The Forbes Young Entrepreneurs Council and has spoken on how to build brands that last and the power of design at Google, Harvard, MIT, The United Nations, and the Concordia Summit.

Leslie Billingsley

Head of Client Strategy

Leslie brings 20 years of success in brand architecture, strategic alliances, and experiential marketing to Main & Rose. Working with clients such as Axios, Boeing, the NFL, the NBA LiveNation, and BlueCross and BlueShield, Leslie uses traditional, digital, and social amplification to create fully integrated strategic platforms. Leslie currently leads the Strategic Client Service discipline where she provides senior oversight for brand strategy and management as well as creative activation, performance measurement, and value assessments.

Maya Claire Bacon

Account Director

Maya specializes in branding and go to market strategy and has led teams across the top agencies globally on accounts such as Procter & Gamble, Target, NBC Universal, Estee Lauder, Gap, La Mer, Restoration Hardware, and amfAR. At Main & Rose, she expertly holds the reins on even the most complex assignments for her clients ranging from non-profits to billion dollar corporations, and tackles global campaigns, rebrands, brand experience and innovation projects while maintaining these relationships year after year because of her passion and dedication. 

Ming Ciao

Design Director

Ming Ciao is a renowned designer and creative strategist and a recipient of the Certificate of Recognition for creative achievement by the United States Congress and U.S. Department of Commerce.  He leads all design for our Main & Rose clientele including some of the world’s leading brands, entertainment icons and professional athletes and oversees creative strategy and creative direction. Throughout his career he has worked with HBO, Intel, Sony, Time Warner and had his own apparel label sold globally. Ming is also a passionate advocate for personal empowerment and a dedicated philanthropist.

Courtney Cannon-Booth

Director of Sales & Marketing

Courtney is a strategist with extensive experience in branding high-profile individuals and companies. Courtney spent the first part of her career leading Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives for one of the largest telecom companies in the world. She pioneered the launch of their nationwide digital literacy program and led their United Way campaign and partnerships with nonprofits across the country. She has worked with Unilever, Uber, and Snapchat, and brought together the largest influencers in digital for an (un)conference on Richard Branson’s Necker Island.

Stu Thompson

SVP, Group Creative Director

Stu is known for meticulously crafted, insight-driven solutions that sell. He has spearheaded brand resurrections and award-winning revitalizations for global heavy hitters including Coca-Cola, SC Johnson, KFC, Taco Bell, Jim Beam, Sharpie, Ford Motors and AT&T Wireless, among others.Fluent in all channels from TV to digital, VR to AR, social to experiential, and everything in between, Stu keeps a passion for disruptive constructive ideas as his North star. He also holds firmly to a love of family, great debate, and less-than-smart fish.

Sven Hackmann

Head of Venture

Sven leads Main & Rose ventures globally and previously served as a Vice President of North America for Siemens, the multi-billion dollar international conglomerate where he was responsible for the organizational development, launch and ongoing success of Siemens’ cities and infrastructure development. He also worked within Siemens Healthcare, where he developed the company’s entrepreneurial healthcare business. He also previously served as a venture development partner at Veremonte, the international investment and holding company based in London.

Chris Colbert


Chris is an expert on innovation and has advised some of the world’s most renowned organizations on how to utilize unrealized potential. After leading a bold revamp of Scholastic’s core publishing business and its return to positive growth Chris served as Managing Director to Harvard Innovation Labs, at Harvard University. He authored This Is It, a provocative treatise on how to take advantage of the only life we get, and is an international speaker and strategic advisor to prominent CEOs and executive teams. He is on the board of Pillar Venture Capital, Now + There, Fintech Americas, Nilus and the Copenhagen Fintech Global Advisory Board.

A Call For Good Causes

Need branding support? We donate our time to causes that make an impact each year.  Email us at hello@main-rose.com with details and we’ll see how we can help.


Telling amazing stories is what drives us and we’re ready to tell yours.