Yareli is the Chief Brand Officer and CEO of Strategar. Prior to Strategar, she spent 17 years leading account management and insights teams for large brands including: Univision, Chevrolet, and Avocados From Mexico. Yareli is an alumnus of the Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Business Cohort 15 taught through DCCCD. She is a proud Longhorn and holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin.
“Dawn Albert is a Senior Project Manager for Strategar. With over a decade in advertising she has had the opportunity to work with Fortune 500 companies all over the world and acculturate their brands. During her work with diverse clientele she has worked on full lifecycle websites and Artificial Intelligence Software for NIH, merger of Continental and United Airlines rebranding to Olympic print campaigns, broadcast media, CRM and so much more. She received her degree in Graphic Design and Advertising from Sam Houston State University and PMP certificate from IIL/NYU.”
Chief Operations Officer
Dean is the Chief Technologist and Operating Officer of Strategar.
Prior to Strategar, Dean spent 30 years in communications technology development and intellectual property consulting. He has worked with Sprint, MCI and Cisco Systems on projects in both the civilian and defense sectors. Dean earned Bachelor of Computer Science (minor in civil engineering) and Master of Computer Science (minor in industrial engineering) degrees from Texas A&M University at College Station.
Brand Account Supervisor
Prior to Strategar, Yanely spent the last 13 years in advertising and marketing and prior to that another 7 years in experiential marketing. With a Bachelor’s in Business Management and a Master’s in Internet Marketing, Yanely has worked for a number of government clients targeting the general and Hispanic markets for the Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and
Border Protection, Small Business Administration, Indian Health Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, flipping furniture, and hosting craft classes in her community.
Brand Account Supervisor
Melissa Chavez, a native of Texas moved to Alabama in 2009. Melissa leverages more than 20 years of experience in marketing, sales, and communications to help her customers succeed. Her varied and rich experience includes service to corporate America and global enterprises, as well as small business ownership. Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Public Relations, as well as a Master of Arts in Organizational Management, from Ashford University.
Megan is the Research Manager here at Strategar. She has held quantitative and qualitative research roles in the financial, education and health sectors and has 15 years of research experience. Megan has spearheaded benchmarking projects, worked with the New York State Department of Health and been published in peer reviewed journals. In her spare time, Megan serves on her community’s DEI Advisory Group and is an active volunteer in the DEI space. Megan holds a Master’s in Anthropology from SUNY Albany.
Brandi is an Office Assistant at Strategar. Her role is to support the team in administrative tasks, general organization and account receivables and payables. Prior to Strategar, Brandi worked in Treasury and Accounting for a Dallas based oil and gas company for 12+ years. Brandi, her husband and dog Riley, are foodies and enjoy travel. They recently returned from living in Central America for the past 3 years and enjoyed immersing themselves into Latin culture.
Brand Account Coordinator
Briana Moore is a Brand Account Coordinator at Strategar. Her role is to assist in account management and brand stewardship. Before joining the Strategar team, she worked in the service industry both on the floor and at the corporate level as an intern. She attended Southern Methodist University and received her B.A. in Corporate Communication and Public Affairs. Briana loves to spend time with her dog Rex by the lake and go on hikes in Colorado.
Lina is a brand designer at Strategar. Her role is storytelling through creative and brand stewardship. Prior to Strategar, Lina spent 18 years developing her passion for design and was co-founder of a design firm in Colombia from 2003 to 2013 before moving to Dallas where she volunteered as a designer for the Aberg Center for Literacy, the Perot Museum and held an art director position at JCPenney. Lina holds a degree in graphic design from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Colombia.
Senior Brand Designer
Jessica is a senior brand designer at Strategar. Prior to Strategar, Jessica began her career working as an art director in advertising after graduating from Pratt Institute of Art & Design in Brooklyn, New York. She then made the big decision to leave the agency to pursue personal projects, photography and freelance design while touring the country the last 10 years in support of her husband’s Coast Guard career. She enjoys being a mother and has now settled with her family in southern Virginia. Jessica has continued to work as a lead designer on brands including Levi’s, Crayola, J.P. Morgan Chase, AKCEA, Cordis & Marriott.
Rocio Yllarramendy is originally from Venezuela and is the Graphic Designer for Strategar. She has been a Graphic Designer for the past 14 years and what she likes the most is learning new design programs and keep evolving. She considers her strong points to be Branding and Web Design. In her free time Rocio enjoys taking courses, reading, and spending time at home with her family. She also has some passion for photography. Prior to Strategar she used to work for the world’s largest Art Dealer Company called Park West Gallery involving great artists such as Romero Britto, Michael Godard, Daniel Wall, Wyland among others.
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