Founded in 2003, Workhorse Marketing is a digitally focused full-service branding, marketing and advertising agency. Our team of 20+ professionals operate with the same purpose – to provide high-quality programming and solutions to our clients. What’s your advantage? Our combination of discipline specialists, strategic orientation, creativity and culture yield strong client relationships and positive business results.
Founder and CEO
For more than 15 years, Grant has provided marketing, branding and internet strategy services to businesses ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Over the past 11 years, he has specialized in the strategy and execution of hundreds of digital campaigns and projects including app design/development, website design/development, HTML email campaigns, social media, corporate branding and more.
As the CEO of Workhorse, Grant is responsible for continuing our vision as an agency focused on combining experienced marketing professionals, creativity and the latest technology to build strategies, tactics and concepts which drive results for our clients.
Outside of the office, Grant enjoys spending time with his family and playing as much tennis as possible.
Chief Strategy Officer
Guy has over 25 years of advertising, design, online and mobile design, brand
development, strategy and start-up experience that he leverages to help clients
succeed. His diverse background as a brand development consultant, strategist,
designer and creative director gives him a unique perspective on relevant
messaging and design aesthetics and their role in creating successful brand
communications for clients that deliver tangible results. His client roster includes
local, regional, national and global brands in both the B2B and B2C markets.
Guy is currently leading the development and infusion of research, strategy and
positioning into all aspects of creative development for Workhorse clients and
helping them seamlessly fuse digital with traditional strategies.
Chief Operating Officer
Allie joined Workhorse over 5 years ago. A born and raised true Austinite, Allie graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Ag Economics, minoring in Business Administration.
“I love that I get to interact with a wide variety of clients and team members everyday, all working together towards finding the most creative and innovative ways to approach marketing.”
Outside of work, Allie enjoys spending time with her family, being outside as much as possible, and enjoying all the fun musical events Austin has to offer.
VP Digital Experience
Prior to joining Workhorse Marketing, Simon ran the Austin based agency sitegoals™ creating websites, web and mobile apps, and more for over 15 years. Simon’s career goes back over 25 years starting in New York City where he worked professionally in visual and interactive design for Fortune 500 and entertainment companies as well as launched multiple interactive agencies.
Within his role as the VP Digital Experience he’ll lead the exploration into frontier technologies like Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR), and help clients translate their vision for new digital products into powerful tools with a great user experience.
He’s also an accomplished illustrator, game designer, and avid kayak angler who enjoys watching live music, eating amazing food, and spending time with his family.
Media Services Director
Megan joined the Workhorse team over 4 years ago. Graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Radio, Television and Video, Megan has a variety of experience in social advertising, marketing and blogging.
“I enjoy being in marketing and advertising as there’s always something new to learn!”
When she’s not directing the social department, Megan enjoys hanging out with friends and family, eating good food with a nice glass of wine, listening to podcasts or audio books/reading for the book club I’m in (#SLBC) and occasionally catching some live music, especially if the Derrick Davis Band is playing!
Chief Technology Officer
Thomas Bacon has been with Workhorse Marketing since 2007. He has a wealth of experience working in a number of digital technologies and fields. He has extensive experience with search engine optimization, accessibility, user experience, technical architecture, email marketing, information architecture, ecommerce, web development, and web design. He’s certified in user experience and Google Analytics.
He’s also has extensive experience with a number of platforms such as WordPress, Magento, and Drupal. He’s worked on small one-page sites all the way up to 8,000 SKU ecommerce platforms and has deep insights into finding the right solution for a digital problem.
Director of Development
Alex has been with Workhorse for over 6 years. He went to the University of Texas at Austin, earning a BA in English. Alex has extensive experience as a freelance developer, working at Merrill Lynch before joining the Workhorse team.
“I like being able to help small companies grow.”
Outside of work, Alex stays busy playing rock and roll in his local band, The Early Stages.
Adrian has been involved in application development for over 15 years. He is primarily self taught with the help of close friends and Google. He has extensive experience in building web applications for social, e-commerce, education, small business, entertainment, and the open source community. He’s certified in HIPAA Security, HIPAA Awareness for Business Associates, and is a Notary Public for the state of Texas.
“I love creating challenging applications. To bring something to life and have a client say ‘Wow!’ is just the bees knees.”
When Adrian isn’t coding, he LOVES spending time with his son, watching him play video games. Also he’s most likely coding.
Patrick joined the Workhorse team over 4 years ago. He studied Communication Design at the University of North Texas. Prior to Workhorse, Patrick was a bass player in a skiffle band.
“I enjoy creating logical systems based on sound strategic rationale and a deep understanding of branding and human centered design.”
When he’s not running our design department, he enjoys printmaking.
UX / UI Designer
James has been professionally designing digital interfaces and user experiences for 15 years. Along with being innately creative and a natural problem solver, his training in Visual Communication at Arizona based Collin’s College has helped to shape his talent as a creative mastermind. After his 11 year stretch as the chief pixel-pusher for sitegoals, he has joined Workhorse to bring a higher level of brand consistency and end user experience to all of our clients.
“The right solution is not always quickly or easily determined. Until I’ve ruled out all possibilities, I’m not satisfied until we find the best solution for the specific project and problem at hand.”
In his off time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cruising around the city on his motorcycle, and growing his relationship with Jesus.
Prior to joining Workhorse Marketing, Alan was a designer in the creative industry for 20 years. He attended the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. He uses design to engage, empower, and educate across print, screen, and space. He delights in finding imaginative solutions for complex problems and moving ideas from good to great
“I find the greatest satisfaction in solving design problems that clients may have. The reward is creating something that clients can use to elevate their brand.”
He is originally from San Antonio and in his spare time enjoys tending to his urban farm consisting of five adorable chickens.
Jen Leaver is Workhorse Marketing’s Account Director, an energetic, results-driven strategist who specializes in creating and developing brands through insightful, multi-platform marketing campaigns.
Before joining the team at Workhorse, Jen was a Client Services Account Manager at Momentum ABM where she gained experience in Account Based Marketing campaigns working with pharmaceutical and technology companies.
Prior to Momentum ABM, she co-founded PROVA Media & Design, where she assisted several U.S. based businesses and startups with their marketing efforts. There, she managed media buying and planning, brand management, campaign development as well as client and project management.
Jen began her career in marketing at CIVIC Advertising where she focused on traditional broadcast and print advertising, as well as, lead generation and demand generation marketing.
She graduating from Texas State University with a B.A. in Mass Communication and a minor in Psychology.
Jenn looks at the world through a fierce strategic and creative lens and believes in the mantra: “do what you love, love what you do”. She knows what it takes to make connections, cultivate relationships, achieve goals and create a positive experience.
Senior Account Manager
Kira has been with Workhorse for over 4 years. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning a degree in Public Relations and a Business minor.
“It is so fun and rewarding to see concepts come to life from initial strategy to execution. It is never a dull moment in this industry working with various brands and clients as I’m always learning something new!”
Outside of work, Kira enjoys seeing live bands, traveling any chance she can and exploring the great city of ATX with her little pup Hoku in tow.
Teresa has been with Workhorse for over 3 years. She graduated from Oakland University, earning a BS in Management Information Systems. Her previous experience includes project, account and quality assurance management.
“I love collaborating with clients.Taking their projects and requests and bringing them to life. Whether that is a website, interactive experience, app, or traditional print.”
Being new to the area, Teresa’s favorite thing to do outside of work is explore the city of Austin.
Workhorse was lucky enough to have Aly join our team when Aha and Workhorse merged in January 2016. Aly is a Texas A&M University graduate with a major in Marketing.
“It’s different everyday. Keeps you on your toes! You get the opportunity to work across all industries with all types of clients.”
When she’s not working, Aly enjoying being active and working out, from running to hiking to surfing. This is mainly to counteract her deep love for food.
Media Services Coordinator
Taylor joined Workhorse Marketing in July 2017. She is a Texas A&M University graduate with a major in Economics. Taylor’s previous experience includes project management, marketing and sales for the software and oil and gas industries.
“I love helping our client’s turn their vision into a reality. Whether that is a branding concept, website, or print, there’s always an opportunity to deliver impactful results.”
Outside of work, Taylor enjoys anything active, traveling, and being the ultimate foodie.
Angela has been the Accountant for Workhorse since January 2016. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a BA in Psychology and a Business Administration minor. Prior to joining our team, Angela spent the last 9 years working for startups and helping them obtain double digit growth while exceeding customer expectations.
“I love being surrounded by such creative minds and the excitement that comes with working in a fast-paced, dynamic industry!”
Her favorite things to do outside of work are playing with her two children and two fur babies, and cheering obnoxiously for her beloved Aggies.
Caleb joined Workhorse Marketing in February 2017. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where his research and love for human behavior led him to the marketing industry.
“My favorite aspect of marketing is aligning corporate objectives with human behavior – figuring out how someone will act or react prior to their actions.”
In his off time, Caleb enjoys traveling, staying active, and anything that calls for adventure and new experiences.
A graduate of Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, Morgan has years of experience in digital marketing services ranging from website and content development to strategy design and implementation. As an Account Manager, Morgan ensures that clients get exactly what they need to succeed while creating exceptional work, whether it’s a new website, campaign, event, or ongoing marketing support.
“I love where creativity meets behavioral studies in marketing. The companies and organizations we serve do exceptional work, and there’s nothing better than seeing our services connect them with their customers in new and innovative ways.”
In her free time, Morgan loves taking in all Austin has to offer by exploring dance classes, art galleries, live music venues, or finding a new favorite happy hour spot.
Amber joined Workhorse in 2018. She graduated from Texas Tech University with her MA in Creative Writing and has experience in development, editing, copywriting, and project management. Her prior job in a nonprofit’s development department sparked her interest in marketing and she is excited to cultivate this passion further. At Workhorse, Amber assists with anything from coffee to copy.
“I love creating good content that is able to amplify a brand or an organization.”
In her free time, Amber enjoys exploring Austin with her boyfriend and dog, completing DIY projects, and finding the best macarons.
Our team thrives on providing growing companies with insights, strategic thinking and guidance to achieve measurable and sustainable marketing results that drive performance across your entire organization.
Leveraging our marketing experience, technology and creative skills in a multi-disciplined approach, we help you plan, create and manage effective sales and marketing initiatives.
Interested in Joining The Team?
We’re always on the hunt for marketing, design and development rock stars. Check out our openings or just send us your resume.