Executive Team

Bryan Kramer


Co-Founder, President/CEO
Author, TED speaker
@bryankramer

Bryan Kramer is one of the world’s foremost leaders in the art and science of sharing, and has been credited with instigating the #H2H human business movement in marketing and social. With over 300,000 social fans and followers, and an intimate understanding of the intricacies and interworking of both social technologies and social behaviors, Bryan is both a practitioner and authority on the subject.

In January 2014, Bryan’s first book “There is No B2B or B2C: It’s Human to Human #H2H” rose to the #1 top selling spot in Business Books on Amazon in its first week. In January 2015, #H2H was named as the number 1 buzzword for 2015 by The Writer, and as a Top 7 Game Changing Terms by Sprout Social in 2016.

His latest book, “Shareology: How Sharing is Powering the Human Economy”, published by Morgan James Publishing, made the USA Today’s Top 150 Book List the week of its release, as well as #1 on Amazon in four categories. It was recently syndicated for a 2016 release in China. The book explores the history, art and science of sharing, and illustrates why sharing is what gives us a unique competitive advantage as individuals and brands.

A San Jose native, Bryan is also a renowned global speaker, consultant and trainer. In a unique sharing experiment conducted in his recent TED Talk @ IBM titled “Why Sharing is Reimagining Our Future”, Bryan witnessed the true power of sharing when inspiration combined itself with reach and technology. The results were stunning – 21 million impressions in just 4 hours, spanning the globe to over 10 countries.


Courtney Smith


Co-Founder,
Executive Creative Director
@cshasarrived

An accomplished creative strategist, storyteller, writer and designer, Courtney has a knack for simplifying the complex and has been told she has a wicked sense of humor. She began her career as an art director in East Lansing, MI in 1991, and then subsequently launched a successful design firm, which she owned and operated for three years.

In 2002, Courtney relocated to San Jose, California and co-founded PureMatter with Bryan Kramer, where she currently serves as creative and strategic lead for its Fortune 500 clients. Courtney has collectively earned hundreds of awards in the ADDYs, W3 Awards and Webbys, and her work has appeared in the PRINT International Design Annual, Logo Lounge Master Library Series and Graphic Design Monthly.

She is also an accomplished creative juror, having judged the Creativity International Competition, the W3 Awards sponsored by Adweek, and numerous ADDY award competitions across the country. She is an invited member of the AIVA (Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts), an International clearing house for creative judges, and an Advisory Board member of the 2015-2016 World Brand Congress.

An avid writer, Courtney has penned her first screenplay and will launch her first book “21 Reasons Why Creativity is Like Sex” in Fall 2016.


Ryan Campbell


VP, Client Services,
Strategy and Planning
@bizplantoday

Ryan has spent the past 15 years providing advertising and marketing solutions for clients. He has worked for notable agencies and digital marketing firms, such as McCann Erickson, Publicis Modem, Poppe Tyson, LiveWorld and Agency.com, guiding strategic planning and account management for Fortune 500 clients.

Poppe Tyson was one of the first digital marketing firms in the country, and was responsible for many “first ever” websites, including The White House, Cadillac, Sony Playstation to name a few. LiveWorld was one of the first successful social media and online community providers long before the insurgence of Facebook and Twitter.

Ryan’s experience spans industries and company size. He brings a wealth of interactive and technology knowledge to PureMatter, as he has helped shape online programs for successful brands including Hewlett Packard, Charles Schwab, Amazon, Palm, Cisco, Intuit, Wells Fargo, 3Com, Hilton Hotels, Price Water House Coopers, Bank of America, Harrah’s, and McKesson.

At PureMatter, Ryan interacts with all clients to help shape and plan their digital marketing strategies. This includes customer research, facilitating consultative sessions, strategic campaign planning and managing technology partnerships. Ryan prides himself in helping clients discern the best digital plan and technology partners that help them exceed specific business goals while engaging the target audience and strengthening their brand.

A San Jose native, Ryan has a BS in Strategic Management from Sacramento State University.