Our People

We are designers, thinkers, journalists, writers, tinkerers, travelers, readers, technologists, planners, strategists, artists, photographers and makers. We are independent people at an independent agency, coming together to create exceptional experiences.

We are a diverse team of experts from the worlds of technology, journalism, design, marketing and advertising.

Ideas that change the world happen when we look at problems from different viewpoints. Our culture celebrates our differences, rewards curiosity and champions creative solutions.

 

Our Leadership Team

Terri
Director, Human Resources
Terri Bell

Terri believes in the connection between personal and organizational growth. By optimizing employee development, maintaining HR best practices and creating a collaborative and supportive agency resource, she supports the growth needs of Manifest and her team. Before joining Manifest, she created, developed and oversaw the HR department at Management Resources Group, now known as Emerson Consulting.

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Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer
David Barron

David is creating a platform. His goal is the unification of Manifest’s financial, operational and cultural elements. Before joining Manifest, he served as CFO at McMurry/TMG. His earlier experiences working in corporate finance included roles at Time Warner and as CFO for several agencies, including Publicis New York. David began his career at Arthur Andersen.

Betsy
VP, Talent Acquisition
Betsy Yamazaki

Betsy has a natural instinct for who’s going to change the game. She leads recruiting for Manifest’s four studios across the U.S. and is building a diverse and inclusive workforce of best-in-discipline talent. Her deep understanding of conceptual marketing solutions and sharp eye for design have served her well in talent recruitment and management roles at Publicis, Gotham, Marcus St. Jean and Lowe New York.

Melissa Bouma
President
Melissa Bouma

With a unique perspective, both as a servant-leadership focused female, and as a left-brained strategist, Melissa focuses on leading teams in the delivery of performance-focused strategic & creative campaigns, all rooted in business objectives. This outcome-focused approach has fueled over 16 years of success building insight-driven branding and content strategy at national agencies for clients such as AARP, Aflac, AT&T, Express Scripts (Cigna), CDW, UPS, Abbott Laboratories, UCLA and Alamo Rent A Car.

Sacha Reeb
Chief Creative Officer
Sacha Reeb

Sacha believes that great design gets us addicted to a better reality. He seeks to shape experiences customers want to watch, use and repeat, which he has done in lead roles at Critical Mass in London, Huge, Razorfish, Organic and Grey  in Germany. Over his 20-year career, Sacha has developed integrated advertising campaigns and design experiences for clients such as Audi, Samsung, Pfizer, P&G, MTV, Intel and GE. His work has been recognized at Cannes, Eurobest and the FastCo. innovation awards, and he has judged several award shows, including the Cannes Lions Cyber Jury.