SmoothStone Partners was founded in 2007 by Phil Herzog, a seasoned business development executive with over 30 years experience crafting innovative sales and marketing strategies for some of the nation’s most respected consumer brands, entertainers, artists and sports personalities. His earlier career was spent working for major digital, design, event marketing and advertising firms. More recently Phil has served on contract as an embedded fractional VP of Business Development for clients who need to aggressively step up their B-to-B sales efforts.
The teams Phil has led have won and launched marketing campaigns generating millions of dollars in new business revenue, achieved global brand dominance, garnered coveted awards for creative excellence and industry top-of-mind brand recognition.
Some of the clients Phil has won or managed include...
Bausch and Lomb
Sheraton Hotels of the West
Schwinn Cycling and Fitness
Better Homes and Gardens Magazine
The 2010 Winter Olympics
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Princess Alaska Lodges and Resorts
The International Light Electric Vehicle Association
City of Hope
Delilah's Point Hope
Some of the agencies, charities, corporations and associations Phil has served include...
Rollins Corporation -- National Account Executive
Foote Cone Belding Direct -- Account Supervisor
Russ Reid, an Omnicom agency -- Account Executive
Mercy Ships -- VP International Communications
East Texas Advertising Federation -- President and Chairman
Horton Lantz and Low -- Director of Brand Strategy
Smashing Ideas -- Director of Sales
UpTop Corp -- Chief Marketing Officer
Passage Events -- Director of Direct Marketing Services
Penn Cove Shellfish -- VP Market Development
eJoe Electric Bikes -- VP of Dealer Development
Core Insights Leadership -- VP of Client Development
MasterWorks Fundraising Agency -- VP of Strategic Engagement