Culture

Meet the oddballs. The underdogs and own-way-goers. The daredevils relentlessly down to be friends. The lovers of ideas, of solving problems and of helping people.

It’s nice to meet you, too.

Kathy McCuskey

Chief Executive Officer

Celebrated as one of the 10 most admired CEOs by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Kathy has helmed the Yamamoto ship since 2011. Her extensive client experience spans CPG, financial services, healthcare, retail and essentially everything else.

Grant Smith

Chief Creative Officer

Grant has created award-winning work for the likes of FedEx, Snickers, Mountain Dew and dozens of other iconic global brands. He brings that experience, and an undying love for the process of making, to every project of any size that passes through Yamamoto.

Chris Rahill

Director of Insights and Innovation

Chris has a talent for taking complex marketing problems and breaking them down into concise solutions. So much so that we created a department just for him: Insights and Innovation, which has grown into the strategic heart and soul of Yamamoto.

Seth Rockers

Chief Financial Officer

A banking background, a marketing mind and a farming work ethic combine to make Seth’s approach to finance and operations uniquely well-suited to the agency experience. He now acts as CFO for multiple agencies in the MDC family.

Dave Morrisette

Director of Client Services

Dave’s clients quickly come to appreciate his ability to provide guidance and strategy across a wide range of marketing challenges. With Dave, Yamamoto’s client relationships always have a thoughtful, professional steward with a long history of encouraging growth.

Lori Sharbono

Director of Business Development

Lori is a master of new business development and relationship management, and has experience growing and galvanizing many of Minnneapolis’ most well-known agencies.