20+ years of success.

We build business. We get our clients promoted. And we never, ever, act without a plan.

Thinking First, together.

There’s more than one way to experience our expertise.

  • T1 Consulting
    A team of strategic advisors who help brands, causes & organizations drive business results in sponsorship marketing and revenue generation.
  • T1 Motion
    An ideas-first, production-second creative content group, founded with a simple purpose — to do better video, smarter and easier.
  • sponsorshipX
    An experience-fueled forum that unites the most disruptive minds in the industry through international insights and hands-on discussion.
  • T1 Speaker Series
    An intimate setting for a variety of industry leaders to network, share their knowledge and put Thinking First.

We believe in an integrated experience-driven approach to delivering business results for our clients.
It’s all about experiences that have the power to consistently live across every
touchpoint a consumer has with a brand.

Our expertise is our people.

People who understand. People who feel.
Here are a few of the faces you’ll
see leading the charge.

  • Mark Harrison

    President & CEO


    The guy who started it all. Part-time football coach, full-time entrepreneur.

  • Karen Stern

    Chief Financial Officer


    Finance + process guru. Also a Six Sigma Master Black Belt (not joking).

  • Imran Choudhry

    VP, Account Management


    Account team leader with an intense passion for marketing. Also, breakfast.

  • Rebecca Shanks

    VP, Account Management


    18+ years of brand activation experience. But who’s counting?

  • Norm O’Reilly

    Partner Consultant


    Partner + PhD holder. Freakishly good marathon runner.

  • Carlos Garavito

    VP, Creative Director


    Fuelled by a passion for tech, collaboration & flat whites.