who we are


Our team offers 50-plus years combined experience in advertising, PR, art and creative direction, production, experiential and digital content marketing, public and performing art, and editorial.  We are thrilled to help our clients solve problems and execute fresh, socially relevant creative strategies.  

By taking creative risks and facing each challenge head on, we surpass expectations with a dedication to quality, desire to communicate and collaborate effectively, and passion for thinking outside the box.

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josie davis


As a creative producer, director and strategist, Josie has independently conceived and executed large-scale public works throughout the U.S. and Latin America.  Josie is passionate about working with purpose-driven companies and partners to hone their creative strategy and produce experiential PR and advertising campaigns.  She is known for her devotion to conservation and the arts, serving on the Board of Directors and Marketing and Communications Committee at Kindling Group, a documentary media studio, and the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund.  Connect with Josie on LinkedIn.


Mitch Gordon


Over the last 20 years, marketers who live or die by the success of their advertising have invested in campaigns created by the man to your left.  From American Family Insurance and Discover Card to Ford, UPS, Subway, Audi, Unilever, Anheuser-Busch, and SC Johnson, Mitch's experience covers all media and every facet of visual communications and branding.  His work has won awards from the Cannes International Festival of Creativity, The New York Art Directors Club, Chicago International Film Festival, and a number of other prestigious juries.


Jennifer Gordon



From fortune 500 companies to start-ups, Jen brings over 20 years of experience yielding exceptional results for external and internal communication programs.  By making the mundane meaningful, and the extraordinary appetizing, Jen crafts communication strategies that resonate.  Be it an established brand or an emerging company, streamlining ideas into actionable initiatives and maintaining momentum takes savvy experience.  Through extensive research and client engagement, Jen creates and delivers PR programs with measurable results.  


whitney stanton


Whitney is the founder of Gatz Optimize, a social media consulting and marketing agency based in Chicago.  With a BA in Business Management and Advertising, and over ten years in marketing, content creation, event planning and communications, Whitney puts her skills to work daily for both small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Whitney joined Curmudgeon Group in 2014, spearheading digital media strategy and content production.  Connect with Whitney on LinkedIn.

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judy giannetto


Originally from the UK, Judy is an award-winning, internationally published writer, with articles featured all the way from Chicago to Paris.  She's something of a content chameleon, having written about everything from American culture, arts & entertainment and travel to business leadership, sustainability and finance.  As of 2017, Judy is a regular contributor to the Curmudgeon Group blog, keeping you up to date with the latest news in arts, culture, and experiential advertising.


Think you have what it takes to work with Curmudgeon Group? We’re always looking for new talent. If you don’t see a position listed here, don’t fear - send your resume and a brief cover letter to hello@curmudgeongroup.co and we’ll be in touch.