Onward Search Announces the Launch of Onward Imagine

Veteran Leadership Team Unveils Managed Solution Division

Onward Search Launches Onward Imagine

NORWALK, CT | August 1, 2022

Onward Search, a marketing, creative and technology workforce solutions provider, has announced the launch of Onward Imagine, a division dedicated to powering brand experiences through ecosystems of managed experts.

Onward Imagine equips in-house organizations with on-demand advisors and tailored teams of seasoned professionals to execute across functions. Leveraging one of the largest talent networks in the country, the new division delivers managed solution services with a focus in Marketing & Comms; Content & Creative; Experience Design; Operations & PM; and Martech & Data.

Long-time enterprise solutions and management consulting veteran, Brendon Derr, has been named Senior Vice President of Onward Imagine. In his newly announced role, Derr will be responsible for Onward Imagine’s strategic growth, client success and delivery operations. He brings 20+ years of experience developing creative solutions for industry-leading brands at companies like Cella and RevExecs, a consultancy Derr founded.

“I’m proud to join such an accomplished leadership team, and one who deeply understands the cross-functional work that our clients need to address today,” explained Derr. “Marketing and digital experience organizations, and the operations teams supporting them, have become increasingly intertwined at all levels of the organization. Our clients need a managed model that molds to their organization and enables them to master that complexity. With Onward Imagine, brands have a new way to scale up their capacity and capabilities, and get the critical work done.”

“Since day one, Onward Search has dared to enter bold, new spaces,” proclaimed Eliana Hassen, Onward Search CEO. “We were founded upon our core value of entrepreneurialism. Today, Onward Imagine is poised to continue our legacy—disrupt the services market—and firmly establish itself as the evolution of work.”

Onward Imagine will be headquartered in Norwalk, CT. Backed by the established infrastructure of Onward Search, the division is building a nationwide management and delivery team to serve clients across the country.

About Onward Search:

Onward Search is a specialized workforce solutions provider that empowers creative excellence, brand engagement and digital innovation. The firm helps leading companies connect with remarkable talent, build scalable teams, and accelerate strategic projects.

Onward Search also has two dedicated divisions: Onward Select, which fuels Digital Transformation (DX) initiatives; and Onward Play, which powers gaming, gamification, and immersive technology (XR) initiatives. Founded in 2007, Onward Search is headquartered in Norwalk, CT, and services clients in all 50 US states.

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