Founder and Managing Partner
Brooklynite Coltrane Curtis is the Founder and Managing Partner of Team Epiphany, an award-winning, full-service consumer marketing agency specializing in brand strategy; experiential marketing; millennial, multicultural and influencer engagement; social media amplification and public relations. Coltrane’s unique talent for brand-building, influencer alliances and strategic program execution has been utilized by a host of industry-leading clients and initiatives like Nike, Time’s Up, Google, HBO, Coca-Cola, Heineken, Glenfiddich and many more.
Prior to founding Team Epiphany, the Morehouse College graduate served as Vice President of Marketing for Marc Ecko Enterprises for eight years, while simultaneously operating as Editor-at-Large for Complex Magazine. Following his role at Ecko, Coltrane was named MTV’s first-ever Style VJ, interviewing celebrities during the network’s red-carpet events and specials. Despite his on-air prowess, Coltrane ultimately decided to pursue his talent for positioning brands at the center of culture, launching the first-ever influencer marketing agency: Team Epiphany.
Since founding Team Epiphany in 2004, the agency has grown from a one-man-shop to a 70+ person business with offices in New York City and Portland - garnering acclaim on Inc. Magazine's elite list of "Fastest–Growing Private Companies" annually since 2009.
Coltrane and his expertise have been highlighted in a variety of media outlets, including Forbes, Inc., FOX Business, Advertising Age, Entrepreneur, Adweek, Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Women’s Wear Daily, Fast Company, Digiday and many more. The 42-year-old is a Forbes Agency Council member, an American Black Film Festival (ABFF) board member, a BizBash “Event Innovator” awardee, a Direct Marketing News “40 Under 40” recipient, an AdColor Innovator and was a participant in the NYC & Co.“Just Askthe Local” campaign.