1000 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 400, New York City, New York 10018, United States

BRAINTRUST Agency Overview

Number of Employees
50 - 99
Minimal Budget
Average Hourly Rate
Year Founded
BRAINTRUST is an integrated agency that specializes in building brands in the travel and hospitality industry.  The founders of BRAINTRUST are former top marketing guys at some of the most famous casino resorts in the world and we’ve built a literal brain trust of marketing experts that speak fluent brand, design, media, P.R., social, digital, influencer, stunt, video, and hover-board.

We’re not all things to all people and we don’t want to be.  We’re about passion. Passion for life, for culture and for the brands we represent. We’re about excellence, and an unwavering commitment to that ideal. We’re about building your brand, growing your revenues, and leaving your competition in the dust. Founded in 2006 and averaging 176% yearly growth, we get it, and we get it done.

Thanks for having a look at us... See you at the pool.
1000 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 400, New York City, New York 10018, United States
Other Locations
8948 Spanish Ridge Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 89148, United States

Areas of Expertise

  • CMS Platforms
  • Custom Frameworks
  • Digital Marketing Expertise
  • PR Expertise
  • Web Design Expertise
CMS Platforms
CMS Platforms
  • Drupal
  • WordPress
Custom Frameworks
Custom Frameworks
  • Ruby on Rails
Digital Marketing Expertise
Digital Marketing Expertise
  • Integrated Marketing
PR Expertise
PR Expertise
  • Online Reputation Management
  • Public Affairs
Web Design Expertise
Web Design Expertise
  • Responsive

BRAINTRUST Agency Team Bios

  • Managing Partner
    Michael Coldwell
    Managing Partner
    A former professional stand‐up comic, a three-time published novelist, and former executive director of corporate communications for Caesars Palace, BRAINTRUST Managing Partner MICHAEL COLDWELL brings more than 20 years of experience to the world of marketing.
  • Managing Partner
    Kurt Ouchida
    Managing Partner
    For the past 25 years, KURT OUCHIDA has been a trusted advisor and consultant to countless CEOs and business owners, including senior executives at Las Vegas Sands Corp. where he served as VP of corporate communications for seven years.
  • Creative Director
    Derek Weishaupt
    Creative Director
    An award-winning creative, DEREK WEISHAUPT was the lead Creative Manager for the launch of the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, and previously held senior design positions with Caesars Entertainment and Greenspun Media Group.
  • Account Director
    Sara Hall
    Account Director
    With more than ten years of experience, Sara has been instrumental in the overall strategy and development of hotel promotions and marketing campaigns for hotels, resorts and casinos from coast-to-coast, including in-house experience at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Monte Carlo, and Circus Circus.

BRAINTRUST Agency Clients

  • Interstate Hotels & Resorts
  • Wolfgang Puck
  • Ethel M Chocolates
  • Buca di Beppo
  • Roosevelt Hotel NYC

BRAINTRUST Agency Awards

  • BRAINTRUST Agency - Award 1
  • BRAINTRUST Agency - Award 2
  • BRAINTRUST Agency - Award 3