The Full Picture tells the full story
 

OUR TEAM

 
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DESIREE GRUBER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Desiree Gruber founded Full Picture in 1999 to help her clients more effectively tell their stories and launch new ideas into the world. She continues to evolve her mission of shaping zeitgeist-defining moments and reimagining how brands engage global audiences.

Through Full Picture and her venture fund, DGNL, Gruber has also embraced a preeminent role in developing and supporting women founders, entrepreneurs, and C-suite executives.

Among her many accomplishments to date is co-founding the Project Runway television series. As executive producer of the groundbreaking show for 16 seasons, Gruber has won a Peabody Award, a GLAAD Media Award, and earned 14 Emmy nominations.

She proudly serves on the boards of UNICEF USA, Tech:NYC, and God's Love We Deliver, and was the recipient of UNICEF’s 2018 Spirit of Compassion Award.

Gruber lives in New York with her husband, Kyle MacLachlan, and their son.

 
 
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Liane Mullin
Executive Vice President, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Liane Mullin brings 20 years of brand management, strategy and business development experience to her role at Full Picture. With a deep understanding of the entertainment, lifestyle and technology industries, her focus is building long-term relationships with companies looking to drive the visibility of their brands and advance their businesses. Prior to joining Full Picture, Liane was President & COO of What's Up Moms with direct responsibility for operations, business development and revenue growth. Liane's earlier career experiences include marketing at Sony Pictures Entertainment, CAA under Managing Partner Bryan Lourd, and digital content development & distribution at Full Picture. A Minnesota native, Liane graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied Advertising and Marketing. Liane lives and works in Los Angeles.

 
 
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ARIEL NATHANSON
VICE PRESIDENT, CONSULTING

Ariel helps organizations and brands accelerate growth through strategic activations and top-tier media amplification. Full Picture’s Consulting clients include Google’s Made with Code, SAP, Nickelodeon, Loomia, and Alex and Ani. Ariel specializes in mission-driven initiatives that give back while making global news, such as Made with Code’s partnership with Zac Posen, which inspired girls around the country to use coding and technology to realize their professional dreams, and MAKERS’ musical activism collaboration with Let Girls Learn, First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to support global girls education. Prior to joining Full Picture in 2011, Ariel worked in artist relations for Art + Culture Editions, a contemporary art e-commerce marketplace, which has since been acquired byArtspace. Ariel is on the Advisory Board of Maude, a modern sexual wellness company, and is a Founding Committee Member of the Public Art Fund Spring Gala after party. Ariel graduated with honors from the University of Michigan and lives in Brooklyn, where she was born and raised.

 
 
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SARAJANE SIMON
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SPECIAL PROJECTS

SaraJane works closely with the CEO to connect priorities, ideas and relationships for maximum effect. Her focus is on identifying links between the company's experience and capabilities to opportunities that generate visibility and success for Full Picture clients as well as the CEO's professional network. In order to do this, she cultivates and maintains relationships with VIPs, industry experts and influencers/tastemakers. With Full Picture for over 15 years across a variety of functions from PR and talent management to event planning and business development, SaraJane brings a wealth of inside knowledge to this role. She also leads the company's comprehensive representation of Heidi Klum including the global launches of Heidi Klum Swim and Heidi Klum Intimates; the high-profile Heidi Klum Halloween event; and all Heidi Klum publicity, media and brand campaigns. SaraJane has worked for many years with UNICEF, God’s Love We Deliver and the Entertainment Industry Foundation to further their endeavors. Originally from Spring, Texas, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Television, Radio, and Film studies from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School. SaraJane’s favorite things include her whoodle puppy, Sadie Mae, her husband, Marc, and productivity tools…not necessarily in that order.

 
 
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ANNE WALLS
SENIOR Vice President OF PRODUCTION

Anne works on a wide assortment of television and digital projects for clients including Google, Revlon, Lifetime, Maybelline, Chicos, Elle, People Magazine, and more. Anne has served as a producer for Emmy-award winning tv show Project Runway, as well as Homegrown Makeover for the FYI Network. Anne leads the team that creates award-winning branded content for L’Oreal Paris as well as Madonna’s skincare line, MDNA SKIN. Anne joined the company full time in 2013 as Director of Content. Before that, Anne freelanced for Full Picture on various creative projects, starting in 2006 by writing/directing Mookie and Sam, a comedic animal web series which has garnered millions of YouTube views. With a background in film and television, Anne has written and produced content for Animal Planet, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Secret, Pantene, Funny or Die, Jezebel, and more. A California native, Anne started her career at Creative Artists Agency after graduating from UCLA with a BA in English Literature. Anne lives in Los Angeles with her family and is happiest when being creative…and well-caffeinated.

 
 
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CHRISTY WELDER
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLIC RELATIONS

Christy joined Full Picture in May 2014 as Senior Vice President, Public Relations. She has over 16 years of experience in communications, media and social media relations, brand positioning, client service, and event planning. At Full Picture, she oversees the Public Relations division in both the New York and Los Angeles offices, with clientele across various industries, including fashion, beauty, entertainment, talent, consumer, lifestyle, events, and social media. Christy has vast knowledge in media relations and communication, global brand strategy development, personal profile and reputation management, and integrated marketing solutions. She has extensive experience in leading client strategy with a proven track record of delivering measurable results and creative solutions. She excels in fostering a collaborative working environment to create the best results for our clients. Prior to joining Full Picture, Christy was Vice President at HL Group, where she oversaw communication strategies for global brands in both fashion and lifestyle categories for nearly six years. Previously, she held positions at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City within the Public Relations and Special Events team and began her career at Burson-Marsteller in Washington, DC.

 
 
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BEVIN O'ROURKE
VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLIC RELATIONS

Bevin has over 15 years of experience within the beauty and consumer lifestyle industry and has developed and implemented strategic programs for beauty, health/wellness, and consumer clients. At Full Picture, Bevin is responsible for overseeing the beauty and wellness division, mentoring and managing the team and keeping a close watch on trends and consumer insights to examine how they can positively impact a client’s business. Bevin is committed to Full Picture’s 360-degree approach with a focus on storytelling and results. Prior to joining the team, Bevin worked with several global and emerging brands, including P&G’s Sebastian Professional, Herbal Essences, DDF and Venus, in addition to Sephora, Sue Devitt Beauty, Exhale Mind Body Spa, and Bugaboo.

 
 
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ANDREW OCKNER
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER + CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Andy is the Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer of Full Picture and has been with the company since 2008. In this role, he leads the company’s Finance, Human Resources, Technology, and Real Estate functions. Andy also serves as Chief Financial Officer of Full Picture sister company, Brand Assembly, which helps emerging fashion brands grow through a shared resource platform.  Andy has 15 years of experience and expertise in corporate operations & management, financial analysis and auditing. Previously, Andy was Senior Director of Finance of SONY BMG Music, where he oversaw financial management for the company’s most profitable division. Prior to SONY BMG Music, he worked in the audit division of KPMG. Andy is a CPA and graduated from Indiana University with a degree in accounting and lives with his wife and three children in New Jersey.

 
 
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LENNY ROSENBLATT
CHIEF OF STAFF

Lenny works with the CEO and senior team to ensure success across all Full Picture divisions. Through a combination of organizational, strategic, and management responsibilities, including the supervision of professional development initiatives, he helps move both client and internal agendas forward. Prior to joining Full Picture in 2006, Lenny was a NYC high school English language arts instructor and also served as a teachers’ union chapter leader, for which he was honored with a United Federation of Teachers’ Trachtenberg Award for outstanding service and commitment. Lenny attended Oberlin College and holds a B.A. from New York University’s Gallatin School, an M.A. in English Education from Columbia University Teachers College, and an M.S.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from Baruch College.