From brand inception to market introduction and beyond, THE BROOKLYN FAMILY devises concepts and strategies that help to successfully launch and grow brands in the beauty, fashion, and lifestyle segments.
Katja Bartholmess is the creative brand building muscle and managing partner of The Brooklyn Family. She has a keen eye for what today’s audiences desire, has worked and lived in Berlin, London, Pretoria, Tokyo, New York and utilizes her savvy international outlook to connect clients to audiences across the globe. The German native positions and repositions brands for success, taps into their core, their core values and develops strategies to amplify them across all communication channels.
Russ Cutler is the strategic business brain and managing partner of The Brooklyn Family. Before going rogue as an entrepreneur in the beauty, food, and lifestyle space, he started out as an investment banker at one of the most prestigious investment bank in the world and was a partner in a private equity firm. Prior to co-founding the Brooklyn Family, he was the CEO of the prestige cosmetics brand Kevyn Aucoin Cosmetics.