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A hard-working entrepreneur, Drew has owned several businesses and has consulted for a variety of companies, in industries ranging from healthcare to hospitality. With a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MBA from Babson College, he brings a unique approach to problem-solving, combining out-of-the-box thinking with practical and analytical strategies.
Drew started his professional career as an art dealer in Boston. He opened Gallery Katz, a fine art gallery most known for being the first in the city to exhibit famed street artist, Shepard Fairey. Later, he closed the gallery to help others manage the creative side of their business. For several years, he was the Associate Publisher for the periodical, New American Paintings, where he provided creative direction, managed the magazine’s production team, and lead internal operations.
Drew joined marlo marketing in February of 2018 from Creative Katz, an agency focused on creative direction, graphic design, web strategy, content management, user experience, and project management. At Creative Katz, Drew developed and executed creative strategies for partners that included Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Clover Food Lab, Compass Working Capital, Eliza Corporation, Island Creek Oysters, Shepard, and The Automatic Food + Drink.
Drew remains closely tied to Boston’s art community. He’s an avid art collector and sits on the MIT List Visual Arts Center’s advisory committee. He is also a fine art photographer, specializing in night photography, and exhibits under the pseudonym “Remi Thornton.” (But that’s top secret, ok?) His photographs are in prominent public and private art collections including Fidelity Investments and Wellington Management.
He loves to cook (and dine-out even more), travel to new places, and spend time with his wife, Mindy, and their dog, Winnie Cooper, at their home in Melrose, Ma.