As Co-Founder and CEO of Kelton, Gareth is a driving force behind the company’s strategy, culture, and success. With nearly 16 years of experience in insights and communications, Gareth has led Kelton through its transition from an insights firm to a strategic consultancy known for insights-driven branding, design, and innovation solutions. In additional to leading Kelton, as Co-President of the LRW Group Action Division, Gareth spearheads broader strategy initiatives across partner agencies to drive growth, encourage collaboration, and ensure our combined team’s success.
Before starting the firm, Gareth was a political journalist (one of the youngest-ever members of the White House Correspondents’ Association) and an embedded reporter in Iraq during the war’s early days. Additionally, he appeared regularly on CNN, Fox News Channel, and nationally syndicated radio to discuss topics ranging from global geopolitical affairs to consumer behavior. The same inquisitive nature that made Gareth a successful journalist have fueled his passion for human-centered strategy and design.
Gareth was born in India, grew up in London and Washington, DC, lived for a year in Chile and attended college at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He’s an avid runner, basketball player, reader, debater, and father of three children – in reverse order of importance. Gareth is also the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at A Place Called Home, which provides academic tutoring, psychological counseling, arts, dance, sports, college scholarships and vocational training for at-risk youth in South Central Los Angeles.
Read our Q&A with Tom and Gareth, Kelton’s co-founders.
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