Over the years I have had the great pleasure of working with the people behind some of the world's greatest brands and media outlets.
In addition to my long-standing client relationships with IDEO and the Stanford d.School, my work ranges from a respected lineup of start-ups to global brands such as Charles Schwab, Kate Spade, Gap & Old Navy, Dreyer’s & Edy's Grand Ice Cream, Visa, Oracle, Ghirardelli Square, and Sun Microsystems.
Working with Debbe Stern for close to two decades has been extraordinary and transformative for the organizations I lead. Her values inform everything she does, so she leads with honesty, loyalty, deep intelligence and genuine warmth. Working closely with her to build my businesses and brand has helped make me a more successful leader and a better person.
Founder, IDEO and Stanford d.school
Deb Stern is one of a kind. A true professional, she goes above and beyond to open doors, make connections, and smooth the path for those of us lucky enough to work with her. She understands what it takes to make good television – not only providing great access but also making difficult insider concepts understandable to outsiders. She does everything in her power to make the impossible happen.
Producer, 60 Minutes
What separates Debbe Stern from her peers is her extraordinary understanding of both sides of the news biz marketplace. She’s a perfect broker, framing the stories her clients are offering to the writers and outlets that will appreciate them most. I know that when I get an email from Debbe it will invariably contain an opportunity or idea I won’t be able to resist. And, then, that she will do whatever it takes to make both what I need (and what her client wants) happen.
Senior Editor, Fast Company