Lexie Kier is Principal Strategist and Founder of AOK Group, a growth consultancy for startups. She advises bold brands and startups on fundraising, customer insights, branding and marketing and often takes on interim leadership roles to help with periods of intense change, entry into new markets, and expansion.
Previously, Lexie founded Cuurio, an index of startups and innovation platform helping bold brands find clarity, context, and connection. ?Cuurio helped a growing number of innovative brands and agencies (including Warner Brother, Johnson & Johnson, L'Oreal, and J. Walter Thompson) to create vibrant native mobile partnerships that activated consumers in new channels.
Prior to founding Cuurio, Lexie led strategy for dozens of Fortune 100 brands, prominent individuals, and boutique brands. She has worked as a senior digital strategist and strategic planner for leading advertising agencies (Vaynermedia, 360i / Dentsu, Omnicom’s Ketchum, and CAHG\?TBWA\?WorldHealth).
Lexie also mentors foreign startups via VentureOutNY's international venture acceleration programs. She serves on a number of startup and venture boards and has served as a member of the American Express Digital Advisory Board for the past 5 years.