Call it environment or culture, ours is different.

Headstand was born with the same fierce entrepreneurial spirit as the global agency from which we emerged. We look for passionate people who want to work with clients in a variety of interesting fields, do good for the world whenever and wherever possible, and have some fun along the way. The best kind of work doesn’t feel like work at all. That’s our goal at Headstand.

In short order, we introduced a plant-based food brand to U.S. audiences that will re-define the category, worked with a top-three global smartphone maker as they climbed from the number six spot to number two, and helped rally global youth around the power of STEM, launching a documentary on Disney+ about the world's largest youth robotics community.

Meet the Executive Team.

Our leadership team comes to the table with extensive experience in a variety of industries including consumer tech, Purpose and environmental, social & governance (ESG) strategy, CPG, health & wellness, food & beverage, travel & hospitality and entertainment – working with challenger brands (at the time) to marquis global brands such as YouTube, Microsoft, Waze, Pinterest, General Motors, Disney Consumer Products, Hulu, Aflac, FIRST Robotics and Ceres. All of this means we're uniquely suited to service clients in many industries – from startup to Fortune 500 – seeking flexibility and customization in their agency partnership.

Get to know some of us a bit more below…or simply by bypassing these bios and connecting with us at

Zach Colvin

Global President

As global president of Headstand, Zach manages business operations and top-tier client service. Further, he oversees the agency’s business development and organic growth efforts. Before Headstand, Zach spent more than 12 years with Allison+Partners. While there, Zach was a partner, responsible for the agency’s new business initiatives in North America, leading the agency’s three California offices, managing the media team and building client campaigns. With a focus on technology, consumer and healthcare, Zach developed integrated strategies and directed initiatives for some of the agency’s premier clients, including: Waze, Pinterest, YouTube, WhatsApp, Driscoll’s and Dignity Health.  

Prior to joining Allison+Partners, Zach worked at Zeno Group where he drove work for a variety of technology and media brands, including SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Bethesda Softworks and JibJab Media. Previously, he was at Faiola Davis Public Relations, where he worked on the Symantec account, handling the Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security product lines. A native New Yorker, Zach received his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law. Zach lives in the Bay Area with his wife and their German Shepherd.

Stacey Johnes

General Manager

Stacey Johnes is the General Manager of Headstand, responsible for supporting agency operations including financial oversight, staffing and brand development. For clients, her focus is on developing integrated communications campaigns that help clients foster a deeper brand connection with consumers through an integrated marketing approach.

Prior to Headstand, Stacey was a Senior Vice President, Client Service at Allison+Partners working with consumer brands across multiple industries including Fox Home Entertainment, Hulu, and CPK. In previous roles as vice president, consumer marketing & digital communications at Weber Shandwick and vice president, consumer brands at Edelman, Stacey worked on creative, digital and influencer campaigns for brands ranging from Xbox, General Motors, Microsoft Games and Spin Media, to Sony Home Entertainment, Nissan, Carl’s Jr., Dollar General and City of Hope.

Stacey was previously co-founder and CEO of a Los Angeles-based entertainment agency, Media Tonic, which worked with high-profile clients that included Disney Consumer Products, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, DreamWorks Licensing, Fox Home Entertainment International, and Paramount Home Entertainment. Stacey is a yogi, home design addict, tequila lover, wannabe pastry chef and and “mom” to a rescue dog.

Aaron Pickering

Executive Vice President + Global Head of Purpose

Aaron has 15 years' experience helping brands and nonprofits build emotional connections with consumers and create award-winning campaigns to drive social impact and action to curb climate change. He has advised major consumer and B2B brands - from Mars and Target to New Balance, CVS Health and PwC - on ESG programming, and how to authentically establish and communicate brand purpose as a differentiator. He formerly headed up marketing and communications for Dean Kamen's STEM organization, FIRST Robotics. Previously, he was Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility & Reputation at Cone Communications, a Porter Novelli agency.  Aaron instructs communications and corporate social responsibility at Lasell University and the George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management, where he earned a Master’s in Strategic Public Relations focused on driving behavior change and shaping public opinion.