Evan Graner

Evan Graner

San Francisco, CA, US



I'm a company culture and communications professional that has over 15 years of experience in helping companies identify and articulate what they stand for in the world, and then translating that into action and expression - architecture being one of those expressions. I have been fortunate to work on both interior and exterior projects, from mechanical drawings for retail signs to combining two buildings that have now become Citi's global headquarters in NYC.

The built environment needs marketers - and I'd be happy to be yours.



Adobe, San Francisco, CA, US, Brand Strategy Lead, Enterprise

Partnered with colleagues across the digital experience (B2B) business to organize the application and service portfolio, with an eye toward differentiation in wildly competitive and fast-moving marketplace

Sep 2019 - Nov 2019

Landor, San Francisco, CA, US, Culture & Engagement Director

Built a global Culture & Engagement professional practice for the firm, including development, testing, and socialization of new products, enablement and business development support for a global practitioner community, and successful revenue growth via both new business development and cross-selling
Clients of note: Campari Group, Adare Pharmaceuticals, Barclays Bank US, Dow, Frito-Lay

Sep 2016 - Aug 2019

Citi, New York, NY, US, SVP & Brand Capability Manager

Pioneered a practice within the Global Branding team that clarified what Citi stood for in the world, and then reinforced it through employee communications, an employee value proposition framework, and the launch of a CEO-sponsored recognition program, doubling brand awareness with colleagues
Signature projects: Global headquarters (architecture and experience), global recruitment advertising, employee storytelling series

Sep 2012 - May 2016

Wells Fargo Capital Finance, New York, NY, US, VP & Creative Director

Led an in-house creative team in the development of B2B advertising, marketing, and brand integration across all media during and after a merger, a consolidation, and two acquisitions, creating marketplace name recognition for a $1 billion+ business with eighteen product groups

Mar 2009 - Jun 2012

Wells Fargo, San Francisco, CA, US, AVP & Brand Manager

Brand education, strategy, and research, as well as instructional design and workshop delivery for the corporate brand team.

Mar 2006 - Mar 2009

DePaul University, Chicago, IL, US, Assistant Director, Undegraduate Program, College of Commerce

Academic advising and communication architecture activities for the undergraduate College of Commerce (now the Driehaus School of business). At the time, DePaul was the nation's largest Catholic and ninth-largest private institution.

Dec 2000 - Nov 2005

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, Admissions Counselor

Recruitment, event planning, and international credentials evaluation for Chicago's premier architecture and engineering university.

May 2000 - Dec 2000


DePaul University, Chicago, IL, US, Masters, Writing Theory & Pedagogy

Courses of note: Structure of Modern English, Teaching Writing, Travel Writing
Teaching Assistant for Grant Writing course

Sep 2001 - Nov 2003

Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, US, Bachelors, Organizational Communication, English Writing

Minor in Scandinavian Studies
May Seminar abroad to Ireland, Wales, England, and France
Semester abroad at Universitetet i Oslo, Norway

Aug 1995 - May 1999

Areas of Specialization