By thelaegotist / /
The venture capitalist, mentor and consultant has devoted his career to helping people and brands enhance their success
John Dunning has joined Boulder-based agency Human as President, having served multiple times in the past in similar roles at Dignifi, Recall Masters, Accelerate Ventures and others. The entrepreneur, fundraiser and operational executive will be responsible for all day-to-day aspects of the business.
Human is a strategic creative agency whose work moves hearts, minds and its partner brands forward. Recently, the agency expanded Downtown Denver Partnership’s MyDenver program by creating its first integrated campaign since its 2022 debut. The digital and outdoor campaign runs through the end of the year in Denver and Denver Metro. Human won the assignment in January.
“John Dunning is a consummate professional,” offered John Weiss, co-founder and CEO of Human. “In the agency space, you find many businesses that aren’t really run like businesses. At a time when our industry is evolving rapidly, we have devoted ourselves to proving that the agency model can be recreated to be more successful than ever for our clients and ourselves. Executives like John uniquely bring the operational, financial and entrepreneurial acumen we need to compete. I am confident he will be a lynchpin in our future success as an agency.”
Dunning, a 2003 graduate of the Thunderbird School of Global Management with an MBA, has served as a key team member of several San Francisco-based software startups, CEO/President of three other western-region businesses as well as serving on many advisory boards and executive mentorship teams.
John also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Studies, Spanish and Economics from the University of Oregon. A native of Healdsburg, California, he enjoys boxing, hiking, swimming, raising his 10-year-old son and listening to music.