About Us

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The founders of Funworks have over 20 years experience developing world-class creative. Now we’re developing a new world-class creative process, with the help of some super smart people.

Our Team

Paul Charney
CEO & Founder

Paul has worked in advertising and sketch comedy for over 20 years. It is his belief that if you have a good time while you work…you’ll do better work. He has applied this approach to the many brands and teams he’s led.

Craig Mangan
Chief Creative Officer & Co-founder

After 25 years, Craig’s work has won Cannes Lions, One Show pencils, Print Campaign of the Decade by Adweek, been mimicked by SNL and Time Magazine and is on permanent display at the Smithsonian. Before that, he was fired as a parking lot attendant.

Kenny White
Chief Creativity Architect & Co-founder

Kenny has over 15 years experience helping brands like Netflix, HP, Starbucks, and ESPN. In that time he noticed how the business process can stifle the creative progress. Now he uses the science of fun to help teams unlock their creative potential.

Amanda Charney
Account Supervisor

Amanda has worked at many places. She works hard. Is organized. Has high standards. But to her, it’s always been about the people. She is NOT an advertising robot, but likes the movie “RoboCop” (’87). The former makes her a great Account Supervisor.

Erica Fortescue
Head of Funworks Co-Lab

Erica blends fun with the science of creativity to design our Funworkshops. She also uses her expertise to train companies like Google, Disney, ESPN, and AdAge to become even more innovative.

Alison Michael
Senior Creative Strategist

Alison cultivates relationships with our partners and inspires our creative team. She’s been with Funworks since year one, helping brands like Credit Karma, Pandora and MAC get to strategies that lead to world-class creative.

Candace Faircloth
art director

Candace was raised in the south, but you wouldn’t guess it from her accent. She’s a visual swiss army knife, that loves graphic novels, her carnivorous plant named Claudius and creating high-concept spotify playlists for literally any occasion.

Jodi Naglie
Assistant Account Manager

Resident Hollywood transplant, Jodi spent several years in entertainment representing youth talent in television and film, particularly focusing on the growing opportunities in digital and social spaces. Jodi brings a passion for collaboration and creativity to the Funworks team and is fueled mainly by avocados and podcasts.

Ray Hobbs
Creative Strategist

Ray Hobbs is a Creative Strategist at Funworks by day, and a seasoned comedian and writer by night. He’s done brand work for great companies like Uber, Facebook, and ESPN, and he’s performed at comedy festivals around the country.

Tina Weber
Chief Financial Officer

Tina is our numbers person and is a self-proclaimed “data nerd”. She has worked in the ad and entertainment industries her entire career. Tina appreciates good food and loves to spend time in her kitchen making meals for friends and family.

Scott Menzie

Scott will without fail ruin a perfectly good lunchtime discussion by taking a joke too far. He’s one of those people who has a dog that looks exactly like him. He’s broken his left arm on three separate occasions.

Quentin Shuldiner
Creative Director

As a writer by trade, Quentin has countless words at his disposal. And the judgment to know how to use as few as possible to communicate the idea. 20 years. Great agencies. Iconic brands. Awards. Cute daughter. No pets.

Angela Phan
Staff Accountant

Angela has spent several years working in different industries in finance, and this is the beginning of her journey in the advertising industry. She loves getting outdoors and exploring all sorts of activities with just about anyone, especially her dog. One of her favorite activities is playing with mud.

Devin McNulty
Business Development

In the past, Devin has lent his skills to the likes of Google and Youtube. Now he’s taken on the role of business development. He has become…Biz Dev. When he’s not helping to grow the business, he’s an active member of SF-based comedy group Mission CTRL and the PianoFight theater community.


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