EVA GAJZER, Founder & CEO
Eva has been at the forefront of iconic brand transformation since 2001.
In 2007, after working at Ogilvy & Mather / BIG and consulting with other communication offices, she opened Oneness, a new and truly original think tank and design group, bringing conscious branding to market. Since that time, Eva has developed strategic thinking and design for cutting edge people and their innovative brands, inviting her clients into an evolving collective consciousness that values compassion and mission, while also delivering tangible value to all stakeholders. A business strategist and brand visionary, Eva has helped organizations become mindful of their actions and the experiences they create since 2001.
On the ground, Eva helps her clients gain the tools they need to shift and expand internally while galvanizing their diverse audiences. She brings her unique perspective to help brands intersect with their critical stakeholders while strengthening their social and commercial relevance. With a broad range of go-to-market experience, Eva has worked with blue chip, start-up and emerging brands and is an expert on Millennials and Moms.
Her awakening to the idea that business could change the world began after positioning some of the largest food companies in the world over ten years ago. Highly sensitive, Eva became very sick and disconnected, and questioned the very nature of her work as a strategic planner. After the crash in 2008, she began practicing yoga, qigong and meditation daily to reconnect with herself, and heal a lifelong chronic illness that nearly killed her in her teens. This time of going inward unveiled our inherent connection to all life and finding ease in just being. Motherhood brought another wave of awakening and inspires her to pay closer attention to all the ways we can take care of one another.
Eva graduated from Parsons School of Design at The New School where she received her BBA in Design + Management with a focus on communication design. She and her family split their time between New York City and the North Fork of Long Island.
ERIKA ROSE SANTORO, Business Transformation
As Alicia Keys’ business partner for 18 years, Erika was instrumental in the development and creative endeavors of the artist. Prior to joining Keys on the business side in 2001 on her Management Team, Erika co-penned the hit single “A Woman’s Worth” off of Alicia’s first studio album. An invaluable, hands-on leader, Erika successfully helped shape the 15-time Grammy®- winning musician’s impressive répertoire. Her skill in artistic management spanned every facet of Keys’ career— from creative conception of new albums to world tours, film and stage production, as well as the philanthropic initiatives she co-founded; Keep A Child Alive and The We Are Here Movement.
Erika is a Certified Holistic Health Coach via the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner, a Clairvoyant Practitioner, and a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. In 2012, she matriculated through the Institute of Modern Wisdom, Modern Day Priestess® program, and her life forever changed. Feelings of being “different” and alone melted away. By way of the masterfully designed course of deep study, practice, and community support, she was able to remember Truths – that we are indeed all One – awakening that part of her which had forgotten, and fostering deep peace.
Erika supports Oneness with conscious business strategy and Friends At Work with artistic management. Married and a mother, Erika lives in upstate NY on a homestead apothecary and farm, Rooted and Wild, where along with husband, David, they host chef’s table dinners, yoga + wellness retreats, workshops and training for youth, women, and couples.
BETHANY SALTMAN, Zen Strategist
Bethany Saltman is devoted to the life of big ideas and the people who dream them. She brings over twenty years of expert wordsmithing, Zen practice and training, internationally recognized research, and a whole lot of spidey-sense to those who wish to align their inner mission, values, brand, goals—their essence—and their outward identity. She understands that the most powerful ideas are authentic ideas. So her work helps leaders and thinkers find their truth and speak in their own voice—building a bridge between aspiration and audience.
Over the years, Bethany has supported award-winning designers, CEOs, New York Times bestsellers, boards, and entrepreneurs through Inner and Outer Consulting, a boutique communications firm she founded in 2016. She is also a professional writer whose book on attachment theory will be published by Random House in 2018.
MICHAEL SENDROW, Brand Strategy
Michael is committed to helping values-led organizations clarify their vision and operate with even greater integrity. Having executed and delivered large-scale innovation and service-design projects, he approaches copy and communications as much a means to create and grow businesses as an end to express them.
Prior to partnering with Oneness, Michael produced global client engagements at ?What If! Innovation and built and managed its in-house design, production, and editorial divisions. He has also worked with progressive agencies like BBMG, Tag Collective, and Openbox to develop new sustainable brands, social movements, and digital properties.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, he founded Seattle-based Shunpike — a nonprofit that advises, supports, and advocates for artists throughout the Pacific Northwest region. Now, living and working in New York City, he divides his free time between personal writing projects and pursing a master’s in psychoanalysis at NYGSP.
NIC TAYLOR / THUNDERWING, Creative Direction
Nic is the founder and principal of Thunderwing, a Los Angeles-based creative studio that collaborates with partners in the fashion, technology, art, music, spirits, food, health and hospitality industries, and authors their own content and products. Channeling his passion for communication, typography and creative collaboration into everything he does, Nic brings a broad skill set to the creative process. He is obsessed with developing thorough and evocative ideas that result in relevant and original experiences. Prior to Thunderwing, he worked at RCA Records, Eric Baker Design Associates, Chermayeff & Geismar, Publicis Groupe, Regan Books, and Grey / G2, on branding, packaging, exhibitions, advertising and book design.
He has written and art directed international ad campaigns, and learned the art of setting metal type by hand in his letterpress studio. For Nic, good design should be present from big ideas through to fine craftsmanship. He has taught typography and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York for 9 years, and currently at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena. He has received numerous industry awards, but is most honored by the respect of his colleagues, hard work from his students, and the satisfaction of his clients.
CORINNA SPRINGER, Public Relations
German born Corinna Springer made her debuts in Public Relations in Paris at the multi-brand agency Totem, where she worked with high level designers such as Raf Simons, Veronique Branquinho, Haider Ackermann and AF Vandevorst. After 5 years at the agency, she moved to New York to become the PR director of denim cult brand Rogan. A few years later she directed the relaunch of the new team at Helmut Lang, owned by Theory Link Holdings.
In 2007, Springer founded Nouveau-PR to support young American designers, and collaborate with established brands from Europe to facilitate their entry into the US market. While building her agency, Springer also studied alternative healing modalities and ancient knowledge, which guided her to a new outlook on life. After 8 years of mentoring designers, she now focuses her time and energy on menswear designer, Robert Geller, while overseeing REP-agency's menswear division, in order to explore new businesses that are bridging fashion, art and wellness communities.
DASHIELL ALISON, Brand Strategy
Dash started her career as a strategic planner at Ogilvy & Mather where she worked on a wide array of brands including UPS, Chanel, and S.Pellegrino. She served as Marketing Director at Diamond Foundry, a tech startup in the diamond industry (a strange, yet intriguing proposition to be sure), before transitioning into consulting for agencies including BrainReserve and Collins. She graduated with a degree in English and French from Emory and in her free time likes to read cookbooks, meditate, and surf Instagram for pictures of the adorable and remarkably well-dressed dogs of New York.