Emerson Ward was founded in 2016 with a vision of providing knowledgeable, professional branding, collateral, and consulting services to asset managers of all shapes and sizes. We have the knowledge, skills, and industry experience to help build our clients’ brands, keep their operating costs low, and give them the flexible, scalable marketing support they need to help grow their business.


At Emerson Ward, we firmly believe any job worth doing is worth doing well. We work day-in and day-out to foster strong relationships with our clients by doing one thing - treating every project and task with respect and attention to detail. 

We also believe that regardless of your firm's size or resources, you can have the same comprehensive, institutional-quality marketing and communications support available to much larger organizations. More importantly, you can access these services on your terms, when and where you need them - all for far less than building these capabilities yourself.


Emerson Ward’s in-depth experience and deep knowledge of the investment space makes our services an ideal fit for new and existing Hedge Funds, Private Equity Managers, VCs, Real Estate Investment Managers, Fund Marketers, and traditional asset managers. We provide professional, dynamic fact sheets, pitch books, and fund collateral, strategic brand support and development, and award-winning, institutional quality website design and management services.

To date, we have helped over 100 clients in five countries and three continents build their brand, focus their message and improve their collateral.

Our Firm's

Our firm's namesake, Emerson Seils, repairing a typewriter in his IBM workshop, circa 1951.

Emerson 'Em' Seils, the great-grandfather of our founder, was a true jack-of-all trades and a craftsman in every sense of the word. He was a draftsman, a mechanic, a farmer and worked a variety of other odd jobs in Rochester, NY to keep his family afloat during the Great Depression. 

Emerson Seils

Our Team

Founder & Creative Director

Emerson Ward was founded by Brian Ward, an experienced brand builder, designer, and communications expert who has worked with investment managers of all shapes and sizes over the course of his career. He has helped startups, service providers, publicly traded firms, and global multinationals build their brand, expand their communications, and grow their investment management marketing capabilities. 

Brian is a graduate of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, with a BS in Business Administration & Marketing. He is an experienced graphic designer and has held various other creative and marketing roles outside the financial services industry.

Marketing Director

Christina Tinti is an alumnus of Marist College with a BA in Digital Media. She has worked in marketing design roles across various industries that include media giants, retail companies, and non-profits. Christina is now proud to be a part of building the Emerson Ward brand, and growing businesses within the asset management field.

Creative Operations Director

Marisa joins Emerson Ward after working in the non-profit sector, most recently at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. While there, her role was both project manager and designer, supporting communications, special events, exhibitions and other initiatives across the Museum. Marisa is an alumnus of Marist College where she studied Digital Media and Business Administration and is most recently a graduate of Boston University where she received her Master’s in Fine Art. Now that she’s back in New York, Marisa is excited to bring her experience in creative operations to the Emerson Ward team and be an active part of her local community.

Art Director

Caleb Kroemer is a multifaceted artist, designer and SUNY Rockland graduate. Throughout his career he has helped provide unique and creative design solutions for numerous businesses, non-profits, school districts, public events, and companies throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. As a member of the Emerson Ward team he gladly offers his experience and a passion for all artistic endeavors.

Associate Art Director, Digital Specialist

Amanda Schmadel is a multidisciplinary graphic designer with a passion for creative problem solving. After graduating with a BFA in Graphic Design from SUNY New Paltz, Amanda has held various creative roles. Specializing in design, branding, web and social media management, Amanda is excited bring her skillset and creativity to Emerson Ward.