“SVGA was instrumental in helping us better understand our target customers, the most effective marketing channels for our product and developed the creative that engaged our market personas. They were able to work with our in-house marketing team and produced the marketing intelligence we needed to make decisions”

Mark Cluett, VP Marketing

Founding Partners

Meet the team leaders.

Client Success

Chris Strachan

Chris Strachan is the founding partner at SVGA and responsible for agency operations. He is now based in our Vancouver office.

Chris has excelled in the startup community in Silicon Valley for over 20 years. He founded Bulldog – an award-winning agency labeled by Apple as ‘one of the top ten new media companies worldwide’.  After selling his company to Documentum/EMC, Chris continued to focus his attention on startups as an angel investor, mentor, and advisor.

In founding Silicon Valley Growth Agents (SVGA), Chris wanted to create a modern digital agency whose focus is on leveraging leading-edge technology and data analytics to improve marketing outcomes for clients. Chris is an architect of the SVGA Methodology.

Previously Chris has senior roles with several Silicon Valley based technology companies including: FileFlex, TAG3, Chanje,, BootUP Ventures (where he met CTO Adam White), Rainforest Automation, Inc. and others. He founded Bulldog New Media, CorporateCloud and Roaduron. He is an experienced media producer with many video credits.

Chris is the organized one. He keeps calm and carries on. Which is good because he is a father to two daughters: Lexi and Chloe. He is also a passionate music fan with a superb vinyl collection. He is an accomplished cook. You can often find him opening a bottle of wine while he waits for his next delicious creation to exit the oven. His favorite quote is “Don’t worry. I have another one”.  He is usually referring to a bottle of wine.

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Growth & Demand Generation

Adam White

Adam White is a founding partner at SVGA and responsible for growth and demand generation, as well as our marketing technology operations. He is based out of our San Francisco technology hub.

For over 10 years Adam has been helping companies of every size master their marketing operations. He champions an integrated marketing approach and was a key architect of the SVGA Methodology.

Previous to SVGA, Adam has been in senior marketing roles in several Silicon Valley tech companies, including: Atheer, BootUP Ventures, and Parle Innovations. Previous to his marketing roles Adam was a successful business development professional in the San Francisco area specializing in real estate and finance.

Adam is the calm one. He thrives under pressure. His famous quote is “I don’t care who gets credit. I just want to win”. He is an accomplished musician and audio engineer. You can usually find him testing his speakers (and his neighbors) with old school hip-hop.

Adam is Certified by Google and the Executive Education Program (CMO) Certificate from Columbia Business School.

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Content & Creative

E. Brian Johnson

Brian is the Creative Director at SVGA and as head of the creative team, he’s responsible for ensuring our creative ideas and execution engages and delights our client’s target customers. He is based in our Toronto studio.

Over a career spanning 25+ years, he’s brought his expertise to some of Canada’s leading brands – including Visa, Sears, Enbridge Consumers Gas, Toronto International Film Festival, Park Hyatt, Keller Williams, Videotron, Weider Nutrition and Canadian Tire.

He is a Canadian Internet pioneer, leading the creative team that developed the world’s first web portal in Montreal in 1997. He has co-founded two tech start-ups, taking one public in 2016.

Brian is the connector. He knows that behind every great creative idea, there is a team… rolling their eyes. He is also a musician and DJ who records under the name Brian Asha.  His favorite quote is “Think less. Feel more. But most of all: keep it simple.”

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