ABOUT US

WE'RE BRAND ACTIVATORS, NOT LIBRARIANS.

Heritage Werks is the leading provider of heritage programs to DOW 30 and Fortune 500 companies, professional sports teams, leading fashion and luxury brands, and more.

We're experts at guarding and using your heritage to tell stories and build value.

TEAM & EXPERIENCE

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Keir Walton
Founder & CEO

Before founding Heritage Werks in 2009, Keir held global roles at several WPP agencies. He knows the ins and outs of everything from interactive marketing to reputation management, branding, sponsorships, corporate communications and community relations.

This unique combination led to Heritage Werks, an innovative archival company driven by global marketing know-how.

Charlie Turano
Executive Director

Charlie is best known as the co-founder of Genesco Sports Enterprises, where he and partner John Tatum represented Pepsi, MasterCard, Motorola, Coors, RadioShack and many others in negotiations with almost every pro sports league, team and property in the U.S.

At Heritage Werks, Charlie helps sports teams and top brands across multiple industries realize the power of their heritage through optimized and accessible archives.

Debbie Waller
SVP, Archival Services

Debbie is one of the most experienced archivists in North America. She started her career at the Smithsonian Institution and since then has developed, preserved, cataloged, refined, digitized, benchmarked and managed hundreds of archival collections for some of the most respected brands, institutions and individuals in the world.

Debbie leads the Heritage Werks archival team, bringing fresh ideas to archival services for corporations, brands, professional sports teams and more.

Ryan Donegan
VP, Operations and Media

With a background in broadcast media, Ryan understands what clients need to tell their stories in a 24-hour-news-cycle world. Ryan directs cross-functional teams of professional archivists, technologists, project managers and digitization specialists at Heritage Werks to develop new and innovative solutions that keep our clients on the forefront of an evolving digital world.

Nicole Jordan
VP, Client Services

Nicole has deep expertise in identifying and solving clients' challenges. With a background at boutique creative and digital agencies serving major media companies, Fortune 100 companies, universities and more, she seamlessly integrates Heritage Werks' services into clients' operations.

the rest of the team

We've built our team by recruiting some of the most talented people in the industry who come to Heritage Werks from presidential libraries, DOW 30 corporations, the Smithsonian Institution and the National Park Service, top creative and experiential agencies, professional sports teams and broadcast television. And we bring fresh ideas from all of these experiences to our clients.

  • Our team includes:

    • Archivists and digital archivists
    • Digital asset management experts
    • Database managers and technicians
    • Historians, researchers and writers
    • Brand and experiential strategists
    • Sports history specialists
    • And more