DeSantis Breindel’s Strategy Group Welcomes New Faces 

Lauren Daukus and Junpei Taguchi

We’re excited to announce the addition of recent hires Junpei Taguchi and Lauren Daukaus to our growing brand strategy group. With their experience and insight, we know they’ll contribute meaningfully to our client partnerships and the B2B brands we build.  

Junpei Taguchi joined DeSantis Breindel as a Senior Strategist. With a background that spans data and analytics (Kantar) and brand/social strategy (Wunderman), Junpei is equally analytical and creative—driven to understand people and create the brand magic that influences them. He’s already making his mark through foundational brand strategy assignments and communications development. 

Lauren Daukaus joined us as a Strategist with a particularly rich background in language strategy. Previously with maslansky + partners, Lauren specializes in research-driven messaging and communications: motivating audiences to take new actions by finding the specific words they need to hear. Her communications expertise and diligence have made her invaluable on several projects. 

“Lauren and Junpei are fantastic additions to our team,” Co-CEO Howard Breindel says. “They’re tirelessly curious and insights-led. And their complete perspective on strategy within their areas of expertise—from development through execution—only brings more depth to our offering.” 

These new faces reflect DeSantis Breindel’s commitment to building brand strategies that help leaders leap further with every rebrand. Who can we help our clients understand better? How can brand shape new journeys that stakeholders will want to share? Together, our growing team of strategic minds will keep searching for answers. 

Curious about all the faces on the DeSantis Breindel team? Explore them here