Our Founder

Hi, I’m Ashley Cleveland, Founder + CEO of BrandUp. I’m a digital marketing nerd and I have a passion for sharing information with friends, colleagues, or anyone else that will listen. 

I’ve been recognized as a digital influencer, engaging with a loyal audience through my blog, social media, and on-air interviews.  It’s pretty cool that I’ve won a few awards, attracted some media, and can call myself as an ‘expert’ because of it. I also have this natural ability to identify opportunity areas that engage consumer passion-points and target the technology crazed cross-cultural millennials who respond to instant gratification and have high expectations for the brands they believe in. 

I’ve been a marketer for over 15 years and I’m so excited to add value to your brand with innovative, impactful, and proven marketing strategies that drive results. Let’s BrandUp!

The Team

Lauren Simpson

Lauren Simpson
Social Media Strategist 


Keenan Echols
Tech Co-Founder


Associates & Brand Partners

Renaldo Nehemiah
Creative Director

Erica Key
Influencer Engagment

Erica Cruz
Public Relations

Whitney Cunningham
Brand Strategist

Ryan Washington
Video Producer

Danielle Hein
Content Strategist

Erica Smith

Kiki Roeder
Industry Insider