Brandwerks is a full service brand development company. We are brand experts who understand consumer packaged goods, inside and out. That’s because we have owned and managed businesses ourselves, and also created and marketed many successful brands.

  • Who We Are

    Brandwerks is no ordinary agency. We're a hands-on business and brand development company. We have significant CPG brand marketing, advertising and sales experience. We know what it takes to create brands that make a connection with your customers and consumers. We have run businesses and managed brands on a global level. But we're also entrepreneurs like you who can roll up our sleeves and work for you.

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    What We Do

    We have a great deal of expertise that extends from concept to consumer, but our primary focus is your brand. Your brand is not a logo; it's a unique communication that makes an emotional connection with your customer. We provide many services including, brand creation and improvement, packaging, advertising, website design, photography, social media, public relations and sales and distribution services.

  • Industry Expertise

    Because of our branding expertise and our well-defined development process, we are able to offer value to our clients in many industries. However, our primary focus is natural, organic and conventional food products; alcohol and nonalcohol beverages; agricultural commodities, consumer and household products, restaurants/hospitality, professional services and education.

Meet Our Team

John Recca

John Recca

Brand Development

John has many roles, but primarily he provides strategic planning, brand development and account management services to Brandwerks’ clients. He has significant branding, marketing and sales expertise, particularly in food and beverages and is very passionate about creating unique, well-positioned brands. Learn more about John.

David Schachter

David Schachter

Intellectual Property

As an intellectual property attorney, David provides valuable services to our start up and established clients, especially those who need help in securing and protecting trade and brand names. His areas of expertise include all intellectual property (e.g., trademarks, patents, and copyrights) and general commercial matters.

Lisa Padgett

Lisa Padgett

Graphic Design

Lisa is an exceptional designer with a broad range of skills. She excels at label and package design, print and collateral materials. Our clients love working with her because she is quick, highly responsive and has an extraordinary attention to detail.

Jeff Petersen

Jeff Petersen

Graphic Design

Jeff has the imagination to nurture strategic design solutions from discovery to final art. His particular talent is branding and identity. He has a solid understanding of the business side of our industry, which means our clients always get practical solutions.


Sarah Jacobs

Website Design

Sarah is a highly skilled website developer. She has created over 600 websites and specializes in creating custom WordPress themes. Her SEO expertise provides a tremendous benefit to our clients’ marketing efforts. She’s also a home brewer and is passionate about craft alcohol beverages.


Annette Slade


With over 18 years experience as a commercial and editorial photographer, Annette has a true passion and eye for creating emotionally charged images to capture the quality and appetite appeal of our clients’ products. She is known for her warm and inviting images and the comforting and affective quality she incorporates into her photos.


Barb Gasper

Strategy and Research

Barb is a valuable member of our team and helps our clients with visioning, strategic planning, brand development and all aspects of consumer and market research. She has a wealth of alcohol beverage experience in the beer and wine industries, including project work with the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board.


Thomas Tenenbaum

Commercial & Securities Law

Tom is a premier securities regulatory defense attorney and commercial litigator. He is the founder of Tenenbaum Law, a business law, securities law, and litigation firm. To each matter that he works on, Tom brings four decades of experience in the complex areas of business and securities transactions and litigation.


Garlic Media Group

Video Production

We have partnered with Garlic Media Group, an award-winning,  full-service video production house and video marketing solution. Garlic’s capabilities include: National and local commercials, training videos, selling videos, online advertisements, content marketing campaigns and more.


Tin Sheets Consulting

Winery Operations

To provide full service value to our wine industry clients, we have partnered with Tin Sheets Consulting. With 50+ years of combined experience, Tin Sheets has expertise in viticulture, winemaking and customer development. They can help you improve your operations, streamline your wine club and more.

Our Experience

We have spent our careers developing many successful brands.

Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation and needs assessment