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Covalent Partners =
strategy & innovation

Here is some of our work and what others are saying.

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"We had been sitting on a growth opportunity because it simply seemed like it was everyone’s ‘eleventeeth job.’ Covalent’s Quickstart Sprint lit the fuse."

- Matt Smith, SVP Marketing at Fanatics
"Scott is one of the most creative thinkers I know...and I cofounded U-Chicago’s Center for Radical Innovation and Social Change with one of the most notorious brains of our generation. Covalent makes lateral connections that others simply don't. Those insights create the opportunity for action...and the big guy knows how to create momentum."

- Jeff Severts, Executive Director of University of Chicago RISC Center
"I run a customer-centric, patient driven business. Covalent quickly assessed our needs, provided revenue generating opportunities, and got the new marketing team up to speed, driving results with incredible speed and precision.  And we essentially have an F100 marketer on speed dial — which is priceless."

- Dr. Saam Zarrabi, CEO of Rodeo Dental
"Covalent advises on many aspects but there’s simply no replacement for 30+ years of leading marketing at the highest levels.  Our brand and proposition are stronger and we’ll create more impact because of it."

- Dr. Dhavan Shah, Professor at University of Wisconsin
"Covalent has been an incredible partner, helping us upgrade our approach to strategic partnerships. They assess, recommend, advise, outreach and activate based on our needs. We trust and value their ability to get strategy into action."

- April Anslinger, CMO of Self Esteem Brands
"Hire Covalent when you need something conjured...a new product, a new partnership, a new campaign. Using data, strategy, and experience, they build partnerships that are more sturdy & productive in the market."

- Bob Molhoek, CEO of GameOn

Case Studies


Delivered innovative partnership and collab strategy for a category leader.

- Program improved revenue & key marketing metrics through partnerships
- Co-developed partnership management framework to improve efficiency and effectiveness

Designed 3-pronged approach for the world’s leading e-com/sporting goods retailer.

- Premium brands
- Marketing innovation
- Local marketing & partnerships

Retained by fast-growing brand to accelerate growth.

- Delivered >7 figure incremental revenue through new product development & collabs
- CMO QuickStart service improved talent onboarding through strategy & operational assessments
University of Chicago’s RISC

Advised University of Chicago’s Radical Innovation for Social Change

- Murder reduction through electronic monitoring
- Scaling the benefits of Khan World School across the US
- Improving Foster Care outcomes through NPS-style model
NSF Convergence Accelerator

Partnered with the NSF Convergence Accelerator and the University of Wisconsin to determine business strategy for innovative technology.
Organizations creating with Covalent Partners