VP, Brand

Birthplace:Denver, CO

College:University of Colorado at Boulder

Leading all things brand at COHN, CJ Powell works to see the world from the client’s perspective so he can tap into brand storytelling and create content that generates awareness, nurtures engagement, and converts sales.

Brands Worked On

Donor Alliance, Link Logistics, Craig Hospital, Credit Union of Colorado, IOTAS, SSA Group, CenturyLink, Owens Corning, University of Colorado Hospital, Staples, Denver Preschool Program, Project C.U.R.E., Project Angel Heart, Molson Coors, Design Workshop

Previous Companies

CenturyLink, COHN (Yes, I’m a boomerang!), Schenkein PR

Industry Experience

Healthcare, B2B, Cannabis, Real Estate, Government, Technology

Things you might not know about CJ Powell
Cities lived in:

Denver and Boulder, Colorado; Nelson, New Zealand; Medellín, Columbia

Unexpected fun fact:

I’m not naturally articulate, but if I have enough time to consider the topic and organize my thoughts and then write it all down, I can be very eloquent and lucid. I’ve made a career out of it!

A quote you love:

Serenity now.

Favorite word(s):


What do you do in your spare time?

Snowboard, yoga, golf, cook, and follow the Denver Broncos year-round.



Founder and CEO

Birthplace:Washington, D.C.

College:B.A. Vanderbilt, MBA Loyola

As our fearless, compassionate leader, Jeff founded COHN in 2000 to provide clients with a strategic approach to their marketing needs. With extensive experience working with agencies on the corporate side, Jeff wanted to create the agency he always wished he was able to hire: strategic and brand driven with extraordinary creative services.