Dennis Christianson

Managing Partner

Professional Experience

My communications career began as a writer and director, and with clients on both the advertising and PR sides of the business, I had the chance to learn early on the strengths and opportunities of integrated marketing. I’ve been fortunate to have worked with major brands including Hawaiian Airlines, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau, Na Hoku, and Ko Olina Resort. For the past 15 years, as CEO of Anthology Marketing Group, we’ve been dedicated to collaboration between professionals in advertising, public relations, digital marketing and development, research, and social media, and to providing integrated solutions to our clients. That shared commitment to collaboration and integration was our greatest motivation to join FINN Partners.

The pencil is mightier than the pen.

- Robert Pirsig

How'd you get here?

I started my career as a playwright, and it’s all pretty much careened sideways from there. Storytelling has always been what’s driven me, from theatre, to television, to documentaries, to features, to advertising in all its many forms. My partners and I founded what is now Anthology three decades ago, and in that time we witnessed the arrivals of digital, the Internet, YouTube, high-def, social media, flash mobs, streaming audio, OTT, and now the pinnacle of human existence, TikTok. The platforms keep evolving. Storytelling carries on.