Ari Nave is an anthropologist by training.  He focuses on human cognition and cultural systems, looking to bridge the gap between academic research and practical application. Prior to founding The King's Indian, he ran strategy departments for R/GA and Grey SF.  He managed teams of planners at Deutsch and has also worked at Ogilvy & Mather, FCB, and mcgarrybowen.  Clients have included Capital One Labs, PNC, American Express, JPMorgan Chase, BNY Mellon, Mars, Levis, Nokia, WellPoint, SanDisk, Purina, Microsoft, JCP, Stanford Hospital, LucasArts, and others.  

Ari has three young children and is married to Tara Brooke, a doula who runs Doula Trainings International.    

In his spare time we works on a documentary exploring shifts in masculinity,  


Ari Nave, Ph.D.