About Us

Founded in August of 2018, BRIGHTN.CO is a strategy studio and creative consultancy that helps brands and businesses become better – brighter – versions of themselves.

Tyler J. Wagner is a brand and communications strategist specializing corporate citizenship, sustainability, social-impact and brand purpose.

Prior to founding BRIGHTN.CO, I served as Vice-President of Strategy at thinkPARALLAX. I now work independently as a strategist for hire, engaging directly with brands and working alongside agency partners.

Over the course of my 15-year career, I’ve tackled strategic challenges alongside a diverse range of clients and industries. Career highlights include: serving as the strategic lead for corporate citizenship and integrated reporting for Southwest Airlines; refreshing a consumer-facing responsible drinking platform for the world’s third-largest spirits company, Beam Suntory; and leading the development of “The IP Way Forward”, International Paper’s strategy to be among the most successful, sustainable, responsible companies in the world.

I have extensive experience in integrated and non-financial annual reporting, and has been certified in sustainability reporting through the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

I also have a strong background in social-impact and community-based organizations…

A few clients I worked with prior to founding BRIGHTN.CO


Solve problems
Solve Problems

We are critical thinkers who synthesize information and knowledge to achieve solutions


We give of ourselves - our skills, abilities, ideas, and creativity - for the benefit of our clients, teammates, and the world at-large


We tackle new challenges head-on and are open to learning in our daily interactions with others and the world around us


We are hopeful and confident about the future, and our ability to achieve our goals