About Us

We innovate campaigns and products for established brands and scrappy startups alike.

We thrive on the challenges of both global and regional companies.

We work with analog products just as often as tech.

And we enjoy meetings in Omaha just as much as LA or NYC.


Our Experience


Dan Walsh

Founder & Business Strategy

Dan Walsh is an expert at entrepreneurship, and connecting top-notch creative and digital talent. He scaled a 3-person web development shop in Portland, Oregon to become the integrated indie powerhouse, Roundhouse Agency — building a client roster of many of the world’s hottest brands. From Xbox to Fender, Yeti, Red Bull, KIND, and Adidas, he’s adding his business smarts and category-breaking experience as a co-founder at Shepherd.


Dean McBeth

Founder & Digital Strategy

Dean McBeth is an award-winning strategist, creative director, social media pioneer, marketer and speaker. From Old Spice to Nike, Formula 1 to Domino’s, his work is instantly recognizable in the ad industry, as well as taught at many well-renowned communications schools. He’s left behind a string of executive strategy & creative posts at Wieden+Kennedy, Barton F. Graf, Ketchum, Circuit of the Americas and Crispin, Porter+Bogusky to co-found Shepherd.


Dave Burg

Founder & Brand Strategy

Dave Burg is a strategist, creative, and lecturer. He's led some of the most awarded integrated campaigns in advertising. From Domino’s Pizza, to P&G’s global “Thank You, Mom,” to interactive Super Bowl campaigns for Coca-Cola, to helping Fruit of the Loom become Walmart’s preferred apparel partner with “The Professional’s Collection.” Dave held director roles at Wieden+Kennedy, Crispin, Porter+Bogusky, and R/GA prior to co-founding Shepherd.


Our Beliefs

Ask better questions.

Thoughtful practices, not "best practices."

If it’s not interesting, you’re doing it wrong.