Leadership

What makes an agency successful are the people behind the name; a group of individuals that make up one cohesive team. The people at GuRuStu are all highly motivated, creative people that are dedicated to building brands, earning trust, and producing results.


Stuart McDaniel

Founder & Principal

Stuart McDaniel is the Founder and Principal of GuRuStu. He started GuRuStu in 2005 at the young age of 16 while still in high school. His ad agency, once a one-man-effort, now comprises an award winning team of creatives who specialize across a wide spectrum of advertising and marketing fields including: Website Design, Internet Marketing, Branding, SEO, Videography, Animation, 3D Building Projections, Social Media Management and Public Relations. Stuart joined the Tulsa Rotary Club in 2008 and is also a member of the Tulsa Executives’ Association. He currently serves as the President of downtown Tulsa’s East Village District Association and is an Advertising Advisory to the City of Tulsa.

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Jonathan Bukofzer

Director of Operations

Jonathan Bukofzer serves as Director of Operations at GuRuStu. He studied art in Colorado while earning his degree in Applied Sciences from the Community College of Denver. His creative influence has been key to multiple Addy award winning projects. Having worked at GuRuStu since 2013, Jonathan is a true asset to our time management team. As Director of Operations, he is in charge of Project Management and leads all project implementation, scheduling, communication and budgeting. Jonathan is also a point of contact for client relations and the primary contact for New Business and incoming RFPs.

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Kari Gassmann

Multimedia Director

As Multimedia Director at GuRuStu, Kari Gassmann manages, directs, and produces a variety of multimedia productions. Since 2010, she has worked professionally in the multimedia field with experience in all stages of production. She has extensive knowledge in programs such as the Adobe Suite and Cinema 4D, and she is constantly researching emerging technology and how it can further advance clients' production needs. With experience in all stages of production, your multimedia needs can easily be reached. 

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Beverly McDaniel

Partner & Communications Director

Beverly McDaniel is a Partner and the Communications Director at GuRuStu. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Beverly manages public relations and communications for GuRuStu and oversees the same for our clients.

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Micah Moseby

Graphic Artist Lead

Micah Moseby is the Graphic Artist Lead at GuRuStu. He is a graduate of Rogers State University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, emphasizing graphic design and printmaking.  Micah’s talents as a professional graphic artist are all inclusive: custom web design, logo and branding collateral, product packaging, event apparel and personalized promotional items. Well versed in the Adobe Creative Suite with a focus on Illustrator, Muse, and Photoshop, he is aesthetically drawn to the idea of doing more with less, while exploring ways in which digital and print media can overlap.

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Belle McDaniel

Graphic Artist, Copywriter & PR Strategist

Belle McDaniel is a graduate of The University of Tulsa with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and a Certificate in Advertising. She is also a very skilled Copywriter and PR Strategist.

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Troy McDaniel

Partner & Facilities Director

Troy McDaniel is a Partner and also serves as the Facilities Director at GuRuStu. He plans, directs, and monitors the activities and operations of the facilities, including the construction, renovation, maintenance and grounds. Troy also oversees the design and construction phase of many of our broad scale advertising efforts, such as 3D building projection shows, outdoor promotions, touch screen installations, and large event logistics.

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