Nicole Rennie - Founder and Executive Producer

As founder of FORWARD storystudio, Nicole Rennie brings to the table the unique blend of more than a decade of film production experience with a solid background in corporate strategy, marketing, and social entrepreneurship.  She began her career in advertising working for EURO/RSCG in New York, and was soon drawn to the world of storytelling and audience engagement through films.  With a deep interest in marrying content production with business savvy, Nicole pursued an MBA.  After a 4-year stint working in corporate strategy and business development for Rodale Inc., a large media and publishing company, Nicole moved to the Bay Area to help launch a production company focused on short form impact storytelling. Nicole’s ability to engage successfully with c-suite level, high profile and large corporate clients, as well as her capacity to manage the delivery of highly creative and nimble teams is well-proven. Her work spans commercial productions to branded content; global impact storytelling to corporate communications.  She has produced award winning content for clients such as Cisco, Microsoft, Google, ebay, Twilio, Estee Lauder, J.Crew, Oakley, Dignity Health, Clinton Global Initiative, (RED), and Teach For America, among many others.  Nicole holds a BA Honors in Film from Queens University in Canada, and an MBA from Columbia University.  She has lived on 4 continents and speaks English, Spanish, Italian and French.