Big Ideas. Special Ops. Midtown hip.

We love what we do. You will too.

What is special ops?

Our take is that it is a select team of superior marketing specialists that has the intelligence, ability, courage and resources to handle any job of any magnitude. One that is founded on caffeine, creativity, strategy, analytics and results. One that can move on the fly and has the talent and means to be solution-agnostic while maintaining the ability to be able to work with clients we want to work with, who we believe in, and know we can celebrate success with. One that allows personal freedoms to put people in the best environment for their success, which is our success and becomes your success. One that through its culture generates “best effort” performance in a collaborative, casual, fun and often irreverent atmosphere.

Get it done, make it great and have fun doing it.

Special ops works for us. We’re pretty sure it will work for you too.

As we say around here...

Cryder is good people

Sterling Cryder


Husband. Loyal Friend. Relationship Developer. Risk Taker. New Biz Hunter. Brother. Frozen Margaritas. Daddy of Twin Girls. Gym Life. COLLEGE!-Everything. Sic ‘Em! Hard-worker. Happy Hour-er. Marketing Lover.

Jill Farrand

Vice President

Jesus Follower. Pilates. Starbucks. Loyal. Likes to Bake. Motivated. Champagne. Volunteer. Travel. Anthropologie. Cheese & Crackers. Fur Babies. Loungewear. Boomer Sooner. Adventure Seeker. Christmas. Frozen Cool Whip. Designer Shoes.

Larry McAlister

Vice President Brand Strategy

Clever. Communicator. Old School. New School. Diet Dew. Quote King. Experience Collector. Classic Rock. Strategist. Friend. MacStyle. Smart Enough. Irreverent. Silk. Writer. Dive Bar. Fan. Socks? Idea Man. Family Guy.


Chief Financial Officer

Coffee First. Tea. Fitness. Sooner football. Nutrition. Loyal friend. Listener. Sports. Detail nut. Music. Restaurant junkie. Quotes. Popcorn.


Creative Director

Mother of Winston Church Hill. Sunshine. The Cryder Beyoncé. Creative Connoisseur. Espresso Martini Monster. Inquisitive & Curious. Founding Member of The Quad. Taste Maker. Design Maven. Cheez-its & Whoppers. Linen & Zelda. Finger Sauces: Honey, Mustard, Mayo, The Green Tabasco Sauce, Braum's Sauce.

Matt Snyder

Director of Web Development

Morning person. Sci fi. Venti Americano. Patient. Independent. Grounded. Curious. Figure It Out. Rom Coms. Baller.


Digital Marketing Director

Road Trip Navigator. Likes Big Glasses and Cannot Lie. Boy Mom. Giggle Machine. Fruit Roll Up Connoisseur. Resident Velma. Digital Curator. Lover of Spreadsheets. Small Town Girl.


Senior Account Executive

Father. Creative thinker. Compassionate. Chicken wing snob. Walking basketball database. Overwatch Professional. Sports card collector. Fledgling musician and auteur. Your new best friend.


Account Executive

Mother of Chihuahua. Collaborative. Sensitive. Loyal. Hallmark Enthusiast. Frequent Flyer. Old Fashioned, no sugar. Pedantic. Apres Ski. Run. Walk. Hike. No chill. Tee-Wrecks. Quad Squad Work Wife. Competitive. Master jigsaw puzzler. Conscientious.


Account Executive

"The Challenge's" Biggest Fan. Proud South African Mama. Crafter. Love Language: Quality Time. Dog Walker. Quad Member. Summer Lover. Go Pokes! Plant Killer: They Keep Dying, I Keep Buyin.

John RobertSimon

Account Executive

‘Fits for days. Washed-up Hooper. Love Is Cool. Husband. Father. Lebanese. Family is Everything. Man of Hats. Sneaker Obsession. Go Shockers. Boom Soon. Professional-ish Golfer. Sir Snacks A-Lot. Whiskey Man. Quad Member.



Corduroy. Sazeracs. Curated Cozy. Avid coffee drinker. Donut lover. Vinyl spinner. Bookworm. Creative. Type wrangler. Brother. Uncle. Ravenclaw. Afraid of heights. Hater of spiders. Friend of dogs. Quad outsider.


Director of Goodwill

Everyone’s Best Friend. Busy Sticks. Mouth Kisses. Paw-ductivity. Tater Tot Tail. Peanuts. Sunshine Patches. Spotted Pot Belly Pig. Dapper Gentleman. Client Winner. Deal Closer. Cuddler. Good but Stinky Fart Boi.