We unite writers, directors, producers, marketers & strategists, to achieve unique results. We've learned the hard-earned lessons of integrating brand essence and story and are committed to delivering every time.

Our collective experience spans the creative and marketing gamut. Together we provide the right solutions for our clients.



Janera Soerel  | Managing Partner

Janera Soerel | Managing Partner

Jack Stallings  | Creative Director

Jack Stallings | Creative Director

Janera Soerel | Managing Partner

Janera co-founded Departure with her husband Jack Stallings. She's a former investment banker and media entrepreneur, is responsible for business development. She is also a strategist specializing in bringing a unique crossover approach that adds genuine value to brands looking to better connect to diverse audiences.

Before Departure, Janera was the Program Director at the Urban Zen Foundation, created by fashion icon and philanthropist Donna Karan. She started her career in corporate finance in Amsterdam and Milan and has an MBA from Columbia Business School. 

Jack Stallings | Creative Director

As a writer/director based in New York, Jack has concepted, written and directed for brands like the 9/11 Memorial, Citibike and Idlewild Books, and clients such as Havas Worldwide. In his work, Jack focuses on the creation of innovative, integrated campaigns, designed with a voice that drills deeply into a brand’s core identity.

Prior to his work in advertising, Jack worked in Los Angeles as an assistant and associate producer in episodic television, on such shows as The West Wing and The Guardian. He has sold two feature screenplays and done script rewrites for major Hollywood studios.