Lauren Colonna serves as the principal and creative director of Ovis Creative. She leads a team of specialists dedicated to the development of strategic marketing communication materials for the investment and alternative asset management space. Ms. Colonna has over 16 years of experience, exclusively in financial services, where she designed and produced award winning corporate communication products for top-tier institutions. Before founding Ovis, Ms. Colonna served as the vice president of business development and the director of creative and client solutions at Synergy Graphix. At Synergy, she led the development of marketing communication materials and established the firm's hedge fund and financial services business. Prior to Synergy, Ms. Colonna worked at Morgan Stanley where she personally executed the creative design and production of numerous high-level communication programs for the Investment Banking Division and Individual Investor Group. Her background also includes creative and strategic roles at Prudential Financial and Lord Abbott & Co where she executed client facing marketing communication materials for the investment management, mutual fund, annuities, and managed account departments. Ms. Colonna earned a BA in corporate design and digital imaging from the Rochester Institute of Technology.