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Vintage Foster



Vintage is the CEO of AMF Media Group, one of the fastest-growing mid-sized marketing agencies in the nation. Since founding AMF in San Ramon, he has opened additional offices in San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas and in early 2019, Vancouver. Vintage has positioned the agency to provide a comprehensive slate of services including creative delivery, branding and marketing, content production, digital services and public communication. The positioning has paid off, with the agency boasting a slate of blue chip national and international brands as well as regional powerhouses. Some of AMF’s national and international clients include or have included HP, Chevron and Jamba Juice. Some of its more regional brands include Kaiser, Cal Poly and FivePoint. Vintage is often sought after for his expertise in Crisis Communications. AMF Media Group was named Crisis Communications Firm of the Year by Dow Jones and Ragan’s PR Daily.

Vintage has a long record of developing companies to profitability and significant, sustainable growth. As CEO and Publisher of the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, he led the publication to its largest revenue growth in a decade. As Publisher of The East Bay Business Times, he led the fastest growing business journal in America for three years running. He is also a philanthropic leader who has been honored as Citizen of the Year by the Bay Area Leadership Foundation and the East Bay Economic Development Alliance, and as the Scholarship Impact Award recipient by Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy, for his work for helping disadvantaged youth attend college.

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