Fervor was born on a trip to Haiti, with a journal entry and an orphan named Daniel. Probably not how most marketing agencies get their start. But if there had been no trip to Haiti, there would probably be no Fervor.
It was 2008, and I’d built quite the career. I was climbing the corporate ladder, and I’d made a name for myself marketing and selling wireless, cable, and software for big names like Cox and Sprint.
I’d led hundreds of people, built several brands, designed all kinds of campaigns, crushed sales goals, delivered for top executives, and made plenty of money. Successful? By the world’s standards, sure. American Dream? Yep. But content? Fulfilled? Alive? Not so much. I wanted more than what I was finding in corporate America. I wanted to do what I was good at. But I wanted my work to mean something.
That dissatisfaction with how my heart was operating within the corporate norm and my desire to do good collided when I was on a mission trip to Haiti. Through time, some personal challenges, and a whole lot of journaling, God had already been working to change my heart. And suddenly, I found myself standing in Haiti beside an orphan kid named Daniel.
Daniel and his buddies had nothing, and yet they worshipped and played with fervor. The experience gave me a new perspective, wrecked my understanding of happiness, and ultimately changed the trajectory of my life. It was there that Fervor was born. And I chose our name so that we’ll never forget what is truly important: impacting lives.
Fervor exists to help individuals and organizations that are out to make an impact bigger than just the bottom line. That’s our heart. It’s what’s at our core. We are built for the mission-driven, the game-changers, the impact-makers. We work hard because we believe in the work that we do and the organizations we partner with. And, honestly? I couldn’t see myself doing anything else.