Incredible group of people to work with. We have seen major growth with Mokafe since Torchbearer join the team!
— Edwens Prophete, Mokafe Coffee
Adrienne and Igor are the dynamic special forces you call in when you need a different perspective for your business. They do extensive research, understand many different business models, do actual deliverable work, and maximize your time as a customer. They have a creative, unique, and affordable consulting practice which works for early stage to large size companies. I would highly recommend them for anyone who can’t focus on growing their business, because they are too busy running the day-to-day operations.
— Kevin Giriunas, Advent Coworking
Working with TorchBearer was a fantastic experience. We are an educational nonprofit pulled in many directions. Adrienne and Igor helped to narrow the lens so we could examine how to have the greatest impact. The sessions were organized and focused. I highly recommend their services.
— Anna Glodowski, Lily Sarah Grace
I appreciated how Igor and Adrienne really listened to my business objectives and simultaneously stretched my thinking and provided new paths for me to get there. Having two people providing objective outside input on my business was valuable. My investment working with Torchbearer Fractional CMOs has definitely paid off!
— Lisa Speer, Speer Creative Edge
As the Founder for TorchBearer, Adrienne is meticulous with understanding how to aggressively market, competitively align, and grow her clients’ businesses. Adrienne will help your business achieve desired results in less time through her creative marketing and branding approach. She also has a keen ability to develop immediate rapport and can work a room like no one else I’ve seen — this just proves her professional approach and genuine sincerity to meet others and explore how she can met their needs. Highly recommended!!!
— Dr. Kevin C. Snyder, Motivational Speaker/Author, InspirActive Solutions, Raleigh, NC
I was working with Igor on a project for a while, during which he showed an outstanding ability to offer ideas and solve problems based on good information and sound judgment. The quality of work produced was excellent, including detailed written performance documentation that needs no explanation.
— Natallia Prakharenka, Interior Doors LLC, Jacksonville, Florida
Adrienne is truly an exceptional individual. She and I have worked together on a variety of projects and I find her exceptionally organized, efficient, and extremely competent. I don’t think she ever had a client that didn’t turn into a close personal friend. Her communication skills, both written and verbal, are excellent. She always has a smile on her face, and enthusiastically takes on any challenge presented to her.
— Doug Shockley, Marketing/SEO Manager, New Forum, Charlotte, NC
Adrienne Craighead had the experience and know-how to allocate my marketing budget with laser precision, cutting through all the stuff I didn’t need to focus on what I did.
— Sabrina Wilkinson, Renaissance Realty Services, LLC
I can’t remember when I have felt so strongly about recommending someone. I recommend Adrienne to anyone who wants to interact with a woman of integrity, knowledge and a dedication for making all around her successful.

She describes herself in her profile as a “selfless networker” and I have experienced this fabulous quality first hand as she worked tirelessly to link my daughter with the people she most needed to talk with.

In a time where we see so much self-serving, it warms my heart to see such an authentic woman in the business world, living her values every single day.
— Peggy Collins, Peggy Collins Enterprises, Asheville, NC