+ Creative Director
+ Agency owner
+ Chief Creative Officer
+ Brand Global Creative Director
+ Agency Director
I’ve been a writer, Creative Director, Global Creative Director and brand-side client to agency partners.
I’ve worked for agencies, owned my own, and led others both independent and in-house.
My experience in advertising has been as varied as the business itself.
I set out to be a great writer then set my sights on becoming the best advertising person I could be.
Because of that, my path has been a less conventional one.
I like to solve big, complicated marketing problems and get hired by agencies and brands who have them.
I take the hard assignments because it’s rewarding to deliver great work on clients no one else believes is possible.
I took a special interest in strategy knowing that without a good one, great work was that much harder to achieve.
I view clients as allies and, when I became one, I saw my role as a champion helping lead our agency partners to success.
Outside of advertising, I enjoy film photography and learning the guitar.
I’m married with two teenage daughters who are smarter than me but I know more than they do.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
• Keynote Speaker, AdAge Small Agency Conference:
"Trust & Transparency in Client-Agency Relationships"
• Communication Arts Typography Annual
• AdAge Digital Campaign of the Year
• FWA Mobile Site of the Day
• The One Show
• Communication Arts
• AAF Addy's—Gold
• Graphis Advertising Annual
• Graphis Poster Annual
• Boston Ad Club (Hatch) Show
• PRINT Design Annual
JURIES & PANELS
• American Advertising Federation, Cleveland • Buffalo • Washington, DC
• AIGA, In-House Creative Leaders Forum