My whole life I've gone to the next challenge without regard for consequences, labels, or sometimes financial well-being. So far so good. I am at TBWA/Chiat NY at the moment and every day I think I have the best window on technology as creative director of the Accenture business. And I have a prime part to play in how a global agency successfully navigates change. When I went to Doremus it was a financial announcement (tombstone) advertising agency no one had ever heard of. When I left, Doremus was B2B mid-size Agency of the Year for multiple years running. I cofounded a nonprofit in Florida to teach kids about the ocean. It's now the number one activity on Trip Advisor and online summer camp registration fills in less than an hour. I thrive on steep hills.
The bulk of my career has been spent at Wieden & Kennedy in Portland, NY and Amsterdam. I founded W+K Amsterdam with six other friends and expats. Over all my jobs I have been creative director on Nike, Coke, Microsoft, Westin Hotels, Sheraton Hotels, Paramount Hotel, Anne Klein, O-I Glass, Visa, 3M, Sun Life Financial, UL, BNY Mellon, Accenture, Verizon and many others. Generally speaking, I have a taste for difficult or complex assignments.
I have been creative director in the United States, the EU, BRIC, and APAC. I have been a Keynote speaker at the annual meeting for the Association of National Advertisers, the Business Marketing Association, a participant and presenter in Advertising 2020, the Wharton Future of Advertising Program, and a Hero for Miami Ad School.
I have 3 daughters, one husband, a Great Dane, and 2 cats.
In the beginning, I went to Brown University. I was pumping gas at the Texaco on Sugarloaf Key by day and acting in Key West by night when I decided to go into advertising.