VP/Marketing & Business Development
John leads the business development team, overseeing all agency marketing, prospecting, pitching and onboarding of new clients. With a hybrid background that combines agency and client-side experience, he’s held leadership positions at a tech startup, FleishmanHillard, Charter/Spectrum, DDB/Rodgers Townsend and Publicis. John holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.
When are you happiest? What are you doing?
I am happiest on a boat (any boat) in northern Minnesota, beer in hand, surrounded by my three girls, beautiful wife and wet dog.
Who is someone you admire, and why?
Johnny Cash. A legend who reinvented himself until the very end. A reminder that evolution can happen while still staying true to who you are.
What principles do you use when engaging in long-term strategic planning?
I ask myself: How can we change the game for our clients? What’s the biggest challenge facing their business? And how can we bring creative problem-solving to address those challenges?