Both a Cannes Gold Lion-winner and an Effie achiever, I've collaborated with and managed many amazing people throughout my career, conceiving, selling and producing award-winning work for some tough accounts, from financial services to femcare, from automotive to airlines, from motor oil to mobile phones, many of them the number-one brands in their categories. I am well-versed in film, radio, digital, print, mobile, out-of-home, social, shopper and experiential.
When not dedicating my life to building brands, I enjoy spending time with my wife Karen, daughter Ava and exquisite cat Ringo.
Freelance Creative Director/Writer
SmallGood Ltd. Oct. 2018 - present A Giving Heart Foundation
Weber Shandwick Dec. 2017 - Sept. 2018 Straight Talk Wireless, NET10 Wireless, Tracfone, American Pecan Council
We Are Unlimited Sept. 2017 - Oct. 2017 McDonald's
Edelman Aug. 2017 - Sept. 2017 Kellogg's Pop-Tarts, Cheez-It, Rice Krispies, Kashi, Raisin Bran
Energy BBDO July 2017 Bayer/One-A-Day Vitamins
My Sister Fred June 2017 ClearBridge Investments
Leo Burnett 2008 - 2017
Kellogg's Rice Krispies, Pfizer Nexium 24HR, Secret, Tampax, McDonald's, Cheez-It, Silk Soymilk, Kashi, UnitedHealthcare, Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats, Planters, Jim Beam, Centrum
Leo Burnett 2000 - 2007
Associate Creative Director/Copywriter
Altoids, Americans For the Arts, American Girl, Norelco, Morningstar Farms, beinggirl.com, Chef Boyardee, Nintendo, Allstate, Washington Mutual, ComEd, Morgan Stanley
Additional Agency/Account Experience
Campbell-Mithun-Esty, Lois/EJL, J. Walter Thompson
Chevrolet, Chicago Cubs, Smint, Kroger, Bob Evans, Monte Alban Mezcal, Cadillac, WGN-TV, WLUP-FM, Pacifico, Special Export, FRÏS Vodka, Canadian Club, Chupa Chups, Valvoline, Chicago Wolves, Tribune Entertainment Co., Corona, Kraft, Midway Airlines, R.J. Reynolds
Cannes Gold Lion, The One Show, D&AD, Clios, ANDYs, Addys, MPA Kelly Awards, Chicago Show, London International Awards, Obies, Communication Arts Advertising Annual, Type Directors Club, Mobius, Effies, Adweek Spot of the Week.
Bradley University, B.S., Mass Communication Creative Advertising, Cum Laude