Worldwide Chairman & CEO, Ogilvy & Mather
John is a 38-year veteran of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. He was appointed Worldwide CEO in January 2016 after leading the revitalization of Ogilvy’s North American operations since 2009, resulting in strong revenue growth, digital transformation, diverse talent recruitment, and outstanding new business development.
John was previously Chairman of O&M’s Global Brand Community, a portfolio of 25 global clients representing over $1 billion in annual revenue. John has worked across the Ogilvy network in a wide range of client leadership and general management positions in Los Angeles, Chicago, Bangkok, Singapore and New York. He has led multi-discipline global brand teams for American Express (“Membership”), BP (“Beyond Petroleum”), DuPont, Siemens, and many others.
John is a frequent lecturer at universities and business forums on the subject of “Enterprise Branding.” He is a National Board member of buildOn, a non-profit group targeting at risk high school students in the most dangerous urban communities across the U.S. He is a passionate student of history, interior design, and neoclassical architecture.