I got my start at Crispin Porter Bogusky when the place was just taking off. There I helped launch MINI and Virgin Atlantic in the US and made award-winning work for truth, Burger King and lots of other great brands. At Goodby Silverstein I helped create the first digital work for the got milk? campaign, which earned the coveted D&AD Black Pencil, three gold Cyber Lions and a host of other accolades that are still boxed up in my garage. I led the pitch that won Sprint and co-ran the account as the group creative director for nearly two years. And I led the innovation team that developed and launched Hacking Autism—a platform to crowdsource the first software for people with autism. Hacking Autism has been picked up by Autism Speaks and is now their largest initiative globally.
As CCO at Y&R California, I led and won the pitch to launch a global Microsoft Cloud campaign, one of Microsoft’s most successful enterprise campaigns to date and a new biz win that doubled the size of the agency at the time. And I just recently became the first-ever ECD at Cutwater in San Francisco.
I spent two years teaching at the Miami Ad School and have mentored many young creative people throughout their careers. My work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNN and CNBC and spoofed on Chappelle’s Show.
I live San Anselmo, California with my wife Mary and our daughter, Simone, a crippled little dog with a big ‘tude and a submissive Siamese cat.
Before making ads, I played drums and percussion in a band, worked my way around the world for over two years, wrote a book of short stories based on those travels and bartended for many-a-night in many-a-bar. I’m most passionate about daddying, drumming, gardening, traveling, running and the environment.