• Daryl Lee

    Daryl Lee

    Global Chief Executive Officer

    • Daryl Lee

      Global Chief Executive Officer

    • Daryl Lee is the Global CEO of UM, an award-winning global media agency that fuses curiosity and creativity to unlock competitive advantage through media for brands. Daryl is responsible for UM’s global strategy, direction and operations. His innovative approach to media coupled with his dynamic leadership style led to UM’s Adweek Global Media Agency of the Year and Ad Age Media Agency of the Year accolades in 2016. He also oversees global management for UM’s clients, including Coca-Cola, Hershey’s, Johnson & Johnson and Sony.

      Daryl’s passion for curiosity and the power of storytelling reflects his innovative leadership style and diverse background, having held executive positions at both creative and media agencies within the Interpublic Group.

      Daryl originally joined UM in 2006, spending four years as the Head of Global Strategy. During that time, he built the Communications Planning Practice across global clients including Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, Microsoft, and Sony. Daryl’s efforts contributed to UM being named U.S. Media Agency of the Year in 2009.

      Prior to his current position, Daryl was the Global Chief Integration Architect at McCann Worldgroup, and the Global Chief Strategy Officer at McCann Erickson, where he was responsible for working across all McCann offices to ensure clients received integrated brand solutions customized to their business and marketing challenges.

      Daryl also worked for six years at Ogilvy, where he was Group Director of the Marketing Strategy Group and the 360 Strategy Director for the global IBM account. Daryl began his career as a consultant for McKinsey & Company in the New York office.

      A champion for positive social change and diversity in the world and the workplace, Daryl earned a D.Phil in English Literature from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He is a former board member of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), is the Vice Chair of the Global Board of Directors of Effie Worldwide, and has served on the inaugural jury for the Creative Effectiveness Cannes Lions and as a juror on Cannes Media Lions.  Most recently, Daryl was named 2016 Executive of the Year by Adweek Magazine and was honored by Advertising Age as a Media Maven for 2015.

  • Kasha Cacy

    Kasha Cacy

    Chief Executive Officer, United States

    • Kasha Cacy

      Chief Executive Officer, United States

    • Kasha brings over 20 years of experience across a variety of disciplines including direct marketing, advertising and of course media, to her role as CEO, U.S.

      Drawing on her deep understanding of today's media landscape, Kasha is responsible for driving best practices and growth across all U.S. offices and UM clients while further developing the agency's proprietary offerings.

      With a fresh, innovative spirit, Kasha joined UM in 2007. She hit the ground running, building the U.S. Communications Planning Group from scratch and making the discipline a critical part of UM's offering.  From there, she went to J3, UM's dedicated division for Johnson & Johnson, to build and lead the Business Analytics Engine, a team of researchers, digital experts and econometric modelers dedicated to understanding the end-to-end performance of media programs.  After pitching and winning the United States Postal Service account in 2012, she almost immediately led the UM team though its successful pitch for Hershey's in 2013, adding two prestigious wins to her list of accomplishments as well as leadership responsibilities for those accounts. In late 2014, Kasha was tapped as U.S. President, a role she maintained until being named as UM's first-ever U.S. CEO.

      Kasha began her career at Accenture, where she worked with global organizations implementing complex change programs.  From there, she joined Wunderman working as a Communications Strategist on the IBM account, before her strategic thinking and strong client relationships brought her to Ogilvy where she eventually led the global Communications Strategy team for IBM across advertising, direct marketing and digital. Throughout her career, Kasha has worked with a number of iconic brands including, Hershey's, USPS, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Sony, Intel, Samsung, AT&T and Verizon.

      Respected and admired throughout the industry, Kasha is a member of the prestigious Ad Council Board of Directors, was named to the Adweek list of Media All-Stars for 2014, has been honored by the Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) with both Impact and Working Mother of the Year Awards and has served on Cannes Media Lions, North American Effie and Adweek Media Plan of the Year juries.

      Kasha's personal life also reflects her passionate and innovative nature: She is an avid reader, enjoys snuggling with her kids and summer getaways to her favorite destination, Alaska.

  • Hamish

    Hamish Kinniburgh

    Global Chief Strategy Officer

    • Hamish Kinniburgh

      Global Chief Strategy Officer

    • As Global Chief Strategy Officer, Hamish works with the strategy community to help re-imagine how communications can drive our clients’ business forward. A true global collaborator, he brings a wealth of broad international experience and a rich communications background to UM.

      Before joining UM in 2008, Hamish worked as a strategist at The Ingram Partnership, a consultancy combining brand, communications and business strategy specialists to offer CMO's high-level independent marketing advice.  At Ingram he developed integrated Brand, Communication and Innovation strategies for many of the world’s leading brands.

      Having worked across all categories culminating with his leadership of the global strategy team, Hamish is a key member of the agency’s new business team and his deep category knowledge is invaluable to UM’s international and local clients.

      A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Hamish currently resides in London with his wife and three children. As well as working for UM Hamish is also the founder of OpenCo London, an innovation festival for London’s hottest start-ups.

  • Lynn Lewis

    Lynn Lewis

    President, East Coast Region/Global Chief Marketing Officer

    • Lynn Lewis

      President, East Coast Region/Global Chief Marketing Officer

    • As East Coast President, Lewis is charged with building the culture and capabilities of UM’s East Coast offices, including oversight of the networks’ global headquarters in New York City.  The architect of J3, UM's dedicated media unit servicing Johnson & Johnson, she will focus on bringing the J3 model of integrated planning, cross-media investment, the BAE and UM Studios across all accounts. 

      Lynn  also serves as UM's Global Chief Marketing Officer, the driving force behind UM’s brand positioning, helping to build the agency’s vision, and evolve the brand internally and externally. As such, she oversees UM’s strategic branding and awards initiatives globally as well as UM’s corporate philanthropy programs, ensuring the agency’s brand is communicated effectively across all channels and award-worthy client work is recognized within the media industry.

      Prior to her current role, Lynn spent several years as is the Global Managing Partner of J3, UM’s dedicated Johnson & Johnson media unit. Her leadership at J3 has become an agency and industry model of how integrated communications planning leads to a new level of creativity and effectiveness. She has championed incorporating digital innovations, custom content, rapid fire analytics and retail activation across all Johnson & Johnson brands. Over the years Lynn has led J3 through a significant evolution which has resulted in ground-breaking and creatively-charged media executions including Clean & Clear’s “See the Real Me,” JOHNSON’S BABY “Treasure Everyday Joy” and Rogaine “Grow Your Game.”

      Before taking the reins at J3, Lynn served as the Global Managing Partner on Sony at UM. Having spent her first 10 years in the industry at McCann Erickson as Account Director, she worked on such marquee accounts as Coca-Cola, L'Oréal, Gillette, Waterman, Nabisco, Vaseline and Bacardi. Her work has been singled out numerous times, having received many industry awards and recognitions.

      Highly regarded throughout the industry, Lynn was named AWNY’s Working Mother of the Year in 2012. In 2013, she was inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement (AAF). She was also honored with the Jack Avrett Volunteer Spirit Award for her mentoring work, inspirational leadership and commitment to her community. Most recently, Lynn was honored by Internationalist Magazine as an Agency Innovator for 2016.

  • Huw Griffiths

    Huw Griffiths

    Global Chief Product Officer

    • Huw Griffiths

      Global Chief Product Officer

    • As Global Chief Product Officer, Huw brings over 20 years of experience in research and advanced analytics to UM, where he is responsible for research, analytics and tools capabilities. His passion for simplifying massive amounts of data into clear, precise action has been evident throughout his career.

      Prior to joining UM, Huw served as the U.S. Director of Metrics and Analytics at Omnicom Media Group where he led their advanced analytics modeling group, Brand-Science.  As Director of Metrics for Omnicom’s media shop OMD, Huw launched and ran OMD Metrics in the U.S., the econometric modeling group that became the foundation for Brand-Science. Huw was previously West Coast VP for MMA (a pioneer of marketing mix modeling) and began his career at Millward Brown in the UK.

      Huw’s proven track record has helped UM clients realize campaign effectiveness and ROI while garnering prestigious industry praise. In 2011, he was instrumental in UM being named Media Analytics Agency of the Year by MEDIA Magazine. The following year, Huw was honored as an Internationalist Magazine Innovator for 2012 as well as a Media All-Star by AdWeek magazine.

      A native of The Forest of Dean in England (once the home of “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling), Huw earned a mathematics degree from Oxford University.

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    Eileen Kiernan

    Global President, J3

    • Eileen Kiernan

      Global President, J3

    • Eileen Kiernan is the Global President of J3, UM’s dedicated Johnson & Johnson media unit. With over 20 years of experience spanning brand stewardship, integrated marketing, creative strategy, business development and team leadership, Eileen brings a rich blend of purpose-driven creativity, innate curiosity, and diversity of thought to her role.

      As Global President, J3, Eileen leads an independent, integrated full-service media unit dedicated to Johnson & Johnson around the world. J3 is a world-class offering designed to incubate what’s next in media and communications even as it delivers excellently on the now. Powered simultaneously by a sophisticated analytic planning capability and a highly awarded creative arm, J3 stands for better science and more art all in service of media planning that performs.

      Prior to taking on a global leadership role at J3, Eileen was the Global Chief Marketing Officer for UM, where she lead all of UM’s award efforts.  As CMO, Eileen worked across all clients and disciplines globally to strengthen and enhance UM’s product offering and ensure the UM brand vision evolved in meaningful ways. 

      Before joining UM, Eileen was EVP, Human Experience Strategy at MediaVest.  She spent time at NBC Universal as Vice President of Integrated Sales Marketing and served for four years as the head of Integrated Marketing at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.  Her earlier years include Time Inc., Conde Nast and Newsweek in various marketing roles.

      Eileen has worked on a number of internationally recognized efforts, including Coca-Cola’s Arctic Home global initiative and 2012 Cannes Lions winner “Coca-Cola Polar Bowl.”  She was recently named a 2016 Media All-Star by Adweek Magazine and is in high demand as a juror for award ceremonies around the world, including Cannes Media Lions and Festival of Media Global. 

      Raised in Dublin, Ireland, Eileen is a graduate of University College Dublin where she received her Bachelor’s in French and German.  She earned her Master’s of Science in Publishing at Pace University in New York.  She lives in New Jersey with her husband Denis, her daughter Grace and an assortment of animals.

  • Brendan Gaul

    Brendan Gaul

    EVP, Global Creative Director & Head of UM/J3 Studios

    • Brendan Gaul

      EVP, Global Creative Director & Head of UM/J3 Studios

    • Brendan has spent over 12 years developing creative work for Johnson & Johnson’s brands across all of their sectors as well as other IPG clients.  He believes in harnessing the strengths of the best partners possible, to bring ideas and stories to life for a brand.  Some of his favorite campaigns are: ACUVUE- 1 DAY “Starts Today,” ONE TOUCH- “The Global Diabetes Handprint,” JOHNSON’S BABY- “Treasuring Everyday Joy” and CHILDREN’S MOTRIN- “Unstoppable Moms.”

      He began working at McCann-Erickson as a Creative Director on Johnson & Johnson in 2002 and joined the team at UM to build J3, a dedicated unit servicing Johnson & Johnson in 2007. Brendan has recently taken on the role of Global Creative Director, UM Studios where he is focused on building custom, story-led marketing campaigns for all UM clients and further developing the practice around the world.

      His most recent campaigns are Clean & Clear’s “See The Real Me,” which has caught the attention of the New York Times, Huffington Post Teen and Perez Hilton.com as well as the forging a creative partnership between the United States Postal Service and SONY pictures for the release of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 delivered by USPS.

      Respected throughout the industry, Brendan has been celebrated as a Media All-Star by Adweek Magazine, sat on the Branded Content & Entertainment jury at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity and most recently, was named a 2015 Agency Innovator by The Internationalist.

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    Jon Stimmel

    Chief Investment Officer

    • Jon Stimmel

      Chief Investment Officer

    • Jon Stimmel oversees the agency’s winning, client-centric approach to media investment as well as leads all of UM’s investment units, buying models and strategic partnerships across the agency’s diverse portfolio of clients. He first joined UM in late 2012. As EVP, Managing Partner, Integrated Investment, he was charged with the oversight of the national media spending for clients such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Charles Schwab, Nationwide and Sony. He also served as UM’s agency lead representative within IPG Mediabrands’ MAGNA GLOBAL investment councils for Video, Print, Programmatic and Automation initiatives002E

      Prior to his new role,  Jon served as EVP, Managing Partner for Integrated Investment at Universal McCann with oversight of teams responsible for national media spending for clients such as Chrysler, Nationwide, Sony and Charles Schwab. He was the agency lead representative within MAGNAGLOBAL's investment councils for Video, Print, Programmatic and Automation initiatives.

      Previously, Jon was EVP Director of Investment & Activation overseeing all of General Motors media execution in the U.S.  He has worked at Starcom MediaVest Group since 2009 where he began in the development of the new multi-agency investment unit for Kraft called KraftOne. This new organization combined the expertise from MediaVest, Digitas and MV42 multicultural to service all Kraft divisions and brands. 

      Prior to joining SMG, Jon was Director of investment and partner strategies for Unilever in both the U.S. and Canada for eight years. Outside of driving content best practice and long term partnerships with major media companies, Jon helped influence interactive TV to Unilever brands that ultimately was integrated consistently into the digital marketing mix garnering success both in ROI and creativity awards.

       Jon has served on various committees such as the Association of National Advertisers, Alliance for Family Entertainment and advisory boards of emerging media companies. 

      Jon graduated from Lehigh’s School of Business & Economics in 1992 and currently lives in Manhattan with his wife Carrie and son Jason. 

  • Karen Hunt

    Karen Hunt

    President, West Coast Region

    • Karen Hunt

      President, West Coast Region

    • Karen successfully defended and grew UM's Sony business in what many consider to be the largest and most complicated pitches of 2015. A mix of fierce determination and industry savvy, she has become known as a one-woman media powerhouse throughout the entertainment industry. Her work with some of the most highly-regarded entertainment outlets has shaped her keen understanding of how to effectively connect with audiences on marketing platforms.

      Throughout her tenure at UM, Karen has built an innovative, dynamic culture in the Los Angeles office and has a people-oriented leadership style that has resulted in one of the highest retention rates in the business.  As West Coast Region President, Karen now brings her unique client relationship skills and entertainment marketing savvy to the UM San Francisco office as well. As President, Karen will also drive growth initiatives for the entire region.

      Karen’s experience with the entertainment marketplace made her the ideal Sony account lead for UM. She is charged with keeping Sony's media stimulating and intriguing while expanding awareness of Sony brands across the portfolio.  

      Karen has transformed UM West Coast’s service offerings and competitive edge throughout the media world. She oversees all divisions of Sony Entertainment which including Sony Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Television and, in select markets, Sony Pictures Releasing International.  She also oversees Sony Agency of Record.

      Under Karen’s leadership, UM has launched a number of wildly successful, award-wining media campaigns for Sony Entertainment, setting new standards in innovation. Her laser-like focus on building incredible buzz before cinematic releases has contributed to a string of movie hits exceeding the $100 million mark and a long list of impressive media industry awards.

      Along the way, Karen has become a trusted guide and mentor throughout the media world. She has shared her passion for the business and the secret to her success with countless young women, helping them navigate the often times challenging road to success for women and in particular, working mothers. Her advice is simple and direct: be authentic, be memorable, be smart.

      Karen came to UM from Grey Entertainment in Burbank, where she was EVP of Marketing and oversaw the Warner Bros. business. Before joining Grey Entertainment in 2000, Karen worked with Initiative Media on the Disney Pictures/Home Entertainment accounts. Previously, she was with Focus Media in Santa Monica as SVP, Media Director, working on both DreamWorks SKG and Sears.

      Throughout her career, Karen has led by example, inspiring a new generation of female leaders to tap into their own unique qualities to succeed in every aspect of their lives. Most recently, she was named to the inaugural Adweek LA Media All-Star list for 2016.

      A shining beacon of professionalism, passion and drive, she is an inspiration to women everywhere.

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    Scott Russell

    President, Central Region

    • Scott Russell

      President, Central Region

    • As Central Region President, Scott is charged with continuing to expand the UM Detroit and Dallas office client base, integrating the Central Region into the Detroit model, and sharing best practices in IPG Mediabrands solutions across the Mid-West and U.S. to accelerate adoption of his proven model. 

      Scott joined UM in December of 2009 to develop UM's Detroit office into a full-service offering and manage the Fiat-Chrysler business. Shortly after joining, Scott added the responsibility of managing the office and handling all accounts in Detroit, including Aldi and Pure Michigan.  Under Scott’s leadership, UM Detroit has experienced six years of continued growth, winning the Chrysler North American Supplier of the Year in 2012 and adding the Nationwide, BASF, Build-a-Bear and Chrysler Social accounts. 

      Prior to UM, Scott worked at BBDO for 11 years rising to the level of Chief Brand Officer, where he managed the agencies Chrysler business.  While at BBDO, he led 15 major product launches and was instrumental in helping the agency win back the Jeep business.

      Scott has spent over 20 years in the advertising and media business.  His vast industry experience has taught him that the brand begins and ends at the point of interaction with the customer, and needs to consistently deliver its promise in every form of communication.

  • Dianne Richardson

    Dianne Richardson

    EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, U.S.

    • Dianne Richardson

      EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, U.S.

    • As UM’s Chief Strategy Officer in the United States, Dianne brings over 20 years of international experience from both the client and agency side, including work in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

      Driven by both a fascination of what drives people and the intersection of data, technology, creativity and people, Dianne has helped solve client business problems across various categories including Insurance/Banking (Suncorp), FMCG (Mars/Wrigley and Lion Drinks and Dairy), Wine (Treasury Wine Estates), Telecommunications (Optus) and Automotive (Subaru/GM) — to name a few.

      Prior to joining UM, Dianne spent 10 years at SMG as a member of the SMG executive team, leading Australia’s product/strategy, research and data & analytics. She was responsible for the delivery of the agency’s core product for the Australian SMG business and was a key contributor to the global product as a member of SMG's global product committee (GPC). Through her product leadership within Australia, SMG’s Australian operation won Festival of Media’s Asia Pacific's Agency of the Year - Starcom MediaVest Group Australia and Agency Network of the Year - Starcom MediaVest Group.

      Dianne spent almost 10 years on the client side, running brand marketing for Mars Australia and Pepsico International in the United Kingdom. She led marketing and communications for some of the world’s most loved brands including M&M’s in Australia, and Walkers Sensations in the United Kingdom.

      Dianne has led and contributed to world-class work and has enjoyed continuous recognition throughout her career from MFAs (Media Federation of Australia), Cannes, Festival of Media, B&T’s “Women in Media” award in 2014 and AdNews "40 Under 40."

      A graduate of Australia’s Monash University, Dianne is a proud member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and has served on the Media Federation of Australia and Effie Worldwide juries.

  • Joshua Lowcock

    Joshua Lowcock

    EVP, Head of Digital U.S.

    • Joshua Lowcock

      EVP, Head of Digital U.S.

    • Passionate about the convergence of media, digital, data and technology, Joshua leads Digital Strategy & Innovation in the U.S across all UM accounts. Joshua brings a unique global perspective to UM’s clients, having worked in senior digital roles not just in the U.S., but also while living in China, Europe and Australia. His clients have included Hershey’s, Unites States Postal Service, Zurich Insurance, ExxonMobil, Walmart, Bloomin’ Brands, and Procter & Gamble.

      Driven by applying innovation to deliver real business results, Joshua helps clients lean into future opportunities — but always in a meaningful and scalable way. An approach he honed while working at Ernst & Young, and refined after completing his MBA.

      Throughout his career, he has worked on all sides of the media industry, including technology, Internet, broadcast, publishing, from corporate finance and advisory, to media planning and investment. His vast industry knowledge and depth of experience gives Joshua the ability to comfortably move from strategy to the nuts and bolts of how technology and data can be architected to deliver the right end result.

      A native of Australia, Joshua and his family now call New York home.