Andrea Suarez Global CEO
As Global Chief Executive Officer, Andrea is responsible for UM’s global vision, strategy, direction and operations, overseeing global management for UM’s clients, including American Express, Honda, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss & Co., Nestlé and Sony. With more than 20 years of experience spanning business development, account management, integrated marketing, team leadership and operations, Andrea is a client- and people-first leader, focused on delivering strategic objectives for brands through purpose-driven creativity while fostering a community rooted in diversity, equity and belonging.
Lynn Lewis Global Chief Marketing Officer
As Global CMO, Lynn spearheads marketing strategy and programs for UM WW. Lynn defines, aligns and activates UM’s marketing activities around the world, including key initiatives around media responsibility, Diversity, Equity & Belonging and marketplace equity. Lynn works across all brands, regions and capabilities to ensure UM delivers on its Futureproof approach through meaningful marketing strategy and initiatives.
Andrew Littlewood Global Chief Product Officer
Andy leads the charge on enhancing UM’s product roadmap and delivery for clients, partners and internal teams. In partnership with IPG’s specialty business units, he spearheads the integration of unique data, technology, and buying and trading assets to effectively deliver a transformational product agenda. Andy also generates impactful thought leadership, striking a balance between successful existing processes and innovative solutions to industry challenges.
James Fox Global Chief Strategy Officer
James leads UM’s strategic offering, driving organic growth with existing clients and developing a best-in-market strategy team. With oversight of the agency’s strategy product and capability roadmap, he is the driving force around understanding and identifying winning marketplace opportunities and strategic capabilities for both existing and prospective clients. James partners with regional CSOs, CEOs and new business leads to quantify outcomes and empower consistent delivery of best-in-class strategy products, essential for meeting clients’ business goals.
Kate Weiss Global HR Business Partner
As Global HR Business Partner, Kate is responsible for developing and activating UM’s talent strategies. With more than 15 years of HR experience, Kate brings a wealth of knowledge around organizational development, employee relations, leadership development and training, talent management, recruitment and talent retention, and diversity & belonging to the UM team.
Chad Stoller Global Chief Innovation Officer
As Global Chief Innovation Officer, Chad is responsible for prospecting and integrating both new and emerging technologies to deliver best-in-class solutions and products across the UM network and client portfolio. He also identifies new layers of revenue generation for the UM, IPG Mediabrands list of clients and partners.
Neena Koyen Global Chief Communications Officer
With over 15 years of corporate communications experience across media and marketing, Neena is responsible for reputation management for UM, the leading media agency. As Global Chief Communications Officer, Neena oversees all internal and external communications strategy for UM globally, driving agency thought leadership, brand awareness and employee engagement.
Josh Bock Global Head of Decision Sciences
Josh drives innovation and product excellence across all Decision Sciences teams. He leads efforts to automate larger portions of UM’s data management and reporting capabilities to develop and deploy standard approaches globally for data analysis and reporting. Josh has been with UM for over 10 years, most recently running the Decision Sciences function for UM/J3, where he pioneered industry-leading precision audience work.
Asad Husain Global Chief Financial Officer
Asad comes with over 20 years of finance experience having led high performing teams in investment banking, corporate development and global markets. He oversees UM’s financial operations, strategic planning, forecasting and investments across the US and all global markets. Asad partners with global and regional leadership to scale our best-in-class product offerings through commercial strategies aligned to our clients’ business goals.
W. Joe DeMiero US CEO
A transformative leader and digital entrepreneur, Joe drives UM’s unique Futureproof approach across its culture, capabilities and client services. Joe is an expert at harnessing first-party data and technology to deliver business results for clients, creating meaningful connections between humans and brands. As US CEO, Joe leads strategy, direction and operations of UM’s largest market, with oversight of clients like USPS, E.J. Gallo, Rocket Mortgage and Zillow, among others. Joe also champions UM’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Belonging, sustainability, media responsibility and marketplace equity. Joe is dedicated to professional development and giving back to his community through guest lecturing and work with non-profits.
Myia Thompkins US Chief Strategy Officer
Myia leads the media strategy department, providing strategic leadership for new business and internal operations assignments. Over the course of her 18-year career she’s made meaningful contributions to successful new business pitches, internal process developments and expanding client relationships in addition to serving as a representative for diversity, equity and inclusion across several agencies.
Grant Ogburn US Chief Growth Officer
Grant works with global agency leadership to lead business and product development, cultivating the next generation of media products and partnerships. He converts uncharted ideas and complex problems into powerful brand movements. Grant holds a deep belief in brands using their reach, imagination, and fortitude to build better futures for the communities and cultures they touch.
Chris Wilhelmi US Chief Research and Analytics Officer
A seasoned business leader with deep expertise across marketing, strategy, data and insights, Chris oversees the agency’s Research & Analytics practice across the U.S., driving innovation, product excellence, training and community across the teams. Chris has been integral to the deployment of some of UM’s most sophisticated analytic offerings and is a key player in driving forward new business.
Erin Quintana US Chief Client Officer
In her 15+ years at UM, Quintana has specialized in strategy for iconic brands such as Band-Aid, Neutrogena, Listerine and Johnson’s Baby and currently leads the global American Express business. As Chief Client Officer, she oversees all account management, advancing key measures of success across client relationships and ensuring growth of client business. Erin is a key driver of the agency’s success, from winning new business pitches to training and mentoring up-and-coming talent.
Jeff Marshall US Chief Diversity Officer
Jeff oversees the agency’s Diversity, Equity and Belonging (DEB) efforts and leads its DEB Council, UM’s most active Employee Resource Group advising leadership on policy changes, employee communications strategy and talent programs. Jeff establishes benchmarks for driving diversity goals and tracking progress; collaborates with internal HR teams and DEI leads to attract, retain and grow diverse talent; and partners with external organizations on diversity initiatives to help drive DEB across UM and the industry.
Stacey Stewart US Chief Marketplace Officer
A prescient and insightful strategist who has steered integrated investment for some of the world’s biggest brands for 25+ years, Stacey’s industry-leading work driving equity through investment is a cornerstone of UM’s marketplace approach. As US Chief Marketplace Officer, Stacey ensures that the agency’s investment approach is agile, culturally attuned, and reflects the changing needs of clients to help them be future-ready, today.
Preston Larson US Chief Planning Officer
A 20-year veteran in the advertising community, Preston’s focus is to extract the best outcome for his clients, their customers and the partners he works with. Preston stood up UM’s first Planning Practice, which is focused on use of best-in-class tools, staying ahead of media trends, executing with the strongest partners, and continual optimization — all designed to ensure clients exceed objectives, capitalize with innovation and receive recognition within their industry.
Brendon Volpe US Chief Intelligence Officer
As UM’s first Chief Intelligence Officer, Brendon is building, optimizing, and advancing the agency’s Strategic Intelligence practice and capabilities. He focuses on driving business growth by uncovering and creating insight from UM’s industry-leading data & analytics, strategy, innovation, research and in-house domain experts, and partnering with MAGNA’s Intelligence unit to activate MAGNA’s unmatched data and research on client businesses.
Jennifer Wadeyka US Chief Operating Officer
Jen leads the charge on Business Planning and Operations, Media Operations, Project Management and New Products and Services to drive growth. She executes all new business transitions and optimizes the agency’s commercial and future deal structures with new and existing clients. Over her 12+ years at the agency, Jen has worked on multiple global and US clients and served as a critical member of the new business team.
Amie Owen US Head of Commerce
Amie has over 15 years of experience within the shopper media industry and has worked with several top CPG companies, including Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson and Henkel. A results-driven, innovative leader with extensive experience in all facets of retail marketing and advertising, Amie is the industry’s go-to expert on shopper media, a practice she pioneered and launched at UM.
Adam Simon US Head of Innovation
Adam has been developing innovation strategy for over fifteen years, starting with producing one of the first branded podcasts for Unilever way back in 2005. For the past five years, he has led innovation strategy at UM’s innovation division, the IPG Media Lab, tracking the intersection of emerging technologies and changing consumer behavior for the agency’s global brands. Adam is also a published board game designer and industry expert on innovation in theme parks and immersive entertainment.
Scott Russell US President
As US 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.