EILEEN KIERNAN Global CEO
As Global Chief Executive Officer, Eileen is responsible for UM’s global strategy, direction and operations, overseeing global management for UM’s clients, including American Express, BMW, Coca-Cola, Hershey’s, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss & Co. and Sony. With more than 25 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.
LYNN LEWIS U.S. CEO
As U.S. CEO, Lewis is charged with building UM’s culture and capabilities across the U.S.
A 15-year plus veteran of UM, she most recently served as East Coast Region President, Global CMO and head of UM’s Coke Connection Studio, running the iconic brand’s account from the agency’s 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.
DEIDRE SMALLS-LANDAU U.S. Chief Marketing Officer & Global Head of Culture
Dynamic, empowered and entrepreneurial, Deidre Smalls-Landau has been at the forefront of advertising for over 25 years. She is responsible for ensuring diverse segments are at the core of how we drive growth and determine long-term relationships, while partnering with global and U.S. client leaders to instill cultural research and insights into UM’s planning process. Deidre’s various campaign activations and media experiences.
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.
JOSHUA LOWCOCK U.S. Chief Digital & Global Brand Safety Officer
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, United States Postal Service, Zurich Insurance, ExxonMobil, Walmart, Bloomin’ Brands, and Procter & Gamble.
BRENDAN GAUL Global Chief Content Officer & Head of UM 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.”
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.
JUSTIN WROE Global Chief Operating Officer
As Global Chief Operating Officer, Justin is responsible for championing and operationalizing UM to be the agency of the future by focusing on sustainable infrastructure and organic growth development and planning across the global network. Justin has been with UM for 13 year, leading multiple global business and has been instrumental in UM’s global new business efforts.
JASON ROSENBAUM Global Chief Financial Officer
A highly collaborative commercial leader with experience on both the finance and operations side of the industry, Jason oversees all of UM’s global finance operations. He also partners with UM capabilities teams around the world including the Business Analytics Engine (BAE), UM Studios and our Precision Marketing practice, focused on scaling the commercialization of these specialties globally.
NEENA KOYEN Global Head of Corporate Communications
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 SVP, Head of Global Corporate Communications, Neena oversees all internal and external communications strategy for UM globally, driving agency thought leadership, brand awareness and employee engagement.
KAREN HUNT President, West Coast Region
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. Karen additionally lends her unique client relationship skills and entertainment marketing savvy to the UM San Francisco office. As President, she is responsible for driving growth and new business initiatives for the entire 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.
CHRISTINE VILLANUEVA U.S. Chief Strategy Officer
Christine oversees UM US’s strategy product and capability roadmap, uncovering marketplace opportunities for new and innovative strategic storytelling capabilities. Christine develops industry-first strategies and propositions to futureproof clients’ businesses, creating end-to-end consumer strategies in collaboration with analytics, research, planning, investment and UM Studios to develop communication platforms that inspire full funnel content and innovative media plans.
DAWN REESE Managing Director, UM Studios
Dawn is a 20-year marketing and media veteran with expertise across brand marketing, media sales, digital content and strategic partnerships. Since joining UM in 2019, she has lead the UM Studios team and practice in the U.S., ensuring creative excellence and client business solutions across original, branded and addressable content are integrated across all U.S. offices.
CHRIS WILHELMI 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.
KAREN STUTENROTH U.S. Chief Financial Officer
Karen oversees all of UM’s financial operations across the US, including accounting, finance, forecasting, and strategic planning. Karen partners closely with agency leadership to drive financial performance across UM’s diverse portfolio of clients, providing strategic counsel and growth opportunities to drive better business results.