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Hi there.

 

I’m looking for the opportunity to help other agencies - large or small - shine. I’m freelance. I can work anywhere. Anytime. Since I’m deeply experienced in practically every category - any client.

 
 

I graduated from Washington University in my hometown of St. Louis. My first job as Junior AD was presenting creative to August Busch III at the A-B Brewery. When I didn’t wet my pants in that meeting, and he bought the idea, I was hooked and lucky to keep growing with some amazingly talented folks.

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I migrated to Chicago as a senior AD at JWT. Then on to New York for 13 years as GCD at McCann, as it rose to become AdAge Agency of the Year. Twice. Grey NY called and I jumped at the chance to be the CD of the iconic E*TRADE baby for 2 years of America’s favorite SuperBowl campaign. It helped Grey became one of Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies.”

 
 

You can take the boy out of the MidWest, but hard to take the MidWest out of the boy. So it was an easy move to KC and my honor to build and nurture the creative teams at several agencies as their creative leader. In fact, while ECD at Barkley KC, we won their first and still only Cannes Lion.

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Maybe because I was born and raised in a beer town, I enjoy champagne taste on a beer budget. So a small budget energizes me. Just as inspiring a team to perform at their highest best fulfills me.

 
 

I love what I do. And I love working with people who love what they do. (OK, that’s a lot of love.) But this has always been a people business and it honestly comes from the pure joy of achieving goals together. From thrilling your most difficult client with innovative thinking to leading a new business pitch with your team to cranking out killer storyboards, let me help solve your problem today.

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