Prior to Doremus, Dzu spent a decade developing and successfully executing fully-integrated communications programs that have made a measurable difference. His past work includes efforts to address critical social issues such as high school dropout rates, bullying and discrimination. During his time working for the Ad Council Dzu and his team created the industry award-winning “Love Has No Labels” campaign, drawing attention to the importance of diversity and inclusion – the second most watched PSA of all time.
Dzu currently leads our J&J and Visa accounts and on a personal note considers himself a present positive individual who loves bow ties, curries and his two little girls.
Teja is an experienced HR professional who loves attracting and motivating top talent, and building strong organizational cultures. Her passions outside of work include spending time with and contributing to the development of her amazing little girl, watching great cinema, and traveling to warm, exotic destinations.
Vincent has over 20 years of experience in marketing, media, and communications for blue chip clients across Asia and North America. His new Regional Managing Director role will see him engaging with Doremus’ Asia Pacific clients including HP, Corning, Bayer Material Science, Sun Life Financial, and Schroders. In his previous role as the Managing Director of Greater China, Tam led Doremus to award-winning campaigns for the agency including BNY Mellon and Schroders while servicing clients including Credit Suisse, LGT, Barclays, The Wall Street Journal, Standard Life, and CFA Institute. He was also the inaugural recipient of the Omnicom DAS Asia Pacific “Excellence in Innovation” award in 2013.
A proponent of the free shuttle bus to and from work, hot-desking, free company food, the water cooler, team building exercises, company massages and especially the nap room! A true team player, Bella is a lover of meeting and working with new people. An advocate and evangelist for the positive impact dogs have in the workplace not to mention their effectiveness in TV, Digital, Print, OOH and especially Experiential marketing.
Bella is a regular fixture in the London office collaborating on the development of new ideas and safeguarding our IP. She has yet to participate in her first pitch but is currently leading discussions with a prospect specializing in animal health. Toes and paws crossed this will prove successful! Bella is currently Chairwoman of DIVA (Dogs in Viral Advertising).
Howard has spent his career in creatively driven marketing communications companies over the past 20 years. In this capacity he has been practitioner, visionary, leader and the cultural core of the organizations he has led. Today, Howard has responsibility for the worldwide network of Doremus, overseeing offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Hong Kong, Beijing and Frankfurt. He provides executive sponsorship to client businesses and often is involved as a practitioner on our most challenging assignments. Howard believes that transformative ideas are a function of highly collaborative teams developing unique insights that in turn are expressed through unexpected and powerful creative narratives. His single most important role is to assure that the global Doremus offering remains relevant in an ever changing global business environment. Howard is an undefeated USA Masters Boxer, competitive sailor, world traveler and dedicated father.
Apart from wondering why London has a President, Alasdair spends his time managing the London office and taking the strategic lead for many clients. He has been with Doremus longer than he cares to admit, is passionate about both technology and finance, and obsessed about keeping business outcomes at the heart of the creative process. Given the opportunity, he will bring cricket into any conversation and loves his tailor-made bat almost as much as his long-suffering wife and two daughters who helpfully insist on attending Universities at opposite ends of the country.
Allison, a native of New York, has pursued her passion for brilliant ideas across avenue agencies like Wunderman, Y&R and Ogilvy. With an eight-digit air mile collection and a schedule that sometimes leads her across four continents, Allison lives to get results.
Allison not only runs the New York office, but also finds time to be a volunteer board member for an international development organization. She lives with her family in Brooklyn and believes that the brilliance of her two daughters have been more of an education than her BA or MBA degrees.
Albert brings more than 20 years of integrated advertising experience on prestigious brands across a number of categories – including retail, luxury, finance, and technology. Currently he leads all creative development for Doremus in Asia, with focus on financial, industrial, technology, and professional services sectors – bringing core insights to life in high-impact and creative ways that have stopping power and deliver results. His uncompromising demand for creative excellence has won him a string of creative awards in the industry. Born in Singapore, he moved to Hong Kong in 1993. His love for music, movies, photography and the great outdoors has made life in this fast-paced city of Hong Kong even more exciting.
A Doremus veteran of 19 years who’s well known for the saying, “Have a Nice Doremus Day.” When not keeping all our suppliers and partners happy she’s playing karaoke with her husband and seven children.
University of Arizona graduate and LA native, Amber joined Doremus in 2014 as an Account Executive for the HP Enterprise Group. She brings strategic insight and creative energy to the table with her previous experience in public relations for B2B and consumer clients as well as copywriting for Ketchum’s food group.
But let’s get to the fun stuff--Amber’s a devoted food lover, cocktail connoisseur and weekend warrior. After five and on the weekends, she can be found exploring the city by foot, exercising her right brain or planning her next getaway.
Andrea's current focus is on creating visually powerful yet user-friendly online designs as well as effective print campaigns. Being a mother of two, Andrea is not only well-organised but also a calm anchor within the agency.
Anna currently leads analytics in the team developing DNA (Doremus Network Analysis), the agency’s proprietary software that mines big social data to plan and optimize brand and communication strategies. Prior to joining Doremus, she worked in social enterprises in the UK and Kenya, leading a national campaign for an education charity, and the marcomms efforts for the London chapter of +Acumen, the impact investment fund.
Anna has also mentored and trained groups of Kenyan entrepreneurs to launch micro-financed start-ups, and has since used her love of writing to publish blogs on sustainable development. She continues to volunteer on the Executive Team for +Acumen in her free time, managing online courses and partnerships. Anna holds an MA in Literae Humaniores from Oxford University, and enjoys applying the transferable analytical and problem solving skills she developed in translating and researching ancient Greek and Latin texts to her work at Doremus.
Amanda excels at shuffling the puzzle pieces of the creative department to accommodate varied workloads and new projects. With the belief that the success of any agency hinges on the talent they are able to acquire and the creative they produce, Amanda enjoys the role she plays in resourcing and ensuring the highest level of creative is met for all projects, big and small. A seasoned traveler, Amanda has trekked throughout Southeast Asia, mastered the train system in India, and hiked the second largest volcano in Indonesia, all of which make her work at Doremus seem easy by comparison.
Artem is a tech-loving data wizard heading up Doremus’ analytics practice in San Francisco. He’s responsible for delivering actionable insights and data-driven recommendations across all San Francisco clients. Prior to joining Doremus, Artem focused on gaming clients for Duncan/Channon, led a variety of integrated, digital and viral campaigns at McCann for Microsoft and Intel. His previous experience includes Ogilvy, where he directed IBM’s brand marketing for business audiences. He has helped clients evolve the way they analyze and accomplish success, build blogging strategies, deploy viral and mobile sites and develop thought-leadership projects in emerging media, such as QR codes and augmented reality. His hobbies include cephalopods, gaming and inventing potato recipes.
Looking back on more than 20 years of experience in industrial design, Alexander is also one of the founders of salient Doremus. As Head of Visualisation he currently focuses on the visual aspects of areas such as virtual 3D and augmented reality. The ambitious amateur chef dreams of conjuring up a perfect seven-course meal where every single course is perfect.
Bob is driven by a wide-ranging curiosity about the world, a passion for solving tough problems and a talent for turning complex ideas into simple, compelling communications. In his role as Creative Director for BNY Mellon, CFA Institute and QBE, he focuses not only on crafting award-winning advertising, but also on bringing clarity, insight and emotional truth to his clients’ communications. Bob was studying painting at the University of Iowa 18 years ago, when he saw an ad for a copywriting contest with the headline, ‘Write If You Want Work.’ He did and landed his first New York ad agency job.
Cali is approaching ten years at Doremus, where she keeps the London office ticking and the stress of people low. How can we begin to describe Cali? Operations, efficiency, and human resources… These are just words. Cali’s strategic plan, like a famous CEO once said, is getting stuff done. After a day of looking after her family she likes nothing better than returning home to her two children.
A recent graduate, Carol energizes the Account Servicing team with her youthful passion and enthusiasm. With her prior experiences in event marketing, Carol works closely with other team members on Schroders, CFA Institute, and BNY Mellon while also supporting many other projects with research and execution. Carol is an outgoing person and enjoys travelling.
There’s a lot that falls on your shoulders when you’re the Top Dog. But when that Top Dog happens to be Champ, he pulls it off like “it ain’t no thing but a chicken wing”… speaking of chicken wings, were you going to eat that? Really though, it takes a lot to balance your work and a personal life and Champ does it all while looking good and keeping his coat soft and shiny. Some lady friends might even say he’s hot. Hot like a hot dog, with a bun, and maybe some ketchup. Does anyone have relish? And despite all the pressure Champ remains true to his Chocolate Labrador Retriever ways, he’s gentle, loyal and… is that a treat in your pocket?
Chris has been working as an Accountant for over 18 years, 13 of which have been with Doremus. He currently is an Assistant Controller and is responsible for preparing the monthly Financial Statements. In his spare time, Chris enjoys completing DIY projects in his home such as building a brick mailbox, building a backyard deck, and installing crown molding throughout his home. He also works for a DJ company on occasion, running music and light shows.
Born in Bernardsville, New Jersey, Chris graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in May 2013. Having completed one B2B Marketing internship with Sandy Alexander, he currently works as an Integrated Coordinator; assisting with client/agency communications, budget management, competitive tracking, and project management. He’s currently working towards beating the world record for “Most meetings scheduled in a fiscal year” and has a shocking arsenal of Adam Sandler quotes in his back pocket.
In her existing role Clarissa is focused on helping the Hong Kong and Beijing offices with their management reporting, forecasting and budgeting, as well as ad hoc assignments from the Doremus network. She is optimistic and humorous. After work, she likes to unwind by shopping, studying Japanese and watching Japanese and Korean dramas. She is also a super fan of Japanese culture and fashion.
In her 10+ years providing administrative and executive support, Darlene has been fortunate to work with a variety of talented and creative individuals and companies; Doremus and its clients being the latest (and dare she say greatest?) of these. Providing key support to Carl and Vera, Darlene is known for sprinting through the halls of the New York office. She also enjoys cycling, traveling, discovering the next 'new' in our fast-paced city, spending time with family and friends, and simply escaping into nature, be it to ski, hike, kayak, or what-have-you.
For 20 years Dave has created business success stories as an account leader, communications strategist, entrepreneur, and product marketer. As the Integrated Lead he finds new and creative ways to organize and deliver work for agency clients, amidst a rapidly changing marketing landscape. He’s responsible for 360° programs for Microsoft, HP & Intel. Dave enjoys the deconstruction of difficult marketing problems, and transformation into communications that are pure and emotional.
Dave brings over 30 years of media experience on brands ranging from Rice-A-Roni to Consolidated Freightways to the Intel Pentium processor. He has managed the media department at Doremus San Francisco for the past 12 years, leading the agency in the transition from print to digital media. He has also written media columns for several trade publications and websites. Currently, he’s exploring new ways to use mobile media on behalf of our clients. Visitors to his office are likely to hear the sounds of Mozart or Beethoven, since he’s a big fan of classical music.
Debbie joined Doremus and the advertising world, making a switch from the fashion-based companies she was previously designing for. Working in the Studio has turned Debbie into a jack-of-all-trades. In her current role she works on everything in production, takes on design projects, and also lends a hand on new business pitches. She enjoys embracing the challenges thrown at her each day. Outside the agency you can find her upside down at the yoga studio, running around town or tasting the deliciousness of craft beers. And in today's digital world, she has a real soft spot for collecting well-designed books.
Dennis has been with Doremus for over a decade. He currently works with the creative team on a variety of digital projects. In his spare time Dennis enjoys playing with his two daughters and is an avid tennis and badminton player, having won 1st runner-up in tennis doubles in his district and age group.
Dinesh, affectionately known as ‘Dins,' has been working for six years as London’s studio director – responsible for overall design and production – making creative things happen. He won’t say how much experience he has in the industry, but his first version of Photoshop was ‘1.0.' Dinesh has a keen sense of adventure, an entrepreneurial mind and you really shouldn’t mess with him – two of his children are 2nd degree martial artists.
Closing in on ten years cutting cheques and wiring money, Emil likes moving money and moving music. He’s a fan of pop – particularly the nuanced work of the Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and Rihanna. He’s probably the only person in the network who would describe Times Square as his favorite neighborhood.
Over the last ten years Esther has established herself as an experienced brand strategist, as well as integrated marketing communication solution specialist. Currently, Esther applies her holistic understanding in through-the-line communication to help clients plan and implement brand marketing strategies and campaigns across Asia Pacific. And with her deep knowledge of Greater China, she is also instrumental in guiding market entry strategies across the region. Esther loves adventurous experiences through her travels, where she captures memories through her camera. She loves movies and a good book as well.
Farrah has spent many years on the ‘dark side’, planning and buying across various media agencies in London including Neo@Ogilvy, PHD and Zenith.
Despite working on all verticals that media can offer, Farrah formed a strong affinity for all things B2B (having enjoyed working on Siemens, IBM and Hewlett Packard) and saw the light prior to joining Doremus as a PM. Outside the office, Farrah is an avid reader (even managing to read The HP Way by David Packard), frequently enjoys putting herself through hell at Barry’s Bootcamp and is really scared of dogs... apart from Bella.
Frank has been with Doremus for more than 15 years, overseeing the streamlined operation of the IT department and ensuring it aligns with the business objectives of the organization. When he's not wired in, he likes to spend his time with family at home in Brooklyn, tend to his garden and work on his 90+ yr. old home. Also an avid outdoorsman, he loves to ski and camp.
Since joining Doremus San Francisco in 1998, Garrett has helmed the branch’s ascent to prominence in the B2B space. Under his guidance, the office has grown consistently by building business for our clients through applying powerful strategy, breakthrough creative, and advanced integrated communications. With previous experience at Publicis Technology, Anderson & Lembke, Foote, Cone & Belding, and Grey, Garrett brings his agency management acumen to bear on accounts such as HP, Intel, Corning, and Visa. A father of two, Garrett and his family live in Mill Valley where he takes full advantage of its natural beauty by mountain biking and hiking. He also shares his love of music with his daughter – the two perform regularly (Garrett on guitar, his daughter on piano and vocals) at local venues.
Heather works on HP UK and EMEA clients out of the Doremus London office, integrating and leading projects with other Omnicom agencies across markets and verticals, such as HP ZED. She has a varied background in integrated marketing execution for financial service and tech brands, experience in digital, PR and publishing, and also serves as London’s Social Media Representative. A British Ballet dancer in a past life, when she’s not at work Heather can be found at the gym, discovering new DJs with friends and eating all kinds of superfoods.
Helen works across various projects for clients such as Credit Suisse and The Wall Street Journal, among others. She has a keen interest in social media marketing development and also for finding creative and effective presentation ideas. She enjoys communicating with others and believes that communication makes for a better world. Outside of the office, she loves reading and exploring.
Hughes has a deep understanding of the Greater China market, with 15 years of experience in the advertising industry serving global clients across Asia-Pacific. He has vast client service experience including top brands in IT, technology, airlines, FMCG, and finance. He’s currently the Business Director at Doremus’ Beijing office where he leads the team there. Helping B2B brands succeed in China is his mandate through integrated marketing communication campaigns he develops and leads. In his time off, Hughes is the captain of an amateur 20-player soccer team which gets together and plays every weekend. His other passions include music, movies, reading, and Chinese gourmet.
James works across the agency’s key financial clients including Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, UniCredit, and The Wall Street Journal Europe, and is involved in delivering QBE Insurance’s title sponsorship of the Rugby Autumn Internationals. Recognized as one of the agency's many foodies he also has a considerable appetite for rare and hard to find functional footwear and technical outerwear. With his two children taking up most of his down time, his longing for ‘hikerdelic’ rambling is yet to reach its (first) peak.
James has over 15 years of direct and digital marketing experience both on the client and agency side and across various industries (with a particular focus on financial services). Whilst managing day-to-day projects, he is also developing a platform and process for delivering effective communication through direct and digital channels, and ensuring the evolution of future activity. As a father of two little 'uns, time is mostly spent doing up the old house, pushing a pram and reading Mr. Men/Little Miss books.
Jason, with a discerning eye for detail, brings planning, strategy and account management strengths to Doremus. Currently he is focusing on building the HP printing and PC business, overseeing integrated campaigns, and managing the account team to deliver exceptional strategy and creative. Jason loves to travel, golf, fish, embark on family adventures, enjoys tech gadgets, and is a fledgling wine enthusiast. He was part of the account team that won a Grand Effie for the LeapFrog “Learn something new every day” campaign.
Joanna started her B2B career in Brussels, Belgium, working with the European HQs of U.S. B2B companies. She is a graduate of both the Omnicom University AMP and AAAA’s Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies, for which she also mentored teams for three years. Joanna is well known for her ability to face chaos with calm, which serves her well at work (and at home with her two very clever children). Since moving to the Bay Area, Joanna has become a big fan of weekend hikes and winters that don’t require shoveling snow.
For the last 25 years, Joe has been leading creative teams and guiding creative development for some of the world’s leading brands – including HP, Visa, Corning, Apple, IBM, Kellogg’s, and Hyatt Hotels. Under his direction, Doremus San Francisco has created award-winning integrated campaigns across all media – TV, digital, social, print and OOH. He has traveled extensively in Asia and has been ordained as a Buddhist monk. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, and hiking with his two dogs.
Josh has worked for almost a decade across tech and comms - from co-founding a VC backed tech startup to developing campaigns for some of the world's biggest brands and leading politicians. Josh is digital native, strategist and planner and is currently on the team developing DNA (Doremus Network Analysis), the agency's proprietary software that mines big social data and a data/network science consultancy process to plan and optimize brand and communication strategies. Based in London, he can be spotted by the ridiculously big headphones he refuses to take off his ears. Outside of work Josh helps a national charity he co-founded and keeps fit by playing football/soccer (badly) and practicing Muay Thai (Thai boxing).
John’s spent 25 years leading technology and business clients to breakthrough messaging and compelling creative, both agency and client side. He currently leads Doremus’ engagement with HP, across the Brand and Enterprise communications teams, spending 50% of his time in SF and 50% in NY. He’s also led Corning, Brocade, Cadence, Toshiba, The White House, and many others to communications greatness, business success, and professional recognition. He’s a graduate of Omnicom’s Senior Management Program, in addition to being accredited by AAAAs, AdAge, and Marketing Computers. He spent 7 years as an improv, sketch, and musical comedian, performing with members of The Groundlings, Second City, and Saturday Night Live, and was invited to audition for MadTV. These days, he spends as much time as possible entertaining his wife and two girls.
John is really cool.
He started at Omnicom Group 17 years ago, and has been CFO of the Doremus London business for the last seven years, and also helps to support the Doremus Hong Kong operations. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and also tries to stay fit by cycling to work every day (and not falling off too often). He is married with two (ever growing up) girls and enjoys spending time on family hiking and cycling trips around various parts of Europe both mountainous and flat – which he combines with the acquisition and consumption of as much good wine as possible.
Jon has been in the industry for 30 years since joining Ogilvy & Mather in 1983 as a messenger boy – long enough to remember when the profession encouraged personality. After four months he started work in the International Media Department and has been in that sector ever since. In 1982, he finished 19th at the World Cross Country Championships which was held in Gateshead that year. It would be the only time he would qualify for the event and stopped running after that. Jon is one of the few people he knows who has not climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for charity.
Joseph works on the accounts of BNY Mellon, Schroders, and Standard Life, handling a wide range of duties. Joseph comes from an international background, having been born in England, raised in Canada and currently working in Hong Kong. At Doremus, he enjoys meeting new people and that tingly feeling that comes with the satisfaction seeing great ideas come to life.
Kali Williams landed her first job in media by sending her resume, a fork and a note that read "I want this job so bad I can taste it!"
Since this moment, this Howard University graduate has had a passion to constantly expand her knowledge of the media industry. In her career she has worked with prominent agencies in New York such as Zenith Media, Underscore Marketing, and Neo@Ogilvy. At these agencies she has managed a plethora of media campaigns across several industries and accounts. At Doremus, Kali Williams is the Digital Campaign Manager and is responsible for the day-to-day management of digital media activity for the New York office.
Kali is not only limited to juggling media campaigns; this Detroit native won gold medals in tap and ballet all through-out high school. However in her adult years she loves to travel, enjoy sites/events around NYC, workout, work with her non-profit and spend time with family and friends. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her dog Jada-Martini.
Kaiser is focused on finance and accounting and applies his exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail to everything he does. He is a valuable member of the team and works closely with everyone at Doremus Hong Kong. Outside of the office, Kaiser is an outdoorsman and enjoys camping and sports.
Katherine is a Strategist/Planner hybrid with a unique skill set and background currently focused on managing campaigns across HP and other Doremus partners. Along with project management, Katherine enjoys honing skills in strategy, planning, and mining data to find the deeper story. Her robust creative background in the print and digital space provides an attention to detail and connection with creative teams to bring projects to the next level.Though based out of San Francisco, her heart belongs to southern California where she was born and raised.
In her spare time Katherine is admittedly cliché, but in the best way. She loves to visit friends and family, travel, cook, and shake things up with a country music festival whenever possible.
In her current role at Doremus, Kathy enjoys liaising with her clients at CFA Institute and Credit Suisse. Kathy is also an accomplished piano teacher, giving lessons in her spare time. She also has an adorable cat she loves to spoil.
In her current role, Kelly is responsible for supporting new business and marketing initiatives globally for Doremus. With a passion for communications and international business, Kelly helps identify partnership opportunities and mobilizes the right team of people to meet the needs of those partners. Kelly also plays an integral role uncovering and implementing communications programs for Doremus' global network. A native of New York, Kelly is a perpetual optimist, avid traveler and food enthusiast. She is a member of the Business Marketing Association (BMA) National Gen-C Board and the local BMA NY Chapter.
Lars is one of the founders of salient with more than 20 years of experience in online and offline communications. As Head of Strategy & Creation at salient Doremus he advises a number of renowned companies on all current and future aspects of an integrated communications strategy. When not saving business worlds – he’s a speaker and lecturer at conferences. He is not only a film buff with a special interest in Saul Bass and Tintin but also a keen iPhoneographer and supporter of his daughter’s soccer team.
Louie Garrett is the trusty 2 1/2-year – old Goldendoodle companion of Creative Director Stu Garrett. Known around the office as “Lou” or “Muppet Dog,” he can be seen faithfully trailing Stu to meetings or lying next to Mindy Cohen. Outside of the office, Louie enjoys sleeping, eating, and sleeping. His hobbies include feverishly chasing rabbits and getting in the dishwasher. Louie thoughtfully welcomes home family members by presenting them with a toy rabbit at the door. Every time. After a day in the city, Louie drifts off to dreamland, where he barks in his sleep.
Maggie’s forte lies in making the complex human and accessible. Her copywriting career has spanned both consumer-facing and B2B clients, ranging from tech giants like Apple, IBM and Microsoft to banks, airlines, credit cards, hotels and Martha Stewart’s towels. She finds the complex communications challenges that B2B companies face more interesting than writing ads for, say, disposable diapers. She unwinds with mysteries and whenever possible, travel that requires a passport.
A truly integrated marketer, Marcus has 20 years of experience working with global technology brands at an international level in both a business to business and business to consumer context.
His career-long fascination with the strategic, operational and cultural effect of technology on businesses has led to implementing award-winning strategies on behalf of Sybase, SAP, Microsoft, Oracle and HP.
Away from work old cars and old watches are a long-held passion but these increasingly take a back-seat to the demands of the taxi service he runs for the exclusive benefit of his two children.
Martin hosted, produced and wrote a decade’s worth of cable and online television shows focusing on technology and Internet culture before joining the creative team at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in 2010. After two years producing successful work for such brands as Chevy, HP, Sprint, and NBA he moved to the B2B side as Senior Writer at Doremus. Outside of work Martin enjoys seeking out long-forsaken bars and restaurants in the darker corners of San Francisco and beyond, especially if they offer Early Bird Specials. His wife Molly hates it.
Mary makes New York tick, and as office manager is responsible for making sure the shop runs smoothly. The first recipient of the Harry Doremus award, she finds a solution to every request while maintaining a cool and calm demeanor. Affectionately known as the “office mom” she has an ear for issues that affect the staff both inside and outside the office. Mary enjoys playing tennis and tending to her flower garden during the summer months.
Matt has 15+ years of experience in Integrated Marketing Communications and brings both an agency and client-side perspective to his role at Doremus. He has supported both leading blue chip brands as well as start-ups and finds it most rewarding advising clients during inflection points in their business. Having spent his whole career in B2B, he remains a passionate supporter and strong advocate for growth in the category. At Doremus, he’s responsible for client solutions, commercial development, network growth, strategic partnerships, acquisitions and building Doremus' reputation worldwide. Matt is based in New York but is often found in one of our International offices – he backpacked around the world in 1994 and seemingly hasn’t stopped traveling since.
Matthew has 17 years founding and growing businesses – across the marketing communications spectrum – as a strategist, technologist, consultant and business owner. Currently he is developing – with a focus on digital, technology and innovation – the integrated service offering of the Doremus network. He’s responsible for all things new in business strategy; service and executional diversity; innovation; and thought-leadership. His latest initiative is development of DNA (Doremus Network Analysis), proprietary software that mines big social data and a data/network science consultancy process to plan and optimize brand and communication strategies. Based in NYC and London, he collects whisky, travel experiences, and as an obsessive autodidact, tries to read a book a week. In 2010 he was named one of the thirty "Agency Innovators" of the year by The Internationalist magazine.
May works on the Corning, Sage, and Dell SONICWALL accounts, and is known around the office as the go-to designer for the HP Enterprise Group. An adventurous foodie, May takes advantage of the diverse offerings of San Francisco and makes a point of never visiting the same restaurant twice. She also savors good coffee, enjoys attending concerts, and is fluent in two Chinese dialects.
May has over 20 years of professional experiences spanning across marketing and advertising roles in multi-national corporations and local sectors, with footprints in HK and Mainland China. In her current role as the Director of Strategic Alliances and Marketing, May dives deep into the client’s business and the market landscape in order to uncover core insight from which messages and communication strategies are derived. She also works to enrich the agency’s repertoire of capabilities to deliver the optimal solution offerings in response to the dynamic and changing needs of our clients. May is a fan of cycling, hiking, and is a booklover as well.
Imagine Robert De Niro cast as a Yankees’ hot dog salesman in a season finale of Law & Order, that’s how New York Mike is…his voice sounds like gravel rolling from a construction truck in Brooklyn. Loud and funny, and is fond of the expression "don't hate the player, hate the game." When he’s not working the accounts and finance department of Doremus, he’s working the craps table in Vegas. He’s all about the green, baby. He has a passion for 'balling out of control,' New York Giants, deep-sea fishing and spending time with friends and family.
Michael focuses primarily on the digital side of the HP business, specifically Personal and Printing Systems (PPS). He has also lent his design talents to the promotional materials and CD packaging for fellow Oklahomans, Hanson. As a younger man, Michael followed the Grateful Dead throughout the United States, but today spends time with his one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, and cheers on the OU Sooners and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Nasima has worked in finance in the marketing advertising industry for 17 years, 6 of which have been for the Omnicom network. She is primarily responsible for the day-to-day planning, implementing, managing and controlling of financial-related activities for the New York office. Nasima is fascinated by organizational behavior, positive psychology and sociology, and is intrigued by the resilience and power of the human spirit. She is also passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. Nasima enjoys cooking, running and hiking, is a nature enthusiast and loves traveling. With so many varied interests, spending quiet weekends at home in New Jersey with her husband and son are what she cherishes most.
Nicola works in a Financial Reporting role, supporting the business in both its statutory and corporate requirements. Outside of work Nicola is a country girl at heart, and being a passionate horticulturalist she’s never happier than when getting grubby in the garden!
Pat, while concurrently pursuing an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, is focused primarily on statistical data analysis, media performance, and optimization strategies. A PhD from the University of Dayton in chemical engineering, her ancillary concentrations include conducting market research and proposing and developing media mix models and strategies. In her free time, Pat enjoys traveling to national parks, painting, and cooking vegetarian recipes from around the world.
Being active for more than 20 years, this qualified communication designer counts among the pioneers in digital communication in Germany. He co-founded salient in 2000 and has played a pivotal role in the formation of salient Doremus. Peter is responsible for corporate development with a focus on translating customer requirements into efficient and effective projects. Peter is married and the father of two sons. He gave up trying to be better than his sons in their favorite computer games a long time ago.
Phil is a homegrown Doremus talent, having spent his fifteen-year career with the company. He is a fully immersed B2B specialist with a knack for delivering innovative solutions for targeting hard-to-reach target audiences. He currently heads up the media planning team, guiding strategy development and planning execution across our entire NYC roster. Living on the Upper West Side with his wife and two cats, Phil is an avid traveler, reader, and information hound. On any given weekend, he can be found taking road trips across the eastern seaboard, debating current political and social trends, or being happily ensconced with friends indoors.
Richard is responsible for Doremus’ business in Asia Pacific. He has extensive global experience having worked for Doremus across all the offices in the network. Richard moved to Hong Kong in 1994 to open the Doremus office‚ taking responsibility for Asia Pacific operations. Richard provides our clients with strategic input on a local and regional basis. Now based in the UK, when he is not on a plane, he enjoys living in Oxfordshire with his wife and two children, playing plenty of tennis, squash and golf.
Robert works within Doremus' accounting team, developing efficiencies for the North American offices. Currently he’s working on upgrading the estimate and purchase order systems. He lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, enjoys watching movies, collecting vintage non-sports trading cards, limited edition casino chips and artwork. He recently celebrated his 25th anniversary with the company.
For 24 years Ronnie has created award-winning work for leading consumer and corporate brands. One year he created a government campaign that was so effective at recruiting blood donors it had to be taken off the air. His mission is to bring grounded creative excellence to corporate comms, and play complicated jazz guitar chords without breaking his arm.
Sally is one of Doremus Hong Kong’s longest-standing employees, having been with the agency since 1997. Over the years, Sally has worked on clients from a number of industries such as finance, technology, industrial and others. As Assistant Studio Manager she manages the production process and ensures that deadlines are met on time. Sally enjoys sharing her snacks with colleagues and spending time with her daughter at home.
Shawn has an extensive marketing career that includes senior positions in start-ups, nonprofits, corporate and government. He currently is leading the origination of worldwide marketing campaigns for top Doremus clients, including HP. With a passion for technology and a deep background in digital marketing and demand generation, Shawn revels in the science of customer relationships. He balances work by coaching youth soccer, backpacking into the wilderness, and cooking gourmet meals.
Steve has created award-winning campaigns for major brands including HP, Intel, Microsoft, Volvo, and Dolby Systems. During the past 20 years, he has written enough copy to circle the globe 15 times. If he wasn’t a successful full-time copywriter, he’d probably be a failed full-time thoroughbred horse handicapper. His motto is "There’s always a way."
Stu likes things to look good. His mind and eye have a sense of order that is required for aesthetic purposes in what he sees, as well as a sense of the power of visuals to tell a story and influence perceptions. So it was only natural that after college, Stu studied at the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, to develop his innate design and marketing skills. Stu’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, including multiple National, District, and New York Gold Addy’s, Cannes Film Awards, Effie Awards, London International Ad Awards, and the Society of Illustrators National Merit. When not at his computer, Stu might be found in his wood workshop at home, where he builds furniture and model airplanes. He is also teaching his son and daughter to enjoy his favorite outdoor sports, skiing and surfing.
Tom has deep knowledge that encompasses traditional, digital, and interactive disciplines. His passion for building strong client relationships is evident in his work providing strategic and marketing leadership to uncover business needs and objectives, and crafting appropriate strategies and creative development of multi-channel marketing plans. Nearly as important is creating a strong team by boosting morale through humor, which Tom sees as his second job. In his free time, Tom enjoys wine, both collecting and drinking, as well as cooking and gardening at his Novato home.
This is Trung (pronounced Trung). He was adopted by Doremus after working several years in the social and mobile gaming industry as an animator. He enjoys drawing, outdoorsy stuff, and meeting nice folk.
Vera has 35+ years of agency experience, and has enjoyed all of them at Doremus. Vera is responsible for overseeing Doremus’ global operations, financial affairs and the successful management of the agency’s business evolution, growth and expansion. She loves the Rolling Stones, the beach and her husband, though maybe not in that particular order! In her spare time, Vera enjoys creating floral arrangements and holiday gift baskets, and she’s been told her holiday table settings and décor are more tasteful than her meals...she’s still working on those.
Yael, a fledgling junior copywriter, brings a delightful, if contradictory, amalgam of naïveté, cynicism, and youthful enthusiasm to every new project she encounters. Having previously written for a small agency, she’s excited to swim in a larger pond. Born in Mountain View, educated at UC Berkeley, and now working in San Francisco, she is contentedly triangulating the Bay Area.
In her spare time, few things make Yael happier than sweaters she can slowly sink into like the wooly illusion of a melting witch, diner breakfasts, short story collections, The ‘Mats, and covering all her scrap paper with lopsided drawings.
What's interesting, what's happening.