EXPERIENCE


DAVIS & PARTNERS WORLDWIDE | DARIEN, CT

Managing Partner July 2007 – PRESENT

  • Transformed a one-person freelance strategy consulting business into a multi-million dollar multi-company creative collective with clients across the world.
  • Led successful engagements for Philips, Walt Disney, Novell, Sephora and Nestle
  • Spun off venture backed social commerce website voted the #1 website on the Internet
  • Created a private equity group providing PE/M&A consulting for clients in FMCG, professional sports, fitness, and entertainment via a broker-dealer partnership

ADVENT INTEGRATED | SOUTH NORWALK, CT & SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Senior Advisor March 2013 – Present

  • Senior advisor in strategy/planning for multi-national advertising agency
  • Instituted improvements to new business development efforts doubling the agency’s average contract value and contracts per client via key strategic wins in US and Asia including S&P Dow Jones, Nestle, DayRiver, Crius Energy and Centerplate
  • Enlarged agency’s IP portfolio with the creation of new tablet publishing platform
  • Developed improved training and staff enrichment programs and financial controls

NORTH CASTLE PARTNERS | STAMFORD, CT

President – North Castle NextStep June 2005 – July 2007

  • Managed the digital division of an agency known internationally for its work with brands targeting teens and young adults
  • Pioneered text messaging based consumer platform used by teens to test products used by major CPG companies and non-profits.
  • Developed and implemented digital strategies for all agency clients including Hershey Foods, ConAgra, Philips and the Partnership for A Drug Free America

THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL TEAM PHYSICIANS | NEW YORK, NY

EVP & Chief Marketing Officer July 1999 – March 2001

  • Oversaw all marketing and e-commerce for 1,500 doctor sports medicine network comprised of thought-leading head team doctors from the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB
  • Was instrumental in securing series A funding at a premium pre-money valuation which
    funded the execution of the e-commerce and patient enrichment strategies
  • Managed the development SportCare.com as well as PR and investor relations activities for NY, CT and LA offices

MODEM MEDIA | WESTPORT, CT

SVP Worldwide Director of Strategy February 1993 – July 1999

  • Founded creative and strategy departments of $148 MM digital agency network and grew agency from 10 employees to 1,600 worldwide
  • Instrumental in $42 MM IPO, 40x oversubscribed with peak $1 billion market cap
  • Oversaw global creative efforts that resulted in international acclaim for the agency and over 40 major awards for clients such as Unilever, General Motors, IBM, John Hancock Citibank, Sony Entertainment and Intel.

EDUCATION & HUMANITARIAN SERVICE

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY IDAHO | REXBURG, ID

  • First in class in the Freshman Advertising Program
  • Active in student government and campus affairs
  • Member, Sigma Gamma Chi campus services organization
  • Elected to the prestigious BYU Program Bureau of touring musicians
  • Founder and lead singer of popular campus musical group Davis & Holmes

STAPLES HIGH SCHOOL | WESTPORT, CT

  • Active in student government and was Assistant Director to Department Head for Theater
  • Directed several one to three act plays each year as part of the Theater program
  • Taught theater classes for Westport Summer School through all 4 years of high school
  • Student actor and singer appearing in regional stock, community theater, TV and film

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS,
ENGLAND MANCHESTER MISSION | MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

  • Appointed Director of Special Projects for after 3 months in the field
  • Oversaw the development of communications, outreach and training programs for 150 missionaries reporting to The Mission President
  • Developed and executed the Ambassadors music production which resulted in international press attention and unparalleled growth for the Church in England
  • Appeared on the BBC, Radio City and live performances throughout England
  • Was instrumental in establishing the EMM as the most productive English speaking mission in the world for two consecutive years

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Exceptional communications and presentation skills, fluent in all MS Office Applications, highly experienced strategist, new business development executive, significant experience in all aspects of creative development and production supervision for digital and video.

Interests: Running, tennis, cooking and photography. Member ASCAP, composer and producer of 3 albums and one full-length motion picture, wrote episodic music for numerous TV commercials and the famous daytime drama “As The World Turns.”