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Grey Group

Grey Group

New York, United States

Full Service

Basic Info

Core Competencies: Full Service, Digital, Marketing/Creative Services, Market Research/Consulting, Branding/Product Development, Others

Founded in: 1917

Parent Company:

Employees: 1000

Awards: 312

Creative Work: 276

Clients: 53


Contact Information

200 5th Avenue
New York New York 10010
United States
Phone: (+1) 212 546-1852
Email:
Website:

Jim Heekin

Jim Heekin

Grey Group Chairman and CEO
Jim Heekin

Jim Heekin

Grey Group Chairman and CEO
Michael Houston

Michael Houston

CEO, North America

Phone: (+1) 212 546-2150

Ben Tauber

Ben Tauber

EVP, Director of Business Development

Phone: (+1) 212-546-1852

Singh Nirvik

Singh Nirvik

Grey Asia Pacific Chairman & CEO
David Patton

David Patton

Grey Europe, Middle East & Africa President & CEO

Phone: (+1) 020 3037 3000

Michael Houston

Michael Houston

Grey NY Global Chief Marketing Officer

Phone: (+1) 212 546-2150

Core Competencies: Full Service, Digital, Marketing/Creative Services, Market Research/Consulting, Branding/Product Development, Others

Founded in: 1917

Parent Company:

Employees: 1000

Awards: 312

Creative Work: 276

Clients: 53

Grey Group

200 5th Avenue
New York New York 10010
United States
Phone: (+1) 212 546-1852
Email:
Website:
Jim Heekin

Jim Heekin

Grey Group Chairman and CEO
Jim Heekin

Jim Heekin

Grey Group Chairman and CEO
Michael Houston

Michael Houston

CEO, North America

Phone: (+1) 212 546-2150

Ben Tauber

Ben Tauber

EVP, Director of Business Development

Phone: (+1) 212-546-1852

Singh Nirvik

Singh Nirvik

Grey Asia Pacific Chairman & CEO
David Patton

David Patton

Grey Europe, Middle East & Africa President & CEO

Phone: (+1) 020 3037 3000

Michael Houston

Michael Houston

Grey NY Global Chief Marketing Officer

Phone: (+1) 212 546-2150

Grey Group Leadership and Team Members

Jim Heekin

Jim Heekin

Grey Group Chairman and CEO

Jim became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Grey Group in 2007, after leading Grey, the company's global advertising arm, since 2005. Grey Group ranks among the world's top marketing organizations, serves one-fifth of the Fortune 500, and operates 43 2 offices in 96 countries with 10,000 employees. Its multidisciplinary offer focuses on operating companies such as Grey, G 2, winglatino and Alliance, and includes sister company MediaCom.Jim resumed leadership of Grey New York in January 2009. Under his direction, Grey has reenergized its ranks with world-class talent, introduced a new strategic platform for developing outstanding creative ideas and enhanced its total communications offering.This revitalization delivered on every key measure in 2009: new business success, growth from existing clients, a soaringcreative reputation and a collaborative culture thriving in a new world headquarters.Prior to Grey, Jim served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Euro RSCG Worldwide. He joined the agency in late 2003 as President and Chief Operating Officer. Jim is credited with spearheading the revitalization and growth of the global network. Under his leadership, Euro RSCG Worldwide dramatically transformed its business development efforts and ranked among the best new business gainers.A graduate of Williams College, Jim has served on the Board of Directors for JWT, the Interpublic Group of Companies, the American Association of Advertising Agencies and the Ad Council.
Jim Heekin

Jim Heekin

Grey Group Chairman and CEO

Jim became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Grey Group in 2007, after leading Grey, the company's global advertising arm, since 2005. Grey Group ranks among the world's top marketing organizations, serves one-fifth of the Fortune 500, and operates 43 2 offices in 96 countries with 10,000 employees. Its multidisciplinary offer focuses on operating companies such as Grey, G 2, winglatino and Alliance, and includes sister company MediaCom.Jim resumed leadership of Grey New York in January 2009. Under his direction, Grey has reenergized its ranks with world-class talent, introduced a new strategic platform for developing outstanding creative ideas and enhanced its total communications offering.This revitalization delivered on every key measure in 2009: new business success, growth from existing clients, a soaringcreative reputation and a collaborative culture thriving in a new world headquarters.Prior to Grey, Jim served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Euro RSCG Worldwide. He joined the agency in late 2003 as President and Chief Operating Officer. Jim is credited with spearheading the revitalization and growth of the global network. Under his leadership, Euro RSCG Worldwide dramatically transformed its business development efforts and ranked among the best new business gainers.A graduate of Williams College, Jim has served on the Board of Directors for JWT, the Interpublic Group of Companies, the American Association of Advertising Agencies and the Ad Council.
Michael Houston

Michael Houston

CEO, North America

Phone: (+1) 212 546-2150

Michael joined Grey New York, the global network's flagship headquarters office, in 2007.He is one of the most respected and innovative marketers in the industry and an integral part of the New York management team, spearheading Grey's business development efforts and the marketing of the Grey brand. His indisputable talent at winning new business has helped Grey win over $1 billion of new client billings in the last three years.Previously at Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners, Michael led one of the agency's most success¬ful periods in its history. In the mid-'90s, he spent five years at Young 8( Rubicam and Landor Associates in New York and San Francisco on the account, new business and corporate communications sides. He rose to the position of Vice President, North American Business Development, for the advertising agency. During his tenure, Y8(R added more than $1 billion in new business.During his days in Account Management and Brand Strategy, Michael worked across a variety of industries on a diverse portfolio of brands such as Kraft's Jell-O, United Airlines, Chef Boyardee, Pirelli Tires, Coors, Dreyer's/Edy's Ice Cream and Lexus. He began his advertising career as Jay Chiat's first intern to work across disciplines at Chiat\Day, New York.Michael is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he studied advertising and marketing at the William Allen White School of Journalism.
Jane  Reiss

Jane Reiss

Chief Marketing Officer

Jane has been an integral part of Grey’s management team since joining the agency in 2013. In that time, Grey has achieved the greatest accolades in its 99-year history—Adweek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2013 and 2015, Ad Age Agency of the Year in 2014—and Jane has been instrumental to that success. As Managing Director, she oversees a portfolio that includes many of Grey’s biggest global brands including Canon, Darden, Smucker’s, T.J. Maxx, Papa John’s, 3M, Nestle, Bumble Bee and Hasbro. Jane joined Grey as Chief Marketing Officer to lead marketing for its flagship office. Following pitching and winning the Hasbro business, Jane assumed leadership of that account and oversaw tremendous growth that included the addition of more than 17 brands including many of Hasbro franchise properties such as Marvel, Star Wars, My Little Pony, Transformers and, following a recent win that shook up the toy industry, the Disney Princess/Frozen franchise. As she continued to pitch and win new business including One World Observatory and the Whitney Museum, Jane found herself increasingly involved running and growing existing accounts. In recognition of her skill in that area, she was promoted to Managing Director in 2015. Prior to joining Grey Jane was Mayor Bloomberg’s Chief Marketing Officer for the City of New York, a position she headed up at NYC & Company, the official Marketing, Tourism and Partnership organization for NYC. During her tenure, NYC rose to become the #1 tourist destination for the first time in 20 years, reaching Mayor Bloomberg’s stated goal of 50 million annual visitors a full four years ahead of schedule. Jane also oversaw the business development teams for corporate partnerships including the leadership and management of blue-chip clients such as American Express, American Airlines, Google, JetBlue, Travelocity and Coca-Cola. Prior to NYC & Company, Jane was Managing Director|Partner at Margeotes, Fertitta & Partners.
Zak Treuhaft

Zak Treuhaft

Chief Digital Officer

Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee

Chief Strategy Officer

Ben Tauber

New Business

Ben Tauber

EVP, Director of Business Development

Phone: (+1) 212-546-1852

Singh Nirvik

Singh Nirvik

Grey Asia Pacific Chairman & CEO

David Patton

David Patton

Grey Europe, Middle East & Africa President & CEO

Phone: (+1) 020 3037 3000

David took up the position as UK Group CEO for Grey London and Group companies in September 2007. His brief was to drive growth with current and f uture clients, develop key client strategies and ensure that the rich array of Grey resource is offered to clients across communication disciplines.Between 2004 and 2007, David was Sony Europe’s Senior Vice President, Marketing Communication. He was responsible for all Sony Electronic marketing communication activities across Sony consumer and B2B divisions in over 40 countries. David headed up a team of 90 people across advertising, sponsorship and promotions, brand management, corporate and consumer PR, internet, strategy and planning, media, research, in store and CRM.Prior to this David was European Vice President, Marketing for PlayStation at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. During his nine years with the company he was responsible for implementing the widely acclaimed marketing strategy, positioning and planning for the European launches and on-going support of PlayStation and PlayStation 2.After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Business Management, David started his career at Nintendo in 1991 as UK Product Manager.During his career client side, David oversaw the production of over 100 TV commercials – most notably ‘PlayStation Double Life’ which won the Grand Prix at the British Television Advertising Awards in 1999, ‘PlayStation Mountain’ which won the Cannes Grand Prix in 2004, ‘Bravia Balls’ and ‘Bravia Paint’, Grand Prix winner of the BTAA in 2007.David was promoted to President & CEO of Grey Group EMEA in January 2010.
Alain Groenendaal

Alain Groenendaal

CEO, Grey Latin America

Phone: (+1) 212 500 9401

Alain joined la comunidad from Leo Burnett, where he worked in several different offices and roles, most recently as Senior VP - Regional Strategy and Business Development in the Latin America headquarters in Miami. Throughout his career at Leo Burnett Alain championed clients in account management, developed the agency?s marketing communications offering, lead new business efforts as well as brand consulting projects in Brazil, Chile, Puerto Rico as well as the U.S. He has worked with local and multinational clients such as Procter & Gamble, Citibank, Federal Express, Diageo, Gatorade, Walt Disney and Visa, across a broad variety of categories from packaged goods to telecommunications (and most things in between.) What motivates Alain is curiosity - about brands, categories, clients, people. While he has an MBA from Duke University, his multidisciplinary approach was most probably inspired by his background (half French, half Dutch, born in New York, raised in Canada and a lover of Latin America) as well as his fluency in many different languages.

Chris Esposito

Chris Esposito

Grey NY Chief Financial Officer

Michael Houston

New Business

Michael Houston

Grey NY Global Chief Marketing Officer

Phone: (+1) 212 546-2150

Michael joined Grey New York, the global network's flagship headquarters office, in 2007.He is one of the most respected and innovative marketers in the industry and an integral part of the New York management team, spearheading Grey's business development efforts and the marketing of the Grey brand. His indisputable talent at winning new business has helped Grey win over $1 billion of new client billings in the last three years.Previously at Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners, Michael led one of the agency's most success¬ful periods in its history. In the mid-'90s, he spent five years at Young 8( Rubicam and Landor Associates in New York and San Francisco on the account, new business and corporate communications sides. He rose to the position of Vice President, North American Business Development, for the advertising agency. During his tenure, Y8(R added more than $1 billion in new business.During his days in Account Management and Brand Strategy, Michael worked across a variety of industries on a diverse portfolio of brands such as Kraft's Jell-O, United Airlines, Chef Boyardee, Pirelli Tires, Coors, Dreyer's/Edy's Ice Cream and Lexus. He began his advertising career as Jay Chiat's first intern to work across disciplines at Chiat\Day, New York.Michael is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he studied advertising and marketing at the William Allen White School of Journalism.
Suresh Nair

Suresh Nair

Global Strategic Planning Director