Basic Info

Core Competencies: Full Service, Digital, Strategy and Planning, Healthcare, Financial, Technology, B2B, Institutional/Public Interest/Nonprofit, Travel and Tourism, Consumer

Founded in: 1991

Network:

Holding: Havas (Puteaux, France)

Employees: 500

Awards: 88

Creative Work: 137

Clients: 27


Contact Information

200 Hudson Street
New York New York 10013
United States
Phone: (+1) 212 886-4100
Email:

Andrew Benett

Andrew Benett

CEO, Havas Worldwide; Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Creative Group
Core Competencies: Full Service, Digital, Strategy and Planning, Healthcare, Financial, Technology, B2B, Institutional/Public Interest/Nonprofit, Travel and Tourism, Consumer

Founded in: 1991

Network:

Holding: Havas (Puteaux, France)

Employees: 500

Awards: 88

Creative Work: 137

Clients: 27

Havas Worldwide New York

200 Hudson Street
New York New York 10013
United States
Phone: (+1) 212 886-4100
Email:

Andrew Benett

Andrew Benett

CEO, Havas Worldwide; Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Creative Group

Havas Worldwide New York Leadership and Team Members

Andrew Benett

Andrew Benett

CEO, Havas Worldwide; Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Creative Group

Andrew joined Havas Worldwide, then known as Euro RSCG Worldwide, in 2004 as Global Chief Strategy Officer. In 2007 he was named Co-CEO of Euro RSCG NY. Prior to joining Euro RSCG, Andrew was EVP, Executive Director, Strategy and Innovation, at FutureBrand.

Andrew then spent three years as the Global CEO of Arnold Worldwide, leading the network’s 17 offices in 14 countries. Andrew and his team grew Arnold Worldwide by more than 30% in that time, winning and growing relationships, and dramatically enhancing the agency’s digital capabilities. In 2010 the agency was named Comeback Agency of the Year by Ad Age, and in 2011 named to Ad Age's Agency A-List.

His career in marketing spans nearly two decades and includes hands-on experience in almost every marketing discipline and across multiple product and service categories. Andrew has a unique understanding of marketing gained through work on the client side, in consulting and for global communications agencies.

Andrew has received some of the industry’s most esteemed honors. He has been inducted into the AAF’s Advertising Hall of Achievement, honoring innovators under the age of 40 (2010), Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” (2010) and Crain’s New York Business’s “40 Under 40” (2009). Andrew is a frequent contributor to the Financial Times, Brandweek, CNBC and CNN, and speaks regularly on the topics of corporate branding, CSR, marketing innovation, and talent. He is also co-author of three marketing books, Consumed: Rethinking Business in the Era of Mindful Spending; Good for Business: The Rise of the Conscious Corporation; and The Talent Mandate: Why Smart Companies Put People First, published in 2013.

Outside of work, Andrew sits on the National Advisory Council of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Board of Overseers of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, The College Board of Advisors at Georgetown University and is a Director-at-Large for the 4As (the American Association of Advertising Agencies). Andrew is a member of the 2012 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s College of Arts and Sciences and is married with three young sons. 

Matt  Howell

Matt Howell

Global Chief Digital Officer

Phone: (+1) 9177690640

Matt leads all digital efforts across the Havas network overseeing all digital strategy and offer development. A proven innovator, Matt is passionate about fusing technology and marketing.


Matt joins Havas from Vermonster LLC, a design and technology consultancy specializing in product development, where he serves as a Partner. Prior to that role, he was Global Chief Digital Officer at Arnold Worldwide and Havas Creative Group. Previously, Matt was President at the creative agency Modernista! in Boston, where he ran the interactive group and successfully integrated digital practices into the core of the agency’s offering. He also spent over three years at R/GA, where he managed the Nike account, overseeing the creation of products like NIKEiD and Nike+. Matt’s work has taken top honors at Cannes, the CLIOs, and The One Show. 

Tim Maleeny

Tim Maleeny

Chief Strategy Officer

Tim is our Chief Strategy Officer, leading an eclectic group of strategic planners, communications architects, digital experts and analysts who collaborate to build meaningful and effective brand platforms for our clients. Tim is known as a pioneer in reshaping the industry’s approach to strategic planning, hiring hybrid talent and building dynamic teams that can be reconfigured as clients’ needs change. Tim is a hybrid himself, having worked as a copywriter, producer, account director and strategic planner since his career began over two decades ago. He has worked in every major product category on famous brands sold in every corner of the globe. Prior to joining Havas, Tim was head of strategy for Ogilvy, where he led the largest planning department in the country. Before that he was part of the management team at Riney in San Francisco, where he led both strategy and new business. Tim is also a bestselling author of numerous short stories and four award-winning novels, two of which have been optioned for film. He has degrees from Dartmouth College and Columbia University, where he’s also served as adjunct professor of marketing. Tim lives in Tribeca with his family. 

Laura  Maness

New Business

Laura Maness

Phone: (+1) 312.543.1806

Laura has been recently tapped to lead Havas Worldwide New York’s flagship office, with full P&L responsibilities for the agency, servicing some of the most recognized companies in the world. She’ll utilize her depth and breadth of leadership skills to drive culture, talent, and innovation.


Prior to her role as President at Havas Worldwide New York, Laura served as Chief Growth Officer for Havas Worldwide North America. With nearly 20 years of strategic marketing and leadership experience, ranging from digital pure-play agencies to globally integrated ad networks, Laura spent the past three years spearheading new business development, organic agency growth, and strategic brand building across North America, all while becoming a first-time mother.


Before Havas, Laura was the senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Propane Studio, one of the fastest growing independent digital agencies with offices in San Francisco and New York. Prior to that, Laura oversaw a period of explosive growth for WPP/Wunderman-owned Designkitchen.


Laura earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and marketing from Loyola University Chicago. In her free time, she enjoys providing industry awareness and agency review guidance through her affiliations with the 4A’s and Mirren, and championing women in leadership through #ChangeTheRatio. 

Frank Mangano

Frank Mangano

Chief Financial Officer

Jason Musante

Group Executive Creative Director & Managing Director

Phone: (+1) 9177690640

Jason leads the New York creative department and oversees creative output. Having helped birth some of the agency’s most talked about and innovative work, he was recently named one of Business Insider’s ‘30 Most Creative People in Advertising 2015.’ His work has been included in Ad Age’s “Top Work of the Past 20 Years.” He’s also earned Creativity magazine’s “Top Interactive Idea of the Year,” and his work has been cited by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “Best Campaigns” of the year. Businessweek also credited him with having one of the “Top Web Ideas of the Year.” He’s helped win the agency over 18 creative awards this year alone, including the network’s first Cannes Innovation Lion.


Jason joined Havas from Anomaly New York, where he led the Google business and helped turn Google into the agency’s largest account. Prior to that, he was the first senior creative hire at the innovation accelerator co:collective, where he led the widely acclaimed relaunch of USA Today and collaborated on the launch of Google+. Jason has also held creative leadership roles at BBDO and Saatchi. His success started early in his career, when he was the key architect behind Audi’s widely awarded integrated campaign “The Art of the Heist.” 

Richard Notarianni

Richard Notarianni

Executive Director of Engagement Planning and Performance

Sami Viitamaki

Executive Director of Digital

New Business

Matt Weiss

Global Chief Marketing Officer

Phone: (+1) 212-886-2043