Dan Pearlman is CEO/Managing Partner of Bob Wolf Partners/TPG, one of the leading agency search consultancies in the U.S. serving Fortune 1000 companies in various industries. Dan co-founded the firm in 1996, headquartered in Marina Del Rey (and with an office in NYC), with the goal of helping marketers optimize their marketing communications activities via best practice agency (general, digital, social, PR, experiential, media management and more) screening and selection, compensation structuring/negotiation, client-agency relationship training, agency consolidation and more. Mr. Pearlman brings clients the insight and perspective of having been at the C-level of agencies, clients and consultancies...and has worked with some of the most sophisticated clients and agencies in the U.S. He has successfully bought, managed and sold multiple companies, Chaired two non-profit organizations and been a Board member of five companies. Dan periodically writes for vertical publications/sites and speaks at UCLA, USC, Pepperdine...as well as ANA and AAAA industry events. He holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, a B.A. from UCLA and a Certificate from the AAAA Leadership Program.
Joanne Davis founded Joanne Davis Consulting, Inc. in 2000 and became a partner, shareholder and owner of SCAN International in 2006. The firm specializes in agency search/selection, agency compensation and client/agency optimization. Clients include and have including: U.S. Department of Defense, Citigroup, ExxonMobil, Hilton, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Marriott and Pfizer.
A well-known speaker and writer, Joanne has spoken in numerous markets for groups including: Association of National Advertisers (ANA), 4As, Festival of Media in Venice, the IAA in Moscow and the Institute for Supply Management. She joined the faculty of ANA in 2004. Joanne is also the author of several best-selling books including "Agency Audits,” "Optimization Client Agency Relations” and "A Marketer’s Guide to Conducting an Agency Search."
Joanne sits on the board of an Internet company called The Three Tomatoes and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Advertising Club.
Prior to founding Joanne Davis Consulting, for 20 years was owner, president and/or board member of several international advertising, marketing and communications agencies.