Grey Group

New York, United States

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: 334

Creative Work: 203

Clients: 47


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
Michael Houston

Michael Houston

Global Preseident

Phone: (+1) 212 546-2150

Ben Tauber

Ben Tauber

Partner, Director of Marketing, North America

Phone: (+1) 212-546-1852

Singh Nirvik

Singh Nirvik

Grey Asia Pacific Chairman & CEO
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: 334

Creative Work: 203

Clients: 47

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
Michael Houston

Michael Houston

Global Preseident

Phone: (+1) 212 546-2150

Ben Tauber

Ben Tauber

Partner, Director of Marketing, North America

Phone: (+1) 212-546-1852

Singh Nirvik

Singh Nirvik

Grey Asia Pacific Chairman & CEO
Michael Houston

Michael Houston

Grey NY Global Chief Marketing Officer

Phone: (+1) 212 546-2150

Grey Group Leadership and Team Members

Debby Reiner

Debby Reiner

CEO, Grey New York

Debby runs the agency's largest client, P&G, a business that went from large to tremendous in 2013 with the huge global Gillette win. Growth continued in 2015 with the huge global grooming win that includes Venus, Braun and The Art of Shaving brands. In recognition of her many achievements, in 2015 Debby was promoted from Grey New York EVP, Partner and Global Beauty Director on P&G to President Grey/Global P&G, overseeing our entire portfolio of brands. She has consistently driven revenue growth for Grey New York with an integrated offering that includes Shopper Marketing and Hispanic. Debby first joined Grey fresh out of Harvard in 1989 as an Assistant Account Executive on Joy and Downy. In 1991, she left the world of soap behind to work on P&G’s newest acquisition, CoverGirl, and she’s had the beauty bug ever since. She left Grey for a brief stint at Coach and then J. Walter Thompson, where she led the development of Effie-winning work for Clairol brands. She returned to Grey in 1999 to lead Pantene and has been instrumental in restoring the brand’s growth in North America and creating the integrated communications program for its reinvention around the world.
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

Global Preseident

Phone: (+1) 212 546-2150

Michael was promoted worldwide chief executive officer on August 1st 2017, the same day Grey group was officially 100 years "old". “As global president, I've travelled the world and been inspired by the depth and breadth of talent and creativity across the Grey network,” Houston said. "I'm humbled to work among such brilliant creative minds and honored to become CEO of this great agency brand at the height of its momentum, with vast potential ahead.” 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.
Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee

Chief Strategy Officer

Ben Tauber

New Business

Ben Tauber

Partner, Director of Marketing, North America

Phone: (+1) 212-546-1852

Singh Nirvik

Singh Nirvik

Grey Asia Pacific Chairman & CEO

Alain Groenendaal

Alain Groenendaal

CEO, Grey EMEA

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 was promoted worldwide chief executive officer on August 1st 2017, the same day Grey group was officially 100 years "old". “As global president, I've travelled the world and been inspired by the depth and breadth of talent and creativity across the Grey network,” Houston said. "I'm humbled to work among such brilliant creative minds and honored to become CEO of this great agency brand at the height of its momentum, with vast potential ahead.” 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 Chief Strategy Officer