Stephanie Nerlich

Stephanie Nerlich

Global Chief Client Officer at Havas New York
Toronto, Canada

About me

A results oriented, senior leader with a proven track record of building brands and delivering growth. A passionate leader equally skilled at marketing consultancy as developing and building/managing strong professional teams. Senior level experience in a broad range of sectors including retail, finance, cpg, telecommunications, high tech, service and not for profit.

General Management

Transforming Corporate Culture

Marketing Communications

Sector Experience


Global Chief Client Officer
New York, United States
January 2020 - Present (10 months)
Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Founded in 1835 in Paris, the Group employs 20,000 people in more than 100 countries and operates through its three business units covering all communication activities. Havas Group integrated Vivendi in December 2017. Havas Group’s mission is to make a meaningful difference to brands, to businesses and to people.
Executive Vice President (Interim co-CEO Sept 2018-April 2019)
New York, United States
October 2017 - December 2019 (2 years 2 months)
MDC Partners is one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Its 50+ advertising, public relations, branding, digital, social and event marketing agencies drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients worldwide. Executive leader responsible for oversight of all partner agencies, 28 operating units. Responsible for supporting agency CEOs and partner initiatives, talent and evolving platforms for scale. Collaborates with executive teams to drive organizational structure change, vision/strategy and fuel creative and operations initiatives. Supports M&A initiatives including evaluating deals, diligence and assessing management of potential portfolio companies. see less
SVP, Managing Director & CMO
New York, United States
April 2016 - October 2017 (1 year 6 months)
Executive leader dedicated to helping our partner agencies maximize growth potential, generate new business momentum and align client needs with respective agency core expertise.
President & CEO
Toronto, Canada
April 2011 - March 2016 (4 years 11 months)
Toronto, Canada
October 2008 - May 2011 (2 years 7 months)
Account Executive - Account Supervisor
Charlotte, United States
1995 - 1997 (2 years)
Marketing Manager
Fidelity Investments
1993 - 1995 (2 years)
Sales Associate
RBC Dominion Securities
1992 - 1993 (1 year)
Toronto, Canada


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

1988 - 1992 (4 years)

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