Matt Kandela

Matt Kandela

Worldwide New Business Director at Saatchi & Saatchi

London, United Kingdom


I am the Worldwide New Business Director at Saatchi & Saatchi. In this role, I’m responsible as part of the Worldwide Growth Team for securing new scalable and global clients in growth industries across our 130 offices in 70 countries.

Prior to this, I was the Global Account Lead on the Lenovo business based in New York and before that the Network Account Director responsible for the Visa Europe business across the 18 offices within the Saatchi & Saatchi European network.

Prior to joining Saatchi & Saatchi in 2010, I acquired a breadth of experience in smaller independent agencies across multiple disciplines. Brands including Coca-Cola, Sony Ericsson, BMW, Nokia and Pernod-Ricard.

Sector Experience


Worldwide New Business Director

Saatchi & Saatchi
New York, United States
September 2014 - Present (2 years 9 months)
Responsible as part of the worldwide growth team for securing new scalable and global clients in growth industries.

Motivated by helping businesses drive growth through the creation of campaigns, products and services.

Focused on ensuring that the best suited resources and capabilities are made available across the Saatchi & Saatchi network.

Never turns down a meeting.

Global Account Director

Saatchi & Saatchi
New York, United States
August 2013 - December 2014 (1 year 4 months)
Global Brand Lead on Lenovo

Network Account Director

Saatchi & Saatchi
New York, United States
August 2010 - August 2013 (3 years)
Network Account Director - Visa Europe - Responsible for the communications output of the 18 Saatchi & Saatchi European network offices.

Account Director - Visa Europe - Launched Contactless and mobile payments across Europe and leveraged the official sponsorship of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Senior Communications Director

INITIALS Marketing
April 2009 - August 2010 (1 year 4 months)

Account Handler

Woo Agency
Culver City, United States
September 2007 - April 2009 (1 year 7 months)

Account Handler

2006 - 2007 (1 year)

Account Handler

London, United Kingdom
2004 - 2006 (2 years)

Account Handler

London, United Kingdom
2002 - 2004 (2 years)


Business Administration, Management and Operations

General Assembly
2015 (1 year)

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