Stephen Plumlee

Stephen Plumlee

Vice chairman and Global Chief Operating Officer, at R/GA Media Group, Inc.
New York, United States

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Global Chief Operating Officer, EVP
R/GA Media Group
United States
May 2006 - Present (15 years 2 months)
Oversight of global operations
Set and manage annual P/Ls for global offices
Initiate and strategically grow international offices
Opened 15 offices, including offices in 7 countries outside the US
Grew staff from approximately 400 (2006) to 2000 (2016)
Authored company proprietary enterprise business operations and financial tracking software
Corporate legal entities, trademarks, patents, IP
Client and vendor contract negotiations
Resource Management, Business Operations, Recruiting
Business continuity
Real estate and IT

as Manager, R/GA Ventures LLC (August 2013):

Launched R/GA Accelerator
Oversee investments in Accelerator companies
Review and approve other agency investments
Develop internal agency IP, products, services
Manage legal, trademark, patent, IP issues related to Venture activities
United States
2013 - 2014 (1 year)
Techstars NYC, Patriot Bootcamp, and R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator.
Head of Production (VP, SVP, EVP)
New York, United States
1998 - 2006 (8 years)
Led the agency’s Production Department, which grew more than ten-fold during my tenure.
Developed company’s resource allocation process, and conceived and implemented proprietary system for tracking project, client team, and department financial data, resulting in increased utilization, realization, and profitability.
Managed R/GA’s reorganization into client-based teams, leading to increased collaboration, quality of work, and client and staff satisfaction.
Led build-out of Digital Studio, state-of-the-art facility for creating live-action video, motion graphics, audio, 3D, and computer animation. See less

Executive Producer
Jun – Apr 1999


B.A. in Philosophy

1979 - 1983 (4 years)

Other professional activities

BRIC - Arts and Media in Brooklyn

Board Member; Treasurer
2009 - Present (12 years 6 months)
BRIC presents contemporary art, performing arts, and community media programs that reflect Brooklyn’s creativity and diversity. BRIC also provides resources to launch, nurture, and showcase artists and media makers. We advance access to, and understanding of, arts and media by presenting free and low-cost programming, and by offering education and other public programs to people of all ages.

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