Bant Breen

Bant Breen

Founder and CEO at Qnary
Greater New York City Area, United States


Bant Breen is the Founder and CEO of Qnary. Qnary delivers online reputation management solutions for professionals, brands and enterprises. Qnary’s proprietary technology platform contains an arsenal of tools for professionals, brands and enterprises to monitor, control and optimize their digital information including images and videos, social media, and search results.

Bant was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Achievement in 2010 and has a global marketing and communications background steeped in digital and innovation.

Prior to launching Qnary, Bant served as CEO at Reprise Media. Bant had previously been President of Worldwide Digital Communications at Initiative where he launched the worldwide social media strategy and activation unit Prophesee. Before joining Initiative, Bant served as the Executive Director of the IPG Emerging Media Lab, created Ansible (IPG’s Mobile Marketing Agency) and led Universal McCann’s global digital communications offering. Bant also led the acquisition of Reprise Media in 2006. Before joining Interpublic, Bant was the Founder and President of a strategic marketing and communications consultancy affiliated with Dentsu Inc. Prior to that, he worked at Leo Burnett Worldwide. Bant started his career as a WPP Fellow.

Bant also serves as a board member, advisor, and strategic investor in several early stage start-ups.

Bant has worked and lived in Asia Pacific, Europe and the U.S. but now lives in New York City with his wife, Carmen, and two sons, Alejandro and Nico.


Founder, Chairman and CEO
January 2017 - Present (11 months)
Founder and CEO
July 2011 - Present (6 years 5 months)
Qnary delivers online reputation growth solutions for professionals, brands, and enterprises.
Worldwide CEO
2010 - 2011 (1 year)
Reprise Media is an award-winning search and social media marketing agency.
New York, United States
September 2008 - September 2010 (2 years)
New York, United States
2007 - 2008 (1 year)
President, Futures Marketing Group
New York, United States
2007 - 2008 (1 year)
Executive Director of IPG Emerging Media Lab
IPG Media Lab
April 2007 - September 2008 (1 year 5 months)
EVP, Global Digital Communications
Universal McCann (IPG)
2006 - 2007 (1 year)
Founder and President
Bant Breen LLC (affiliated with Dentsu)
January 2003 - December 2005 (2 years 11 months)
Global Corporate Strategy Director Arc
Leo Burnett/BCom3/Publicis
July 2000 - January 2003 (2 years 6 months)
Regional Digital and Integrated Communications Director
Leo Burnett - Europe/Middle East/Africa
October 1998 - June 2000 (1 year 8 months)
London, United Kingdom
June 1995 - August 1998 (3 years 2 months)


Master of Arts (M.A.) History

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln
1993 - 1995 (2 years)
Activities and Societies: University of Cambridge Tennis Team Recipient of English Speaking Union Scholarship

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with Honors - History and Art History

Duke University
1989 - 1993 (4 years)

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