Sallie Mars

Sallie Mars

SVP, Director of Creative Talent at McCann New York
New York, United States


Searching the globe for the best creative talent.
Specialties: My specialties are words that end in "ing". Hiring, inspiring, winning, debating, searching, perspiring, sashaying, whining, eating, primping, meeting, talking, writing, kibitzing, introducing, thinking, seeing, experiencing, bloating, ass-kicking, shopping, hugging, joking, disciplining, reasoning, creating, and sometimes yelling. Tell me what your specialties are and maybe we can make a happening. 


SVP, Global Creative Talent Director
New York, United States
June 2015 - Present (2 years 7 months)
Searching the globe for the greatest creative talent.
SVP, Chief Diversity Officer & Director of Creative Services
New York, United States
2011 - Present (7 years)
Experience has shown me that diversity of thought is the best way to be truly innovative. My job is to find the best people and give them the tools to succeed. I am interested in motivating people and giving them an opportunity to do their best work. For McCann Worldgroup, I am able to pursue my passion for building a successful creative company by including people from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences and leveraging their strengths to build brands, create famous work and change the world.
SVP, Director of Creative Services
McCann Erickson New York
January 1998 - 2001 (3 years)
Responsible for management of the creative department.
Executive with creative operations credentials. A master at creative process development, management and reporting. Proven ability to meet the needs of multiple creative directors and client teams. Skilled at recruiting outstanding talent and identifying and nurturing emerging talent. Focus on workflow and interdepartmental collaboration enabling the agency to do more with less while delivering a quality product. Passion for creating a diverse and inclusive workforce resulting in multiple industry awards. Excellent writing and presentation abilities.
Creative Operations Manager
New York, United States
January 1994 - November 1999 (5 years 10 months)
Manage the creative services groups.
Creative Operations Manager
1990 - 1994 (4 years)
• Managed internal and external photography acquisition
• Estimated creative time-of-staff and procurement
• Managed Project Managers


BA History

City College of New York

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