Michele Daly

Michele Daly

Founder, Creative Talent Consultant at The Daly Connective
Greater New York City Area, United States

About me

Hi, I'm Michele. I'm an independent business owner and creative recruiter, focused on matching creative talent with creative opportunities across the greater creative industry. My professional love is in the development and connectivity of these relationships.

I have 18 years of in-house ad agency creative recruitment and creative management experience, the last 12 of which were global roles at the executive level.

I've led creative talent advocacy at acclaimed worldwide advertising networks, and scrappy up-and-coming agencies. I equally enjoy consulting alongside the C-suite within organizations, as I do career coaching talent at all levels.

My greatest joys and successes are in connecting talent to opportunities of mutual fit and benefit; and in helping to build creative departments and broader environments of positive culture where creative talent flourishes and businesses thrive as a result.

I'm fortunate to continually gain unique perspective on global markets, cultural nuances, diversity of skill sets, and how to best represent multiple offices with multiple talent needs at once - each with their own brand individuality.

I'm proud to contribute to the creative renaissance of several companies - including multiple Agency of the Year achievements - and to be part of the positive momentum and growth of these businesses and their clients.

And I'm grateful to work alongside some of the most amazing and highly sought after international creative minds, from whom I've learned so much about life, ambition, passion, and world-class standard for creativity.


Founder, Creative Talent Consultant
The Daly Connective
United States
April 2016 - Present (2 years 9 months)
The Daly Connective is a fresh approach to creative recruitment. We partner with clients and candidates in true collaboration to facilitate the strongest mutual connections. We offer:*A menu of service options for our clients (every business has different needs & realities) *Personalized consulting and career coaching with creative talent *An incentivized referral system for talent to recommend other top talent *A meaningful charitable donation with every placement (so we all contribute to doing good within our industry and beyond)Find us at: http://www.thedalyconnective.comShare about you: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/thedalyhomeworkRefer a talent: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TheDalyThumbsUp
Global Chief Creative Talent Officer
New York, United States
January 2015 - April 2016 (1 year 3 months)
Global creative recruitment / retention / development / talent management / connectivity across the Saatchi network under Worldwide CD Pablo Del Campo.
Global Director of Creative Talent
Young & Rubicam Worldwide
United States
April 2008 - December 2014 (6 years 8 months)
Global creative recruitment / retention / development / talent management / connectivity across the Y&R network under Global CCO Tony Granger.
Worldwide Director of Creative Talent
New York, United States
2004 - 2008 (4 years)
Global creative recruitment / retention / development / talent management / connectivity across the Saatchi network under Worldwide CD Bob Isherwood and NY CCO Tony Granger.
Creative Manager
New York, United States
2003 - 2004 (1 year)
Creative recruitment / creative resourcing / creative management under CCO/CEO Mark DiMassimo.


Bachelor’s Degree

1994 - 1998 (4 years)

1990 - 1994 (4 years)

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