Christian  Juhl

Christian Juhl

Global CEO at Essence
San Francisco, United States

About me

Juhl joined Essence in October of 2013 from Razorfish, where he was president of the agency's West region consisting of the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle offices. Before becoming president, Juhl held a number of ascending titles including senior vice president and managing director, vice president of client service, head of North American media and director of business development. Prior to Razorfish, Juhl worked at marchFIRST, US Web/CKS and GE Capital.

Before founding Essence in London nine years ago, Isaacs held various executive-level posts at companies such as Goldfish Bank, Accucard and McKinsey spin-off Mitchell Madison Group. In his new role which will still be based out of London, Isaacs is tasked with overseeing the Board of Directors, supporting the execution of corporate strategy, acting as brand guardian and helping to ensure the legacy of Essence exists well beyond the agency and the industry.


Global CEO
San Francisco, United States
2014 - Present (7 years 6 months)
Essence is a global digital agency that blends data science, objective media and captivating experiences to build valuable connections between brands and consumers. Clients include Google, HP Inc., method, Tesco Mobile and the Financial Times. The agency is more than 540 people strong, manages over $850MM in media spend and deploys campaigns in 71 markets via offices in Chicago, London, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. Part of GroupM, Essence is majority owned by WPP, the world’s leading communications services group.
CEO North America
San Francisco, United States
October 2013 - May 2014 (7 months)
President, West
San Francisco, United States
2004 - 2013 (9 years)
President, West (Apr 2009 – Sep 2013)
Integrated west coast business across four offices running marketing, creative, media and technology solutions at fortune 100 clients. Specific regional focus on technology innovation within marketing solutions

SVP, Managing Director (Jan 2008 – Apr 2009)
Ran the San Francisco office of 200 people specializing in technology, ecommerce, UI, interactive design and digital media.

VP Client Service (Feb 2004 – 2008)
Ran Client Service across clients such as Visa, Red Bull, Disney, Intel, Microsoft and Wells Fargo. Integrated services across media, technology, creative and UX.


Bachelor's degree

1992 - 1996 (4 years)

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