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Carmichael Lynch
Office Employees201-500
Total US201-500
Total Worldwide201-500
Mike Lescarbeau, Chief Executive Officer
Michael G. (Mike) Lescarbeau joined Carmichael Lynch as President and Chief Creative Officer in May of 2007. He assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in January 2009.

As a creative director at Fallon Worldwide, Hill Holliday and London’s Leagas Delaney, Lescarbeau garnered dozens of the advertising industry’s top honors, including Cannes Gold Lions and the Grand EFFIE. His work and his thoughts on the creative process are featured in "The Copy Book, How 32 of the World’s Best Advertising Writers Write Their Advertising."

He was an early advocate of campaigns that employ new media, and launched One And All in 2001 as a creative resource for clients seeking breakthrough, experiential work. The agency’s uniquely integrated campaigns featured everything from public sculptures to recorded pub tours of Europe, and helped One And All win the 4A’s O’Toole Award its first year of eligibility.

Lescarbeau has served on the board of directors of the One Club for Art & Copy in New York and has been a frequent judge of advertising award competitions in the U.S. and overseas. He has spoken on the subject of advertising creativity in Paris, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Oslo.

Based at Carmichael Lynch’s Minneapolis headquarters, he is responsible for all agency operations, business units and offices, reporting directly to the Interpublic Group in New York.
Dave Damman, Chief Creative Officer
Dave Damman’s celebrated work includes breakthrough campaigns for a who’s who of brands, including Lee Jeans, United Airlines, Timberland, Pepsico, Holiday Inn, BMW and Jim Beam.

Since beginning his career twenty years ago at New York’s Saatchi & Saatchi, Damman has held the creative director title at numerous top agencies, and immediately previous to joining Carmichael Lynch, he helmed the creative department at Fallon Worldwide.

Dave Damman’s work has been recognized in the U.S. and internationally by all the most respected creative award competitions, including the One Show, Cannes, The New York Art Director’s Club and Britain’s D&AD.

An art director by trade, Damman has shared his keen eye for good design with many young hopefuls as a founding instructor at the Minneapolis School of Advertising. An admitted serial entrepreneur, he also co-founded the acclaimed Atlanta creative group Damman Pearce.
Marcus Fischer, President and Chief Strategy Officer
Marcus Fischer is president and chief strategy officer of Carmichael Lynch. He is responsible for marrying insights and execution, assuring that our creative work achieves results that meet or exceed our clients’ expectations.

Marcus has developed and executed winning strategies on behalf of iconic brands like BMW, Porsche, Starbucks, Target, Dairy Queen and Purina. His work has been recognized by the most respected creative and strategic competitions, including the EFFIEs, the One Show, and the Webby Awards.

In 2011, he was honored with the 40 under 40 award by the Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal. He is active in the community, and serves on the boards of the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota and Second Harvest Heartland.
Stacy Janicki, Director of Account Management
Stacy Janicki leads Carmicheal Lynch’s account management department, which delivers strategic leadership to clients and oversees increasingly collaborative efforts within the agency. With more than 15 years in the advertising industry, her work experience spans many business categories, including retail, consumer packaged goods, outdoor recreation, telecommunications, and healthcare.

Prior to coming aboard at Carmichael Lynch, Stacy served as director of account management at Colle+McVoy, where she was also a member of the senior leadership team. Over the course of her tenure, she helped strengthen and reinvent brands such as Caribou Coffee, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, ESPN, Old Navy, and Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods.

She has also served in account leadership roles at Campbell Mithun and Martin Williams for clients including General Mills, Anheuser-Busch, ConAgra, Microsoft, 3M, Bruegger’s Bagels, and Verizon Cellular.

Stacy has contributed to work heralded by the O'Toole Awards, PRSA, the Webby Awards, the One Show, and Effie Awards. Her work has also been featured on media properties as varied as The Jay Leno Show, the CBS Early Morning Show,, ESPN, Communication Arts, Fast Company, and Brandweek.

Stacy received a B.A. in Communications from the University of Notre Dame, where she was a scholarship member of the nationally ranked women’s basketball team. While at Notre Dame, she did post-graduate work in the field of counseling psychology. She is co-chair of the Twin Cities 4A’s board, and in 2011 the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal selected her as a “Woman to Watch” based on her professional and personal achievements.
Randy Hughes, Executive Creative Director
Randy Hughes joined Carmichael Lynch as a senior art director in 2000. He quickly rose through the creative ranks with award-winning work for clients across the agency’s roster, earning top national and international honors for breakthrough campaigns on behalf of American Standard, Porsche, Gibson Guitars and many others.

Randy is the originator of the Subaru Love campaign, which has not only been universally lauded for its creativity, but has served as a catalyst for the car brand’s recent record sales growth. 

Since 2007, when Randy created the first, emotionally driven work for then-new client Subaru of America, the brand has surged past 11 other automakers on the list of America’s best-selling cars. Left in the dust have been big names like Cadillac, BMW and Volkswagen.

TIME Magazine named “Baby Driver,” created by Randy, as one of its top 10 commercials of 2010. Featuring a father and his two real-life daughters, the Subaru spot has been publicly recognized by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, who has called on other manufacturers to emulate its heartfelt safety message.
Marty Senn, Executive Creative Director
Marty Senn joined Carmichael Lynch in 2013 from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco, where he led work on Google, Comcast and the NBA. Before landing in Minneapolis, Marty's career has taken him to both coasts (two-times over), as well as a two-year stay in London. Along the way, he's been fortunate enough to work on some of the world's great brands, including Levi's, Jeep, Virgin Mobile, Ray-Ban, Sony, Time Magazine and the BBC.

His work has been recognized here and abroad by creative award shows including Cannes, Britain's D&AD, the One Show, Communication Arts, and the Art Director's Club. A copywriter by trade, Marty also holds the curious distinction of being named one of Adweek's Top 10 Creatives You Don't Know, and was a member of the 2012 One Show jury.

He's a Minnesotan, married to a Wisconsonian, and a father of two boys who don't yet know the important difference.
Joe Grundhoefer, Head of Production
Joe Grundhoefer joined Carmichael Lynch in 2006 from Fallon Worldwide, where he was Executive Producer on the Citibank Global, Lee Jeans, and Holiday Inn Express accounts. Before he joined the advertising world, Joe spent seven years in the music industry as a talent manager and live event promoter/producer, working with incredible artists, finding emerging opportunities for content…and mastering organized chaos. He has some tales.

That unique background of experience and knowledge has allowed Joe and his teams to guide clients through the learning curves of producing work in every medium, and through all the possible challenges and options along the way.

Joe has produced work for Holiday Inn Express, BMW, Citibank, Harley-Davidson, Children’s Defense Fund, Subaru, Jack Link’s, Tempur-Pedic, Lee Jeans, Traveler’s Insurance, Nordstrom, PBS, and more. His high standards have been acknowledged with numerous honors including Webbys, D&AD, London VFX, Effies and the One Show. Joe has also had the honor of judging the AICP Awards for the last six years.