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McGarry Bowen LLC
Office Employees500+
Total US500+
Total Worldwide500+
Gordon Bowen, Chief Executive Officer
As one of the three founders of mcgarrybowen, Gordon Bowen heralds one of the most diverse and celebrated careers on Madison Avenue and oversees all of the agency's creative efforts. Time magazine labeled him a creator of "emotional blockbusters," and his acclaimed and legendary "Membership Has Its Privileges" campaign for American Express was Advertising Age's "Campaign of the Decade." His passion is driven by the diversity of mcgarrybowen's portfolio of clients—the edginess of Reebok, the heartfelt family values of Disney, and the spontaneous creativity of children that emanates from the spirit of Crayola. Most recently, the launch of the "Chase Freedom" campaign has been the most successful new card launch in history. Despite the fact that Gordon's body of work has won numerous awards for making ads that make people laugh as well as cry, he is proudest of making ads that work. Asked about the future of mcgarrybowen, Gordon's only comment was to quote the agency's line for the United States Olympic team, Amazing Awaits!
Jennifer Zimmerman, Chief Strategic Officer
Jennifer Zimmerman loves Metro-North. She loves it because in her daily commute from Connecticut to New York, she gets to think. She thinks about our clients, their marketing problems, their brands, their future, their target markets. Her thinking helped lead to the agency's wins of Chase, Disney, and Century 21 and has helped those clients grow with us. For the past year, her thinking is helping Marriott International in the repositioning of many of their brands. She also serves as the lead strategist for mcgarrybowen's growing Brand Voice practice, helping brands find and express their voice and personality. A 20-year industry veteran, Jennifer spent a large part of her career at Y&R Advertising and Wunderman NY, most recently in 2001 when she was EVP, Director of Strategy for the NY office. There, she oversaw strategic work for clients like AT&T, American Express, Citibank, Merck, Sears, and Sony, among many others. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and currently lives in Westport, CT with her husband, Gary, and their two children.
Brandon Cooke, Chief Marketing Officer
Creating powerful new client partnerships, to Brandon Cooke, is a lot like telling a great story—it’s all in the delivery. Specifically, delivering “the right agency, the right team, and the right marketing solution” to unlock a client's potential. Since joining us in 2010, Brandon's delivered all of that and more. His efforts have helped us add Burger King, United Airlines, Honda CR-V, and Reebok to our client roster and a 2011 Advertising Age Agency of the Year award to our wall.

To Brandon, the secret of mcgarrybowen's new business success is simple: “We're free of 'the legacy burden' of large networks. We're built for the digital age, around a client's needs.” It's a flexible, agile structure designed for today's rapidly changing world but grounded in timeless fundamentals—collaboration, client service, and one-stop solutions.

Brandon joined mcgarrybowen from Gotham, where he rebuilt the new business department, landed clients like Best Western, Hitachi, and Waterford/Wedgwood, and helped the agency become Ad Age's 2010 Agency A-List #1 “Agency to Watch.”

Grey Group gave Brandon his first true advertising job, in account management, working with several of their largest clients. Once Brandon got his first taste of a new business pitch, however, he was hooked, and he eventually helped run Grey's domestic and global business development operations. Not bad for a guy who started his career at Y&R as a copywriting intern.
Christine Moore, Chief Financial Officer
“Choose to work with something you love,” says Christine Moore, “because you’re going to spend a lot of time doing it!” It’s our good fortune that Christine loves finance, because as our Global Chief Financial Officer, she never takes her eyes off delivering on our financial goals to clients and the company.

Befitting a true global businesswoman, the language Christine speaks in the office every day (English) is actually her third language, behind her native Swedish and fluent Danish. And, thanks to the time she spent in Paris pursuing an MBA at the HEC School of Management, her French isn’t bad either.

Upon her graduation, Christine worked as a management consultant before moving on to PepsiCo in 2006 as Senior Category Manager in Global Procurement, where she developed and executed sourcing strategies for all marketing and advertising expenses.

In 2008, Christine joined Mediabrands and McCann Worldgroup as Co-Head of Global Client Finance, splitting her time between New York and Copenhagen and developing a robust global advertising network perspective. Prior to joining mcgarrybowen, Christine served as EVP, Chief Financial Officer at IPG Mediabrands, where she was responsible for delivering strong financial and operational performance across the World Markets—covering 60+ reporting entities and 25+ partner relationships around the world.

Christine lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with her husband, son, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and she looks forward to hard-earned (and unfortunately rare) “me time.”
Tom Sewell, President
Tom is the President at mcgarrybowen currently leading the $2 Billion Verizon business. During his time with Verizon, Tom directed the most successful mobile phone launch in the industry’s history – Droid - and in the process changed the mobile phone landscape. As part of his responsibilities, Tom leads the advertising and activation of Verizon’s largest sports relationships including NFL, NHL and IndyCar Racing.

Tom is a four-year veteran of the agency. He joined mcgarrybowen from Merrill Lynch, where for six years he led a team in Global Private Client Marketing.
He started his career at Young & Rubicam working on U.S. Postal Service, United Airlines and Xerox.

Tom is a former student-athlete who played soccer at Siena College. He was selected as a four-time All-Conference Academic, two-time All-Conference, All-New York and a finalist for conference Player of the Year.
Timothy Scott, President Chicago
People can be born to lead, born to run, born to shop. Apparently, Tim Scott was born to work on packaged goods. Maybe it was the college internship at General Foods. Maybe it was a childhood obsession with Jello Pudding Pops. Whatever the case may be, Tim has amassed over 27 years of packaged goods experience, working on everything from Country Time Lemonade to Wheaties. He's run five separate Kraft accounts at four different agencies, all the while adding to his impressive Effie collection. Tim's career has put him behind the wheel of John Deere tractors, 200-mile-an-hour stock cars, and within whispering distance of Juan Pablo Montoya. But what he loves most about the business is the relationships he builds with his clients, and he believes the hard work and sweat involved in building those relationships are all part of the fun. Tim joins mcgarrybowen from DDB Chicago, where he worked with a number of the agency's clients, most recently as the global account lead on Wrigley. His deep understanding of the Midwestern marketplace and well-established track record of building clients' brands make him uniquely suited to lead our team in our Chicago office.
Ned Crowley, Chief Creative Officer Chicago
Ned Crowley is a one-man walking ad agency. Formally educated in business, he was quickly recruited for his smarts into the world of media and account management. His background in writing and performing, however, soon led him to realize he had landed on the wrong end of the ad world (so much for smarts). He quickly readjusted and, over the past 20 years, has risen to be recognized as one of Chicago's top creative talents with an unsurpassed reputation for big ideas, humorous storytelling, and hard-earned results. Highly awarded and Emmy-nominated, there is not an industry his creativity has not touched over the past two decades. At the peak of a long career at Leo Burnett, Ned decided to forgo a run at the top and pursue a different calling—leading the launch of mcgarrybowen's Chicago operation. Born on the East Coast, Ned is a Midwesterner at heart. Which makes him the perfect choice to help this New York success story feel right at home in Chicago. Pretty smart, if you ask us.