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Mullen Lowe U.S.
Office Employees201-500
Total US500+
Total Worldwide500+
Joe Grimaldi, Chairman
Joe Grimaldi is Chairman of Mullen Lowe, a Fast Company Most Innovative Company and a three-time Advertising Age A-List Agency.
In his 31 years at Mullen Lowe, Joe has been Director of Client Services, COO, President and CEO, in addition to Chairman. During that time, the agency has grown from a dozen people to over 600, while revenues grew at a compound average annual growth rate exceeding 18%.
A passionate leader in the creative and innovation economy, Joe has the courage to embrace and thrive on change, and the drive and infectious enthusiasm to inspire colleagues to collaborate and push themselves to exceed their expectations. These qualities enabled him to effectively lead Mullen Lowe’s transformation from a traditional ad agency to a modern and progressive one with an integrated, highly diverse skill set, producing work that wins as many Cyber Lions as awards for traditional output. The agency has become a magnet for thought-leader clients like JetBlue, Acura, Google and Zappos, as well as top creative, strategic and technology talent from all across America and around the world.
Alex Leikikh, Global CEO
Alex has been with IPG for over six years, previously serving as CEO of U.S. agency Mullen Lowe - one of the most awarded and fastest-growing agencies in the U.S. (Ad Age A-List, Fast Co. Most Innovative, Forbes 10 Great Agencies).
Under Alex’s leadership, Mullen Lowe grew by 76% and added 250+ new employees over the past five years, while expanding from their Boston headquarters to other key U.S. markets. Through his time at Mullen Lowe Alex cultivated and maintained relationships with clients and led successful pitch teams in bringing on clients such as Acura, JetBlue, Zappos, FAGE, U.S. Cellular, Google, and American Greetings.
Alex joined Mullen Lowe from Fallon, where he was a key strategic leader on brands including BMW, Garmin, Equinox Fitness, and United Airlines, which he guided during the post-September 11 period.
He’s adept at managing chaos both at work and at home, where he and his wife, Jennifer, are raising three girls and a boy.
Mark Wenneker, Chief Creative Officer
In the past six years, Mark Wenneker has led a creative renaissance for Mullen Lowe and its clients. Under his guidance, Mullen Lowe won six Cannes Lions in 2014 for our Killing Kennedy project with National Geographic Channel. In 2012, Mullen Lowe won a Cannes Lion for our work with Planet Fitness. During Wenneker’s tenure, Mullen Lowe has landed the #6 U.S. and #15 overall global creative ranking at The One Show. He has also led the agency to creative distinction at LIA, Art Directors Club, D&AD and CLIO. Wenneker helped Mullen Lowe win an Emmy Award for our Live From Space project with National Geographic Channel and an Emmy nomination for JetBlue’s Get Away With It. He has been instrumental in attracting global creative talent to Mullen Lowe and expanding the agency’s footprint from its Boston headquarters to Los Angeles, where he is actively involved in developing creative for the Acura and Patrón brands.
Kristen Cavallo, President
As President of Mullen Lowe Boston, Kristen leads an agency built to work with ambitious thought-leader brands. Recently named a Woman to Watch by Advertising Age, Kristen is a brand planner by background and a two-time winner of the Jay Chiat Award, the industry’s highest honor for strategic excellence, for her work on Volkswagen and Coca-Cola. She has also led strategic brand planning for Acura, American Greetings, Saab, adidas, Charles Schwab, Kohler and Miller Brewing. In a world of increased competition, Kristen believes the biggest threat to business today isn’t rejection, but indifference. For a challenger to win, they must have the ambition to steer conversation toward their brand and in their favor. When she’s not working, you’ll probably find Kristen traveling with her two children. In addition to her professional and family responsibilities, she gives her time generously to an orphanage in the developing country of Rwanda, traveling there to support children who are in residence.
John Moore, President, Mediahub
John is president of Mediahub (Mullen’s branded media arm) and is responsible for crafting the vision and spearheading business development for the company. Mediahub’s major clients include Bose, Scotts Miracle-Gro, VH1, PBS, JetBlue and Patron. He has built an operation that focuses on embracing, accelerating and leveraging change, creating a dedicated media research unit and hiring creative media directors to ensure that content and distribution are always working in unison. John was recently named one of 18 Media Mavens by Advertising Age, and Mediahub was named by MediaPost/OMMA as the 2010 and 2012 Media Buying and Planning Agency of the Year and the 2013 Full Service Media Agency of the year. John has been in the advertising business for over 20 years and has worked on numerous high-profile brands, including General Motors, Wendy’s, Whirlpool and H&R Block.
Sheila Leyne, Director of Public Relations/Social Influence
Sheila has built Mullen’s PR/Social Influence practice into the largest of its kind in the context of a full-service advertising agency. The group focuses on five sectors: Consumer Marketing, Technology, Financial, Corporate Reputation and Nutrition/Healthcare. Sheila’s team understands the broader context of brand building. Not only are her people superb publicists, but they also know how to employ a wide spectrum of tools and techniques to help companies achieve their business goals.
Paul Slack, Chief Financial Officer
Paul provides our clients and management with coherent and timely information and advice on financial and personnel matters. This includes our technology, facility, human resources, accounting, policies and procedures. But Paul isn’t all about numbers—he loves working with creative, intelligent people.