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Yamamoto

TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Office Employees51-100
Total US101-200
Total Worldwide101-200
Discretionary Comments:
Yamamoto is a wholly owned subsidiary of MDC Partners, one of the fast growing, most creative agency networks in the world. Yamamoto's headquarters is in Minneapolis, MN with offices in New York, Chicago and Toronto.
BIOS
Kathy McCuskey, Chief Executive Officer
Kathy is one of the most accomplished and successful marketing professionals in the industry today. Her extensive client experience spans numerous categories including CPG, financial services, healthcare and retail across both B2C and B2B channels.
Grant Smith, Chief Creative Officer
Grant loves advertising. He loves helping brands make more interesting things. He’s not intimidated by big projects, or dismissive of small ones. He’s a national creative powerhouse that manages brands by doing lots of creative things: social, digital, films and integrated campaigns. But what Grant enjoys most, is making great work that people talk about and act on.
Chris Rahill, Executive Director, Insights & Innovation
Regardless of industry or objective, Chris has an inherent talent for looking at complex marketing problems and breaking them down to clear, concise solutions that positively impact business. His experience spans a wide spectrum of clients from simple startups to Fortune 200 companies.
Lori Sharbono, Director of Business Development
Lori is one of the most experienced and respected business development leaders in the industry. She’s contributed to the growth and success of agencies such as Martin Williams, Campbell Mithun and Periscope. Under her leadership, her former agency grew from a small, regional shop to become the fifth-largest independent agency in the country.
Dave Morrisette, Director of Client Services
Dave has an inherent ability to provide insights and strategies to address tough marketing challenges. Dave’s career spans traditional ad agencies, a promotional marketing shop, leading digital technology firm and client-side marketing. Clients appreciate Dave’s ability to explore solutions in a discipline-neutral way from branding and content strategy to design, digital engagement and channel marketing.
Seth Rockers, Chief Financial Officer
After spending three years in banking, Seth transitioned into the agency world. Growing up in Iowa and no stranger to hard work, he was a quick study in all things finance and operations. Seth’s experience includes both the buy and sell sides of acquisitions and system integrations and he has navigated business units through both rapid growth and challenging conditions.
Shawn Pals, Group Creative Director
A member of the agency’s management team, Shawn is a thoughtful creative director with design roots who leads all major brand work at Yamamoto. Everyone who works with Shawn immediately appreciates his sense of collaboration and immense talent. He’s an easygoing guy who is also highly driven to find smart, creative solutions that solve real business problems.
Andy Ross, Group Account Director
Andy is a strong, seasoned and strategic group account director. He’s worked at agencies in New York and Minneapolis on several high-profile, complex accounts. He brings a collaborative approach to client relationships and uses his creative expertise to bring multichannel ideas to life.