It starts at the top

Meet the ad wizards who are building
the agency of the future.

Richard McDonald Richard McDonald
Richard McDonald
President, Agency
This kiwi grew up surfing New Zealand’s world-class breaks and has since racked up two decades of global agency and brand experience launching new markets, leading integrated teams and delivering consistent business growth for some of the world’s biggest brands.
Sandy Kolkey Sandy Kolkey
Sandy Kolkey
Chief Client Officer, Agency
Sandy, an award-winning brand builder, has led marketing efforts across industries, including packaged goods, health care, pharmaceuticals, financial services, professional sports, quick service restaurants, aerospace and media.
Tom Edwards Tom Edwards
Tom Edwards
Chief Digital Officer, Agency
Recognized by Ad Age as a 2017 Marketing Trailblazer, Tom leads our agency practice in a number of areas, including research, planning, data design, digital strategy, digital experience technology and social media. He’s consistently out front, helping us guide clients to growth through data, innovative technologies and pioneering strategies.
Ellen Evans Ellen Evans
Ellen Evans
Vice President, Human Resources
Ellen leads Agency’s Human Resources function by managing the facilitation of our initiatives, practices and policies that pave the way for a high performing culture which emphasizes quality, creativity and leading standards. She is conscientious of fostering an environment of transparency where associates are empowered to be successful, inventive and happy.
Brian Cohen Brian Cohen
Brian Cohen
Chief Operations Officer, Agency
Brian is an integrated marketing and operations leader who brings over 20 years of experience across a variety of disciplines, industry categories and verticals. He’s a recognized thought leader in the field of emerging media and technology, and can often be found driving new and innovative ways of growing businesses.
Jill Frank Jill Frank
Jill Frank
Executive Producer, Head of Production, Agency
Recently named to AdWeek's "Young Influentials" list, Jill leads our production arm with the attitude that “everything is figure-out-able.” With a unique television writing and production background, she loves getting to the heart and story of each brand to create content that entertains, informs and inspires.
Janet Barker-Evans Janet Barker-Evans
Janet Barker-Evans
SVP, Executive Creative Director
Named CADM's 2018 Downs Award Marketer of the year, Janet believes creativity is the key to solving clients' business problems. She also knows that inclusive teams where people are nurtured and encouraged is where we find the greatest creativity. She and her teams have won countless awards for creativity and business results.
Brendan McKenna Brendan McKenna
Brendan McKenna
SVP, Executive Creative Director
As the Global Creative Director for Google, Brendan leads our creative digital practice and our San Francisco office. Following an award-laden career path that’s spanned TV, journalism and digital advertising, he brings a storytelling approach to campaign development.
barry_baby barry_adult
Barry Burdiak
SVP, Executive Creative Director
Barry has served as writer and Group Creative Director and oversaw iconic American brands, taking home Cannes Lions wins, along with Emmy Award Nominations, Top Ten Super Bowl spots, and a whole gallery of awards. He believes that good brands don’t reinvent themselves through costly ways. They just need to find new, engaging ways to bring their story to life - and find the right people to do it.
zach_baby zach_updated
Zachary Baze
SVP, Head of Planning and Insights, Agency
Zach has led strategy organizations from all angles: as a brand-side department head, agency practice lead and co-founder of an agency that Ad Age named the fastest-growing of 2017. After first getting the bug as a high school debate nerd, Zach has been passionately crafting data-driven stories for more than two decades for many of the world’s best brands.
Ganga baby Ganga adult
Ganga Ganapathi
VP, Agency
Ganga finds every work day as exhilarating as her first, despite 20 years of ad experience. Now, she leads a powerhouse international team that delivers timeless solutions for growth. Outside of work, Ganga is a force of positive change: utilizing her advertising skills to drive awareness for the causes she cares about.

@theHatchery