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This list showcases the top Chicago based CEO’ operating in the Advertising Platforms space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
President & Chief Executive Officer of Upshot, Inc
Brian joined Upshot in 1996 as an Account Director, worked his way up to President and was named CEO in 2007. He was previously in brand management at Anheuser-Busch and at agencies D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles and Euro RSCG Tatham. In his spare time, Brian can be found biking in Chicago’s western suburbs. He’s an avid cyclist, having raced with the U.S. team. He has a wife and two daughters. Brian graduated from Marquette University with a B.A. in Marketing and Advertising, is a faculty member of the In-Store Marketing Institute and is actively involved in the PMA.
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About Advantage Solutions, Upshot, Inc: Upshot specializes in total brand engagement, brand initiatives, and shopper marketing.
Chairman and CEO of The McClatchy Company
Tony W. Hunter was appointed chief executive officer of Tribune Publishing in July 2011, assuming responsibility for the strategic priorities and day-to-day digital and print operations of seven Tribune newspaper companies including the Baltimore Sun in MD: Chicago Tribune in IL; Daily Press in VA; Hartford Courant in CT; the Morning Call in PA; Orlando Sentinel and Sun Sentinel in FL. He is currently leading the transformation of these traditional newspaper companies into media and business service companies. Hunter served as one of the four members of Tribune Company’s Executive Council, which exercised the responsibilities of the office of Chief Executive and President from October 2010 to May 2011. Since September 2008, Hunter has served as publisher and CEO of Chicago Tribune Company, overseeing a robust print and digital media portfolio including the Chicago Tribune, RedEye, Hoy, chicagotribune.com, TribLocal, and Chicago Magazine. During this time, Hunter helped lead the recent redesign and expansion of content at the Chicago Tribune; the establishment of the “Breaking News Center,” an around-the-clock digital operation leveraging capabilities of Chicago Tribune, WGN-TV, WGN-AM and CLTV; the signing of printing and distribution agreements Sun-Times News Group; numerous digital initiatives including 435digital; a redesigned Chicago Tribune website and several mobile products. Hunter previously was senior vice president/circulation and operations for Chicago Tribune, a position he assumed in 2007. In this capacity, he was responsible for production, technology and circulation, as well as marketing strategy, customer acquisition/retention, manufacturing and distribution. Hunter joined Chicago Tribune in 1994 as manager/circulation planning and analysis. During his tenure, he led the development of the pricing and distribution strategies for the launch of RedEye. Prior to joining Chicago Tribune, Hunter worked for the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) as Director of Field Auditing-Newspapers and held a variety of auditing positions from 1984 to 1994. A native of Calumet City, Illinois, Hunter holds an MBA in leadership and organizational development from DePaul University and a BA in accounting, business administration and economics from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is a CPA, the former president of Illinois Fatherhood Initiative, a current member of the Civic Committee, and board member of Metropolitan Family Services. Hunter and his wife Sue, live in Chicagoland.
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About The McClatchy Company: McClatchy is a publicly news publisher with 30 newsrooms including The Miami Herald, Charlotte Observer, Kansas City Star and Sacramento Bee
President & CEO of Power Tower Inc.
Gaia Nova is the Co-Founder and President at Power Tower Inc.
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About Power Tower Inc., Siwa Inc.: We build charging technology that creates lasting connections between brands and their customers.
CEO, Co-Founder, Chief Scientist of Snips
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About Snips: Real Influence. Real Results.
Founder and CEO of Tempesta Media
Founder and CEO of Tempesta Media, a leading content and influencer marketing platform, serving small and medium businesses. To learn how Tempesta Media can help your business drive your business forward, please visit us at http://www.TempestaMedia.com and learn more. Mr. Marchese also is the founder of the SEO & Content Marketing Leaders of America, found on LinkedIn. It serves marketing and business executives throughout North America. To request an invitation to join, please following this link: http://www.linkd.in/1E2dWcV
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About Tempesta Media: Performance-based content marketing solution that drives revenue for your business
CEO of Schawk
David Schawk is the CEO at Schawk
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About Schawk: Schawk is a global brand deployment company that produces brand assets and protects brand equities to make brands more profitable.