Russ Parkel

Russ Parkel

Work History

Work History
Sep 2006 - Present

Executive Vice President, Group Director

Saatchi & Saatchi, NY
2003 - 2006

Senior Vice President, Integration Director

inChord Communications / GPJ

§Led IBM business globally, while designing a navigation strategy across GPJ (experiential/relationship marketing), Ogilvy (advertising), OgilvyOne (direct marketing) and Digitas (digital marketing).

§In one year, increased IBM billings 40% to $126.0M, while establishing Asia Pacific offices and offerings.This included picking up the IBM Corporate business via vision/work WOM.

§More than doubled revenue at Y Brand (brand identity and design firm) to $8.6M in 2003.New business wins included Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbott Laboratories, and Genentech.

1996 - 2002

Senior Partner, Global Management Director

Held senior posts with J. Walter Thompson and Hill & Knowlton in Asia and the United States.  In each area was tasked with a regional role.

Specific overseas country postings included:  Australia and Japan.

1990 - 1996

Account Director

Interpublic Group of Companies

Held senior posts with Ammirati Puris Lintas (now Lowe Worldwide) in the United States, Europe, and Asia.  In each area was tasked with a regional role.

Specific overseas country postings included:  The Czech Republic and Australia.

Education

Education
2000 - 2009

Thunderbird School of Global Management

Member Global Advisory Board

Aug 1986 - May 1990

B.S. Business Administration

University of Southern California