Tim is our Chief Strategy Officer, leading an eclectic group of strategic planners, communications architects, digital experts and analysts who collaborate to build meaningful and effective brand platforms for our clients. Tim is known as a pioneer in reshaping the industry’s approach to strategic planning, hiring hybrid talent and building dynamic teams that can be reconfigured as clients’ needs change. Tim is a hybrid himself, having worked as a copywriter, producer, account director and strategic planner since his career began over two decades ago. He has worked in every major product category on famous brands sold in every corner of the globe. Prior to joining Havas, Tim was head of strategy for Ogilvy, where he led the largest planning department in the country. Before that he was part of the management team at Riney in San Francisco, where he led both strategy and new business. Tim is also a bestselling author of numerous short stories and four award-winning novels, two of which have been optioned for film. He has degrees from Dartmouth College and Columbia University, where he’s also served as adjunct professor of marketing. Tim lives in Tribeca with his family.