5 Library Lane
Old Lyme, Ct. 06371
(860) 227 6774
to present Photographer, Owner, The Light Factory.
Photography for Realtors and their clients.
10/10 to Realtor, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Old Lyme, CT.
1/14 Specializing in antique and architecturally distinguished houses.
6/06 to William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, Essex CT.
9/04 to Realtor, The Mitchel Agency, Essex, CT
9/04 Mother had Alzheimer’s. Managed money and took care of family responsibilities. Sold house on her death, . Needed something to do. Took Real Estate course. Finished first in class.
to 1/00 Foote, Cone & Belding, NYC
Senior Vice President, Creative Director
Major responsibilities included:
Northwest Airlines Campbell Soup Co.
Colgate-Palmolive Company Merck
Bristol-Meyers Squibb Northwest Airlines
Glaxo Smith Kline BASF
Responsible for the successful launch of the weight loss drug Meridia. Two million prescriptions were written in the first year. Participated in all phases of development including qualitative and quantitative market research, and a lengthy approval process with the FDA.
For Merck, responsible for the Professional Advertising for the cholesterol-lowering drug Zocor, as well as the Consumer launch of Varivax, the chicken pox vaccine.
On Zocor, part of the ongoing quantitative research team, lead by the client. Designed and conducted the research on Varivax, as well as supervised the advertising. Varivax has virtually eliminated Chicken Pox in this country in less than five years.
With Campbell, responsible for V8, which began to see its first sales increases in 20 years.
3/91 to Foote, Cone & Belding International
4/96 Senior Vice President, Global Creative Director
On Northwest Airlines, worked with our agencies in Asia to produce advertising for their Transpacific Service. This work ran in nine countries. It was the first global print campaign in FCB history. At the time, the airline’s load factors on these routes were the highest they had ever been.
In 1992, wrote and produced a Global Campaign that introduced Colgate Total, their most advanced toothpaste. This advertising (seven commercials, shot in the U.K.) was successfully run in over 100 countries. Colgate Total is now the largest selling brand of toothpaste in the world, with sales of over one billion dollars.
Before mid 1996, responsibilities for FCB were almost entirely international. During those years, developed and produced work in the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, the U.K., and the U.S., for use both regionally, and worldwide. Significant launches included laundry products in Turkey, Latin America, and Asia, as well as Palmolive Shampoo in Europe, Latin America and Asia. This was hands on work, developed in country with local input; not merely management.
3/91 Partners & Shevack
Executive Vice President, Creative Director, Partner
During time as Executive Creative Director and Partner, this agency grew from an agency of less than 30 million dollars, to one that billed over 160 million. Ran both Creative Department and Production Dept.
The principal accounts were:
Whitehall Labs Mead Paper Co. Boyle-Midway
NatWest Bank Arm & Hammer Hartmarx Corp.
8/88 BBDO, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Associate Creative Director
During tenure on Campbell Soup, the account grew from 6.7 million in 1984 to one that billed 23.8 million in 1988. On National Distillers, campaign for De Kuyper Peachtree Schnapps was the single largest product introduction in the Liquor business (over 3 million cases in year one).
Major responsibilities included:
Campbell Soup National Distillers Du Pont Corp.
Hammermill Paper Stroh Breweries Quaker Cereals
The Equitable Hormel The Timken Co.
General Electric Gillette International Paper
1/84 Scali, McCabe, Sloves
Vice President, Senior Copywriter
Prior to 84 Young & Rubicam/NY,
Chiat/Day (Los Angeles),
Other Sailed my 30' sailboat, "Prospero", singlehanded, to California by way of the Panama
Canal. I arrived in Newport Beach after 44 days at sea from Panama. Yes, I still have the boat.
Peace Corps Volunteer, Khorramshar, Iran
Taught English, started several programs. One of 16 out of 40 who finished the full two year term in a notoriously difficult country. I learned more in the Peace Corps than at Harvard.
PART TIME WORK:
Wrote speeches for John Lindsay when he was Mayor of NYC
Auto Mechanic (ran my own business in college), Motorcycle Mechanic.
Newspaper Feature Writer, Pasadena, California
Numerous Political Campaigns
Education Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.
A.B. (Honors), English Literature
References Supplied Upon Request