In addition to leading the agency, John directs brand positioning and strategy development for each of Solve’s clients. Since co-founding Solve, he’s helped shape a collaborative, inventive culture, attracting ambitious talent and clients, twice being recognized by Ad Age as Small Agency Of The Year.
John has extensive experience centering iconic, global brands and building passionate, loyal followings. In addition to 15 years at Carmichael Lynch in Minneapolis, most recently as CEO, John’s worked at agencies in Boston, Chicago and Detroit. He’s a frequent branding spokesperson, giving keynote presentations at AAF, AAAA, ADWEEK and New York Times events. Additionally, John’s long been deeply involved with the Effie Awards, serving as a Final Round Judging Moderator, Steering Committee Member and Mentor.