Brent Smart

Brent Smart is CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi New York and sits on the Worldwide Executive Board. Before rising to CEO, Brent spent two years heading up the General Mills business globally and leading integration across the Publicis Groupe. And he still gets to work on those iconic American brands like Cheerios, Green Giant and Yoplait.

Previously, Brent spent seven years with BBDO. He ran Colenso BBDO in New Zealand, one of the network’s most creative agencies, then transferred to the States to head up BBDO’s West Coast operations as Managing Director of BBDO San Francisco. Across both agencies he led a body of award winning work that won over 20 Cannes Lions and 40 Effies.

Brent is an Aussie based in New York with an Australian wife, and three sons, a Kiwi and two Americans. The further he lives away from Australia, the more passionate he gets about Aussie Rules footy. Everyone calls him Smarty except his Mum.

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