VML named Mike Wente as Chief Creative Officer, North America, in January 2017. Wente joined VML in 2007 and previously served as Managing Director and Executive Creative Director of VML New York.
Wente is known for his creative insight and passion for ideas. He has moved comfortably between all disciplines of marketing for a wide range of clients. Possessing strong leadership skills and a never say quit attitude, he believes great ideas are meant not to just sell things but to create an obsession for the brand.
In 2012, Wente took the helm of managing the New York office in addition to leading creative. Over the four years under Wente’s leadership, the office more than doubled in size and developed a strong culture centered on creativity with brands like the International Olympic Committee, New Balance, Chevron, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Wente has served on international award show juries, including New York Festivals, Webby, One Show and ADDY juries.
Michael Wente Job Title North American Chief Creative Officer Company VML