A driving force at VML for more than 20 years, Jon has served as global CEO since 2011. During Jon’s tenure at VML, the agency has grown from 30 employees in Kansas City, Missouri, to more than 2,700 across 28 offices on six continents. He embodies the agency's primary objective — to be the leading strategic partner for the world’s most forward-thinking brands. Jon helped guide VML to both 2016 and 2017 Advertising Age’s A-List honors, which recognizes the industry’s top 10 agencies. VML serves some of the world's most recognized and respected brands, including Bridgestone, Colgate-Palmolive, Electrolux/Frigidaire, Ford, the Kellogg Company, Kimberly-Clark, New Balance, PepsiCo, Sprint and Wendy’s. In 2017, Jon was recognized by the American Association of Advertising Agencies as one of 100 People Who Make Advertising Great. Jon is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri.