Chief Operating Officer, Denstu Network West
John Partilla is Chief Operating Officer of Dentsu Network West. In this role, his responsibilities include building the overall architecture of the recently formed Network, overseeing operations, and leading agency integration and business development strategies for the Network’s agencies, which total 34 offices and more than 1,400 employees across the Americas, Europe and Australia. In addition, John is responsible for managing three of the Network’s five priority platforms: Networking, Growth, and Evolution of Products and Services.
Prior to joining Dentsu, John was Executive Vice President and President of Global Media Sales at Clear Channel Communications, Inc., where he led national business development across the company’s radio and outdoor businesses, and was a member of the Company’s Operating Board. During this capacity, John was elected to Mediaweek’s “Leading Media Players 2010” (Position #9 out of 50).
Partilla joined Clear Channel from Time Warner, where, for five years, he led the Global Media Group in its mission to work with major advertisers and help drive the growth of advertising and marketing revenue across all of Time Warner’s businesses.
Prior to his media sector experience, John spent 18 years on the agency side of the business, rising to become a Managing Partner of Young and Rubicam, and was the founder and CEO of Brand Buzz, a digitally driven agency that still thrives today. During his career at Young & Rubicam, John amassed an extensive roster of strategic sales and brand development experience, having worked across many of the agency’s core accounts.
Partilla holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. in Business Administration from University of Delaware. John resides with his family in New York.