Icons, RockStars, & Innovators: Husani Oakley

What makes you a Rock Star?

You’re gaining momentum in your field and you’re on fire! Your hard work stands above the crowd and shines bright. By being engaged and curious, you are a producer of excellence.

Husani is a start-up and technology veteran with nearly fifteen years of building, creating and developing world-class digital experiences. In his current role as Deutsch’s EVP, Director of Technology and Innovation, he works across clients including AB InBev, Booz Allen Hamilton, Reebok, Siemens, and PNC Bank, among others.

His start-up experience includes, in addition to founding digital agency Oakley + Partners, cofounding the cultural event newsletter Flavorpill, modern furniture company Atlantico USA, and Squaretangle, a start-up that developed and executed technology-driven businesses and projects. He joined Deutsch from GoldBean, a fintech startup focusing on women, millennials, and POC, providing investment advice, ongoing financial education, and an easy-to-use trading platform.

Husani’s agency experience includes time with Wieden + Kennedy, where he worked on brands including Nike, Heineken, Target, and Delta as the Director of Creative Technology. In addition, he has worked with clients and agencies including Disney, Google, Cutwater, Droga5, and more, creating content from websites and microsites to out-of-home and experiential. His work has earned Webby’s, One Show, D&AD, FWA: Site of the Day and LIA Awards.

On the speaking circuit, Husani has shared his expertise at The White House, ad:tech, and SXSW, among others.  As if that wasn’t enough to fill his plate, he is also the Executive Producer at Sessions in Dance, a contemporary dance company based in Brooklyn.  

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The ACNY Foundation is proud to recognize outstanding industry professionals, during our 3rd Annual Black History Month recognition series titled, “Icons, Rock Stars & Innovators”.

It is our way of shining the spotlight on exemplary talent, integral to the evolution and growth of the advertising industry. Each day during Black History Month we profile a selected “Icon, Rock Star & Innovator” across all our digital platforms. In addition, our partnership The Gradient & Mixed Company podcast, allows for our programming to further extend throughout the industry; introducing and promoting these luminaries to new audiences. Follow the series on InstagramMetaTwitter, and LinkedIn!

Meet our illustrious lineup of “Icons, Rockstars, & Innovators” on February 26, 2020. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/31q13Pc

Take a peek at last year’s event.

P.S. Check out our other content from previous years

2019 – Online Exhibition

2019 – Icons, RockStars, & Innovators

2018 – Icons, RockStars, & Innovators