Durk Barnhill is CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi New York and has a seat on the Worldwide Executive Board. The largest agency within the global network is home to a diverse portfolio of global and US brands, including: Tide, Pampers, Cheerios, Head & Shoulders, Iams, Yoplait, Miller Lite and Miller 64, as well as Chase Sapphire, Lenovo, Folgers, Pillsbury, Trident, Capri Sun, Theraflu and Triaminic.
Durk is a natural advertising leader and coach of creative agencies, having previously been GM of Saatchi & Saatchi in San Francisco, head of the precedent-setting Miller Lite “Creative Superstar” campaign at Fallon Minneapolis, Worldwide Account Director at McCann Erickson on Nestlé USA, Head of New Business at Mother NY, and most recently President of TAXI NYC where he doubled the size of the agency in one year.
He was a top soccer player at Trinity College and still plays and coaches every week. Durk has three children (all soccer players) and his Lovemarks are Chelsea Football Club, New York Rangers and the Manhattan Hotspur (his daughters nationally ranked U16 travel soccer team.) His commitments are to his team, to defining clear directions, and to delivering results.