David Leonard

Chief Executive Officer

For a quarter century and counting David has built a career within the marketing communications industry. His name is synonymous with sustained success, business growth and above all, cultures of creativity. To date, there’s neither been a boundary he couldn’t push nor a bar he’s refused to raise.

Darren Clarke

Chief Creative Officer

As a 28-year-old bartender, Darren knew one thing: he did not want to be a 48-year-old bartender. Six months later he was the oldest junior copywriter in advertising.Today, he is the Chief Creative Officer at McCann Canada. His work has won everything from Cannes Gold Lions to Gold Effies.

Mary Chambers

Chief Strategy Officer

Mary moved from academia to advertising over 18 years ago. Since that time, she has become a globally recognized leader. Her expertise in integrated strategic planning, social and mobile strategy, connections planning, analytics and digital strategy has helped a wide variety of clients exceed their marketing goals.

Shalom Shapurkar

Chief Financial Officer

Shalom brings more than 20 years of extensive experience in operations and financial management for leading marketing communication companies. As the senior financial advisor to the team, Shalom has a keen understanding of the nuances of compensation, contract negotiations and business modelling, across the spectrum of marketing disciplines.

Andy Langs

SVP, Chief Technology Officer

With more than 14 years in the advertising and communications industry specialized in technology, Andy stays on top of the latest trends, systems and products that can be implemented to streamline business processes, improve customer response and reduce costs. Day-to-day he guides the agency and its clients through large-scale enterprise projects in the areas of data security, compliance and regulations, network design and mobile device deployment strategies.

Lindsey Feasby

SVP, Director of Human Resources

Responsible for leading Human Resource strategies, policies, programs and governance across all McCann Canada offices, Lindsey is a veteran of the agency having joined in 1993. Passionate about people, she is committed to ensuring they have the support, mentorship and ongoing development to realize their best.

Ryan Timms

SVP, Client Leadership

For the past 15 years Ryan has honed his craft working with a multitude of clients – from large multi-nationals to smaller entrepreneurs. Regardless of size or stature, Ryan delivers a relentless commitment to making clients successful through thoughtful leadership, highly motivated teams and unwavering support.

Calvin Daniels

SVP, Managing Director, Commonwealth//McCann

Over 25 years’ industry experience, Calvin has a history of working with large clients, gaining their trust and ultimately delivering innovative marketing solutions. His work has been recognized with national and international creative awards, and while a true advocate for ‘The Work’, Calvin also understands that great creative needs to deliver business results.

George Panopoulos

President, MRM//McCann

Sometimes being the nerd in school pays off. George is an 18 year digital veteran, surviving through both dot-com booms (and one bust). In 2002, he turned down a job at Google and instead made the leap to the agency space. Since then he has never looked back, leading the charge on many digital firsts including the first online car and shoe configurator. His endless drive in creating innovative work has deployed him all over the world, living in cities such as Austin, Chicago, New York, Calgary and London.

Matt Lewis

President, Momentum

A strategic marketer and leader that believes brand experiences matter, today more than ever. As communications evolve, what a brand actually does is becoming far more important than what it says. Matt strives to help brands shift from saying to doing by creating ideas that solve real problems for consumers.

Susan Huggett

President, McCann Health

With 20+ years in the healthcare industry, Susan has experience both as a client (Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline) and agency executive providing her with an invaluable problem understanding/solution finding skill set. During her time with McCann, she’s been pivotal in helping shape the agency’s integrated service model for all clients.

Tony Tino

President, Craft

Tony’s career in the graphic arts industry spans a total of 40 years. From an apprentice in a design & photo studio to current day, Tony has managed projects for numerous blue chip companies in various product categories. His industry involvement includes the pioneering of web based graphic processes including digital ad delivery, asset management and automated workflow solutions.

Josh Stein

Executive Creative Director, McCann Toronto

It started with decks and t-shirts. In 1994, Josh was designing boards and T-shirts for a skateboard company he started with a friend. He put his stuff up on consignment. Typically, everything got stolen. And that was the end of that. Then came Dead tour. 17 years later, the tour is finally over. Josh is now a well recognized ECD, acknowledged for his creative and effectiveness by international and national shows from Cannes to the Canadian Marketing Awards. It’s possible his rise in advertising can be attributed to a dark, deep-seated desire to teach those sniveling thieves the difference between the cost of a product, and its value.

Jacques Duval

Chairman, Montreal

As a pillar of the industry landscape, no one knows the Québec market better than Jacques. He’s fluent in connecting-the-dots between national brands and Québec consumers, and conversely he also has helped numerous Québec-based brands flourish on both a provincial and national scale. Today, Jacques acts as a marketing communications senior advisor and creative thinker across the client portfolio.

Mylène Savoie

President, Montreal

Diane Ridgway-Cross

EVP, Montreal

Diane brings 20 years of agency and client-side experience to the table. She has spent the past decade exploring women’s attitudes and behaviours and how to help brands that are trying to garner a greater share of women's wallets (ahem, purses). Diane is a recognized expert on the topic of marketing to women and moms, a judge for the Effies and Cassies, and a member of the Network of Executive Women and the National Retail Federation.