PATRICK O’DONOVAN, VP, Group Account Director

PATRICK O’DONOVAN

VP, Group Account Director

Prior to realizing I was destined to master the world of advertising, I was convinced my destiny was to be a performer on stage and/or film. Anyone descending from Richmond Hill Ontario knew that the way in was by landing a gig performing at Canada’s Wonderland. Audition day was incredibly stressful yet I prepared two songs and a monologue and was sure I nailed it. (Billy Joel tunes were going to be my way to Broadway). Four days later, the phone call came in and… I was awarded a (non-singing) role in the Star Trek show as an alien Ferengi – prosthetic head and all! My pursuit of an advertising career was kicked into overdrive from that point on.