Our Leadership

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Michael Epstein

Michael Epstein

US CEO | Carat USA

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Michael Epstein was named U.S. CEO of Carat, Dentsu Aegis Network’s flagship media network in February 2017. Michael joined the organization in May 2013 in the newly created role of Chief Strategy Officer, and in 2014 was elevated to Chief Client Officer, overseeing all of Carat’s clients including Disney, Pfizer and Mondelez.

In 2016, he was named President of the network and has been responsible for all US-based client leadership, ensuring consistent delivery of best-in-class strategies that drive tangible business results for clients.

Michael is also responsible for the overall Carat product which includes, ICP, Carat’s Integrated Communications Planning process, as well as the management and development of Carat’s suite of tools to aid planning and buying teams in the delivery of innovative solutions for our clients. Additionally, Michael oversees Carat’s digital practice where he has implemented new structures for both strategy and activation enabling the agency to be positioned to deliver against the converging media landscape.

 

Since joining the agency, Epstein has also played an active role in new business and helped propel the agency’s strong, double-digit growth. In 2015, Michael was named one of Adweek’s Media All Stars.

Prior to joining Carat, Michael spent 14 years with Mindshare, with his most recent position being President, Client Services. He played a central role in the agency’s growth and success, including setting the vision for a number of key functions: digital, multi-cultural, new business, corporate communications and promotions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ed Gorman

Ed Gorman

Client President | Carat USA

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Ed has 23 years marketing experience with a concentration in media communications management.  He has extensive experience across categories of Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, Technology, E-Commerce as well as Financial Services – his focus is fast paced business and delivering innovation. At Carat, he manages large and complex account assignments across geographies and is driven to create client innovations and harmonious integration with partner agencies.  

Ed has a client reputation of diplomacy, open collaboration and management.  His teams are known for delivery excellence. Ed was previously the CMO of Omnicom’s OMD where he was responsible for global account management and the utilization of Branded Entertainment, Multicultural and Sports Marketing. He also has worked in integrated advertising agencies; DDB, Ammirati & Puris and Wells, Rich Greene.  Ed also has worked in retail point of purchase display design and implementation. He enjoys sports, travel and technology. 

Sean Power

Sean Power

Chief Financial Officer, US Media | Dentsu Aegis Network

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Sean Power is the Chief Financial Officer of Carat in the US.  Having spent over 20 years in finance roles within the advertising industry, his experience provides him the background needed to drive financial excellence across the agency. He joined Carat US in 2012 as the CFO after spending 17 years in various finance roles within Publicis Groupe, and in 2014 assumed responsibility for Dentsu Aegis Network’s US Media brands.

In his role, Sean oversees all financial operations and commercial negotiations, serving as the lead financial contact for Carat’s clients across multiple locations in the US. 

Sean earned his undergraduate degree from Fairfield University and holds a Masters of Business Administration in finance from Rutgers University. He is a member of the 4A’s Media Finance Committee and lives in Long Island.

Lucas Cridland​

Lucas Cridland​

President | Amplifi USA

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Mark Mylan

Mark Mylan

EVP, Managing Director, Business Development and Marketing | Carat USA

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Robert Hannan

Robert Hannan

EVP, Managing Director, Operations | Carat USA

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As a career Agency Executive, Robert was thrilled to join Carat in 2013 to leverage his operational expertise in an exciting and developing agency environment. Having spent years in a Business Process Outsourcing Operation, focusing on marketing efficiencies for Citibank, RBS and AIG within a newly formed Financial Services vertical, Robert was open to the opportunity of running Operations for the Carat group.

Prior to Carat, Robert spent the majority of his career as Managing Director of Integrated Operations for Lowe, part of the IPG group of companies, spanning several units working on operational improvements for some of the world’s largest and most renowned brands including Johnson & Johnson, General Motors, United Parcel Service, Dell and Verizon. Robert brought lean sigma process improvements and customized technology solutions to the business to ensure an efficient operating model across all departments and disciplines.

Throughout his agency tenure, Robert has worked all aspects of the business, reaching down from a management level to engage and motivate resources around a common goal in support of providing the best service and value for our Clients’ business.

Earlier in his career, Robert worked his way up through production, account management and operational roles in various agencies working on CPG, Financial Services, Technology and Government Services accounts.

Traci Dinkins

Traci Dinkins

EVP, Managing Director | Carat USA

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Kristy Kozlowski

Kristy Kozlowski

EVP, Managing Director | Carat USA

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Sabina Helmerson​​

Sabina Helmerson​​

SVP, Director, Human Resources​ | Carat USA

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Christine Pineiro

Christine Pineiro

SVP, Managing Director​​​​ ​ | Carat USA

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Abbey Berryman

Abbey Berryman

EVP, Global Business Lead (General Motors) | Dentsu Aegis Network

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Louisa Wong

Louisa Wong

Chief Digital Officer | Amplifi USA

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Anathea Ruys

Anathea Ruys

SVP, Managing Director​​ LA Office​ | Carat USA

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Duncan Smith

Duncan Smith

EVP, Global Client Lead ​ | Carat USA

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Stuart Ketelsen

Stuart Ketelsen

SVP, Managing Director | Carat USA

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Adam Seymour

Adam Seymour

SVP, Managing Director | Carat USA

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