Colin Kinsella

CEO, Havas Group Media North America

Colin Kinsella serves as Chief Executive Officer of Havas Group Media North America, charged with leading and consistently innovating the agency’s integrated client offering.

Colin is regarded as a visionary leader who has implemented strategic, client-first thinking that increases innovation and sustainable success throughout his career. He has held positions of increasing authority at some of advertising’s most admired and respected companies.

Prior to joining Havas, Colin served as CEO of Mindshare North America, a division of WPP’s GroupM. During his tenure, he managed client relationships across a diverse portfolio including Volvo, American Express, Unilever, and Nordstrom and orchestrated the global launch of The Loop, a data-infused “war room” that monitors data from over 100 sources in real-time to drive strategy and track campaign success. In 2014, the innovative work produced by the company’s North American offices captured 34 industry awards and, in 2015, won the MMA Mobile Agency of the Year award. Colin was also recognized as a Digital All Star by Media Post in 2015. Under Colin’s leadership, Havas Media recently won Adweek’s 2016 U.S. Media Agency of the Year award.

Colin has also held a variety of leadership roles at Digitas, Razorfish, Foote Cone, & Belding and QuinStreet over the course of his career.

He lives with his wife and family in Connecticut.

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