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"Assume positive intent."
– Patrick Lafferty
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"Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has."
– Margaret Meade

Patrick Lafferty

Transformational CMO, CEO and President

Proven track record of building highly integrated marketing teams in dynamic environments. Extensive experience empowering people, breaking barriers, growing businesses.

Most recently, Pat led mcgarrybowen’s 700-person U.S. team in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. During his time at mcgarrybowen, the team achieved double digit growth and creative accolades. In 2019, Ad Age has named mcgarrybowen a “Best Places to Work” and an “Agency A-List” honoree.

Before joining mcgarrybowen, Pat was the President of independent agency Translation, leading the most diverse, most culturally-proficient marketing team in the country, recognized as 2018 "Standout Agency of the Year."  Prior to that, Pat was the BBH North America CEO. During his tenure, he expanded the agency's offerings in several ways, most notably acquiring and integrating digital agency Domani Studios. During this time, the agency worked on the launch for the new season of Netflix’s House of Cards and earned one of the industry’s highest accolades, an Integrated Grand Prix at the Cannes Creativity Festival.

Pat served as the Chief Operating Officer of McCann North America, where he co-led the turnaround of the 400-person, global headquarters of the world’s largest marketing network and provided operational leadership of the 1,400-person North American region. Previously at McCann, as Global Managing Director, Pat oversaw the network’s top 15 global businesses, including American Airlines, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, and Coca-Cola.

From 2005-2010, Pat was the Chief Marketing Officer for Travel Channel Media. Prior to the Travel Channel, Pat spent 10 years at Leo Burnett in key leadership roles on the Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, U.S. Army, and Allstate businesses.

Before marketing, Pat spent seven years in the United States Army as a Platoon Leader and Company Commander, serving tours in Iraq, Panama, and Haiti.

MBA, Cornell 2010

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