PAUL VENN
President, Team Detroit

Never chews with his mouth open.

 


 
 

DAVID FLORES
Office Manager, Headspace Inc

David is an expert BBQ'er who's last name means "Flower" in Spanish, which makes sense because he smells great and bees won't leave him alone.
 


 
 

TIAGO TIEXERA DA FONSECA
Art Supervisor, The CDM Group

He's wearing that mask because of the amount of viral content he creates.

 


 
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PAUL MICHAEL WOOD
Associate Creative Director/Copywriter, R/GA

Beloved actor whose face is featured on bottles of salad dressing across the country.
 


 
 

ILYSSA ROSENBAUM
Account Director, GreenRubino

Her choice in earrings makes sense, because for each of her clients, she jumps through hoops.
 


 
 

ANDY DEAZA
Creative, Spike DDB

He’s a big Yankees fan which makes sense because all of his work is a “slam dunk!”


 
 

JOANNA CARVER
Executive Creative Director, Grey Group

We’re sure being named executive creative director was a huge deal and maybe the biggest honor of Joanna’s life, until now.
 


 
 

EMMA BROOKE
Copywriter, Grey Group

Her name may contain the word “mma,” but she would never roundhouse kick you in the face.
 


 
 

BECKY GINOS
Art Director, TBWA\Chiat\Day

Graduated from Art Center College of Design, but is so talented she's not even worried about paying back her student loans.
 


 
 

LINUS KARLSSON & PAUL MALMOSTROM
Co-Founders/Creative Directors, Mother New York

If they were to ever open an office in Birmingham, it would be Swede Home Alabama.
 


 
 

DAVID MELLOR
Creative Director, Framestore

Murray’s gonna be pissed about this order.

 


 
 

ERIC SILVER
North American Chief Creative Officer, McCann

Silver is a metal that according to Wikipedia is “precious, white, and lustrous.” Eric is no different.
 


 







MARTIN SORRELL
Founder/Chief Executive Officer, WPP

He’s actually been knighted, just like countless world leaders and Mr. Bean. 

 


 
 

ELSA CACERES
Associate Account Director, Sawyer Miller/Weber Shandwick

Elsa, you made the 500 under 500. Can you say negotiating leverage? 

 


 
 

JOAKIM BORGSTRÖM
Group Creative Director, BBH

He may steal mices' sombreros, but we’d like to steal his magical brain for a day. 
 


 
 

TIM DILLINGHAM
Creative Director, Saturday Brand Communications

He was in a band. Women like that.

 


 
 

TODD NOREM
Associate Creative Director, SK+G

We love this man. Deeply.

 


 
 

ANGELA ZEPEDA
Chief Executive Officer, Quigley-Simpson

Author of To Kill a Mockingbird. 

 


 
 

GLYN BRITTON
Managing Partner/Strategy & Innovation, Albion

Despite the “y”, there’s a chance this guy’s name is still pronounced Glen. We may never know. 
 


 
 

ARTHUR TANIMOTO
Copywriter, Victors & Spoils

He’s so good we thought about just capping off the list with him, but 236 under 500 doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. 
 


 
 

JAMES WEBB YOUNG
Advertising Executive

Joined J. Walter Thompson in 1912 and just recently, Tinder.

 


 
 

ANDY GROLLER
VP of Digital Advertising, DragonSearch

This dragon is one that doesn’t come with a manual on how to train it. 

 


 
 

MURRAY BUTLER
Executive Creative Director, Framestore

He’s a Renaissance man. Meaning he’s good at many different things, not that he lived during the Renaissance, because that would make him 500. 
 


 
 

GUILLERMO VEGA
Executive Creative Director, 72andSunny

In Persian literature, the chin dimple is considered one of the highest forms of beauty. 
 


 
 

KELLI SERDEN
Talent and Staffing Manager, POSSIBLE

Is it POSSIBLE for her to be any more amazing? No. No, it ISN’T. We’re SERDEN of that. 
 


 
 

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