As Global Brand President for Starcom Worldwide and member of the Publicis Media global leadership team, John Sheehy leads a global media agency focused on the power of Human Experience, fueled by the convergence of media, technology and creativity. In his role, John is responsible for global brand vision, client partnerships, product excellence, and culture, all driving the design of experiences people want and actions brands need.
A true business partner, John has dedicated his career to exceeding challenges on behalf of the world’s leading marketers and new establishment brands. Most recently serving as the President of Publicis Media’s Global Client Practice, John accelerated the organization’s top 50 clients, optimizing performance, enabling top talent and driving product excellence, spanning portfolios and markets.
Prior to joining Publicis Media, he was President of Global Operations at Starcom Mediavest Group, where he oversaw top client accounts and provided strategic direction and alignment spanning emerging and core markets. In addition, John served on the Global Product Committee, Global Content Practice and helped steward overall performance and growth.
Previously, John dedicated two decades to the Leo Burnett Company, where he served on both the U.S. and global executive boards. During this time he lived in Chicago as well as abroad in Mexico and London, honing his true passion and skill for client service with key relationships like the Kellogg’s business – a company with whom he still works closely today.
John is a member of the DePaul University Board of Directors, and the Board of the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. He received his undergraduate business degree from the University of Notre Dame, and holds master’s degrees from the Purdue Krannert School of Business and Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business.