Alex Morrison serves as President, Grey West, overseeing the agency's Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. In this role, Alex leads the overall vision, culture, and growth of the agency on the west coast as a unified region.
Before joining Grey, he served as VP Managing Director, Content Studio at R/GA, where he ran R/GA’s content discipline globally, delivering an integrated model for the agency across its global network, including New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, and Sydney.
Prior to R/GA, Alex served as SVP, Director of Digital Marketing at Grey Group, where he drove significant digital business growth while championing the strategic integration of digital offerings across Grey’s North American client roster.
Alex also spent four years as Partner & EVP at AgencyNet, where he opened the agency’s New York office, and previously was the co-founder of a New York-based digital content start up. He holds his MBA from Columbia Business School and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.
Rodrigo Jatene is Chief Creative Officer of Grey West, and member of the Grey Global Creative Council. He previously served as Co-President and Chief Creative Officer of Grey Brazil, leading his office to be the most creative shop within the network for 2 years in a row (2017-18) and the most innovative Brazilian agency at Cannes Lions for 3 years in a row (2016-18).
Throughout his career, he has won 56 Lions at Cannes - including a Grand-Prix in 2018 - plus numerous medals in all the most prestigious festivals around the globe, such as D&Ad, OneShow, Clio and LIAs, and 40+ Grand-Prix at shows like Andy Awards, Effie Awards, New York Festivals, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, among others. Some of his campaigns also figure amongst the acclaimed lists of Gunn Report, AdAge's Award Report and Directory Big Won Rankings.
Jatene is one of the very few people in the industry to achieve in 4 different opportunities a Cannes Gold Lion followed by a Gold Effie for the same project: ‘Corruption Detector’ in 2018, ‘The Colour of Corruption’ in 2017, ‘Bentley Burial’ in 2014 and ‘My Blood is Red & Black’ in 2013.
With over 19 years of experience, he has created campaigns for brands of almost every industry, working in agencies like Leo Burnett Tailor Made, DM9DDB, AgenciaClick, EURO RSCG, McCann Erickson Madrid and Wunderman Brazil.
Jatene has 2 sons, a lovely wife and when not working or watching a Santos FC’s match with his kids, he's probably out running. Or swimming. Or biking.
Jamie joined Grey in May 2014 to manage the Olive Garden business, where her passion for food and brand building finally met. Today, Jamie serves as SVP, Account Director for Grey West, overseeing a diverse roster of clients including YouTube, Amazon, Hasbro, Disney, Sirius XM, Fidelity Investments, and BC Ferries.
Over the course of her 10+ years in advertising, Jamie has worked on a variety of leading brands in diverse business sectors and brings deep digital experience to Grey from her time at Arnold, Organic and VML. A graduate from Bentley College, Jamie hails from York Beach, Maine and is the proud owner of a 40 lb. French bulldog named Oliver.
Ryan joined Grey over a decade ago and has helped lead Grey and its clients through a radically changing marketing landscape. Leading global engagements for brands including BMW, SunEdison, Norton, Link Snacks Inc, Charles Schwab & Co, and Proctor & Gamble, Ryan’s strategic leadership and business acumen have shaped categories, driven successful financial results and shined light on opportunities for multi-billion dollar companies to grow.
Ryan was elevated to lead the Strategic Insights & Investment Planning Group here at Grey, a team made up of marketing strategists, mathematicians, and media planners with the focus to bring insight, creativity, scale, and accountability to the work we do.
Eric’s vision and entrepreneurial spirit have helped him successfully lead three startups, including ArcTouch, which joined the Grey family in 2016 as its Mobile & Connected Experiences team. Prior to ArcTouch, Eric worked as a product manager and evangelist at Apple, and then founded Zero G Software (acquired by Rovi) and later Caustic Graphics (acquired by Imagination Technologies).
A deeply knowledgeable technologist, Eric and former college roommate Adam Fingerman launched ArcTouch in 2009, shortly after the introduction of the first iPhone. Since then, the two have built an expert team of more than 200 strategists, designers and engineers. ArcTouch has created over 500 software products for a wide-range of connected devices – phones, tablets, TVs, smart speakers and wearables.
Eric has an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management, and a BS degree from Tufts University in engineering and computer science.
Adam Fingerman was working on a list of app ideas even before the launch of the first app store in 2008. Inspired by the potential of the iPhone to forever change how we interact with digital content, the former Apple product manager teamed up with college roommate Eric Shapiro, and in 2009, the two founded ArcTouch. ArcTouch joined Grey as its Mobile & Connected Experiences team in 2016.
Previously, Adam worked in product management and marketing at Apple, Lucent, and Roxio, where he conceived, built and launched award-winning products at every stop. A former improv comedian, Adam’s ability to react and shift courses has helped ArcTouch maintain its leadership position in the fast-changing mobile industry. They’ve helped more than 150 world-class brands and businesses create meaningful connections with customers through software products on a wide-range of devices – phones, smart TVs, voice assistants and wearables.
Adam has an MBA in management and marketing from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and a BS degree from Tufts University in engineering.
Bevan is a Creative Director at Grey West with experience in advertising, comedy and entertainment. She has worked on a range of accounts including Fitbit, YouTube, Amazon, Gillette, Downy, and T.J.Maxx.
Over her career, Bevan's worked with many leading industry brands: Yahoo, Verizon, Sprint, the NBA, Dr. Pepper, Snapple, Ciroc, Skyy Vodka, Chase, Capital One, American Express and John Frieda at agencies including AKQA, Momentum, Tribal, Arnold, McGarryBowen, and DigitasLBI.
In addition to her advertising work, she started a long-form improv troupe at her alma mater Washington University in St. Louis where she studied Psychology, Philosophy and Neuroscience. She interned at Late Night with Conan O’Brien, wrote freelance for Saturday Night Live and performed improv comedy at Upright Citizen's Brigade in NYC. In 2001, she started a hand painted shoe company called 'bevans shoes' and created pairs for fabulous females including Anne Hathaway, Carolina Herrera and Ricky Lauren.
A lover of the outdoors, she's spent a year backpacking around South America and Australia and is very happy to be living by the ocean in Venice, Ca.
Tescia is a Creative Director at Grey West with experience in advertising, cosmetics and interior design. She has worked on a variety of accounts over the course of her 4 years at Grey including YouTube, Pantene, Fitbit, Gillette Venus, Covergirl, Clairol, and Hasbro.
A former makeup artist, Tescia finished her art degree education at SDSU with an emphasis in graphic design. She started her career in editorial design at ZINK Magazine and continued her education at SVA and Pratt in NYC. Before advertising she partnered with celebrity couple Courtney and Bob Novogratz from the show 9 by Design to develop a line of upscale home goods, that launched at CB2 and Macy’s. She then went on to work at Macy’s where she spearheaded the rebranding of the new Macy's HSQ men’s and beauty departments.
Tescia joined Grey in 2014 working in the beauty sector, where she helped lead the creative direction on the Covergirl Star Wars and Coverboy collaborations. A native Californian, Tescia is excited to be back in California and spends her time enjoying the outdoors and her muscle car.