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Benny Thomas

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Executive Strategy Director, Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Brand Strategy Leader, Crispin Porter + Bogusky.

Executive Strategy Director, Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Brand Strategy Leader, Crispin Porter + Bogusky.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Marketing
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part time now, full time if it takes off

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Marketing

Involved In

Advisor

Young & Rubicam
UNICEF
Prelytics
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
TBWA\Chiat\Day
GBC Health
Measat Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd
Measat Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd

Positions

Executive Strategy Director Crispin Porter + Bogusky December 2014 - present
Brand Strategy Leader Crispin Porter + Bogusky October 2014 - present
President, Brand Ignition Creative January 2014 - October 2014
VP/Executive Planning Director Crispin Porter + Bogusky July 2011 - January 2014
SVP/Global Planning Director Young & Rubicam August 2008 - July 2011
Group Strategic Planning Director TBWA\Chiat\Day April 2007 - July 2008
Strategic Planning Director TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles January 2006 - March 2007
Vice President TBWA\India October 2002 - December 2005
Marketing Advisor Measat Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd February 2001 - May 2002
Creative Director Lowe Lintas February 1998 - January 2001
Senior Creative Director TBWA\Anthem October 1988 - January 1998

Education

Delhi University English Literature 1984 - 1987
St. Stephen's College Literature 1984 - 1987
St.Columba's Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1972 - 1984

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Operations
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Media
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Green
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Financial Services

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Account management • Advertising • Brand Development • Brand management • Creative Direction • Social Media Marketing

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Randal Bouverat
We worked together  •  Consulting Director, Business Development, Saddington Baynes. Previously Founder, Gether. University of Southern California grad.
Benny brings a range of expertise and leadership at the highest levels of Brand Strategy.
Ravneet Singh Phokela
We worked together  •  Chief Business Officer, Ather Energy. Previously VP and Consultancy Practice Head, Strategic Brands Group, Flipkart.
A few things make Benny cut out to be an entrepreneur. He is a potent combination of a clear-thinking & analytical mind, an instinctive unde ... rstanding of people, and excellent communication skills. In addition to that, I've know him to continuously renew himself and take risks, as it evident from the career choices that he has made.
Steven Erich
We worked together  •  Previously President / Partner, Crispin Porter + Bogusky. Previously Managing Director / Partner, Crispin Porter + Bogusky.
Benny is one of the most intelligent, persuasive and generally enjoyable people I have ever know. His depth of knowledge on basically any su ... bject that arrises is amazing, but his curiosity and desire to learn and grow is what sets him apart and makes him such a great partner in any business undertaking.

Steven Erich
We worked together  •  Previously President / Partner, Crispin Porter + Bogusky. Previously Managing Director / Partner, Crispin Porter + Bogusky.
In the years I worked with Steve, I admired how he won the trust of his clients in the simplest, yet often most difficult way: by always sta ... ying focused on their business goals and objectives and never letting anything get in the way of achieving those objectives, not even the clients themselves. In fact, he has never hesitated to push for what's right, no matter what the opposition. But at the same time, his quiet, respectful, self-effacing style brings people together, unifies factions and gets things moving. He is effortless in his leadership style and encourages and enables others to achieve their fullest. Most importantly for an advisor, his broad experience across categories, continents and business stages, coupled with his proven track record building CP+B, will be invaluable for any business that chooses to work with him. I loved working with Steve and would do so again in a heartbeat.