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Josh Sklar


Founder & President of Heresy, Heresy Press, and Firetag.

Founder & President of Heresy, Heresy Press, and Firetag.

4 vouches

Involved In


Pacific Rim Imports


Opus RX
Blue Shield of California
Microsoft Corporation
CGV Cinemas
The Research Exchange
Rutgers University
University of Hawaii Alumni Association

Side Projects

Digital Doesn't Matter


President Firetag November 2014 - present
President / Author Heresy Press September 2012 - present
Monthly Digital Advertising Columnist Marketing Magazine January 2012 - present
President / Creative Director (and Chief Heretic) Heresy Advertising January 2010 - present
Monthly New Media Columnist ADOI Magazine January 2000 - December 2011
Global Creative Director / Director of Digital Strategy & Operations WPP 2009 - 2010
Chief Creative Officer WPP 2007 - 2009
Founder / Creative Director Logicworks 1986 - 2008
Division Director, Online Communications Texas Association of School Boards 2003 - 2007
Founder Pacific Rim Imports 1994 - 2003
Chief Creative Officer, XM Worldwide (now part of Ogilvy & JWT) WPP 2000 - 2002
Chief Executive Officer / Executive Creative Director, XM Asia Pacific (now part of JWT) XM Asia Pacific February 1996 - October 2000
Writer / Editor IMAGEry 1995 - 1997
Partner / Creative Director, Magic Media KEDAUNG INDUSTRIAL GROUP 1994 - 1996
Group Creative Director KEDAUNG INDUSTRIAL GROUP 1992 - 1994
Art Director / Pre-Press Sales Manager MacProducts 1991 - 1992
Contract Production Artist / Systems Manager fd2s 1990 - 1991
Graphic Designer Dimyon International Software Marketing, Ltd 1989 - 1990
Head Pre-Press Operator / Systems Manager RJL Graphics 1987 - 1989
Graphic Designer / Copywriter Longhorn Copies 1986 - 1987
Electrical Engineer / Programmer Intern National Instruments 1985 - 1986


Hyper Island Master Class in Digital 2011 - 2011
Sidney Lanier High School
Tel Aviv University
Texas State University

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Business Development
  • • Strategic Partnerships
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Digital Media • Creative Direction • Digital Strategy • Strategy • Asia Pacific

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Ben Sullivan
We worked together  •  Country Partner Viet Nam, Audience Precision. Previously Director of Sales and Marketing, MegaStar Media Company.
What makes Josh already a great entrepreneur is his high level of talent, his personality; how he manages/brings out the best in people - an ... d the enjoyment he takes in always doing better. The creative agency he started, Heresy Inc., was engaged by a company i worked for - we wanted the 'best we could find' and were led to him by reputation and personal recommendation - and were constantly impressed with the very high quality of thought and delivery through strategic,creative and build-organization Josh delivered. Working with him is fun and often inspiring - he has the rare and very valuable ability to be both brilliantly creative and brutally logical - and encourages input. He retains great focus, yet remains flexible and opportunistic through changing scenarios. Excellent leadership, management and personnel skills - Josh inspires great loyalty and affection/respect. He has integrity.
Gary Herman
We worked together  •  CEO / Software Architect, Jabico Enterprises. Previously Consultant, CTO, Equidity.
Josh is already a great entrepreneur and has a vast network of connections that he can bring to the table to help other entrepreneurs.
Brian Hall
We worked together  •  CEO, MegaStar Media Company. Previously CEO, World Domination. Queen's grad.
Josh already is a solid entrepreneur. Given my work with him, the more exposure he gains to like-minded and similar entrepreneurs and the mo ... re experience he gets working on start-ups the greater his success will be and contributions to society he will make
Scott Morrison, R.G.D.
We worked together  •  CEO, The Bauhub. Previously Creative Director, motum b2b.
Josh is truly one of the smartest people I know. I have worked with him for years now on projects and have come to trust his ideas and exper ... ience above many others.

Scott Morrison, R.G.D.
They're my current cofounder  •  CEO, The Bauhub. Previously Creative Director, motum b2b.
Scott is a relentless package of enthusiasm and resourcefulness who does whatever it takes to get things done. I've worked with him for year ... s on a variety of types of projects and he's always “all in” on anything he does.