Lee Garfinkel

CEO Lee Garfinkel Is Leaving the Ad Industry, as FCB Names New Executive Leadership Team

Today, Lee Garfinkel announced he will press pause on his storied career in advertising, stepping down from his position as CEO of FCB Garfinkel after just over two years, as the agency rechristens itself FCB New York and installs a new team of executive leaders across departments.

Deb Freeman to Lead Strategy at FCB Garfinkel

FCB Worldwide has hired Deb Freeman, a 10-year veteran of the Grey Group, to serve as chief strategy officer of its FCB Garfinkel unit in New York, effective Feb. 1.

After Almost a Year, FCB Garfinkel Has a New Creative Chief

It took nearly a year, but FCB Garfinkel has filled its top creative role in New York.Eric Cosper, a veteran creative director who has worked at such agencies as BBDO, Wieden + Kennedy and Publicis, becomes the office's chief creative officer under CEO Lee Garfinkel.

FCB’s Coughlin Moves to mcgarrybowen

Debra Coughlin, the former global CMO and New York general manager of Interpublic’s FCB, has retuned to her client roots in financial services and is now running JPMorgan Chase at mcgarrybowen.

FCB Garfinkel Names New Head of Strategy

Kofi Amoo-Gottfried has been named chief strategy officer at FCB Garfinkel, charged with working closely with CEO Lee Garfinkel to expand the New York agency’s offerings. 

Draftfcb Is Unveiling Its Rebranding

This may be the most public course correction in modern agency branding: Draftfcb, formed by the combination of two Interpublic shops in 2006, is unveiling its new identity as FCB (Foote, Cone & Belding).

Lee Garfinkel Takes N.Y. CEO Role at Draftfcb

Lee Garfinkel is leaving Havas Worldwide after nearly three years to run the New York office of Draftfcb as its new CEO.

Darren Moran Becomes Creative Chief at Havas N.Y.

Andrew Benett has been quite busy in his first seven months as global president of Havas Worldwide.

Havas Worldwide Shuffles the Deck in New York

Five months into his new job as worldwide president of Havas Worldwide, Andrew Benett is taking on the agency's New York office.

Ryan, Garfinkel Add N.Y. Roles at Euro RSCG

Matt Ryan and Lee Garfinkel, the business/creative duo managing Euro RSCG’s pitch for ExxonMobil, are now assuming leadership roles in the shop's New York office.