VML Makes a Series of Promotions in New York and Kansas City

By Erik Oster 

In today’s other VML news, the WPP-owned, Kansas City-based agency promoted Dave Quintiliani to group creative director at VML New York, Stephen Martin to group creative director at VML Kansas City, Jen McDonald to executive director, client engagement and Jordan Cochran to managing director, client engagement. 

Quintiliani will now be primary creative lead on VML New York’s Dell account, reporting to VML New York executive creative director and managing director Mike Wente. Quintiliani has served as a creative director for VML New York since March of 2015 after working as VP/ACD at Publicis New York (Vicks, Honda, General Mills, etc.) and holding senior art director roles with McCarthy Mambro & Bertino and Modem Media.

Dave has made tremendous strides in helping elevate work across the board for Dell,” Wente said in a statement. “His digital technologies knowledge, integration with design and user experience will continue to set vision and drive concepts for all interactive experiences.”


Martin will be tasked with leading a creative team on accounts including Bayer, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Kashi while reporting to executive creative director John Godsey. Martin is a veteran of Wunderman TeamDetroit, JWT and McCann, where he was VP/senior art director working with such clients as GM, Delphi and Michigan Tourism.

McDonald joined VML as a group account director back in 2008, was named a partner three and a half years later and received a promotion to managing director of client engagement in May of 2013. During her time with the agency, she has worked on Wendy’s, Napa Auto Parts, Dell, Sam’s Club, Navistar and MillerCoors after holding various marketing leadership roles at Revolution Health, AOL and XM Radio. “Jen places relentless focus on problem solving, strategy and elevating VML’s 360-degree offering to clients,” said VML chief client officer Chuck Searle

Cochran has spent over 14 years with VML Kansas City, most recently serving as group account director. During that time he’s led initiatives for brands including MasterCard, Carlson Hotels, Darden, Korean Air and, currently, Sprint. Like McDonald, Cochran will report to VML chief client officer Chuck Searle.