The Magic of the Dynamic Duo, Fireside Chat Speaker Series


The Magic of the Dynamic Duo, Fireside Chat Speaker Series


Friday, April 30th

About the Event

Thelma & Louise,
Ren & Stimpy,
CEOs & CCOs,
the magic of the dynamic duo.

Join us for a panel made up of 2 CEOs and 2 CCOs from 2 incredible agencies that know a thing or two about making it in the business of creativity and ideas.

Moderators: Norm Shearer, Partner & CCO, Cactus and Jeff Graham, President, Cactus

Panelists: Judith Carr Rodriguez, Partner & CEO, FIG Mark Figliulo, Founder & CCO, FIG Rebecca Armstrong, Co-founder & CEO, North Mark Ray, Co-founder & CCO, North



Judith Carr-Rodriguez

Partner & CEO, FIG

Judith is a digital native, passionate about helping brands transform for today’s data-driven, experiential and technology-enabled world. As President of LBi, she led the agency’s growth from boutique agency into the world’s largest independent digital agency and subsequent sale to Publicis Groupe. As CEO of FIG, Judith has commercial and operational responsibility for the agency and all its disciplines. She spends the majority of her time with clients and ensuring FIG scales in line with the agency’s ambition.

Mark Figliulo

Founder & CCO, FIG

Mark has advised some of the world’s most successful brands for over 25 years. His vision for a new type of agency coupled with experience gained leading agencies like TBWA has led to the resounding success that is FIG, The Brand Agency for the Information Age. Mark has been named in Ad Age’s Top Ten and has been nominated for an Emmy four times. Mark has won over 30 Lions and every other award, in every color and in every category. Mark focuses on the vision for FIG, striving every day to reinvent what an agency can be through talent density and storytelling data systems.

Rebecca Armstrong

Co-founder & CEO, North

With 32 years in ad agency management and client services, Rebecca is skilled at strategic planning, fostering collaborative client relationships, and growing brands. At North she spearheads direction for the agency and guides branding and communications strategies for clients. Previously she worked at Cole & Weber as managing director. During her tenure she presided over fruitful collaborations with Nike, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Boeing, among others.

Mark Ray

Co-founder & CCO, North

Mark cut his teeth in design in the Midwest as an art director and creative director on national and global brands including Jack Daniel’s, Volkswagen, Anheuser Busch, among many others. In 1999, he was named executive creative director and managing partner at Arnold Worldwide. There he helped manage a national agency network, and craft global brand campaigns, for Fortune 50 clients and mass audiences. In 2006, Mark took the leap to Portland, OR, to found North, where he leads all creative strategy and development.


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