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DWA, an award-winning independent media and marketing agency, is pleased to announce that it has hired Roland Deal as President to oversee the Americas region. He will report to CEO, Bob Ray, and will be based in the agency’s San Francisco office, effective immediately.
“Roland is a strong strategic leader with extensive experience partnering with technology brands,” said Bob Ray, CEO. “As we continue to see strong growth in the US, we know that having a strategic business architect will be imperative to our next phase of evolution. The business is in good hands with Roland.”
Roland joins DWA from OgilvyOne, where he was Managing Director and oversaw the business’s operations on the US West Coast. Prior to that, Roland served as the General Manager of Client Leadership at gyro. He has over 20 years of experience developing strategic solutions and integrated campaigns for global technology brands that have included VMware, Google, Sandisk, and HP among others.
“Over the last few years, I have watched DWA rapidly grow into one of the hottest digitally-driven engagement and media agencies,” said Roland. “This is a great opportunity to work with an impressive roster of world-class technology brands, exceptional industry-leading talent and to continue to build new offerings and innovation to drive growth at scale for our current and future clients.”
Roland graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from Penn State University and holds graduate degrees from Columbia University and University of California, Berkeley.