Scott is the Chief Executive Officer of Hearts & Science, and the architect of its paradigm-shattering, data-driven model that has enabled an evolution of the media agency role from investment and strategy to orchestration. Under Scott’s leadership, Hearts & Science landed the two largest advertisers in the United States in its first eight months – an accomplishment that earned Breakthrough Agency of the Year and Media Agency Executive of the Year accolades from Adweek. Prior to launching Hearts & Science in 2016, he was the founding CEO of Annalect, the industry-leading data technology platform supporting all Omnicom agencies worldwide. Since joining Omnicom Media Group more than a decade ago, he has held a number of leadership roles across its flagship agencies, including U.S. CEO of PHD Network, Managing Director of OMD East, and U.S. Director of OMD Digital. Scott is a Director at Large for the 4A’s and his industry honors include being named to Crain’s 40 Under 40 list in 2008; an Adweek Media All Star in 2013; and an AdAge Media Maven in 2016.
Intrinsic to Scott is the nexus between art, mathematics and music. Scott is an avid guitarist, amateur pianist, and admittedly marginal (but passionate) vocalist. He’s also way into physics and backyard chemistry.
Kathleen is the Chief Operating Officer of Hearts & Science. She is focused on three inter-related pieces of the business: how the agency structures to align with a new definition of the media agency role, fairness in compensation and, talent of the agency. Kathleen is Vice Chair of the 4A’s and has played a strong role in recent pressing issues such as media transparency, the threat of consultants in the media business and client/agency relationships.
Kathleen has had a variety of roles in Omnicom Media Group, including President of OMD Midwest, President of OMD NY, COO of OMD US and Global Head of Organizational Effectiveness for Omnicom Media Group. Prior to Omnicom Media Group Kathleen led Ogilvy & Mather Chicago media and Mindshare Chicago after spending the first half of her career in media at Young & Rubicam NY. Kathleen earned her MBA from Manhattan College and has been an adjunct professor at Fordham University. Kathleen is a math purist. She has challenged the GRP throughout her career, simply stating “it is mathematically incorrect”. As the agency’s resident psychiatrist, she is able to set high standards, show empathy and inspire people to be their best.
Jeff is the Chief Financial Officer of Hearts & Science. Previously, he was the U.S. Finance Director of OMD USA. He’s also served as Senior Partner, Finance Director for Ogilvy & Mather North America and General Manager, Group Finance Director at Nielsen Business Media. Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant and received his MBA from Columbia University.
As the “finance guy” at Hearts & Science, his job is more science than hearts. His ability to crunch numbers better than anyone is only matched by his love for working in a creative environment. He’d be the first one to tell you that it inspires him to think differently about how he approaches his craft.
Megan Pagliuca is the first ever Chief Data Officer of Hearts & Science. She oversees the tools and strategy that are expanding the roles of individual identities beyond our media execution and into brand strategy and planning – allowing us to better target customers on a one-to-one basis in the digital world. Megan joins us after spending a decade pioneering the development of programmatic media as the Global CEO of Accuen, which is a part of the Omnicom Media Group. Prior to that, she led Right Media’s Demand Side Platform business and served as general manager at Merkle, where she launched and built their digital media practice, taking it from inception to over $100 million in media spend in four years.
Megan holds a Master’s of E-Commerce from Bond University, in Queensland, Australia and a BA in Business Administration and Information Systems from the University of San Diego.
Tara is the Chief Experience Officer of Hearts & Science. Previously, she was the CMO of Deutsch in New York, leading efforts to enhance the agency’s reputation and drive business growth. She’s returning to Omnicom after having previously served as Managing Director of Marketing & Business Development at OMD Worldwide. She’s also had roles leading Business Development at Euro RSCG and Arnold. Tara was a member of the inaugural Steering Committee of ADCOLOR, an industry coalition that champions diversity and inclusion in creative industries.
Most people know that Tara embraces her right-brainer status and has the uncanny ability to nurture great ideas.
As a President of Hearts & Science, Zak is dedicated to the P&G business. Previously, he was Chief Digital Officer of Grey, where he led and integrated Grey’s digital efforts across the global agency. He’s also served as Managing Director of global digital agency VML in New York and Director of Product Strategy and Business Development at 24/7 Real Media. Zak received his MBA from the Wharton School.
Voted Most Creative by his high school graduating class, Zak’s an ad guy through and through. More surprising is his experience in laboratory research, attempting to reverse genetic point mutations using chimeric oligonucleotides. We won’t test you on that one.
As a President of Hearts & Science, Ralph works with some of the world's biggest brands. Previously, he was President of OMD East, awarded Global Media Agency of the Year, where he won numerous top awards for digital creativity. He was a vital leader in the growth of OMD East across the US, and was responsible for overseeing media strategy, developing new models, and innovating new services.
Ralph is inspired by the world of food. He and his wife can be found perusing offbeat culinary finds all throughout Brooklyn, where they’re raising their twin boys, and teaching them to appreciate more than peanut butter and jelly.