Chairman & CEO, Deutsch North America
As Chairman & CEO of Deutsch North America, Mike Sheldon is at the helm of one of the most awarded creative shops in the U.S.
As Chairman & CEO of Deutsch North America, Mike Sheldon is at the helm of one of the most awarded creative shops in the U.S. In his two decades at Deutsch, Mike has transformed the agency’s LA office from a handful of people into more than 500-strong. Since taking on the role of North American CEO, his leadership of both the LA and New York offices has earned Deutsch a spot at the top of the Ad Age A-List, Fast Company’s Most Innovative list, and the Forbes “Ten Hot Agencies to Consider.” Mike’s been a driving force behind iconic work for world-renowned brands like Volkswagen, Taco Bell, Target, Dr Pepper and Anheuser-Busch. By investing in digital, music, design, Hispanic marketing, production, artificial intelligence and other key capabilities, Mike has changed the game in the industry.
He has been featured on Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, CBS Super Bowl Preview and ABC Nightline, as well as in top business publications Fast Company, TIME, Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times and USA Today. He currently sits on the Board of Directors at the 4A’s and the Board of Governors at the Paley Center for Media. At heart, Mike’s an adventure-seeker. But after numerous ambulance rides, he hung up his motocross boots and now enjoys golf, boating, guitar and acting as his family’s private pilot. He lives in Pacific Palisades with his wife, Gina and their two children.