Sean Lyons

Sean Lyons

Global CEO at R/GA
New York, Estados Unidos

Sumário

Before being promoted global CEO, Sean Lyons serves as R/GA’s US President and has worked at R/GA for over 11 years over two separate tenures. Since his return to the company in 2015, Sean has overseen the growth of R/GA in the US, establishing strong leadership teams in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland and San Francisco and fostering strong bonds between the company’s US and regional offices. He has also worked to ensure that there is true integration across R/GA’s ventures, consulting, products and services, and marketing capabilities.

Sector Experience
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Human Race

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R/GA
10625 Nike+

Nike+

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Nike+
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R/GA
14065 Nike Id

Nike Id

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nikeiD.com
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R/GA
Global Chief Digital Officer & Managing Partner Havas WW NY
Havas Global
New York, Estados Unidos
2013 - 2015 (2 years)
Sean was Global Chief Digital Officer and Managing Partner of Havas Worldwide. In this role he was the executive lead on all digital efforts across the global network while also co-managing the New York office, the network’s largest. He managed a group of fully integrated clients including IBM, Hershey’s, Dos Equis, and Liberty Mutual. Globally, he oversaw the development of the network’s digital strategy, experience design, social marketing, digital production, and technology teams.
SVP Operations & Business Planning
New York, Estados Unidos
2012 - 2013 (1 year)
Responsible for designing R/GA’s organizational model to make it more integrated and nimble, enabling the company to serve clients better and provide more diverse opportunities for its talent. He was also instrumental in establishing R/GA Buenos Aires, now a significant, award-winning, full-service agency in the LATAM region.
12433 Human Race

Human Race

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Nike+
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R/GA
10625 Nike+

Nike+

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Nike+
AGÊNCIA:
R/GA
14065 Nike Id

Nike Id

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nikeiD.com
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R/GA
Managing Director
New York, Estados Unidos
2005 - 2010 (5 years)
Lyons first joined R/GA in 2005 as an Executive Technical Director and quickly rose to become the leader and Managing Director of the Nike account at R/GA. During that time he oversaw one of the most awarded teams in the business, leading innovative projects across the Nike portfolio, including Nike Running, Training, Nike Basketball, NikeSportswear, NikeWomen, NIKEiD, Nike+ and Nike+FuelBand
12433 Human Race

Human Race

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Nike+
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R/GA
10625 Nike+

Nike+

MARCA:
Nike+
AGÊNCIA:
R/GA
14065 Nike Id

Nike Id

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nikeiD.com
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R/GA
Owner
CLR Media
Estados Unidos
2002 - 2005 (3 years)
Sean founded CLR Media in 2002 after leaving Oven Digital where he served as Director of Richmedia. He has been a multi-media developer for over 7 years and has specialized in immersive web technologies during that time. Sean is a member of the Macromedia Flash Beta group, which evaluates and suggests the features of Flash before its release to the public and has been developing pioneering Flash applications since the product’s initial Beta phase. He has participated in many panel discussions such as Internet.com's 'Next Generation Web Design: Shockwave, Flash, and SVG' where he discussed the future of Richmedia technology. His work has been featured by Macromedia as the 'Site of the Day' as well as the Generator Showcase. He has also appeared in New York Digital Industry magazine
Director of Rich Media
OVEN Digital
Estados Unidos
1999 - 2002 (3 years)
Developed and managed websites for the following clients:

Tiffany & Co.
One of the very first dynamic e-commerce sites built with Flash and Generator. This site, built in 1999, won numerous awards and helped prove that Flash can be used for enterprise level commerce. A robust content management system allows Tiffany & Co. to dynamically update and re-organize the catalog of products. The site grew from 200 products to over 2000 products while maintaining the original design and Information Architecture.

IBM
Digital Club Network
WinFirst - One of the first Flash-based online communities
President US
New York, Estados Unidos
As President, US, Sean leads R/GA’s domestic presence across six locations and is charged with managing, growing, and developing the offerings in each market. 
Sean has an extensive career in advertising, specifically on the digital side, where he has created initiatives with some of the most renowned brands in the world. Before joining R/GA, he served as Global Chief Digital Officer and Managing Partner at Havas Worldwide New York. He was the executive lead on all digital efforts across the global network while also co-managing the New York office, the network’s largest member. In this role, he managed a group of fully integrated clients including IBM, Hershey’s, Dos Equis, and Liberty Mutual. Globally, he oversaw the development of the network’s digital strategy, experience design, social marketing, digital production, and technology. 
Prior to Havas, Sean was R/GA’s SVP of Operations & Business Planning and executive sponsor for key accounts including Nike and Converse. As Managing Director for the Nike account, he oversaw one of the most awarded teams in the business, directing innovative projects across the Nike portfolio, including Nike Running, Nike Basketball, NIKEiD, and Nike+. During this time, he played a pivotal role in reorienting the company’s organizational structure to make it more nimble, which enabled R/GA to serve clients better and provide more diverse opportunities to talent within the company. This major initiative still stands as a successful model for retaining clients, fostering R/GA culture, and expanding capabilities and offerings. Additionally, Sean was instrumental in establishing R/GA Buenos Aires as a significant full-service agency in the LATAM region.
Sean also ran his own consultancy, CLR Media; before that, he led creative technology at OVEN Digital for clients including Tiffany & Co., IBM, and WinFirst. He holds a bachelor of fine arts and electronic media from Carnegie Mellon University.
12433 Human Race

Human Race

MARCA:
Nike+
AGÊNCIA:
R/GA
10625 Nike+

Nike+

MARCA:
Nike+
AGÊNCIA:
R/GA
14065 Nike Id

Nike Id

MARCA:
nikeiD.com
AGÊNCIA:
R/GA

Educação

BFA Field Of StudyElectronic Media

1994 - 1998 (4 years)

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