The Initiative community is among the most diverse and talented in the industry. We champion what makes each person unique, while creating an environment where everyone feels they belong and can be their authentic selves.


You bring your genuine and unique self to and into the work, every day.

Your ability to imagine and bring to life the ideas, solutions, and the future of Initiative, make us THE creative media agency in the world.

You’re tuned in and armed with intelligence; you have a bias for action – shit happens when you’re around.

You care deeply about the impact you have on our clients, their customers, our community, the media landscape and our world at large.

Dimitri Maex
Global CEO
Dimitri is the CEO of Initiative, the fastest growing global media agenc...
Nicole Estebanell
Global Chief
Client Officer
Nicole is a seasoned digital marketer and strategic client leader with o...
Jonathan Rigby
Global Chief
Strategy Officer
Jonathan leads Initiative’s strategy practice globally and is responsi...
Will Spence
Global Chief
Operations Officer
Will Spence is a distinguished media agency leader, holding the position...
Katy Varner
Global Chief Data
& Analytics Officer
As Global Chief Analytics Officer at Initiative, Katy leads the agency's...
Dana Thomas
Global Chief Comms
Design Officer
Dana Thomas leads the global communications design practice responsible ...
Paolo Sarno
Global Chief
Growth Officer
Paolo leads the agency’s New Business and Marketing & Communications t...
Jimmy Schougaard
Global Head of Performance Marketing & EMEA President
Jimmy holds more than 20 years of experience in data driven digital cust...
Stacy DeRiso
For Stacy DeRiso, progress isn’t about embracing change. It’s about ...
Stephanie Solomon
Global Chief
Talent Officer
As Global Chief Talent Officer, Stephanie Solomon delivers strategies an...
Thor Peterson
Global Chief
Financial Officer
As Global and US CFO, Thor Peterson leverages his business acumen and ex...
Sarah Robertson
Global CEO, Rufus
Sarah leads Rufus, Initiative’s Amazon-dedicated team — a network wi...
Jim Dravillas
Global Chief
Product Officer
In his role, Jim is responsible for developing Initiative’s products a...
Maureen Bosetti
Chief Partnerships Officer
Maureen leads Initiative’s integrated investment unit that handles mul...
David Stopforth
President, Nike
EMEA team
David is an award-winning media specialist with a proven track record of...