Advisory Board Member Profile
EVP, Managing Partner, LA Office
Areas of Expertise
Customer Experience Strategy, Customer Journey, Customer-Focused Innovation, Customer First Culture
As Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office, I oversee brand media planning and digital planning and activation for all clients in the Los Angeles office, which include ABC, Disney Channels Worldwide, La Quinta Inns and Suites, Jack in the Box, Constellation Beer (Corona, Modelo, Negra Modelo, Pacifico, Victoria), Constellation Wines, So Cal Honda, Independent Film Channel, Dignity Health, Guitar Center, Oberto Foods, IHOP, LegalZoom, Telemundo, NBC Universo, Game Show Network, Qdoba, Health Net, and YellowPages. This totals approximately $700M in billings.
An advertising and marketing expert, he has honed his skills over the past 30 years at ad agencies such as Leo Burnett, Lowe, Carat, Zenith and now Horizon. He’s also spent time on the client side at Procter and Gamble and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and on the ad sales side for lifestyle web publisher Evolve Media.
He resides in Los Angeles with his husband of 26 years, Tim McLean. He is an avid crossfitter, marathon runner, Xterra and Tough Mudder participant, triathlete and cyclist who has completed eight triathlons, four 300 mile bike rides, and twenty four marathons, many of these raising money to support those living with AIDS. Santello received a bachelor of science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Indiana University.