One Degree Of Separation From Pat Fallon

One Degree Of Separation From Pat Fallon

The legendary ad man has influenced people all across the globe.

In 1981, Pat Fallon and co-founders Tom McElligott, Nancy Rice and Irv Fish began what would quickly become one of the world’s most creative advertising agencies, and they did it in Minneapolis at a time when corporations believed they could only find great agency talent in places such as New York. Fallon McElligott & Rice’s clients included United Airlines, Miller Brewing Co., BMW, Holiday Inn, Coca-Cola and Timex. The firm changed its name to Fallon Worldwide in 2000. Pat passed away in November, but throughout his 34 years of leading Fallon, he and his colleagues influenced or groomed dozens of individuals who today lead several of the nation’s—and in some cases—world’s most elite ad agencies. Here’s a look at who, and where, they are:





Bob Barrie, Founder, Barrie D’Rozario DiLorenzo

Rob Buchner, CEO, Mithun

Doug Degrood, Founder/CD, Gabriel deGrood Bendt

Kevin Dilorenzo, Partner, Barrie D’Rozario DiLorenzo

Stuart D’Rozario, Founder, Barrie D’Rozario DiLorenzo

Marcus Fischer, President/CSO, Carmichael Lynch

Michele Fitzgerald, Founder, Brew

Hans Hansen, Executive Creative Director, Solve

Michael Hart, Co-Founder/Managing CD, Mono

Eric Heinemann, Partner, Roundpeg Consulting

Patrick Hunt, President & CEO Hunt Adkins

John Jarvis, Chief Creative Officer, The Lacek Group

Billy Jurewicz, Founder/CEO, Space 150

Chris Lange, Co-Founder, Mono

Mike Lescarbeau, CEO, Carmichael Lynch

Ed Mathie, Principal/Managing Director, Cue

Beth Perro-Jarvis, Founding Partner, Ginger Consulting

Maggie Shea, Founder, HotHouse Collaborative

Jim Silburn, President, Colle + McVoy

Eric Sorensen, Executive Creative Director, Solve

Dodie Subler, Founding Partner, Tait Subler

Dan Sutton, Partner, Roundpeg Consulting

Bruce Tait, Founding Partner, Tait Subler

Bill Westbrook, Founder, No Fences Brand Consultancy

Rob White, CEO & Founder, Zeus Jones

Mary Van Note, Founding Partner, Ginger Consulting

Tom Wilson, President, Risdall Marketing Group



Troy Peterson, CEO, Hoffman York



Tim Washburn, Managing Partner/ Creative Director, Nomadic


Salt Lake City

Steve Driggs, President, GumCo


New York City

Neal Arthur, MD, Wieden+Kennedy

Durk Barnhill, President, Cog

Brian Dilorenzo, CEO, Ming Utility

James Fox, CEO, Red Peak

John Gerzema, Chairman/CEO, BAV Consulting

Greg Hahn, CCO, BBDO

Linus Karlsson, Chairman & CCO, Ming Utility

David Lubars, Chairman & CCO, BBDO

Paul Malmstrom, Founder, Mother New York

Peter Maulik, Managing Partner/Chief Growth Officer, Fahrenheit 212

Pelle Sjonell, ECD, BBH

Adam Tucker, President, Ogilvy & Mather


San Francisco

Jamie Barrett, Founder/CD, Barrett SF

Roger Camp, Partner/CCO, Camp & King

John Matejczyk, Co-Founder/ECD, Muh-tay-zik | Hof-fer

Kevin Roddy, Chairman & CCO, Riney

Los Angeles

Lee Newman, U.S. CEO, Mullen Lowe Group

Chris Raih, Founder/CEO, Zambezi

Santa Monica

William Gelner, Managing Partner & CCO, 180LA

Rob Van, Founder, BUTCHERpost

Costa Mesa

Harvey Marco, CCO, TheGarage



Alex Leikikh, WW CEO, Mullen Lowe Group

Baba Shetty, Chief Strategy & Media Officer, DigitasLBi



Rich Stoddart, CEO, Leo Burnett North America




Laurence Green, Founding Partner, 101

Robert Senior, UK CEO, SSF Groupe

Michael Wall, Global CEO, Mother

Steve Waring, Founding Partner, 101


Calle Sjonell, CCO, Lowe Brindfors


Calvin Soh, Founder, Ninety Nine Percent



Bruce Bildsten, Partner/CMO, Faribault Woolen Mill Co.

Diablo Cody, Author, Screenwriter

Matt Dornquast, Co-Founder/CEO, Code 42 Software

Michael Fanuele, Chief Creative Officer, General Mills

Therese Gibbons, Founder, Alora Ambiance

Tom Julian, Author and Noted Trend & Fashion Industry Icon

Tom Lichtenheld, Best-selling children’s book author/artist

John Liegey, Owner, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

Meredith Long, Publisher, TIME Magazine

Brian Murphy, Co-Founder, Loeffler Randall

Tom Nowak, Chief Creative Officer, Best Buy

Jessie Randall, Co-Founder, Loeffler Randall

Stacia Rice, Renowned Guthrie Theater Actress

Sam Richter, Author, sales training, motivational speaker

Eric Ryan, Founder, Method

Kimberly Senn, Founder, Senn & Sons

Adam Stotsky, President, Esquire Network General Manager, E! Entertainment

Luke Sullivan, Author, Chair of Ad Dept., Savannah College of Art & Design

Julie Thompson, Founder, juliethompsoninc.