Born: Manhattan. Raised in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York.
Education: School of Visual Arts and the Parson's School of Design.
First job in the advertising business: Typing copy at Della Femina Travisano, New York
1976-1986 Ally & Gargano, New York, moved from junior copywriter to VP-associate creative director
1986-1989 Ammirati & Puris, New York, moved from VP-associate creative director to senior VP-associate creative director.
1989-1990 Hal Riney & Partners, New York, exec VP-creative director
1990-1993 Young & Rubicam, New York, exec VP-executive creative director
1993-present Ammirati & Puris, now Ammirati Puris Lintas, as exec VP-chief creative officer to vice chairman-chief creative officer to worldwide creative director, multinational accounts.
Personal: Single, lives in Manhattan.