Client Start Year End Year
Lincoln Technical Institute 2016 Current
Premier Health 2016 Current
Laurel Road 2017 Current
BayCare Health System 2016 Current
University of Chicago Medicine 2015 Current
BevMo! 2015 Current
Bernie & Phyl's 2014 Current
7-Eleven 2014 2016
Canon 2006 2010
Tribe Hummus 2013 2017

Founded in 1992, DeVito/Verdi has been one of the most consistently recognized ad agencies for strategic and creative excellence. We were named "Best Small/Mid-Sized Ad Agency in the US" by the American Association of Advertising Agencies six times – a record no agency, large or small, has comes close to.

We Search for Truth:
Our philosophy is based on a view that our job is to capture a truth either about the product or the consumer that will resonate. What works – and we have proven it time and time again with all of our clients – is the need to find and strike a consumer nerve that resonates as valuable, truthful and unforgettable.

Full Service Agency:
DeVito/Verdi provides all the major functions of a large agency, but with more agility and responsiveness. Our disciplines include strategic and brand leadership, creative services, media planning and buying, performance marketing, production, research and insights, public relations, sales promotion and design/collateral development.

  • Ellis Verdi

    Ellis Verdi

    President & Co-Founder

    One of the most astute and insightful executives in advertising today, Ellis is committed to a deep understanding of the client’s business and to delivering the highest standards of service. For the past 20 years he has forged a “balanced approach” to communications where both a strategy and creative execution must be equally satisfied for excellence. As a result, his partnership with Sal DeVito has earned the agency the title of “The Best Ad Agency in the U.S.” six times by the American Association of Advertising Agencies. Ellis has long been a member of the Board of Directors at the National Retail Federation and is frequently in demand as a speaker on retail trends and issues. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the New York City Partnership. Prior to having his own agency, Ellis spent half his career as a client (Pepsi, American Home Products) and the other half on the agency side, managing the marketing and advertising for numerous clients, including Procter & Gamble, General Foods, Bristol-Myers, Holly Farms, Humana Healthcare Services, Farley Industries and No-Nonsense.
  • Preeya Vyas

    Preeya Vyas

    Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

  • David Molini

    David Molini

    Chief Digital Officer

  • Eric Schutte

    Eric Schutte

    Executive Creative Director

  • David Schwartz

    David Schwartz

    Chief Marketing Officer

  • Andrew Brief

    Director of Client Services

    Andy has over 20 years of agency experience. He has been with DeVito/Verdi for 12 years as director of account services and was recently named partner. Andy brings quick intelligence and strategic smarts to a client's business. At DeVito/Verdi, Andy was the key person leading the success of Mount Sinai Medical Center from the get-go. He also ran business for Office Depot, BMW, CitiBank,, Circuit City, Meijer Department Stores, and Before coming to DeVito/Verdi, Andy spent seven years at Lois/USA as VP Management Supervisor. His client roster included some of the Agency's largest clients: Pepsi-Cola, Data General, Bristol-Myers, and Minolta.
  • Chris Tinkham

    Director of Media Planning and Promotions

    Chris brings more than 20 years of media experience to our clients’ business. His experience prior to joining us included senior-level positions at DDB/Needham, Lois/USA, Wells Rich Greene and Western Media. Chris managed a media planning departments of 100+ people and billings in excess of $800 million. His list of past clients spans virtually every product category: Procter & Gamble, IBM Corporate and Product, Chase, Ford Corporate, New York State Tourism and Business Development, Chanel, ABC/ESPN, Philip Morris, MCI, Bristol-Myers, Sun Oil, Miles Labs, Crowne Plaza, Hiram Walker, Reebok and Levi’s, to name a few. Chris’ industry awards include Adweek’s creative media award, Excellence in Sports Marketing, and Newsweek’s Top 50 U.S. Media Directors. He is also a frequent contributor to relevant trade publications, such as Inside Media, Mediaweek and Outdoor Advertising.
  • Kelly Durcan

    Kelly Durcan

    Director of Public Relations