Who runs the place?
Founder/Executive Creative Director
Andrew serves as head creative director, but is actively involved in the strategic and business development for our clients, and is entirely hands-on in our creative product. An industry veteran for more than 25 years, he has created award-winning work for many of the world’s most prestigious brands, including Absolut Vodka, Volkswagen, Hyatt Hotels, NBC Universal and Rémy Cointreau, to name a few. Andrew continues to challenge his team to find the most interesting ways to make an impact for our clients and to properly separate their trash into the correct recycling bins. He lives in Tribeca with his wife and two hilarious sons.
After 20+ years in account management at some of the largest ad agencies in the world, including JWT and FCB (and a side trip studying surface design at FIT), Karina came to Our Man In Havana where she oversees strategy and process across all accounts. With a keen eye and a hands-on approach, she champions creative and helps bring great ideas to life. She's also been known to use her brain to re-imagine the structural interior and design of NYC apartments that she never bought.
Associate Creative Director
Sylve came to Our Man In Havana in June of 2008. A copywriter by trade, she’s given voice to several brands across a multitude of categories and through many platforms. Some of the categories she’s worked with include (but are not limited to) hospitality, beverage alcohol, travel, media, finance, food, fashion, and not-for-profit. She also makes a mean dirty martini.
After graduating from the University of Puget Sound, Alex moved to Japan where he taught English for three years. Upon his return, he earned his Masters degree from SMU in Advertising and went on to work as a designer at several New York agencies. Over the years he’s worked on many top brands including Verizon, Coca Cola and Dave & Busters. Alex showed up at Our Man In Havana in October of 2014. At 6 and a half feet tall, he stands at least 6 inches above all of his coworkers.
Account Supervisor, Strategic Planner
Aisling comes to us all the way from Dublin where she last worked at a full service agency bringing projects from initial conception to reality through TV, radio, press, print and mobile. A classically trained actress, a first class honors graduate, and an exceptional account manager, she’s nothing short of a triple threat. Aisling now lives on the Upper West Side with her fantastic fiancé and her tabby cat, Miss Pepperpots.
Project Manager/Office Manager
California girl, Sarah Kleiman, is our numero uno go-to. After graduating with honors from the New School, she wound up here, at Our Man In Havana, where her obsessive organization and creative sensibilities benefit all who work alongside her.
Originally from Wisconsin, Sheffia graduated from Boston University and lived in Los Angeles before settling in Chicago where she now resides. With a passion for brand marketing, she has worked both client side and agency side across a range of specialties in a number of verticals such as entertainment, beer & spirits, casual dining restaurants, and technology. On Monday nights, she can usually be found eating takeout while watching The Bachelor.
Lisa has extensive design experience working across multiple platforms including, digital, collateral, print, e-marketing, social media and web. In addition to managing a design team, she’s led the development of global brand identity systems, developed design solutions for the entire portfolio of Hyatt Hotel's brands and coordinated integrated digital marketing campaigns. Her knowledge of production and eagle eye are unmatched, so don't even think about breaking brand guidelines.
A Chicago-native, Stephanie graduated from DePaul University in 2012 and has worked in various facets of marketing including digital marketing, social media and content creation, email marketing, branding, direct mail, paid social, and project management. A true carb-lover, she believes there is nothing better than a fresh loaf of sourdough bread and homemade garlic butter with side of fries from Au Cheval.
Becca comes to Our Man in Havana from Washington, DC where she started her career in political advertising as a project manager, working with clients from the National Education Association to Planned Parenthood. After a successful stint in the political world, Becca worked with several of DC's top creative agencies as an account manager before moving to New York. Originally from Missouri, Becca now lives in Brooklyn. She still says "ya'll" sometimes.
A native New Yorker, Nick comes to Our Man from The Tenafly Film Company, where he developed TV, Film and Commercial projects while performing comedy around the city — his writing has been featured on Funny Or Die, The AV Club, and he is the winner of the 2016 Reddit Screenwriting Contest. As a copywriter, he’s worked on everything from alcohol, to hospitality, to grand choral performance. He's obsessed with food, but tries not to be annoying about it.