Who runs the place?
Founder/Executive Creative Director
Prior to founding Our Man In Havana 13 years ago, Andrew worked at several of the country's top ad agencies—including TBWA\Chiat\Day, Ammirati Puris Lintas and Arnold Worldwide—creating award-winning work on many of the world’s most prestigious brands, such as Absolut Vodka, Volkswagen, UPS, The Glenlivet Scotch, GMC Trucks and Embassy Suites Hotels. 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.
Account Coordinator/Social Media Manager
Coming fresh from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Cassandra is Our Man In Havana's account coordinator and social media go-to, advising on all social strategy and planning. She has also coordinated Social Fresh, a social media marketing conference, since 2012. When she’s not tweeting away, she’s searching the city for hot wings — the spicier, the better!
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.
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.