Global Chief Strategy Officer
Suresh joined Grey in 2005 to serve as the strategic leader across the global Grey network as well as the head of the strategic planning department at Grey New York. Under his leadership, Grey launched a global strategy process and toolkit called SHIFT, which is being deployed throughout the Grey global network. He also heads the Global Planning Council, which is comprised of key strategists from the Grey global network, and is charged with continuously updating and evolving Grey's strategic planning capabilities and resources. Suresh is passionate about uncovering insights and brand ideas that lead to powerful emotional connections with consumers and, in turn, accelerate the brand's full potential. He was named to Adweek magazine’s “Top 50 Execs Who Make the Wheels Turn.”
With 20+ years of strategic planning experience, Suresh has built brands and business in a variety of categories ranging from consumer health and packaged goods to retail and technology. Suresh has developed highly successful brand strategies for a broad array of leading brands, including ETrade, DirecTV, Darden Restaurants, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, GSK, Acuvue, Nokia, Canon, Verizon Wireless, Intel, MasterCard, Lowe’s, DuPont, ExxonMobil and Nikon among others.
Suresh came to Grey from McCann-Erickson New York, where he was the head of the strategic planning department.
Suresh has an M.S. and an M.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati. He lives in Cresskill, a New Jersey suburb of Manhattan, with his wife, two children and a very spoiled Maltese.