Matt R
David W
James S
Val N
Jordan R
Lauren S
Arielle M
Harry J
Chris M
James D
Laura H
Andy C
Victor S
Laura S
Tamara B
Katie B
Jack M
Leah B
Chris W
Matthew G
Kaine C
Megan L
Alex M
Brandon W
Max G
Sarah B
Tais G
Rachel M
Elsa F
David S
Liz M
Jamie VE
Slate D
Anna K
Stacie D
Olivia T
Libby L
Kelly LC
Joyce K
Justin B
LaMae N
Bianca B
Calvin N
Leah V
Liesje K
Thomas B
Jordan N
Michelle V
Katie B
Emily D
Kelly K
Debbie R

Matt R

Founder + CEO

David W

Chief Creative Officer

James S

Managing Director

Val N

Chief Strategy Officer

Jordan R

Chief Operating Officer

Lauren S

Head of Brand

Arielle M

Head of Creative Operations

Harry J

Head of Analytics

Chris M

Chief Financial Officer

James D

Head of Media Strategy

Laura H

Group Creative Director

Andy C

Group Creative Director

Victor S

Group Creative Director

Laura S

Head of Production

Tamara B

Group Brand Director

Katie B

Group Brand Director

Jack M

Copywriter

Leah B

Creative Director

Chris W

Associate Creative Director

Matthew G

Senior Brand Manager

Kaine C

Brand Director

Megan L

Brand Manager

Alex M

Controller

Brandon W

Brand Director

Max G

Senior Director, Media Strategy

Sarah B

Senior Director, Media Solutions

Tais G

Senior Accountant

Rachel M

Supervisor, Media Solutions

Elsa F

Designer

David S

Experimental Designer

Liz M

Business Affairs Director

Jamie VE

Studio Production Director

Slate D

Creative Director

Anna K

Jr. Designer

Stacie D

AP/AR Specialist

Olivia T

Supervisor, Media Solutions

Libby L

Senior Director, Media Solutions

Kelly LC

Senior Project Manager

Joyce K

Associate Creative Director

Justin B

Director, Media Strategy

LaMae N

Designer

Bianca B

Project Manager

Calvin N

Associate Director, Digital Solutions

Leah V

Junior Copywriter

Liesje K

Senior Studio Artist

Thomas B

Art Director

Jordan N

Director, Media Solutions

Michelle V

Senior Brand Manager

Katie B

Manager, Media Solutions

Emily D

Project Manager

Kelly K

Art Director

Debbie R

Office Manager & Executive Assistant

Matt R

Founder + CEO

David W

Chief Creative Officer

James S

Managing Director

Val N

Chief Strategy Officer

Jordan R

Chief Operating Officer

Lauren S

Head of Brand

Arielle M

Head of Creative Operations

Harry J

Head of Analytics

Chris M

Chief Financial Officer

James D

Head of Media Strategy

Laura H

Group Creative Director

Andy C

Group Creative Director

Victor S

Group Creative Director

Laura S

Head of Production

Tamara B

Group Brand Director

Katie B

Group Brand Director

Jack M

Copywriter

Leah B

Creative Director

Chris W

Associate Creative Director

Matthew G

Senior Brand Manager

Kaine C

Brand Director

Megan L

Brand Manager

Alex M

Controller

Brandon W

Brand Director

Max G

Senior Director, Media Strategy

Sarah B

Senior Director, Media Solutions

Tais G

Senior Accountant

Rachel M

Supervisor, Media Solutions

Elsa F

Designer

David S

Experimental Designer

Liz M

Business Affairs Director

Jamie VE

Studio Production Director

Slate D

Creative Director

Anna K

Jr. Designer

Stacie D

AP/AR Specialist

Olivia T

Supervisor, Media Solutions

Libby L

Senior Director, Media Solutions

Kelly LC

Senior Project Manager

Joyce K

Associate Creative Director

Justin B

Director, Media Strategy

LaMae N

Designer

Bianca B

Project Manager

Calvin N

Associate Director, Digital Solutions

Leah V

Junior Copywriter

Liesje K

Senior Studio Artist

Thomas B

Art Director

Jordan N

Director, Media Solutions

Michelle V

Senior Brand Manager

Katie B

Manager, Media Solutions

Emily D

Project Manager

Kelly K

Art Director

Debbie R

Office Manager & Executive Assistant
Founder + CEO

Matt Rednor

Matt started Decoded in 2014 with the goal of combining data and creativity to turn the traditional agency model upside down. He honed his strategy skills at creative juggernauts like BBDO and MRY, but saw there was an opportunity to create an integrated offering that led to fun­da­men­tal­ly better outcomes for brands. Inspired by the sports analytics revolution, Matt created Decoded to make a dent in the industry and change the way we think about advertising.

Chief Creative Officer

David Weinstock

It would seem that David had seen it all – the big agencies, smaller firms, in-house teams, and the wild-west of owning his own business – but what he was really searching for was a place that would inspire his natural curiosity and creativity. Behind him a storied list of clients: Dos Equis, Heineken, Ford, Charles Schwab, Coca-Cola, Volvo, Reckitt Benckiser and Diageo. And with those, recognition of every major industry award. Ahead of him, a new frontier of crafting creative work surrounded by like minded explorers, artists and scientists, all driven to change the game.

Managing Director

James Stephens

A fascination with human behavior and culture creation brought James to the world of advertising. He sought out oppor­tu­ni­ties to work with world’s most famous brands, athletes, musicians and platforms eventually leading global teams at creative agencies such as 72andSunny, R/GA, Anomaly, doing highly visible campaigns for adidas, Instagram, Beats by Dre, ESPN, Budweiser, Sprite, etc. Having seen data science transform the world of sports and music, James came to Decoded for the opportunity to help transform the creative process and to build multi-dimensional brands capable of better under­stand­ing the diverse experiences of their consumers.

Chief Strategy Officer

Valerie Nguyen

Val is all about stretching the bounds of strategy: from upstream brand positioning and innovation work to driving creative campaigns to teaching strategic design at Parsons The New School. At Decoded, Val leads all aspects of Creative Strategy across our clients. She has over 10 years of experience at top creative agencies like Anomaly, Mother and was a Founding Partner and Co-Head of Strategy at Wolf & Wilhelmine. She’s also focused on stretching into the future with her work with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and with Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group. Luckily for her stretch metaphor, she also really enjoys yoga.

Chief Operating Officer

Jordan Rednor

Jordan has made a career building, growing and managing businesses in the advertising industry. During the 80’s and 90s, he was a leading banker for advertising giants. In the late 90’s, he led the complete trans­for­ma­tion of a global agency. In the 2000’s? Jordan schooled and nurtured leading agencies in social media and shopper marketing. So, it only made sense that in the 2010’s and beyond Jordan continue to pioneer the trans­for­ma­tion of the industry at large with Decoded. 

Head of Brand

Lauren Sabedra

A love of french bulldogs and years of experience helping brands evolve, expand, and disrupt brought Lauren and Decoded together in 2016. Lauren’s instincts and approach to Brand Management were crafted from working with brands like Crayola, Chase, AB InBev, LVMH, Verizon, and Nestle Purina. She brings a thoughtful perspective on how to help clients chase their ambitions with data, creativity, and curiosity. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys reading every single word in any given catalog and dreaming up fake ads to run on 1010 WINS.

Head of Creative Operations

Arielle Mendelsohn

Arielle started Decoded’s Project Management department and internal Production Studio. Combining operational expertise with an innate ability to bring people together, she makes Decoded’s creative operations more effective and efficient. Prior to Decoded, she helped launch VICE Media’s music channel Noisey, led marketing at PAT McGRATH LABS, and managed the award-winning Visa portfolio of projects at MRY

Head of Analytics

Harry Johnson

Harry joined Decoded in May 2020 to oversee all data initiatives, including measurement, product development and reporting automation. Prior to Decoded, Harry led brand marketing measurement at Expedia Group, covering the Expedia, Travelocity and Orbitz brands. He also worked at SocialCode, leading paid media management for brands such as Williams-Sonoma, Nestlé and Best Buy.

Chief Financial Officer

Chris Mozolewski

As Decoded’s CFO, Chris is relied upon to ensure that the agency’s finances are secure, reported accurately and are in compliance with today’s increased level of statutory require­ments.

Prior to joining Decoded in 2017 Chris worked at various advertising and promotional marketing agencies (both big and small) including Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal & Partners, Warwick Baker O’Neill, MVBMS Euro RSCG (Havas NY), and McCann-Erickson.

Chris escapes NYC nightly to his Connecticut home where he lives with his wife Lauren, and their two daughters.

Head of Media Strategy

James Donner

James joined Decoded in 2017 to found the media strategy and buying practice. Prior to Decoded he led media buying and developed consumer insights technology at SocialCode. James’ career has been focused on driving bottom line outcomes through innovative marketing solutions. James’ teams bring a media approach rooted in economics, statistics, and marketing principles to deliver market-beating business growth.

Group Creative Director

Laura Holmes McCarthy

Laura joined Decoded in 2018, having most recently worked as an independent consultant, developing brand strategies and frameworks for everyone from Fortune 500 orga­ni­za­tions to small creative startups. Prior to that, she held roles as Brand Creative Director for Kickstarter and D’Addario, and as a copywriter for agencies including BBH NY, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Euro RSCG. Her diverse range of experience developing content, messaging, and performance and brand work for clients, agencies, and strategic con­sul­tan­cies alike provides her with a unique skill set that combines big-picture thinking with hands-on execution. She is passionate about pushing for work and agency cultures that are as ethical, equitable, and enjoyable as they are effective. She’s also a pretty good ceramicist, should you ever find yourself in need of a new mug.

Group Creative Director

Victor Sie

Victor’s background and early career were centered around various avenues of visual design, including brand, identity, information, and UI design work for brands like Volvo, IBM, and the American Red Cross. In crossing over into advertising he has maintained and built upon that design oriented outlook in the ideas, campaigns, and creative platforms he’s created for Jaguar, Visa, Dollar Shave Club, Booking​.com, HP, Reckitt Benckiser, and Penn State, among others. Having been with Decoded since day one(ish) his goals are relatively simple and haven’t changed a whole lot over that time – to create smart, impactful, beautiful, fun, bold, nuanced, modern, timeless, cerebral, dumb, evocative, unique, effective work alongside smart, good-hearted, talented people with diverse backgrounds and points of view.

Head of Production

Laura Shuey

As a native New Yorker, Laura has an adventurous spirit and brings a diversity of thinking and energy to everything she does. Just like the city, she always finds a way. Her love for production began back in college where as a Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Major with a Business Management minor, she found a group of like minded students who worked to revitalize a campus tv station. There she learned to shoot, edit and produce bi weekly shows. Having been bitten by the production bug, she returned to New York working at post houses, production companies and dub houses until she found her calling at a small ad agency, getting invaluable experience in agency production, business affairs, talent & trafficking. She has since worked with agencies large and small, producing and managing teams for both domestic and global integrated productions. She’s applied an open and creative problem solving approach to deliver great work for a wide range of clients. Laura loves puzzles, enjoys a challenge and uses her natural curiosity to discover and apply whatever’s next to bring even the most twistedly brilliant creative to life. Naturally, she’s found a home at Decoded, where every day is a fresh adventure.

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