EVP, Chief Technology Officer

John Mayo-Smith

As Chief Technology Officer, John oversees two distinct areas: technical invention—the development of new products and services—and IT consulting—the specialization of brand marketing and IT collaboration. Together, these businesses comprise approximately 20 percent of global agency revenue and staff.

John joined R/GA in 1998 and is a senior member of the executive committee. Prior to R/GA, John co-created more than 40 award-winning software programs for Intel, Microsoft, and Simon & Schuster. He also held senior management positions at several software companies, including a Viacom affiliate he helped bring public in 1994.

John has been quoted by and published articles in the New York Times, MIT’sTechnology, the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, andInformationWeek. He has lectured at Columbia, New York University, The New School, and Parsons School of Design and published articles in marketing-related publications such as Advertising Age and Brandweek. John holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Franklin & Marshall College.