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Tim Maleeny

Chief Strategy & Innovation OfficerHavas North America

New York, NY

Member Since February 2024


Tim Maleeny is the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer for Havas North America, an integrated marketing communications company. As a strategist, his campaigns have won at Cannes, WARC, Effies, and the Jay Chiat Awards. Prior to joining Havas, Tim held a variety of leadership roles, including Head of Strategy for Ogilvy, Executive Director of Brand & Marketing Strategy at R/GA, and Managing Partner at Deloitte. A true hybrid, Tim has also worked as a copywriter, producer, account lead, and new business director over the course of his career. And with a degree in computer science, he's a technophile at heart who's been heavily involved in expanding agencies' digital and CX capabilities. During Tim's tenure Havas has achieved remarkable new business growth, and the New York office has built an award-winning culture as one of the best places to work and most innovative companies, with employee retention at more than twice the industry average. Tim is known for pioneering a narrative approach to campaigns, which makes sense since he’s the bestselling author of six novels and multiple award-winning short stories. The comedic thriller JUMP was called “a perfectly blended cocktail of escapism” by Publishers Weekly, and his latest novel Hanging The Devil received a starred review from Library Journal for its “relentlessly fast-paced plot and delightful dry humor.” Always active as a mentor across the marketing community, Tim connects great people wherever he finds them. This will be his ninth year as a mentor for Women-in-Power, the cross-sector fellowship sponsored by 92Y, and last year he was named a Talent Champion by the ANA's educational foundation. Tim currently lives in Tribeca with his wife, two daughters, and far too many books.

Published content

Why customer experience is getting worse in the age of CX


The practice of customer experience was meant to be a continuous improvement of customer service. Through that lens, the application of technology becomes intuitive.

20 tips for business leaders trying to attract their target audience

expert panel

Industry experts share top tips to make your mark in business and continue to move ahead. When your brand is competing in a saturated market, it's important to figure out how to stand out from other businesses. But it's not about being the loudest voice online or placing out-of-home advertisements. Standing out is most effective when leaders do their research to understand who they are talking to and what will resonate with their audience. Below, 20 Fast Company Executive Board members each provide one successful tactic for reaching the right audience and staying visible in a crowded market without being spammy or offensively persistent.

Company details

Havas North America

Company bio

Founded in 1835 in Paris, Havas is one of the world's largest global communications networks, with more than 22,000 people in over 100 countries sharing one single mission: to make a meaningful difference to brands, businesses, and people. Havas has developed a fully integrated model through its 70+ Havas Villages, a unique operating model built for collaboration, with integrated teams working across every major product category to provide the full range of marketing services for our clients around the world.


Marketing & advertising

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10,001 plus