Experience starts at the top.

There are leaders in every layer of our organization, but these are the ones lighting the way. With a broad range of strengths and interests, each executive brings a unique perspective to the challenges our clients face, examining every engagement from all angles. When experience is everything to your customers, you need a marketing agency driven by experience.

Our Executive Team

Jay Dettling

Andy Arnold

Laura Clapp

Rudy Gonzalez

Cindy McEntire

Ed McLaughlin

Kelly Jo Sands

Jay Dettling

Chief Executive Officer

Jay Dettling
In his role as CEO, Jay is responsible for growing Ansira’s business, building the company’s client roster, and adding new talent and capabilities to an existing team of marketing consultants and practitioners who are passionate about achieving exceptional client results. Jay most recently served as vice president of global partners at Adobe, where he was responsible for doubling the size of the partner ecosystem and integrating Marketo and Magento into Adobe’s partner program. Before joining Adobe, he was a managing director at Accenture Interactive and, before that, president of Acquity Group. While at Acquity Group, Jay expanded its service offerings and launched the company into new markets, ultimately leading to its sale to Accenture in 2013. He was also an integral part of the leadership team for Acquity Group’s initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Jay has a bachelor’s degree in economics and computer applications from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Northwestern University. An avid music fan, he lives in Chicago with his wife and four kids, who share his passion for exploring new travel destinations.

Our Board of Directors

Alan Herrick

Chris Egan

Sarah Kennedy Ellis

Jim Lyski

Jim Warner

Alan Herrick


Alan Herrick
Alan is the marketing services operating partner and adviser for Advent International. He sits on the board of luxury fashion retailer Neiman Marcus in addition to Ansira’s. Alan is an experienced chief executive with a strong track record of building global businesses. Previous he was the CEO and then chairman of Publicis.Sapient, the combined digital transformation division of Publicis Groupe that includes Sapient, Razorfish, and DigitasLBi. Before that, he served as president, CEO, and co-chairman of Sapient Corporation.

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