Jean Freeman

Principal + CEO



As Principal + CEO of Zambezi, Jean is charting the future for one of the largest female-owned businesses in the advertising industry. Jean has successfully grown Zambezi from a startup to what it is today a thriving agency twice named Small Agency of the Year by AdAge and three times recognized as one of the Largest Women-Owned Businesses by the Los Angeles Business Journal. 

Jean has been recognized as a leading advocate for the advancement of women in the advertising industry. Jean was named to Adweekís Disruptors List, named  ì100 People Who Make Advertising Greatî by the 4As, received the 3 Cheers Award from The 3% Conference, and named a Working Mother of the Year by She Runs It. An industry thought leader, Jean is a frequent contributor to trade publications on issues ranging from women in the workplace to leadership to building a sustainable business.