Rob Schwartz


TBWA New York Group


Rob Schwartz has been described as a "CEO's Creative Director." In other words, the rare creative person who is fascinated by all aspects of a business, and finds ways to create breakthrough platforms and campaigns that get results and build brands. A leading creative director for the majority of his career, he transitioned from CCO to CEO in 2015 to lead the New York office of TBWA\Chiat\Day. In the three years since, the agency has enjoyed unprecedented growth, with a host of clients added to the roster, including Hilton, Thomson Reuters, Travelers, TD Bank, BNY Mellon and TicTac.

Throughout his career, Rob has spearheaded work for blue-chip brands including Nissan, McDonald's, Pepsi, Thomson Reuters and Visa, to name but a few. Along the way he has won nearly every advertising award including Grand Effies, Cannes Lions, and One Show pencils. He has also been a Cannes Lions Jury President and jury member. He was also recognized as ThinkLA's "Leader of the Year” and as one of Adweek's "25 Voices to Follow in Social Media."

Rob is the host of the popular “Disruptor Series” podcast, which was launched in 2016 as a series of intimate conversations with interesting movers, shakers and makers who are disrupting business and culture, and now boasts 24 episodes and nearly 14,000 downloads. He also lends his voice to Forbes and Campaign, where he is a regular contributor.

Rob is a board member of the 4As, and a Friar at the New York Friars Club. He has been a guest lecturer at Stanford, Harvard, USC, UCLA, CCNY and Yale, and is a proud original "Manbassador" of the 3% Conference.