Dan Saltzman

Vice President of Design

As Vice President of Design, Dan leads Ogilvy’s digital transformation efforts and co-manages its design and research teams. He understands the challenges that our clients are facing while also possessing the experience and drive to accompany them down the path of digital transformation. Dan enjoys collaborating with our clients to incorporate the Ogilvy mindset of leading with a measurable, human-centered design approach into how they traditionally work.

Dan is our resident senior financial services expert in Denver. With more than 15 years of industry experience, he has solved complex problems by partnering with clients such as TIAA, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Merrill Lynch. Before working at Ogilvy, Dan was User Experience Manager at Roundarch and Director of User Experience at Dan’s expertise and passion lie in helping individuals at all organizational levels adopt a design mentality that allows them to take ownership of the products that we build together.

Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in individualized study for studio art, postmodern communications, and computer science from New York University. He also holds a certificate in traditional French cooking techniques from the International Culinary Center in New York City. An active thought leader, Dan is a dedicated mentor to the students at General Assembly Denver, where he is a career coach and provides portfolio reviews. In his free time, Dan loves to attend live concerts, cook, and snowboard in the Rocky Mountains.

Solving complex problems—talking to and working with clients—is my favorite part of the role. I want to understand the challenges they are facing and determine how our mindset can help their solution while providing a completely different way of thinking.

— Dan Saltzman

Meet our other leaders

Vice President of Design

Amanda Gagliardi

As Vice President of Design, Amanda leads Ogilvy’s New York City office and provides design oversight to clients. She specializes in solving problems at the intersection between customer experience and process improvement for digital and physical customer touchpoints. She’s particularly passionate about making better experiences for Ogilvy’s clients. She loves working with teams to work through the best way to deliver to their particular client.

Vice President of Experience Design

Kristen Cromer

As Vice President of Experience Design and head of our health and wellness practice, Kristen is responsible for the healthy growth of our business and our teams. She sets the strategic direction of our efforts in the health and wellness sector, bringing industry expertise to our clients to make a positive impact on the lives of patients, to support providers in caring for patients, and to simplify interactions with payers.

Senior Director of Data Strategy

Kristin Youngling

Kristin leads Ogilvy’s data strategy team, a group dedicated to leveraging data throughout the design process to inform decision making and ensure that our solutions deliver measurable business outcomes for clients. She believes that data is critical to the design process and is passionate about bringing the two together to deliver more effective and measurable outcomes. Under Kristin’s leadership, the team empowers clients to use data as a tool for informing, transforming, and modernizing their business strategies.

EVP, Digital Transformation and Partnerships

Mike McFadden

As the Executive Vice President of Digital Transformation and Partnerships, Mike focuses on growth and driving the client experience. He believes in the power of collaboration and is inspired by watching global teams come together to solve complex problems. He is passionate about the human-centered approach that Ogilvy uses with its clients and energized by seeing this philosophy weaved throughout our organization and culture.

Vice President of Finance

Vinny DiPietro

As Vice President of Finance, Vinny oversees Ogilvy’s fiscal operations and leads its finance department. He is passionate about working with Ogilvy’s clients and executive team to drive growth and high-quality work. Vinny is a dedicated leader who has been in the WPP network for 13 years of his professional career. Since joining Ogilvy, he has contributed greatly to the company’s development by building out the finance team and creating new operational processes.