​​A few of the more exciting places where I have launched, expanded, and led advertising agency offices:

  • New York, Auckland, Sydney, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur

And the agencies I've been fortunate to work with:

  • Ogilvy, FCB, Rapp and Digitas.

Creating campaigns, conducting lectures or sponsored by: 

  • American Express, Bank of America, British Airways, BMW, Chase, Citi, GM, GSK, HP, Hyatt, IBM, The IRS, Kiehl's since 1851, Lowa Boots, Merck, Nestle, Revlon, Rolex, The North Face, Sony, Unilever and the U.S. Dept of the Treasury.

With agency roles including:

Executive Creative Director, Managing Director and Strategy Director - in offices from 45 - 220 people.

Expedition Leader, Motivational speaker and trainer, Author

Expedition Leader on the Seven Continents, leading groups from Everest to Vinson Massif, the highest peak in Antarctica.

Motivational lecturer and training leader with focus on team building, leadership, strategy, creative, and the ability to create and execute on great work in any industry.  

Author of four books, Seven Summits Solo (Clarkson Potter/Random House), To Everest via Antarctica (Penguin) and Antonovs over the Arctic, flying to the North Pole in a Russian biplane (David Bateman).

My most recent book, Nine Lives - Expeditions to Everest is available in fine book stores and direct from Vertebrate Publishing, UK and in French, Neuf vies - Expeditions A l'Everest, at Editions Paulsen, Chamonix and Paris. 


Nine Lives - Expeditions to Everest - the 1 minute book trailer, with comments from Reinhold Messner to Chris Bonington to Stephen Venables.

Rolex TV commercial - shot on location following the first ascent of the Rolex Ridge, Mt Vinson, Antarctica.