John leads the west coast division of global creative agency DDB Worldwide. Over the course of his career, McCarthy has led some of the world’s most iconic brands through moments of critical transformation. From global repositioning to digital innovation, he has spearheaded efforts for Google, Coca-Cola, Nike, PlayStation, Goldman Sachs, GE, Chanel, State Farm, Home Depot, and the United Nations. Prior to DDB, John was Senior VP of Strategy for YML, one of the world’s leading experience design and innovation agencies. Before YML, McCarthy was General Manager for Johannes Leonardo. While there, he led the team to deliver game-changing solutions across a wide range of experiences and touchpoints, including the inaugural Cannes Lions Grand Prix for mobile with their work for Google. Previously, McCarthy also led strategic initiatives at JWT, as well as corporate social responsibility efforts for Qualcomm.