Marshall Ross

Marshall is bald and allergic to everything that tastes good.

That ought to say it all. But for the record, he joined C-K in 1995 and was part of the agency team that steered C-K to being the second-largest independent agency in the country, garnering everything from multiple Effies to the Cannes Lion.

At the age of 27, in his life before C-K, Marshall had the thoroughly naive idea of starting a creative boutique in a large agency town. To most everyone’s surprise, Mitchiner, Ross & Kahn managed a successful six-year run in Chicago before being acquired in 1992 by Campbell Mithun Esty, where Marshall assumed the post of executive creative director.

His account experience includes all of C-K’s accounts and McDonald’s, 7UP, Coors Beer, Pepsi, Payless Shoes, Citibank and several award-winning campaigns for The Partnership for a Drug-Free America.

He’s also the author of the three-book science fiction series, Lost Arrow, and his latest novel, When the Dust Fell, comes out next summer. Other interests include the obsessive-compulsive re-arrangement of furniture, worrying and germ avoidance.