A Balanced Perspective
Mark Amabile is the Founder & CEO of Washington Valley Advisors LLC. He has spent over twenty years of his career in the advertising, media and marketing agency industry in New York and Sydney, Australia working for global organizations such as Omnicom Media Group, OMD Worldwide and DDB, all part of Omnicom Group, Inc.
His consulting experience has exposed him to the startup world in exciting industries such as mobile payments, loyalty programs, biotech and medical devices. Having operated within both big corporate and small startup environments, Mark Amabile can understand the spectrum of issues facing large marketers and agencies as well as founders of new startups and early stage companies.
A Wealth of Advertising, Media & Marketing Agency Experience
As one of the original founding members of Omnicom Media Group, Mark was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a member of OMG’s Board of Directors. During his career, he was responsible for operations including finance, M&A, treasury, legal, information technology, business intelligence, procurement as well as human resources. While Mark was at OMG, the operations within the group saw unprecedented growth. These included the global media planning and buying operations of OMD and PHD Worldwide, and specialists in digital, search engine marketing and optimization, programmatic, corporate and programming barter, out of home media, remnant newspaper planning and buying, econometric modeling, direct, entertainment and content creation. During Mark's tenure, OMD grew to become the largest media agency brand in the world as reported by Ad Age.
At DDB, Mark Amabile was VP, Director of Worldwide Finance at the New York worldwide headquarters and Group Financial Director at DDB Australia based in Sydney where he oversaw operations in creative and media advertising, direct marketing, sales promotions, public relations, digital, and Australia’s largest customer contact/call center with international operations in New Zealand and Malaysia.
Mark began his career in the audit division of Arthur Andersen where he became a Certified Public Accountant. He received both is BBA and MBA from Pace University in New York City.