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John Berg is the co-CEO and president of Swirl, where he leads the agency with co-CEO and chief creative officer Tom Sebastian. John came to Swirl in 2011 to be a partner in a privately held agency to give greater priority to clients and employees. John is the identifier of Swirl's core philosophy: actions speak louder than words–a philosophy directly tied to the agency's approach to brand building: brands need to do first, then say.
John believes that an agency can, and should, comprise people who are both extremely talented and genuinely nice. During John's time with Swirl, the agency has gone through a period of explosive growth and prosperity. In 2014, Swirl was named one of the "100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area" by the San Francisco Business Times. Swirl was also ranked in "The 2014 Inc. 5000: The Fastest-Growing Private U.S. Companies."
Prior to joining Swirl, John was CEO/president of leading agencies including DDB NY, EURO RSCG (Havas Worldwide) New York, TAXI New York and, most recently, Y&R California. Helping clients achieve business goals, expansion of agency capabilities, financial growth and high levels of employee satisfaction characterize his time leading those agencies.