Grant Deady

Managing Director Chicago & Chief Culture Officer

10440687_10201115062598898_2173241338518926383_nGrant has been with Zeno since the agency started and plays a unique role divided between clients and our culture. On the client side, he manages Zeno’s largest office in Chicago and serves as a strategic lead for several major clients. Grant is a news junkie and prides himself in driving the strategy and creative thinking that make great headlines for his clients.

On the culture front, he is the industry’s first-ever Chief Culture Officer, working across Zeno’s global network of offices to ensure Zeno remains a markedly different, challenging and fun place to work – he bleeds green!

  • News source I can’t live without:
    • CNN, Yahoo! News, TMZ, ESPN.
  • Late nights or early mornings:
    • I’m a Morning Man–with two little kids, that’s the only quiet time of the day.
  • My first client: Whirlpool Home Appliances.
  • Social network of choice:
    • Facebook.
  • Best advice I ever received:
    • “A good plan today is better than a great one tomorrow.”
  • Best advice I’ve ever given:
    • “Be the kind of leader that people want to work for.”
  • When not working, I:
    • Am playing with Will and Nora or rounding up my buddies for the next big game.
  • My most fearless moment:
    • Willingly sitting at Bears games when temperatures plunge to 30 below zero (and beyond).