Chief Operating Officer, North America
- New York
Paul Wille is the Chief Operating Officer, North America at Wunderman Thompson. Paul oversees the creation and implementation of our business operations strategy across capabilities, practices and verticals to enable growth for our business and our clients. Paul has a keen focus on delivery excellence through the evolution and maturity of the PMO, bringing our best talent to bear for clients through our distributed model and ways of working, and drives adoption of borderless teams that leverage the interconnected network of our global talent. For the past three years, Paul has led the simplification of our operating structure and harmonization of practices and teams, all while reducing and evolving our systems footprint to run the business.
Prior to Wunderman Thompson, Paul was a founder and COO of Swift, a social-first creative agency in Portland, Oregon. Swift grew by 2x annually from inception to 2014 when it was acquired by WPP. Paul led the integration of Swift into WPP and Wunderman Thompson post acquisition.
Paul has been an agency veteran for over 20 years. When he’s not working on agency growth and efficiency, Paul is an avid skier, cyclist, wine enthusiast, musician, and lives in Portland Oregon with his wife and two daughters.