Our mantra? Be all in.

We like our leaders savvy, tenacious and hands-on. And they have committed more than 150 years to enable BDA's vision.

Jay Deutsch CEO, Co-founder

Jay Deutsch

CEO, Co-founder

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Jay Deutsch

Eric Bensussen CPD President, Co-founder

Eric Bensussen

CPD President, Co-founder

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Eric Bensussen

Barry Deutsch Chief Sales Officer

Barry Deutsch

Chief Sales Officer

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Barry Deutsch

Rob Martin Chief Operating Officer

Rob Martin

Chief Operating Officer

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Rob Martin

Steve Avanessian VP of Client Services

Steve Avanessian

VP of Client Services

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Steve Avanessian

Helen Rice VP of Human Resources

Helen Rice

VP of Human Resources

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Helen Rice

Jared Collinge Chief Financial Officer

Jared Collinge

Chief Financial Officer

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Jared Collinge

Steve Gomez Chief Information & Digital Officer

Steve Gomez

Chief Information & Digital Officer

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CIO & CDO
Advisory Council
John Meisenbach
John Meisenbach
President, MCM, A Meisenbach Company

John is an entrepreneur with a big heart. As a veteran of the financial services industry, John founded MCM, comprehensive employee benefits and insurance brokerage provider enabling many small and mid-size businesses to access benefits.

Lea Anne S. Ottinger
Lea Anne S. Ottinger
Managing Partner, LMR Advisors

Lea is a leader who starts with a bold vision and blazes the trail to get there. With decades of experience on public and private boards, and advising executive teams on strategy and M&A, Lea brings thoughtful and articulate perspectives to build the future of merchandising.

Paul Eibeler
Paul Eibeler
Chairman of Cokem International and Board of Trustees at Loyola University

Paul is a forager who led the interactive video games revolution and developed some of the most iconic titles ever know. No one knows the inception of a new franchise, licensing, and retail better than Paul. He held several positions at Take-Two Interactive, including the president, director, and CEO, before joining CoKEM as their chairman.

Advisory Council Emeritus
Robert F. Felton
Robert F. Felton
Director Emeritus, McKinsey and Company, Inc.

Bob is one of the most brilliant guys in the room. He served as Senior Partner of McKinsey and Company after managing the firm's Seattle, Seoul, Korea, and Los Angeles offices.

Jim Weber
Jim Weber
Chairman and CEO, Brooks Sports

As a one-time direct report to Warren Buffet, Jim successfully revitalized Brooks into one of the world’s premier running shoe brands. Before starting the ambitious journey of Brooks Sports as the running brand, Weber was the managing director of U.S. Bancorp's Piper Jaffray, a Seattle investment bank.

Tod Leiweke
Tod Leiweke
Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Kraken

Tod is one of the country’s most accomplished and highly regarded executives across all professional sports leagues. After building the Seattle Seahawk and Seattle Sounders into two of the most successful franchises within their respective leagues, Tod left Seattle to become the CEO of the Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment LP at Lightning Hockey LP. In 2018, Tod returned to Seattle to lead the effort to bring the NHL back to Seattle. The Seattle Kraken will take the ice in October 2021.

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