“The Gut” - Founder and President of Situation
Before Damian became a world-famous, Mad Men-inspired marketeer, he was a kid with mediocre record spinning skills and a gift for creating diehard fans. In 2001, he founded Situation with the goal of helping brands build passionate communities through digital-first marketing strategies. Over the years he grew the agency from 1 to 100 and worked with some of the world’s leading brands including Stoli Vodka, The Metropolitan Opera, HBO, Major League Soccer, National Geographic, and The Ad Council.
While he is proud of his client list, he is most honored by Situation’s numerous workplace awards from Crain’s, Best Companies Group, Cynopsis, Digiday, and Fortune. Damian was also grateful to receive Cynopsis’s awards for Social Good Leader of the Year and HR Visionary of the Year.
In his spare time, Damian has many interesting and ambitious side hustles including organizing one of the longest-running TEDx events—TEDxBroadway and building a 501(c)(3), Situation Project, which was invited to participate in the White House’s inaugural SouthxSouthLawn in 2016. He also still spins records in his office from time to time.