Chief Product Officer, dentsu Americas & Global Media
Doug Ray holds dual roles within dentsu as both Chief Product Officer, Americas and Chief Product Officer, Global Media. In his global role, Doug is accountable for integrated media products with an increased focused on global commercialization. In his Americas role, Doug works across the dentsu Americas’ creative, media and CXM divisions to incubate and innovate new product and service solutions.
Prior to that, he was named CEO of dentsu Media and dentsu’s first President of Product and Innovation. In that role, he led the development and implementation of dentsu's product suite, including the integration of Merkle's M1 platform, which now underpins dentsu's entire media organization.
Previously, Doug was CEO of Carat U.S. He led Carat’s transformational growth as the agency more than doubled its revenue by partnering with some of the world’s most iconic brands. Doug served as Carat's first Global President from 2012 to 2015, during which time Carat was named Campaign’s Global Network of the Year, Adweek’s Agency of the Year, MediaPost Agency of the Year and Advertising Age’s Agency A-List and was consistently ranked #1 within RECMA’s Qualitative Agency Assessment.
Doug has been honored as “Media Executive of the Year” by Adweek, “Media Maven” by Advertising Age, an “Internationalist Agency Innovator” and a “Legend & Leader.”