Chief Growth Officer, Americas
Hap Brakeley is responsible for leading Merkle’s business development efforts across all vertical markets and overseeing the delivery of services and solutions to new customers. As Chief Growth Officer for dentsu americas, Hap is responsible for leading the development and execution of DAN Americas sales channels and the development and delivery of a consistent and effective Americas growth platform and sales enablement capabilities.
A seasoned marketing executive with more than 30 years of industry experience, Hap has led business, technology, and market-driven organizational change projects for Fortune 1000 clients across a broad spectrum of industries.
Brakeley joined Merkle from Accenture where he spent more than 30 years in a variety of senior-level positions. Most recently, as the managing director of sales for North America, he was responsible for directing the North American sales team to bring innovative business solutions to Accenture’s clients and accelerating the growth of transformation sales throughout the firm. With his extensive outsourcing and new business start-up skills, Hap was responsible for developing Accenture’s capabilities, from setting strategic direction to delivering a full suite of services to a number of customers on a global scale.
Hap holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Dartmouth College. He currently directs several major scholarship funds for top female engineering students and sits on several boards.