Chris Furse

As Chief Client Officer, Chris is responsible for looking after the agency's client partners and the business development of the New York office. Chris is a highly accomplished advertising executive who has spent the past two decades creating innovative marketing campaigns for some of the world's most iconic brands, including New Balance, Burger King, and Ford Motor Company. His unparalleled ability to understand client needs and deliver results has cemented his status as a true marketing leader.

Before joining VMLY&R, Chris worked for Burger King Corporation for ten years. During this time, he held various leadership positions in Marketing and Advertising on a global scale - driving successful sales growth and receiving recognition for award-winning advertising campaigns. Chris led multiple teams, including US Advertising, US Marketing, Global Advertising, and Global Marketing, where he formulated comprehensive brand and go-to-market strategies.

Chris's career highlights include his ongoing, award-winning work with New Balance, where he plays a critical role in guiding the brand forward for a new generation of consumers; and a multi-year run of industry-defining innovative advertising led to Burger King being named Advertiser of the Decade by Adweek.

Chris brings a unique perspective to marketing, advertising, and business challenges, having worked both on the agency and client side. This experience gives him a deep understanding of these industries, making him highly effective in developing strategies and ideas that drive brand and sales growth.

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  • Chris Furse
Chief Client Officer, New York