Chuck Searle

Chief Client Officer

As VMLY&R's global chief client officer, Chuck is responsible for driving engagement, collaboration and innovation across the agency's client partner organization. Overseeing VMLY&R’s client engagement and solutions delivery practices, Chuck is an energetic and dedicated marketer with a proven ability to integrate strategic leadership and a solutions-oriented technique across the agency’s client relationships. His dedication to operational excellence, client satisfaction, team growth, and world-class work sets the tone for more than 250 client engagement and solutions delivery professionals across the VMLY&R network. 

Prior to the establishment of VMLY&R, Chuck joined VML in 2000. Since then, he has driven key portfolio initiatives for many of the agency's leading client partners, including Gatorade, PepsiCo, Wendy's, DICK’S Sporting Goods and Mastercard. He has led both online and offline engagements for brands emphasizing cross-channel strategies across the entire connected consumer experience. Today, Chuck serves on VMLY&R’s executive and global leadership teams, helping to elevate the network’s culture by emphasizing inclusion and diversity across the entire organization.

Chuck graduated from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, with a degree in marketing and a minor in communications. He received his MBA from the Rockhurst University Helzberg School of Management with a focus in international marketing and management. Chuck is an active member of the Helzberg School of Management advisory board and serves on the 4A’s regional council. He has also served on several charitable and community boards throughout his career.