As president of Johannes Leonardo, Bryan Yasko is responsible for fostering overall growth, development and integration across the 200-person independent creative agency as it continues to deliver communications platforms that drive impact for some of the world’s most well-known companies.
Under his leadership, Johannes Leonardo was named #4 on Ad Age’s ‘Top Ten’ A-List in 2018 and again in 2020 as #3 for its consistent credibility in the industry for generating powerful brand ideas that transform organizations from the inside out. Last year, the agency was also named Adweek Magazine’s Breakthrough Agency of The Year as well as the most effective independent agency in North America by the Effie’s Index.
Bryan’s 20-year career encompasses a stellar record of delivering new business growth and inspiring award-winning, effective work for global brands. Before joining Johannes Leonardo in 2016, Bryan was the Global Business Director and a member of the executive management team at Droga5, where he led the agency’s largest accounts and new business wins including Google, Motorola and Chase.
Bryan’s powerful vision within the agency has extended to the industry at large as a sought-after thought leader. Previously, he has spoken on-stage at Ad Age’s Small Agency Conference and Mirren Live discussing topics surrounding building and scaling independent agencies, and how to make long-term bets on strategic talent. In 2017, Bryan was listed on the Adweek 50 as one of the media execs leading the charge toward transformation.
Bryan graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two sons.