DJ O’Neill, CEO & Creative Director, Hub Strategy and Communication
D.J. founded Hub Strategy & Communication in the summer of 2002 with the aim of helping clients achieve a much-talked-about, but hard-to-reach goal – true integrated marketing. At Hub, D.J. oversees the brand and creative development efforts for all clients as well as directing much of the television work. Clients served include Google, Nike, the Oakland A’s, Levi’s, Microsoft, Sony Playstation, Slingbox, MacGregor Golf, Tesla Motors, Sega of America, Konami, and Lombardi Sports. Since 2002, Hub has won hundreds of creative awards across the full range of marketing channels including website design, television, rich media, radio, package design, outdoor and web viral.
D.J. was an adjunct professor of integrated marketing and advertising at both graduate and undergraduate levels at the University of San Francisco for 3 years. He has been published in Advertising Age, has served on the Board of Directors of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO) and has directed more than 50 television spots, animated videos and short documentaries.
Previously, D.J. co-founded Seidel O’Neil & Partners Advertising in 1995, where he worked for seven years as Co-President. There, he developed and managed work for clients including 24 Hour Fitness, Mindspring, Earthlink, Listen.com, Storehouse Furniture, and Lombardi Sports.
D.J. has a B.A. in Communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is married and the father of two young girls. His interests include surfing, fly-fishing, sailing, scuba diving, out-of-the-way travel, and painting.