Neal is currently the Managing Director of W+K NY.  As the Managing Director, he shares oversight of the office with his two Executive Creative Director partners.  Previously, he was the Director of Strategic Planning for W+K NY where he applied his range of experiences to develop new business opportunities and engage clients within the agency – a lot of that time was spent in the ESPN world, talking sports. Throughout his career he has developed strategic business insights for clients such as Lee Jeans, Holiday Inn, and guided innovative film initiatives for BMW and Amazon. Before coming to Wieden+Kennedy, Neal was a kindergarten teacher (a job remarkably similar to his current position), a Java developer at Netscape, and it's also worth noting that he attended law school, for one day.