Chris Mendola

Managing Partner, 180 Amsterdam (the Netherlands)

Chris Mendola is the energetic managing director and founding partner of 180. Originally from New York, Chris cut his teeth at Chiat Day, NY under the exacting eye of Jay Chiat and Lee Clow. His success at Chiat Day on the Reebok account led him to Wieden + Kennedy, Portland in 1992 where he learned the art of account management through a creative lens. This led him eventually to Amsterdam where he headed up Nike at W+K Amsterdam. In 1998, he and his fellow partners set up 180 Amsterdam with adidas International as their founding client. The agency has enjoyed unprecedented growth and success which has led 180 to become one of the most awarded independent agencies in the world. Chris puts this success down to staying close to the work and close to the people that produce it; his motto is ÒKiller ideas always winÓ.

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