Jane Reiss is MerchantCantos' Managing Partner, North America. As a leading member of New York City’s advertising and marketing industry Jane has been driving transformation and change by solving business challenges with innovative creative solutions for local, national and global organizations.
Most recently, Jane spent six years at Grey - one of the world’s largest global advertising networks. She joined Grey in 2013 as the Chief Marketing Officer and served as an integral part of Grey’s executive management team as Grey achieved the greatest accolades in its 102-year history two years running: Ad Agency of the Year and Adweek’s Global Agency of the Year.
Prior to joining Grey, Jane served as Mayor Bloomberg’s Chief Marketing Officer for the City of New York, a position she held from 2006 until joining Grey in 2013. In that role she headed up Marketing and Partnerships at NYC & Company, the official Marketing, Tourism and Partnership organization for NYC. Jane managed all aspects of NYC & Company’s local and global tourism outreach; high profile retail, dining and entertainment marketing initiatives, diversity, volunteerism and cause marketing. She also led the business development teams for corporate partnerships including blue-chip clients such as American Express, American Airlines, Google, JetBlue, Travelocity and Coca-Cola.
In addition to her professional achievements, Jane has recently been appointed to the Board of Lordstown Motors Corp. and has been a leader in several non-profit causes: NYC Youth and Community Development Board, Speak Up (advocating for young women finding their voices in corporate environments) and SAGE (a non-profit organization dedicated to LGBTQ elders). Jane has lectured on the power of creativity for business at Columbia University, SUNY FIT and Parsons School of Design.