Ingrid Otero-Smart is the President/CEO of Casanova Pendrill. Ingrid started her career at McCann Erickson in her native Puerto Rico. She joined CP after three years as President of Anita Santiago Advertising.
Previously she was with Mendoza Dillon & Asociados, rising to President and COO. Client experience includes automotive, packaged goods, travel, pharmaceuticals, financial services, retail and technology categories, having worked with companies such as Ford Motor Co, Cingular, Sears, Kraft Foods, IKEA, Wells Fargo Bank, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and McNeil Consumer Products, among others.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA) and a past President of that organization. She has twice been named one of Hispanic Business Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics.
Executive Vice President/Chief Creative Officer
With 17 years of experience Elias Weinstock, Executive Vice President/Chief Creative Officer, is one of the most respected creative talents in the business combining a fresh, innovate perspective with a sharp strategic direction.
Born and raised in Mexico City, he left for Syracuse, New York, where he got a Masters Degree in advertising from Syracuse University. His first advertising job in the US was as a copywriter at Font & Vaamonde/Grey. In 1988 he joined Conill/Saatchi & Saatchi in New York and transferred 4 years later to Los Angeles to work on the Toyota Account.
In 1994 he joined Del Rivero Messianu in Miami as Creative Director on accounts such as McDonald’s, Continental Airlines, MCI and Volkswagen. In 1997 he rejoined Conill/Saatchi and Saatchi where he was named Executive Creative Director supervising both the New York and Los Angeles offices.
Throughout his career, Elias has won numerous awards, including Clios, New York Festival gold medals, Addys, Beldings and Se Habla Español Awards.