Chief Executive Officer
Courtney is our collective voice. He embraces the fluidity of this industry and knows that in order for change and growth to be healthy, relationships must be solid and the path to making the right thing must be open.
Courtney is the steward of Eleven’s relationships, both external and internal—with clients, with the press, and especially within the agency. He is our collective voice. In many ways, he’s also our “designated driver”: He keeps track of where we are, where we’re headed, and how to get there safely (he also makes sure the right people are making the journey).
A diehard San Franciscan, Courtney has oscillated between the city’s smaller and larger agencies, tackling the associated challenges that go with leading each—and cultivating a skill set that uniquely positions him to lead the Eleven family. He embraces the fluidity of this industry and knows that in order for change and growth to be healthy, relationships must be solid and the path to making the right thing must be open.
Courtney seems to naturally seek balance. In advertising, there’s a balance between creativity and business that is, interestingly, very similar to his upbringing: His father was an art director and his mother was a scientist. And while Courtney considers himself more scientifically minded, his love of the arts—the beauty that is drawn from chaos—is what drives him. For Courtney, when the leadership comes from a creative place, outcomes are richer.