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Michael Wente

VP, Head of Creative Marketing & Brand Design


Mike Wente is the VP, Head of Creative Marketing and Brand Design, bringing Verizon’s brand to life across Marketing, Retail, Digital, Social, Events and Creative Innovation. Since joining in 2020, he’s led Verizon through its most creatively awarded period ever, including Golds at every major awards show and the brand’s first-ever Golds at D&AD and Cannes.

Mike is a contemporary creative leader who tells stories that live beyond campaigns. In 2023, Verizon’s myPlan, an industry-revolutionizing, customer-first service, forever changed the way people access and control phone plans. Also this year, Verizon collaborated with The Met and Roblox to create Replica, an interactive, mixed-reality exhibit that transported real art history to the metaverse.

Previously, Mike served as CCO of Dentsu, San Francisco and was Co-CCO, North America, for VML. Outside of the office, Mike loves spending time with his daughters.

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