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Heat NY. It’s all happening.

Published May 11, 2016

Heat NY. It’s all happening.


Heat is proud to announce the hire of General Manager and Chief Strategy Officer Tim Maleeny. Tim will be heading up the New York extension of Heat. 

Tim comes to us from Havas Worldwide, where he’s been Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Partner in New York. Prior to that Tim was Head of Strategic Planning for Ogilvy & Mather, and before that he ran strategy and new business for Hal Riney & Partners in San Francisco. 

Heat has searched far and wide for an accomplished leader to run the show in New York. He fits right in with the Heat sensibility and family and he understands our vision for the union of the opposite coasts. We know that Tim will keep the Heat culture intact and allow our NY office to simply be an extension of all of us here on the West Coast. Tim will help channel the secret sauce that has led our San Francisco location to twelve successful years in business. He will oversee the NYC office’s new business efforts in conjunction with the San Francisco-based Director of Marketing and Communications, Teri Miller. 

“A bunch of us have worked with Tim in the past. He gets the San Francisco culture, the Heat culture and the NY culture. He’s exactly what we need and because he’s spent  12 years of his career on this coast we feel he’s one of us. He’s been associated with great creative his whole career and that’s gonna continue. Big time” says Steve Stone, Heat’s executive creative director.

"Tim’s reputation in the industry is unmatched and we’re looking forward to his insights and direction. He understands how we operate as an agency and we’re really happy to have someone on the east coast who is as experienced and skilled as Tim,” said John Elder, Heat’s president.

We’ve been wanting to "make it there” for a while and, with the help of Deloitte, we’re finally able to see it through. Tim will help us identify additional NY versions of Heaters. And we’ll be needing a lot of them. Head over to the Contact page now to drop us a line and submit your resumé.

More on Tim. He’s known as a pioneer in transforming how traditional agencies approach strategy and campaign development, building agile teams of hybrid talent that can be reconfigured as client needs change. He’s a hybrid himself, having worked as a copywriter, producer, account director, and strategic planner since his career began over two decades ago. 

Tim is also the award-winning author of four bestselling novels, and his short fiction appears in several major anthologies.  His comedic thriller, JUMP, was called “a perfectly blended cocktail of escapism” by Publishers Weekly, and his novel, Stealing The Dragon, has been optioned for film. We’re really hoping to get a few discounts on one of these novels. But don’t tell him we said that.

Read more about these recent developments at Adweek.