An award-winning marketing executive with experience having lived in five U.S. cities, Mike Valdes-Fauli is President and CEO of Pinta. He runs one of the fastest-growing multicultural agencies in the country, with clients such as American Express, Carnival Cruise Line, Dr. Seuss, Heineken, L’ATTITUDE, Microsoft, NFL, Realogy, Telemundo and T-Mobile, among others.
Previously, Mike was President of JeffreyGroup, a communications firm with 220 employees across Latin America; an Account Director at Conexion, helping to open the agency’s Miami office and run the GE and Ford Motor Company accounts; digital marketer for the Latino division of Universal Pictures in Los Angeles; and political campaign executive with Fleishman-Hillard in Washington D.C.
He sits on the Board of Directors of United Way of Miami-Dade and First Horizon Bank (Miami). Previously he sat on the Charter Review Committee for Miami-Dade County, the Boards of St. Jude’s, Miami Marine Stadium, the Wolfsonian-FIU, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Livability Task Force, and CEAL, a Latin American leadership council. He is the recipient of the “Pioneer of the Year” award from HPRA, a two-time Co-Chairman of Hispanicize, a past judge at the CLIO Awards and was recognized by four organizations as a “40 Under 40” recipient.
He is also an accomplished writer who has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Ad Age, AdWeek, PR Week, The Miami Herald, Miami Today, Minorities in Business, Hispanic Target and the New Times.
A graduate of Tulane University, Mike lives in Miami with three sons.