Paul Brourman

Paul Brourman has more than 20 years experience in advertising, most of which were spent as an SVP, Group Creative Director with DDB Chicago. During this time, he led the creative charge for some of the agency's largest brands including Anheuser-Busch, McDonald's, Unilever, Discover Card and JCPenney.

Paul earned numerous creative awards and accolades for revitalizing some of the most prominent brands in the industry; most notably, the 6-year reinvention and transformation of the JCPenney brand. Brandweek named JCPenney "2005 Marketer of the Year" and analysts dubbed it, "the biggest turnaround in retail history." In 2003, Paul was added to Crain's esteemed "40 under 40" list.

In 2006, Paul founded Sponge as a fresh take on the agency model and opened up shop in Chicago's market district. Now located in the River North area, Sponge is in its fourth year since officially launching in January of 2007.

Paul has a BA from Penn State University and attended Northwestern University's McCormick/Kellogg Masters in Product Development program. His passions include fly fishing in Montana (before Brad Pitt made it cool) and oil painting. Mostly, Paul enjoys family time with his wife and two young children.