Brian Burlingame

CEO, Latin America

Brian Burlingame is CEO, Latin America, responsible for Burson’s business in the region.

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Brian Burlingame is Burson’s CEO, Latin America. Before Burson, he led Hill & Knowlton’s business in Latin America. His expertise in marketing communications strategy and building businesses internationally has been developed over a 25+ year career living and working throughout the dynamic and diverse region.

Brian joined Hill & Knowlton following its 2022 acquisition of JeffreyGroup, the leading independent agency with an exclusive focus on serving large multinationals and global brands across Latin America. He first joined JeffreyGroup in 2000, and as CEO since 2015, led the firm through a period of significant growth with revenues tripling under his leadership. Brian directed the firm’s expanded capabilities in data analytics and the development of its Social Impact and Purpose practice area, providing counsel on ESG issues as part of corporate sustainability, reputation, and brand purpose programs. During his tenure, the agency consistently garnered industry and client recognition for its strategic and creative programs and solidified its reputation as the leading independent agency in the Latin America region.

Before his tenure at JeffreyGroup, Brian held marketing and management positions at a U.S. environmental technology company, a leading insurance provider, and an Ecuadoran division of a U.S. mining company. Brian serves on the Board of the Missouri State University Foundation, holds an MBA and Master’s in international business from the University of Miami, and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.