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O'Keefe Reinhard & Paul

208 S Jefferson St, Suite 101
Chicago, IL 60661
312-226-6144

Who We Are

Tom O'Keefe
FOUNDER / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Matt Reinhard
FOUNDER / CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER
Nick Paul
FOUNDER / PRESIDENT
Sue Gillan
Creative Director
Natasha Kesaji
Director of Account Services
Scott Mitchell
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Nate Swift
DIRECTOR OF BRAND STRATEGY
Addie Palin
Account Director
Christina Chonody
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Tom O'Keefe
FOUNDER / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Tom’s experience working directly with clients combined with his reputation as a driven creative leader is one reason why O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul enjoys the label,  “grown-up start-up.”   Tom has worked on iconic campaigns for great brands, including Taco Bell, Amazon.com, MillerCoors and Electronic Arts.  Prior to forming OKRP in 2013, he served as North American Creative Director for DraftFCB.  “Practice the High Art of Selling” is the OKRP principle that has defined Tom’s career, with equal emphasis on both “Art” and “Sell”.

Matt Reinhard
FOUNDER / CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

Matt’s soulful approach to the work and work environment sets the culture at O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul.  A Creative Director with a designer’s eye, career highlights include campaigns for Amazon.com, Taco Bell, Fox Sports, Electronic Arts and Kikkoman.  Before co-founding OKRP, Matt served as internal Creative Director at Amazon.com.  Matt’s work has been recognized by Clio, Cannes Lion, The Effie’s, TechCrunch and the Sundance Film Festival.  A mentor to the talent at OKRP, his creative philosophy is best summed up by the agency’s guiding principle: Have Soul.

Nick Paul
FOUNDER / PRESIDENT

Resourceful and results-oriented, Nick drives the strategic direction for our clients’ businesses.  With major experience in three areas of marketing – client, agency and media provider – Nick understands multiple perspectives as few can.  Prior to co-founding O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul, Nick served as Chief Global Growth Officer for DraftFCB. A firm believer in staying connected to the community, he currently serves on several boards.  “Put the ‘Agent’ in Advertising Agency” is the OKRP principle that Nick embodies every day.

Sue Gillan
Creative Director

In her previous life as a writer, performer and director with Chicago’s Second City comedy theater, Sue learned the art of improvisation  – a skill she’s now mastered in her role as O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul’s Creative Director. At OKRP, Sue’s built an A Team of “improviser” creative talent, who combine strategy with a sense of humor, to deliver everything from traditional advertising to experiential live content for clients including Facebook, Big Lots, Pizza Hut’s WingStreet and Orbitz.

Natasha Kesaji
Director of Account Services

Natasha’s right at home in the fast-paced, nimble environment of O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul.  Before joining OKRP, she was at Jacobs Agency in Chicago, where she led integrated campaigns for clients such as Comcast, Microsoft, ULTA, and Whole Foods Market. Today, as Director of Account Services, she focuses on strategic account planning, and is instrumental in campaign implementation and performance. For Natasha, the differentiating work of OKRP is the direct result of a strong collaborative effort between clients and its agency team.

Scott Mitchell
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Long-time collaborator, sounding board and producer “extraordinaire” for Tom and Matt, Scott brings twenty-five years of experience to the table.  Highly regarded within the production communities of advertising and entertainment, Scott’s brought top directors, editors, music houses and celebrity talent to clients such as Taco Bell, Gatorade, Coors Light and Electronic Arts.  Scott prides himself on taking work from an idea to a reality, plus-ing it every step of the way.

Nate Swift
DIRECTOR OF BRAND STRATEGY

With a perspective that’s pure “millennial,” Nate effortlessly combines analytics, instinct and insight.  Before joining O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul, he was at David&Goliath in Los Angeles, helping build business for Carl’s Jr., NFL Media and MGM Resort Properties. At OKRP, Nate leads strategy as a proponent of the agency’s philosophy that a willingness to be disposable with ideas is key to strategic success.  Recently relocating to Chicago, he also believes that cold weather builds character.

Addie Palin
Account Director

When Addie’s told us her specialty was “plucky situations that rely on elastic thinking and common sense,” we knew she’d fit right in at O’Keefe Reinhard  & Paul.  Addie brings her experience and passion for strategic account planning and process improvement to her dual client service and business development roles at OKRP.  With a proven track record of solving integrated brand challenges across a spectrum of food, healthcare and technology clients, Addie knows how to introduce new ideas to drive fast results.

Christina Chonody
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

As the Senior Account Executive, Christina is skilled in developing creative solutions that exceed client expectations. She ensures the on-time execution of agency work – from the moment the project is created through the delivery of final materials. Christina is a Restaurant and Hospitality Marketing expert; having held previous roles with McDonald’s, CRAVE Restaurants and Quantified Marketing Group, the nation’s largest Restaurant marketing and public relations firm. Born and raised in Winter Park, Florida Christina is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and is passionate about the advertising industry, creative design, brand development, trend analysis and all things food-related.

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