Ted is a strategic marketing leader with more than 20 years of experience, growing companies, building brands and launching iconic campaigns. His work spans numerous verticals and includes a diverse mix of brand-side, agency and entrepreneurial marketing roles developing integrated marketing platforms, creative strategies and innovative solutions for top consumer brands and leading agencies.
Currently, Ted serves as Chief Marketing Officer of LMCA, a pioneer in strategic licensing and brand extensions, as well as CMO and EVP of ProdigyWorks, a creative ideation and innovation lab, bringing the intellectual and creative brain power of a prestigious, high-IQ brain trust of global thought-leaders across multiple verticals.
Prior to LMCA and ProdigyWorks, Ted Curtin served as Executive Vice President of Synergy Events,
where he helped shape the strategic direction for one of the most successful independent experiential marketing agencies in North America. As Executive VP, Ted also oversaw Synergy’s marketing activities and identified new opportunities for growth and partnership development.
Preceeding his role with Synergy, Ted was a founding partner and Chief Brand Strategist of i-Marketing Services – a consulting firm offering online and offline strategic marketing services as well as digital integration to a wide range of consumer focused and business-to-business companies.
His business experience spans successful corporate, entrepreneurial and consulting roles in industries ranging from lifestyle brands, consumer banking, mobile, entertainment, travel and tourism, publishing, online gaming, business services, medical, pet care, and advertising agencies.
In 2010, Ted sold a company that he took from a small start-up into a leading international adventure travel brand. His combined experience and marketing success has allowed him to work with top-level companies across a range of industries and bring a wealth of insight and experience to the clients he works with today.
Ted earned his MBA in Marketing Management from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business and brings over 20 years’ professional experience ranging from strategic planning, direct and media advertising, creative design, digital marketing, strategic brand management, mobile marketing strategies, e-commerce, new business development, cross-channel and partnership marketing, customer loyalty/retention, e-marketing strategies, as well as social media integration and engagement.
As an international speaker, Faculty Member of The Association of Strategic Marketing and noted thought leader on social and mobile marketing integration, Ted is a regular contributor on strategic marketing, brand management and digital media issues for a variety of online publications. He is known for solving problems through innovative solutions, developing and nurturing highly motivated teams, elevating brands, increasing profitability, maximizing ROI and identifying new opportunities to reach and connect with customers.
Ted also has a Bachelor’s degree in communications from William Paterson University where he concentrated in Radio, TV and Film and was the Operations Manager of the college radio station – WPSC-FM.
Ted is an Ironman finisher with a passion for adventure and a love for exploring food and cultures from around the world. He lives with his wife and two children in a lake community in northern New Jersey where they enjoy a variety of sports and outdoor activities together, as well as traveling and spending time with family and friends.