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Ciro Sarmiento

Chief Creative Officer

Dieste Inc.

DALLAS & NEW YORK, USA // With almost 20 years of experience in the U.S. as well as international experience in Latin America, Ciro Sarmiento is one of the most talented and respected executive creative directors.

His work has been recognized in Clio, Cannes, D&AD, Effie, One Show and Latin American award shows through the years.

He has also served as jury in festivals around the world. Ciro began his career at Ogilvy & Mather Colombia.

In 2005, he was promoted Creative Director managing a fully staffed creative team and acquiring high profile brands like GlaxoSmithKline, Gillette, Motorola, Kimberly-Clark, Castrol (BP) and Carulla Supermarkets.

Appointed in 2006 as Creative Director for the GlaxoSmithKline Hub, he overviewed operations for Central America (Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama) and the Caribbean (Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago).

In 2008 he was considered one of the 2 best Creative Directors in the country according to P&M, the top 1 ad magazine in Colombia.

Ciro moved to the U.S. in 2008 and worked in LatinWorks as Creative Director. During this time, his expertise in the development of truly innovative work helped LatinWorks become No.9 in the Ad Age nation wide Agency A-List 2011.