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Damian Bazadona
President & Founder

NEW YORK, USA // From the Super Bowl to Broadway’s biggest brands, Damian has worked on NYC’s most epic events. In 2001, he created an experiential workplace that has since won five best places to work awards, and Cynopsis honored him with the Social Good Leader of the Year and HR Visionary of the Year awards. His digital-first marketing agency, Situation, is best known for connecting people with amazing brand experiences. Some of those experiences have been for clients such as Stoli, HBO, MLS, National Geographic, the Ad Council, The Metropolitan Opera, and Wicked.

Outside of Situation, Damian acts as a speaker at a variety of universities including NYU, Columbia, Yale, and SUNY Albany. He’s also a thought leader – contributing to Ad Age, AdWeek, and The Huffington Post throughout his career. Damian’s proudest recent accomplishment was participating in the White House’s inaugural SouthxSouthLawn in 2016.

For the past seven years, Damian has organized one of the longest running TEDx events—TEDxBroadway. He also passionately invests in arts education and community involvement—he founded the 501(c)(3) corporation Situation Project, the Situation Cares/Ian Bennett Memorial scholarship, and the Situation Interactive Prize for Experience Research at SUNY Albany. Damian believes that the power of the human spirit is remarkable and he brings that conviction into his company as well as his clients.