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Damien Cortese
VP, Client Strategy

LOS ANGELES, USA // Damien is the Vice President of Client Strategy at RQ, an independent brand marketing agency driven by Relationship Intelligence. At RQ Damien helps his brand partners move at the speed of culture, utilizing content and experiences to connect directly with their targeted cohorts.

Damien has a history of creating impactful programs for Fortune 500 companies across content, digital, and brand experiences, and previously led the development of an internal consultancy and creative agency within T Brand Studio at The New York Times. An empathetic and motivating leader, Damien got his marketing experience coming up through WPP in NY where he worked on award winning content and brand campaigns for General Electric, Marriott, UnitedHealth Group, and American Express.

In his past lives, Damien was a practicing litigation attorney in New York, and before that a corps member for Teach for America, teaching underserved children in Brownsville, Brooklyn. As a kid he fell in love with the beach in Montauk, NY where his family is from, and now lives 3,000 miles away in Los Angeles. Damien is a proud Girl Dad.