Kara O'Neill

President NY, Managing Director East

With 20 years in marketing experience, Kara O'Neill is President of Deep Focus NY. Prior to Deep Focus NY, Kara was SVP, Group Account Director at Y&R where she led the food practice and led transformation across the business within 90 days of arrival. She also sat on the leadership team of Y&R NY and was selected as one of a dozen senior leaders across the global network for WPP XFactor Leadership Training. Kara was born and raised in Queens, NY and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.


“What fascinates me most about culture is how many different cultures can be incorporated into an individual’s culture –heritage, neighborhood, schools, past times, company, industry, even life stage – people can move through multiple cultures in a day and the sum completes their personal cultures.”