Melissa Berman
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Colin Berthoud
TIM, an Acuris Company

John L Bernbach

New York, NY, USA


The Bernbach Group

John L Bernbach


Mr. John Bernbach is CEO of The Bernbach Group, a business consulting firm. Prior to July 2015, John served as Vice Chairman of Engine, one of the largest privately-owned independent marketing services companies, which he joined in 2010. He was also a co-founder of NTM (Not Traditional Media) Inc., a marketing and media advisory firm created in 2003 to work with clients and media companies to develop strategies integrating nontraditional marketing solutions and new media models. From 1995 to 2000, John served as Director and then CEO and Chairman of North American Television, which produced and distributed news and English language foreign entertainment programming. In 1994, John Bernbach launched the publication of luxury goods magazines in China, Japan, France and Spain. Prior to 1994, John spent 22 years at the advertising firm Doyle Dane Bernbach, the last eight as President/COO of DDB Needham Worldwide. In 1986, he was one of five founders of Omnicom, which at that time was the largest marketing services and communications group in the world.

John Bernbach currently serves on the Boards of Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, Putnam investments, Power Pacific Corporation Limited, Casita Maria, Ai Media Group LLC, Distillier LLC and as an advisor to Mr. Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman & CEO of The Blackstone Group.

A graduate of Georgetown University where he received his degree in Political Science and Constitutional Law, John also attended NYU Graduate School.

During his career John spent 14 years living abroad, 7 years in London and 6 years in Paris with shorter stints in Brussels and Madrid. He is fluent in French language and culture.

John L Bernbach’s Newsfeed

18 Mar 2017
Bedford's John Bernbach Named Ai Media Group Chairman

Daily Voice Director John Bernbach of Bedford has been named Chairman of the Board at Ai Media Group, a full-service digital media, and technology company...As chairman, Bernbach will work on developing growth strategies and creating new service offerings for the media and technology business.

09 Sep 2015
A Thriller to Kick Off New York Fashion Week

Jacqueline Weld Drake hosted cocktails at her Park Avenue home to honor John Bernbach...on the occasion of their Casita Maria Gold Medal of Honor, which will be presented in mid-October.

John L Bernbach’s Background

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The Bernbach Group
Jul 2015 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Vice Chairman
Jan 2010 - Jun 2015
New York, NY, USA
Engine is a privately-owned independent marketing services company.
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Other Business Interests

Chairman of the Board
Mar 2017 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Ai Media Group specialize in defining, managing and executing online marketing strategies. They are marketing professionals, business consultants and technology experts dedicated to doing whatever it takes to help clients succeed.
Senior Advisor
New York, NY, USA
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms seeking to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in and the communities in which they work.
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John L Bernbach’s Education

BA Constitutional Law
1962 - 1966