Speaker Profile

Ralf Specht
Chief Operating Officer / Spark44

Ralf Specht is one of the founding partners of Spark44. Between 2011 and today, he has been instrumental in building a tailor-made worldwide demand creation marketing communications organization for Jaguar Land Rover. Mr. Specht believes in the fundamental power of brands and is determined to move all barriers out of the way to allow global brands to succeed. His 20-plus years in various roles within McCann Erickson enabled him to completely understand the organizational levers to establish a truly effective agency model in today´s multi-channel world. Radical transparency is one of the key enablers, hence the creation of the first client/agency joint-venture model. Ralf ensures that more than 1,000 associates are focused on one key objective: supporting the success of both the Jaguar and the Land Rover brands across all markets and all channels. During his time at McCann, he led both global brands as well as local offices at both the mothership McCann Erickson, as well as the experiential and digital communications firm Momentum. Ralf studied business administration in Zurich, Switzerland and spent the first years of his career with Bertelsmann Publishing Group at its Gruner & Jahr division’s Stern magazine.