Linda Cornelius - Chief Operating Officer

Linda joined Renegade in 2014 bringing extensive experience building blue-chip brands like UPS, Dove, and American Express during her many years in senior account management at Ogilvy & Mather, most recently as Managing Director. Linda’s work at Ogilvy has been recognized with five Effie Awards, three David Ogilvy Awards, a Cannes Silver Lion, and induction into the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers. Since her arrival at Renegade, Linda has made an impact on various Renegade clients including Time Warner Cable Business Class, RR Donnelley and Paula Deen Ventures.

In 1998, Linda began a 7–year hiatus from Ogilvy to work with strategic branding firm Siegel & Gale. At Siegel & Gale, she served as managing director of the firm’s flagship New York office, where she was responsible for practice areas including brand strategy consulting, creative, interactive, research, information design, and brand alignment. During this time, she also served as strategic lead on client engagements including Allstate, Johnson & Johnson, CNBC, Standard & Poor’s, the College Board, Medtronic, Bayer Corporation, Girl Scouts of the USA, and the US Air Force.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Linda also earned her MBA from the Wharton School. She has served as a board member for the Children for Children Foundation of New York, the NYAMA, and as board President of the Effies. She is a trustee of the Buffalo Seminary in Buffalo, New York and resides in Manhattan with her husband and Pinky, Renegade’s official mascot.

Linda’s superpower is the ability to recognize obscure celebrities who cross her path in or out of the city.