John O'Meara

John O'Meara


Program Director • Full-Time Faculty • Instructor

(415) 422-4518 Malloy Hall, Room 215


John O’Meara is a recognized industry expert in marketing, having earned numerous national and international awards in advertising, branding, and design. Throughout his career he has helped build many of the world’s best-known brands for companies such as Nestle, Hilton, Honda, Chevron, MGM, Adobe, and PepsiCo.

John worked as a senior executive for Y&R Advertising, Landor Associates, and Anthem Worldwide for 30 years prior to becoming a full-time professor at USF’s School of Management where he teaches the next generation of marketing leaders.

When not in the classroom, John spends his time consulting to mid-sized corporations and non-profit organizations as Managing Partner for New Growth Consulting, LLC.

Director, Master of Science in Marketing Intelligence, School of Management
Steering Committee, Office of Marketing Communications, USF
Director, Strategic Initiatives, School of Management
M.B.A., emphasis on Marketing and Finance, Anderson School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
B.S., Magna Cum Laude, University of San Francisco, CA
Founder and Principal, New Growth Consulting, L.L.C., San Rafael, CA, 2010 – present
Managing Director, Anthem Worldwide, San Francisco, CA, 2007 – 2010
Executive Director and Global Client Leader, Landor Associates / WPP, San Francisco, CA, 2001 – 2007
Awards & Distinctions

Teaching Excellence Award, USF, 2012 & 2014

Pentaward, 2007

American Graphic Design Award, 2007

Annual Creativity Award, 2007

AIGA Award, 2007

Effie Gold Award, 1993, 1996

London International Advertising Award, 1st place, 1995