Paul Brourman has nearly 25 years of advertising experience covering a broad range of categories. He launched Sponge as a bold move to provide answers in a market where many agencies raised questions. In putting forth an agency model as innovative and groundbreaking as Sponge, Paul’s vision is now realized and ever growing. In just five years, Sponge has sustained 85% growth year over year with a stable of national brands across multiple verticals. Paul’s experience with such brands as JCPenney, Discover Card, Sears, LensCrafters, AutoZone, Cracker Barrel, Anheuser-Busch, McDonald’s and more add to the company’s scope of reach and ability to deliver remarkable creative solutions for our partner clients. As an executive creative leader at DDB, the 6-year turnaround of the JCPenney brand was viewed as one of the most dramatic retail turnaround stories in recent history. Paul earned a BA/Graphic Design degree from Penn State University and attended Northwestern University's McCormick/Kellogg Masters in Product Development program. Paul earned Crain’s honor in 2003’s 40 under 40 and currently Paul serves on the Advisory Board for The Trust for Public Land, His passions include fly fishing in Montana and oil painting. Mostly, Paul enjoys family time in their Chicago home with his wife and two young children.