John Sheehy

Operating Partner

Former CEO & Global Brand President, Starcom Worldwide / President of Global Clients , Publicis
Board Representation


John Sheehy is an Operating Partner at NewRoad Capital Partners. John has over 30 years of experience in brand creation, content and creative, marketing strategy and consumer engagement. John served as the Global Brand President of Starcom Worldwide and a member of the Publicis Media global leadership team, where he was responsible for global brand vision, client partnerships, product excellence, and culture, all driving the design of experiences people want and actions brands need. Prior to Publicis Media, he was President of Global Operations at Starcom Mediavest Group, where he oversaw top client accounts, including Samsung, McDonald’s, Visa, Kellogg’s, Coca-Cola, KraftHeinz, Best Buy, Lowe’s and Proctor & Gamble. John started his career at Leo Burnett Company, where he spent over 20 years and most recently served as an EVP.

John currently serves on the Board of Directors for DePaul University and Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. He previously served on both the U.S. and Global Executive Boards for Leo Burnett Company.

John holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame, an MSM from the Purdue Krannert School of Business and an MS from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.

I’ve always been inspired throughout my career by folks who do the right thing, especially when nobody is looking. It’s part of the DNA and makeup of NewRoad from top to bottom.

Starcom Worldwide
Operating Skills

  • Client Relationship Development
  • Global Marketing Strategy