Partner, Applied Ballast LLC
Originally hailing from the UK, Darren Norkett is a seasoned business leader in the advertising industry with broad global finance and operations experience. He is a partner at Applied Ballast LLC, a consulting entity that offers the power and weight of C-level executives to organizations, providing a seasoned and powerful extra set of executive hands to any business voyage.
Prior to joining Applied Ballast LLC, Darren was Chief Financial Officer at Dentons, a global law firm driven to provide its clients with the competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. Before that, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Leo Burnett Group North America, where he was responsible for leading the organization’s operations function including business units such as Leo Burnett, Arc, Lápiz, Atelier, MRG, and Amazon.
Before joining the Leo Burnett Group, Darren served as North American Chief Financial Officer, Regional Finance Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, and LBW’s International Finance Director Asia, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe, starting as CFO for the UK operations.
Darren possesses tremendous commercial and client skills that he has applied in support of key multinational clients, business practice development, and acquisition strategies.