Eli Grant

Eli Grant

Vice President/General Manager | Puzzle Piece Putter Together
How I drive performance: I ask questions. I make your challenges my challenges. I don't stop until I've made a difference. I keep calm in the storm.

Eli’s time as college quarterback was just the beginning of his journey towards his role as Vice President/General Manager of our Chicago office. Along the way he helped transform a small, regional IT company into a 1200-person global digital agency, building significant, multi-year engagements with top-tier clients like Lenovo, Kraft and Pirelli Tires. Eli joins our “Geeks With Personality” after spending more than a decade in digital marketing building his expertise in strategy, omni-channel commerce, technology, media and CRM. He’s especially interested in nurturing close relationships with clients – getting to know the ins and outs of their businesses so he can serve as problem-solver in their quest to drive performance – and his passion for nurturing growth and collaboration at all levels make him an invaluable member of DAC’s leadership team.
It may be all business all day at the office, but in his free time Eli enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer and their son Leo. He’ll always make time to take in a Cubs game, but as a native New Yorker, he’s loyal to the Yankees… Nobody’s perfect!

Words to live by: If you don't know where you're going, you might not get there. -Yogi Berra
Favorite food: Chicken Parmesan
Tea or coffee? Neither
Top childhood movie: Wall-E (even though I was an adult when it came out)
Karaoke favorite: Build Me Up Buttercup
Top three dinner guests: Michelle Obama, Grant Achatz, Lin-Manuel Miranda
I’m watching: The Americans, The West Wing (again), The Wire (for like the 6th time)
I’m reading: Michael Lewis, Malcolm Gladwell, John Le Carre
Last ad I loved: Get a Sven https//www.youtube.com/watchv=aDVGrzqf4go - there are more recent ones, but this is an all-time favorite
Dream vacation destination: Cinque Terre
First purchase after winning the lottery: Around the world vacation
It’s Friday, I’m… Kicking my feet up on the couch and sipping some whiskey