Executive Planning Director
J Walter Thompson
Torsten Gross is the Executive Planning Director at J Walter Thompson, responsible for the Johnson & Johnson Global Strategy. From traditional and digital to media and innovation, spanning start-up to monolith agencies, Torsten has run the full strategic marketing gamut. His last position was a Chief Marketing Officer of McIntosh Labs, where he transitioned the high-end luxury audio holding company once targeted at an audiophile market into a sought-after luxury brand.
Prior to McIntosh, Torsten founded and exited from Partners & Partners, a NY based marketing strategy and creative consultancy. Leading up to P&P, Torsten has been the SVP, Group Planning Director at Deutsch overseeing Microsoft’s global marketing strategy and was at R/GA as Group Planning Director where he led the strategy for a portfolio of clients including Verizon, AARP and PwC. Other agencies include FatBaby, PhD, BBDO & Fahrenheit 212.
Torsten is active in the start-up community, a Techstars Mentor, on the board of Proximity Insight, Sail to Prevail and Sacred People Foundation and the only person in a wheelchair to become a Rescue Scuba Diver.