And you know what? Our clients love working with us! There’s a terrific atmosphere in our office overlooking Albert Park Lake, where we have great coffee, an open bar and a couple of happy dogs waiting to greet you. We take our work very seriously, not ourselves.
Kenny Hill — Founder + Creative Director
Kenny has a track record of delivering results for leading brands in virtually every sector, from retail to airlines, auto to fast food, government to fashion. He entered the advertising industry some 20 years ago at the legendary Berkeley Square HQ of J Walter Thompson London, where he was mentored by some of the best minds in the business.
Australia beckoned in 2004, with leadership roles at top agencies, working with blue-chip clients such as Qantas, McDonald’s, Kellogg’s and Optus. In 2014, seeing seismic shifts in the industry, he took the plunge and set up Akkomplice to deliver commercial creativity in a more collaborative way.
Kenny has an excellent reputation for his lateral thinking, creative energy and professional integrity. As founder of the business, he makes sure our clients enjoy the process of working with Akkomplice as much as the results. Supporting emerging talent is also a passion, and he is a mentor for The Marketing Academy here in Australia.
Sara Oteri — Executive Creative Director
A copywriter who became a celebrity chef, who developed into a creative director, who just wants to change the world for the better – that’s Sara!
Sara’s skills span from strategy, conceptual thinking to writing and beyond. She sees the big picture and tackles problems with a sharp business mind and meaningful creative executions.
With a background in food, having been a contestant on Masterchef Australia, Sara brings invaluable knowledge to our FMCG clients.
She may be pint-sized but she’s worked on some of Australia’s biggest brands including Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Vegemite, Red Cross, Kellogg’s, Darrell Lea and Sirena.
Kane Gray — General Manager
Kane has worked in the Marketing Services industry for over 20 years with an extensive range of clients including ANZ, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Telstra, Medibank and Target. Kane’s a dedicated and passionate professional who cares about all aspects of delivering great work on time and budget.
Kane is always committed to meeting the objectives of a project, using his comprehensive skills to get things done and solve problems on the move. Kane thrives when working with others with a focus on the success of the entire team. Outside of work, Kane loves footy and racing. He is a dedicated father of two and a highly respected coach to junior footy players in his local community.
Jeff Mullen — Creative Partner
Jeff Mullen is an award-winning writer and creative director with two decades of experience spanning across New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Sydney.
He started his career at Ogilvy&Mather in NYC with a big win for Miller Lite. The award-winning and highly successful campaign propelled him to work in Hollywood at the TV and film development agency, MBST. Over the next fifteen years, he continued in advertising and became a go-to industry fixer, helping agencies win new business, save old business, and build global brands.
He’s worked and learned from some of the best creative minds like 72andSunny, TBWA/Chiat Day, Media Arts Lab, David&Goliath, BSSP, and Saatchi&Saatchi. He’s helped create breakthrough work for brands like Apple, Samsung, Toyota, Land Rover, American Express, NBA, and Microsoft, to name a few.
He lives in Balgowlah with his wife and two children. When he’s not with them, he’s out on a golf course, trying to surf, or in the kitchen working on his second passion, cooking.