Husani Oakley

Husani Oakley

Executive Vice President, Director of Tech + Innovation
Deutsch, Inc twitter

Husani is a start-up and technology veteran with nearly fifteen years of building, creating and developing world-class digital experiences. In his current role as Deutsch’s EVP, Director of Technology and Innovation, he works across clients including AB InBev, Booz Allen Hamilton, Reebok, Siemens, and PNC Bank, among others.

His start-up experience includes, in addition to founding digital agency Oakley + Partners, cofounding the cultural event newsletter Flavorpill, modern furniture company Atlantico USA, and Squaretangle, a start-up that developed and executed technology-driven businesses and projects. He joined Deutsch from GoldBean, a fintech startup focusing on women, millennials, and POC, providing investment advice, ongoing financial education, and an easy-to-use trading platform.

Husani’s agency experience includes time with Wieden + Kennedy, where he worked on brands including Nike, Heineken, Target, and Delta as the Director of Creative Technology. In addition, he has worked with clients and agencies including Disney, Google, Cutwater, Droga5, and more, creating content from websites and microsites to out-of-home and experiential. His work has earned Webby’s, One Show, D&AD, FWA: Site of the Day and LIA Awards.

On the speaking circuit, Husani has shared his expertise at The White House, ad:tech, and SXSW, among others. As if that wasn’t enough to fill his plate, he is also the Executive Producer at Sessions in Dance, a contemporary dance company based in Brooklyn.

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