Taylor Valentine - Chief Invention Officer, Horizon Media
As the industry’s first Chief Invention Officer, Taylor drives invention into every corner of Horizon Media, nurturing a forward thinking mindset and igniting revolutionary value creation throughout the agency. Taylor makes it possible for invention to live on past the ideation phase, empowering great ideas to become realities – for both our clients and employees.
Taylor leads the award-winning INVENT@Horizon team, a group whose purpose is to pioneer new products, launch new offerings, formulate better ways to solve problems, inspire and recruit top talent, and scour the marketplace for emerging opportunities. Taylor ensures that all invention initiatives deliver quantifiable value for Horizon Media, its employees, and its clients in the forms of revenue, operational efficiency and/or marketplace differentiation.
Prior to his role as Chief Invention Officer, Valentine was SVP of Social Media Strategy, having conceived, built and led Horizon Media’s social media practice since 2008. Prior to digital marketing, Taylor worked in the management consulting industry. There, he partnered with client teams to increase process efficiencies and improve workforce effectiveness all while ensuring the quality of their final product. Clients included Bayer, Solutia, Akzo Nobel, Hercules, Novell, United Water and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.
Boston born and bred, but now living in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Taylor has developed a passion for Prospect Park and half-marathons – where he cheers for his wife and discovers new playgrounds with his gregarious and energetic young daughter.