Co-CEO Deb Lemon brings straight talk and smart strategy to every client partnership. As a master connector of people, she continues to build OBE through lasting client relationships. She takes pride in growing (and leading) the dream team at OBE, thanks to instincts she sharpened as both a marketer and a true brand believer.
A former college athlete, Lemon started her career working at a Nike store. Why? Because the brand spoke to her. She never forgot the authenticity of that connection as she rose through the ranks at Nike (Sports Marketing, Events, Brand), where her crowning achievements included activations at four straight Olympic Games and the creation of the Nike Women’s Marathon.
At OBE, Lemon has been instrumental in the incubation of sister-agency Think True and a major force in implementing our D&I efforts. She welcomes every chance to build OBE’s “Work Hard, Play Harder” culture, and she never loses her curious sense of adventure. She’s an all-around go-getter and her ambition has even taken her to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.