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Hannes Ciatti is Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Alto. Under his leadership, Alto has been recognized with the highest accolades in creativity and entertainment, including AdAge 2022 Small Agency of the Year (Gold)Adweek #2 2022 Fastest Growing Agency Globally, a 2021 NY Emmy and a Tribeca Film Festival Shortlist.

Over the course of Hannes’s career, his work has earned both cultural recognition and critical acclaim, including a UN honor for positive empowerment of women, two Emmys, two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and numerous D&AD Yellow Pencils. Hannes’s campaigns have been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine, and on The Tonight Show and Good Morning America and One Club has formerly ranked him #1 Creative Director in the world.

Prior to Alto, Hannes co-founded the creative agency JohnXHannes, which was recognized as one of the Top 10 World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, awarded #3 Worldwide Independent Agency at the Cannes Lions Awards and named AdAge’s U.S. Small Agency of the Year two years in a row. Hannes previously served as Creative Director for Droga5 NYTBWA, R/GA and other agencies around the world, leading clients like NikeUnder ArmourGoogle and Apple.