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Denise Porto Hruby

CEO, Brazil

Denise Hruby is CEO at Blinks Essence, where she is responsible for overseeing the company's growth, culture, and innovation in Brazil. Foremost, she is in charge of ensuring the organization delivers the most valuable job to its clients.

Denise joined Blinks in 2013 as a partner to help expand and consolidate the company in Brazil. In 2014, Blinks was sold to WPP connecting them with a global network of agencies and talent, opening doors to new connections and business. Denise rotated through multiple business units before assuming as Co-CEO in 2018. In the following year, she was appointed CEO and has since worked tirelessly looking for opportunities to grow Blinks beyond its territory and to improve its tools, given the increasing relevance of AI and machine learning. In 2020, despite all the challenges that the pandemic has brought, Denise contributed to establish a partnership with Essence, becoming the CEO of Blinks Essence.

Denise is passionate about growing companies, helping people, and adding value to her clients’ business. Prior to joining Blinks, she worked for Google both in the Bay Area and São Paulo offices where she was responsible for orkut, one of Google’s rapidly growing consumer products at that time, and then for helping ensure a clean network, leading the adsense policy team.

With a degree in business management and postgraduate studies in retail management, Denise lives in São Paulo with her husband and three children. She loves being outdoors - either hiking, riding a bike, or simply enjoying nature.