Michael A. Olguin
Outside of the office, Michael Olguin is known to travel more than a Jet Blue flight attendant, bleed Dodger blue, and enjoy taking his ’65 Chevy Malibu for a spin with the top down in San Diego. An avid runner, he has completed seven marathons, yet he knows his way around a nice bottle of scotch and Cuban cigar (you didn’t hear that here).
Michael founded Havas Formula in 1992 as a national public relations boutique agency. A senior strategist with more than 25 years’ PR experience, he is equally versed in driving B-to-C and B-to-B programs for clients across consumer, lifestyle, high-tech, consumer technology, sports, entertainment, and travel categories. In addition to serving as Havas Formula’s leader, Michael expanded the agency’s offering with the creation and supervision of specialty divisions HAvas FORMULATIN and Havas Street, which offer Hispanic PR and brand activation services, respectively.
Overseeing a nationwide staff of more than 100 employees in three offices—New York, Los Angeles and San Diego—Michael splits his very full days across client strategy, leadership team management, and growing the agency through new business development. He is frequently featured as a PR expert in trade and business publications ranging from PRWeek to Inc., and as a speaker at industry events including PRSA International Conference and Hispanicize. Through Michael’s leadership and direction, Havas Formula, Havas FORMULATIN and Havas Street have each earned numerous awards and accolades for both client campaigns and agency success.