Rupert Runewitsch

Los Angeles, California, US

Founder & CEO of VISTA
Rupert's Skills
Business Development

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group


About Rupert

After being in adland for 15 years and working in some of the best creative shops and consultancies (glue, Leo Burnett, VaynerMedia, MediaLink) Rupert recently turned all his attention to be a tech entrepreneur, with his venture Vista being back by his previous employer, Gary Vaynerchuk .

In 2013, Rupert moved to California to open Leo Burnett San Francisco, acting as Managing Director and Head of Social and Mobile for North America. He developed strong relationships with Silicon Valley and the VC world and dug deep into understanding how to facilitate strategic partnerships for all global brands.

Prior to moving to the US, Rupert was Client Service Director at Leo Burnett and Holler UK, where he managed all the key client relationships and revenue. Having worked for some of London's best digital shops and worked across a number of different categories, he brings with him a wealth of experience in multi-channel delivery as well as the development of strong and agile team structures to meet the modern day demands of clients. In 2010, he was Shortlisted for NMA magazines 'One to Watch' and was involved with the IAB UK Social Media Council.

Work Experience

Head of Social and Mobile, North America

Leo Burnett Group

October 2013 - February 2016

SVP - Head of Business Development


February 2016 - April 2017