Mike Lista

Executive Vice President, Media Operations

Mike is Executive Vice President of Media Operations for Anchor, overseeing the day-to-day media operations, execution and deliverables for Anchor clients.

For the past 20 years, Mike has held various leadership roles in the media and advertising industry. Mike’s passion for exceeding client expectations is seen in his charge to always deliver superior media results and account service for Anchor clients.

Mike has an extensive background working with numerous clients in different industries including Pharma, Apparel, Retail, Wine & Spirits and CPG. He has managed integrated media campaigns for clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Eli-Lilly, Glaxo SmithKline, Novartis, P&G, New Era Cap, Cannon, William Grant & Sons, Bacardi USA, Stoli Group USA, Santa Margherita Wines and American Home Products.

Before joining Anchor, Mike spent twelve years as Communications Planning Director at Grey Advertising and Mediacom, both part of WPP, and eight years at Sherwood Trading Group where he managed media for Sherwood’s Corporate Trade clients.

Mike is a graduate of Siena College with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management. He is a family man through and through, enjoying coaching his sons’ basketball teams, hiking and camping with the family. He also enjoys playing the occasional round of golf. He resides in Northern New Jersey with his wife (who is also his college sweetheart) and their two sons.