José Villa is the founder and President of Sensis (www.sensisagency.com), a cross-cultural marketing agency driving behavior change. Under José’s direction, Sensis has grown into an award-winning advertising and marketing agency that has been listed on the prestigious Inc. 5000 ranking of America’s fastest growing private companies 8 years in a row. As of 2017, Sensis has grown into an 80-person operation, with over $27 million in revenue and a national footprint.
Jose has run the overall operations of Sensis for 19 years, as well as led the Strategic Planning team that develops research-driven digital marketing strategies and consumer insights. Jose has worked on integrated advertising, digital communications and earned media programs with clients such as the U.S. Army, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cigna, General Mills, Sempra Energy, Toyota and United Healthcare.
José is a national board member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, an Advisory Board Member for UCLA Extension, a fellow of the Robert Toigo Foundation, and founding member of the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation. José received an AB cum laude in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.