Jean Freeman

Principal + CEO

As principal and CEO of Zambezi, Jean is charting the future for one of the largest female-owned businesses in the advertising industry. Jean has successfully grown Zambezi from a start-up to what it is today: a thriving agency twice named Small Agency of the Year by Ad Age and three times recognized as one of the largest women-owned businesses by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Recognized as a leading advocate for the advancement of women in advertising, Jean was named to Adweek’s 2017 Disruptors List and named one of the 4A’s “100 People Who Make Advertising Great.”

Two truths and a lie:
I’ve had lunch with Warren Buffett.
I’m an expert parallel parker.
I’ve summited Mount Rainier.

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