Neal Sharma

Chief Executive Officer and Principal

Neal Sharma is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of DEG, a trusted digital marketing agency partner for national and global brands.

DEG is consistently one the fastest-growing companies and best places to work in the country, and was named one of Inc. Magazine’s “25 Companies That Are Changing the World.” In 2018, DEG was acquired by Dentsu, joining one of the largest agency networks in the world and the first global marketing group built for the digital economy.

Neal is viewed as one of Kansas City and the region’s most accomplished business leaders, recognized as a Central Midwest Finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, reoccurring member of the Kansas City Business Journal’s “Power 100” list of key civic and business leaders in the community, one of the “50 Kansans You Should Know,” and as one of the 50 most influential people in technology in the region by The Kansas City Star.

Neal is committed to entrepreneurship and civic advancement, proudly serving the Co-Chair of KC Rising, an executive member of the Kansas City chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization, a trustee of MRI Global, and an Advancement Board member of the University of Kansas academic medical center. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program, and has served as a trustee of American University in Washington D.C. and is a past board member of Aligned, a bi-state educational reform organization.

He received his MBA from the University of Kansas in 2001 after graduating cum laude from American University in 1998 with an inter-disciplinary degree in Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government.

Away from the office, Neal enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife and three children.