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 recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in America and one of the best places to work in the region, and was named one of Inc. Magazine’s “25 Companies That Are Changing the World.”
As CEO, Neal leads the continued expansion of DEG’s strategy, operations, and footprint, helping client partners meet their customers in the moment through the creative application of technology. 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 as a board member for AlignED, the Kansas Chamber, the Kansas City chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization, the Steering Committee of KC Rising, and on the Advancement Board 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.
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.Back