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Power 50: No. 25 Jay Deutsch, BDA

Welcome to the 2017 Power 50 list, which ranks the most influential people in the industry.

#25: Jay Deutsch, BDA (asi/137616)

2016 Rank: 21
Title: CEO
Industry Experience: 33 years
Birthplace: Seattle

Lower ratings from peers nudge Deutsch down, despite BDA’s aggressive recent moves. This year, the firm acquired Boston-based SwervePoint, and U.K. companies Dukes of London and SMG. Under his leadership, BDA has also inked deals with pro sports teams like the Red Sox and Falcons, giving the firm a leg up in the booming live events market.