President & CEO Jeffrey A. Hecht
As a 25-year veteran in the telecommunications industry who worked his way up to Chief Technology Officer, Jeff Hecht worked with such companies as PT-1 Communications, IDT Corp., and Telron International. When the telecommunications industry came to a head with the Enron and MCI/Worldcom scandals, Jeff knew it was necessary to reinvent himself.
A driven entrepreneur, Jeff opened a computer game center in Wayne, New Jersey. “CyberConxion” soon became a destination where gamers would pay to play with and against each other. Realizing that this business required a website, Jeff, with his technical knowledge, insight, and drive, taught himself to design, create and build websites. He found great satisfaction in this type of work and began developing websites for various businesses. Now, more than 15 years later, he enjoys the passion for helping companies elevate their brands and refine their online presence.
Jeff grew up in The “Advertising Age.” His father’s NYC and West Coast-based agency (HHP) Hecht, Higgins, and Peterson became the foundation for his future passion. Working Summers, weekends and after school, much of Hecht’s design sense and aesthetic values were garnered from living in a creative environment. Hence, giving birth in 2012 to the company in the basement of his Wayne, New Jersey, home.
Now, a full-service advertising agency in its home of Wayne, New Jersey, Jeff, at the helm, along with his talented, unique, and diverse crew, continues to make sure aha! stays on course. BTW, One of Hecht’s favorite pastimes is sailing. Navigating his clients through the often turbulent seas of the advertising world is what he does best!