David&Goliath’s founder and chief executive officer, David Angelo, has named Director for Client Services Brian Dunbar to the newly created role of president, and Executive Creative Director Colin Jeffery as the new chief creative officer. Angelo, meanwhile, will assume the newly created position of chairman while continuing to work with clients, AdAge reports.
“I’m still going to be hands-on and working with clients, but it’s a signal to the agency and everyone else that I have to share the responsibility of running an agency and its growth,” Angelo told AdAge, adding, “you can only do so much when you have growth like this. This move is less about taking a step back and more about dividing up responsibilities.”
As president, Brian Dunbar will be responsible for leading development and execution of David&Goliath’s business strategy and operations, “including business development and efforts to expand agency offerings and resources.” He originally joined the agency in 2010 as managing partner and director of client services, following leadership positions at DDB and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.
Colin Jeffery has served as the agency’s executive creative director since 2006. His promotion to chief creative officer, “brings with it a new structure to the 50-person creative department, which will include four group creative directors to oversee the department day-to-day.” David&Goliath will draw three of the four creative directors — Ben Purcell, Steve Yee and Dino Spadavecchia– from in-house, while conducting a search for the fourth.