MRY’s San Francisco office has a new Managing Director.
International agency vet Kingsley Taylor will oversee all “operations, marketing, business development and account servicing” for MRY West, effective immediately. The new office, which opened several weeks ago with approximately ten staffers in a space shared with other Publicis Shops, serves key clients including Adobe, Neutrogena, StubHub and Visa.
Taylor most recently worked as Director of New Business at L.A.’s David&Goliath, but his roots lie in the United Kingdom, where he spent two years in accounts at Oglivy & Mather before transferring to the agency’s New York office; he later held the Senior Partner, Global Business Director position at Ogilvy Los Angeles.
The release notes that Taylor “also served as a client service director at Mile 9” and “held account management jobs in the U.K. at agencies like WDMP and G2”, working with clients ranging from Qualcomm to British American Tobacco and United Biscuits.
MRY founder/CEO Matt Britton writes:
“Kingsley brings a consultative approach to the business, along with energy, passion and an entrepreneurial style that will build on the great work our group has done out in San Francisco. He is a perfect fit for or culture and exactly who we need to spread the MRY love in the Bay Area.”
Taylor will report directly to Britton.