If the name Paul Stechschulte doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps you recall that the creative spent just a few months at San Francisco’s Pereira & O’Dell, where he served as executive creative director. Now, after working for the last several months in the Bay Area as worldwide CD for a shop called circusfreaks, Stechschulte is heading overseas to join Arnold’s two-year-old Amsterdam office and replace Sean Thompson as ECD. Thompson left Arnold Amsterdam last month after spending two years at the agency, leading its creative output including the work from its Team Volvo unit.
Anyhow, back to Stechschulte. Prior to his stint at P&O’D, the creative exec worked for nearly four years at Goodby Silverstein + Partners, where he last served as group creative director and helped develop the “Now Network” campaign for Sprint among others. The art director at heart served in such a role for six years at CP+B on BMW, Truth, Burger King and more. This is not his first rodeo, though, in Amsterdam, as he’s served as a senior AD and creative director at 180 and W+K’s local offices, respectively.