After spending the last eight months as interim director of business development at The Martin Agency, Dan Sutton has now officially assumed the post with a nice little SVP title added on as icing. From what we’ve been told, Sutton, who’d already spent three years as an account director at the Richmond, VA-based operation, volunteered to temporarily take over as biz dev director back in April after Kristen Cavallo left for the CSO job at Mullen. Martin Agency says that after conducting a national search, its executive committee determined that the best person for the job was the one already doing it. Seems convenient enough.
During his time at Martin, Sutton has primarily served as account lead on Tylenol and prior to joining the agency, he led the global Mac team at Apple’s graphic design/marketing comms group in California. His career also includes two stints at CP+B (as content manager and content supervisor, respectively) as well an account exec gig at W+K.