Jim Firestone is heading from one Austin-based agency to another as the eight-and-a-half-year GSD&M vet is moving over to T3 to take on the role of SVP/chief strategy officer. T3 has been somewhat busy on the hiring front in recent weeks as Firestone’s arrival follows that of BBDO alum Joe Volpicelli, who signed on as ECD at the former’s New York office last month.
As for Firestone, the exec most recently served as VP, experience & insights at GSD&M, where he led planning efforts for Homeaway, L.L. Bean, Hallmark, Yellowpages.com and AT&T among other accounts. During his career, Firestone’s held senior account planning positions at the likes of Deutsch, EuroRSCG and Ammirati & Puris.