Brian Skahan, the creative technology director at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Boulder, Colo., is joining Publicis Modem as chief technology officer.
He replaces Ed Zhang, who parted ways with the agency in July.
During the three-plus years Skahan spent at Crispin he led development teams for American Express, Microsoft, Domino's, Guitar Hero, Jose Cuervo, and Vail Resorts. Prior to Crispin, Skahan was chief technology officer at Digital Pulp, New York; before that, he was CTO and a founding partner at Etria, Baltimore. In those previous jobs, Skahan led website development for Redken, Science magazine, Make-a-Wish Foundation, British Medical Journal, Harvard’s Institute of Politics, and the Kennedy School of Government.