Rapid Ascent for Engineer, Art Aficionado
Boston–Early jobs in systems engineering at IBM and Apple Computer spurred Katie Corrigan to alter course and take art history at Sothebys. That eventually put her on a path to iXL, where she has been named senior vice president and general manager of the Cambridge, Mass., office.
The Internet services company offers a blend of technology, creative, strategy and process. Corrigan replaces Blake Patton, who was promoted to regional vice president of international operations for iXL, based in Atlanta. Corrigan was promoted from director of client services.
The local office of iXL was created two years ago through the merger of two companies–Spinners and Larry Miller Productions. At the time it had 55 employees. It recently took an additional 30,000 square feet in the historic Antheneum Building to accommodate what Corrigan says will be another doubling in size in the next 12-18 months. The office currently employs 128 people and works for clients primarily in the financial services, retailing and dot.com arenas.
Working for Corrigan, who joined iXL 15 months ago from Ingalls Interactive, are other veterans from Boston ad agencies, including executive creative director Jim Fitts and support services director Ned Carboni. K
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