Partners & Jeary Names Creative Leader

NEW YORK Partners & Jeary said it has named Kenneth Krimstein partner and creative director.

“He’s extraordinarily talented and an inspirational creative person who also possesses a strong strategic mind and a solid business sense,” said shop CEO Michael Jeary. “Working with him will be a great experience for our clients and all of us at the agency.”

Krimstein had been co-creative director at Seiter & Miller, another New York-based independent shop, overseeing the New York University, Kyocera printer and copier and Smith & Wollensky accounts. He becomes Partners & Jeary’s first creative director.

The agency launched late last year and is a member of The Partners Group, along with Partners and Edell in Toronto and Partners and Napier in Rochester, N.Y., and Atlanta. The three shops share talent and resources, claiming combined billings of nearly $140 million.

Before opening his agency, Jeary had been a partner at Della Femina Rothschild Jeary and Partners for nearly a decade. Prior to that, he had been chairman and CEO of the San Francisco and New York offices of Saatchi & Saatchi.

Clients of the group include Bausch & Lomb, Constellation Wines, Kodak, Ontario Power and UPS.

—Adweek staff report