Starmark Installs Hartnett as COO

ATLANTA Jacqui Hartnett has joined Starmark International as the agency’s first chief operating officer, the shop said.

Hartnett, 43, will manage the shop’s operations and supervise its financial and human resources departments. She will report to CEO Dan Estes.

Previously, Hartnett was executive vice president and partner at GFX International, a Chicago-based graphics company. She was with GFX for 13 years before leaving to join Starmark in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Hartnett also worked for Estes when he owned Starmark in Chicago. She was with that company from 1986 until its sale in 1992. Estes opened Starmark International in Florida in 1998.

The shop said it added the management position in response to its growth.

“As COO, she will be a valuable asset in planning and galvanizing our agency’s growth,” Estes said.