CHICAGO -- Young & Rubicam has hired Matti Bijarchi as director of broadcast production. Bijarchi, 32, replaces Karim Bartoletti, who left the Chicago agency to move to Milan, Italy, in March.
Formerly a producer at Cliff Freeman and Partners, Bijarchi has been freelancing at Y&R Chicago since mid-April. He reports to Mark Figliulo, the agency's chief creative officer.
Bijarchi worked at Cliff Freeman in New York for two years and produced work for clients such as Fox Sports, Quizno's Subs and Staples.
Prior to that, he was a producer at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco for five years, where he worked on Hewlett-Packard, Polaroid and Budweiser.