AKQA Parts Ways with Director of Project Management/Former R/GA Production Lead

By Patrick Coffee 

AKQA New York has parted ways with John Antinori, who served as director of project management there for more than 18 months.

We last heard from Antinori when he left R/GA two Februaries ago after nearly 15 years.

He held several top production roles in the Bob Greenberg shop’s New York office including managing director of production and, from 2007 to 2014, EVP/chief production officer reporting directly to the CEO. According to Antinori’s own resume, he oversaw the shop’s international production teams and worked on developing and expanding related processes at its offices around the world.

Antinori specialized in web design, software and video games, and he worked as a game designer at companies like EAI and Take 2 Interactive before joining R/GA in 1999.

AKQA declined to comment on his departure. Sources with direct knowledge of the matter did tell us that he officially left on Wednesday, that he had been on performance review and that the agency has begun interviewing candidates for the head of project management position.

In other news, we hear that AKQA may be announcing new hires across the U.S. in coming weeks.

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