Bernstein-Rein Hires Perry Puccetti as Vice President, Client Engagement

By Erik Oster 

Kansas City independent agency Bernstein-Rein appointed Perry Puccetti to the newly-created role of vice president, client engagement. In the role, Puccetti will be tasked with leading the agency’s business growth efforts.

Puccetti joins the agency following over ten years as president and CEO of tech consultancy Triple-I, while also serving as chairman of the board of the Kansas City technology support group KC Next. Prior to joining Triple-I, Puccetti served as senior advisor and COO for nearly two years at Ausley Associates, a veteran-owned, Washinton D.C.-based business that works with companies serving the federal marketplace. Before that he spent almost five years as a senior manager at Sprint in Kansas City. A retired Lt. Colonel, Puccetti spent over eleven years in active duty for the United States Marine Corps. 

“Perry brings us a strong skill set with a technology expertise foundation that will enable us attract amazing new clients looking for even more innovative ideas and experiences from their agency partner,” explained Bernstein-Rein managing director Chris Perkins, who joined the agency from StrawberryFrog last October. “And given his exemplary services as a Marine, he also brings a smart team oriented approach to solving complex problems that makes him a great leader for our business development team.”

“B-R is a recognized brand that has built a culture of collaboration that extends to how it works internally as well as with partners and clients,” added Puccetti. “This strategic business approach is vital to delivering creative ideas to client results and is in very high demand in today’s business climate. I’m excited by the opportunity to help contribute to B-R’s growth and our client’s success.”

The appointment follows the arrivals of Steve Bullock as executive vice president, director of insight and strategy last month and Lara Wyckoff as executive creative director in June

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