CEO Ken Kraemer Is Leaving Deep Focus After More Than 8 Years

By Erik Oster 

Ken Kraemer, CEO of Engine Group’s Deep Focus is leaving the agency.

“Ken has been a great leader for Deep Focus and we are grateful for his leadership. While we are sad to see him go, we’re excited for what’s next for Ken and wish him well,” an agency spokesperson said. “This comes at a time where we have some great things happening broadly within our group and we look forward to revealing all in coming months.”

It’s unclear at the moment where Kraemer may be headed next, or what Deep Focus’ plans are to fill the role.


He spent nearly nine years with the company, coming aboard in 2009 as group creative director after holding the CD title at IconNicholson and Atmosphere BBDO. He moved up through the Deep Focus organization, working as CCO and head of product before launching parent company Engine’s content division Moment Studio and becoming chief executive at the agency itself.

Today’s news follows the departure of Deep Focus founder, chief experience officer Ian Schafer from Engine Group (and, apparently, advertising altogether) a little over three months ago.

Schafer’s departure came just six months after a restructuring of the agency last June which included chief creative officer John Reid, New York president Kara O’Neill, and chief strategy officer Jonathan Lum leaving Deep Focus New York and Kraemer assuming the CEO role.