Independent agency Chandelier Creative promoted Alanna Lynch to the role of managing director and welcomed four new hires. Alexandre Stipanovich joins the agency as culture director; Zachary Sniderman as content director; Justin Solitrin and Adam Okrasinski as associate creative directors the latter focusing on the agency’s Old Navy account.
Lynch joined Chandelier Creative as an account director in October of 2012, and has worked on clients such as Virgin Cruises and Target. In her new role, she will be tasked with overseeing and managing day-to-day responsibilities for the agency’s full client roster. Before joining Chandelier Creative Lynch spent a little over a year as an account director with M&C Saatchi, following a year and a half in that role at Ogilvy & Mather, where she focused on the agency’s St. George Bank account. Prior to that she spent nearly two years as a senior account executive with Adcorp, working with clients including Grace Hotel Sydney, Colliers International, Landmark and DEXUS Property Group.
Stipanovich joins Chandelier Creative in the newly created position of culture director, tasked with driving the culture arm of the agency via influencer partnerships and programming Chandelier’s spaces in New York City, East Hampton and Los Angeles. He joins the agency following a period as a freelance reporter and managing editor of Alldayeveryday. Stipanovich also arrives with a PhD in neuroscience and experience at the Yale School of Medicine.
As content director, Sniderman will be tasked with developing and driving growth for the agency’s content and digital division. He arrives at Chandelier Creative following launching and serving as director of content strategy for New York-based food startup Maple New York. A former journalist (contributing to New York Times Magazine, GQ, Esquire and others), Sniderman also previously spent time at St. Clair Creative, where he worked with clients including The Senator Restaurant and Royal Canadian Honey and Berger & Wild, where he oversaw digital content strategy.
Solitrin arrives at Chandelier Creative after a brief period as a freelance creative director. Before that he spent four and a half years as a creative director with Totem Creative in New York, following nearly a year as an art director with Schawk!, a global brand development company also located in New York. Prior to that he spent two and a half years as production manager for Inked Magazine. That followed nearly a year as a creative director with Factory Magazine and a year and a half in that position with Tokion Magazine before that. While with Tokion Magazine, he was responsible for strategic partnerships in events and advertising with brands including Levi’s, Ray Ban, Swatch, Onitsuka Tiger and Bombay Sapphire.
Okrasinski arrives at the agency following nearly a year and a half as a freelance creative director, working with clients such as Laird + Partners and Michael Kors, and agencies including Stink Digital, iHeart Media and MKG. Before that he spent nearly two years as an associate creative director with Armani Exchange, directing design, strategy, and production of all brand related creative assets. That followed nearly a year and a half as a creative lead at Digitas New York and a year as an associate creative director with Big Fuel Communications before that.
No word on whether all these new staffers will get to go to Japan this year.