Chiat Alums Nguyen, Rappaport Join McCann LA

By Kiran Aditham 

Less than a month after learning that Paul Nguyen (left) quit TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles after seven years, we now know where he’s landed.

Nguyen has joined McCann Erickson LA as SVP/creative director and in turn is reunited with his former Chiat cohort Jason Rappaport (below), who comes on board as VP/ACD. The pair will work again as a team on LA-based accounts for Nestle, Northrop Grumman and Bumble Bee Foods among others and report to McCann Erickson LA’s CCO Steve Levit.

During his tenure at Chiat LA, Nguyen served as an art director with both TBWA\ and Tequila before moving up to ACD on Playstation and ultimately creative director for all of Gatorade’s digital efforts. Rappaport, who most recently served as a senior writer at Ground Zero before joining McCann, also worked on Playstation and Gatorade as well as Nissan, Mars and Infiniti while at Chiat.

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