Chris Einhauser Leaves Droga5 to Join Zambezi as Group Account Director

By Erik Oster 

Los Angeles-based independent agency Zambezi hired Chris Einhauser as group account director, focusing on the Cox Automotive’s Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book brands and reporting directly to Zambezi partner and managing director Pete Brown

“Chris is a fantastic people person and a top notch ad man,” Brown said in a statement. “He has experience with some of the greatest brands in the business. He’ll be an incredible asset for Zambezi and for our client Cox Automotive as we continue to grow both our brands. We’re totally excited to have him join us.”

Einhauser joins Zambezi from Droga5 New York, where he has spent nearly two and a half years as a senior account director on Smartwater, Dun & Bradstreet, Chase Bank and Johnsonville Sausage. Before joining Droga5, he spent a little over a year as vice president, account director at Grey New York, where he worked on the agency’s LongHorn Steakhouse account. Einhauser has also served stints in account supervisor roles at Cramer-Krasselt and Venables Bell & Partners.

“I’m so happy to join an agency that is doing amazing work and pumped to be working across the iconic Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader brands,” said the newest Zambezi employee. “I’m a relationship guy. I prefer open doors, candid discussions and a personable work environment between clients and colleagues. That’s what fosters a great partnership and ultimately the best outputs, and that’s what Zambezi is all about.”

Einhauser’s marks the latest in a string of new hires at Zambezi in recent months, including Janine Zaim as its first director of recruiting last month, executive director of technology Justice Erolin in July, marketing and business development Josie Brown in May and group strategy director Ryan Richards/account director Gordon Gray in March.