CMO Stephen Larkin Joins David&Goliath from 180LA

By Erik Oster 

David&Goliath hired Stephen Larkin as chief marketing officer, effective immediately, Adweek reports. He will report directly to agency president Brian Dunbar.

Larkin joins David&Goliath from 180LA, where he has spent over three and a half years in the CMO role, working with clients such as UNICEF (including a credit on the Cannes Lion-winning “Unfairy Tales,” The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Hollywood Foreign Press. Before joining 180LA, Larkin spent a year and a half as managing director at Mullen in Pittsburgh, following over five years as senior vice president, brand evangelist for the agency. Prior to Mullen he spent six years as vice president, management supervisor with Hill Holliday, which followed an earlier stint with Mullen as an account supervisor.

“We are less of a traditional agency, per say, and more of a brand with a very defined purpose so when we went looking for a CMO to champion our brand we looked everywhere,” David&Goliath founder and chairman David Angelo told Adweek. “We wanted to find someone who not only worked at great creative agencies, but also had a strong success record with like-minded clients at those agencies. Stephen fit the bill.”


“This is an agency that really knows who they are,” Larkin added. “David really has a vision for this agency, who it is, where it’s going and that really inspired me. There’s great talent here. It’s not just one person and there’s a great story at this agency. I just want to tell it.”