Eleven Hires GS&P Veteran Chad Leitz as Creative Director

By Erik Oster Comment

San Francisco-based creative agency Eleven appointed Chad Leitz as creative director, tasked with leading creative executions and strategies across the agency’s Virgin America, Columbus Foods and Oakley accounts while reporting directly to Eleven CCO Mike McKay.

Eleven CCO Mike McCay from The San Francisco Egotist:

“Chad’s industry experience is extremely impressive, and his insights and knowledge will be hugely valuable to the agency and our clients. He’s worked with some of the world’s most innovative and creative companies, and we’re looking forward to growing together and learning from him. We’re thrilled to welcome him to our team.”

Leitz joins Eleven following nearly two years as a freelance creative director, copywriter and creative strategist.

During that period he worked with Google and Apple while also assisting FCB on accounts including Taco Bell, Sims 4 and Trulia. Before going freelance, he spent almost four years with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners as an associate creative director, working with clients including Chevrolet, Google, Yahoo!, Sprint and Frito-Lay. That followed four years in the same role with Arnold Worldwide in Boston, where he worked with brands such as Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort, Ocean Spray, McDonald’s, Volvo, Fidelity and Progressive.

Before joining Arnold he spent nearly three years as an associate creative director with The VIA Group, working with brands including CBS Radio, TD Banknorth and American Ski Company.

Regarding his new gig, Leitz said, “I’d been eyeing the agency’s work from afar and always admired how they turned campaigns into creative and smart business solutions for their clients. The agency culture has a great energy and electricity, and I look forward to diving in and getting my hands dirty.”

We think you’ll agree that dude takes some good headshots.