MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER announced the appointment of Gary Theut as associate partner and director of account management, ending “an exhaustive search to find a qualified management candidate with an appropriately hard-to-pronounce last name.” He will be responsible for leading the account team alongside co-founders John Matejczyk, executive creative director, and Matt Hofherr, director of strategy.
Theut joins the integrated agency from Pereira & O’Dell, where he spent nearly seven years as vice president and director of account services, working with clients including Intel, LEGO, Airbnb, Beats by Dre and Corona. Prior to Pereira & O’Dell, Theut spent three years at AKQA San Francisco as a group account director., where his clients included McDonald’s, Bank of America, Sprite and Microsoft. Theut began his career at a series of traditional agencies, including JWT, The Martin Agency and Publicis Hal Riney before jumping to Lot21 Interactive in 2000.
“Gary has been on the inside of creating great campaigns for great clients at great agencies,” said Matejczyk. “And he’s a warm, personable dude. We’re fortunate that Gary has chosen to take this next step in his career, to guide the account management team at MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER and help shape the next generation of leadership here.”