Huge Oakland Names Mike Chamberlin as Managing Director, Boosts Leadership Team

By Erik Oster 

Huge’s Oakland office boosted its leadership team with three hires.

The agency hired Mike Chamberlin as managing director, Nicholas Kim as group vice president, strategy and David Lowrie-Reed as vice president, client services.

“As we continue to broaden our breadth of clients and grow our footprint in the West Coast, these highly-talented leadership additions will cement our position as the premiere agency for the world’s most innovative brands,” Huge president Kate Watts said in a statement. “Huge Oakland is attracting more and more digital transformation initiatives. We tackle the most creative and complex business challenges out there.”

Chamberlin joins Huge from Razorfish, where he has served as managing director of the San Francisco office since August of 2014. Before Razorfish, he spent two years as vice, director of strategy and innovation at EVB, following over three and a half years as executive vice president, director of client services at BBDO San Francisco.

Kim will be tasked with designing product and service experiences for clients. He arrives at the agency from brand strategy and growth consultancy Prophet, where he led the West Coast digital practice as associate partner. Prior to Prophet, he led the global experience innovation group at SapientNitro as director for two years, following seven years with frog design, including three years as director of strategy.

“I am joining for one simple reason – Huge represents the future,” Kim said in a statement. “Other firms and consultancies have an established legacy that they are trying to pivot from. But Huge is digitally native and intrinsically focused on design thinking and the human experience.”

Lowrie-Reed will be tasked with managing the agency’s Google account on the West Coast. He joins Huge from TenTen Group, where he has served as digital strategy lead since December of 2016. Prior to that he spent a year with George P Johnson Experience Marketing as senior vice president, group account director on Toyota. Before that he spent over two years as group account director on Toyota at Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles.

“I jumped at the chance to work with Huge and a client as iconic a Google,” Lowrie-Reed said in a statement. “Huge is leading the charge on defining consumer experiences and you can see it in the work they do. Super talented people, smart, collaborative and with a relentless focus on the work.”