In an internal memo, she announced her decision to leave the agency at the end of the month. Following her departure, Friese plans to take time off to spend with her family and new puppy, Ozzie (which is a pretty solid name for a dog).
A longtime agency veteran, Friese was promoted from senior vice president, managing director for the region to her most recent role a little over a year ago.
“Jennifer Friese has decided to leave SapientRazorfish at the end of April to pursue other opportunities,” an agency spokesperson said in a statement. “We want to thank Jen for her work on behalf of Razorfish and SapientRazorfish. She has left an indelible mark on the company, and we wish Jen nothing but success as she pursues a new direction in her career.”
The representative declined to clarify whether the agency plans to hire a replacement.
Here’s Friese’s memo in full:
It is with a heavy heart that I write to you today to share I have made the decision to leave SapientRazorfish at the end of the month. I have greatly appreciated the experience working with all of you over the past 16 years, from the amazing client relationships we have built to the award-winning work that our teams continue to produce. I have absolutely no doubt this success will continue and I look forward to watching Publicis.Sapient grow into a force in the industry.
My last day in the office will be April 30th at which point I plan to take time off with my family and our new puppy, Ozzie. We will begin communicating the news of my departure to key client stakeholders tomorrow. Please reach out to me and Chris Hall if you have any specific concerns regarding clients.
I can’t thank this team enough for everything you have given me personally and professionally over the last 16 years.