Organic Appoints Pair of Managing Directors

By Erik Oster 

Omnicom-owned digital marketing agency Organic appointed Kingsley Taylor as senior vice president, managing director of Organic San Francisco and promoted Jim Napolitano from vice president, client services to senior vice president, managing director of the Detroit office. 

Taylor will be tasked with overseeing account leadership and business development in Organic’s San Francisco office and leading the agency’s Wells Fargo account. He arrives at Organic from MRY, which he left at the beginning of the month along with several other executives. Taylor joined MRY in the summer of 2014 and oversaw the agency’s west coast growth, helping to secure clients including Charles Schwab, Credit Karma, Del Monte Foods and T-Mobile. That followed a year as director, new business at David&Goliath. Prior to that he spent four years at Ogilvy & Mather, beginning as a senior account director with Ogilvy & Mather London in June of 2009. In August of 2010 he joined Ogilvy & Mather Los Angles as business development director, receiving a promotion to global business director after a little over a year. 

“Organic is a founding member of the digital agency community. It has shown its strength in the Bay Area and beyond and has built a name for itself as both an innovator and digital thought leader,” said Taylor. “I jumped at the opportunity to help write the next chapter in Organic’s story in this key market.”

Napolitano originally joined Organic as senior project manager in 1999. After a stint as an account director for McGill Digital Soltions starting in 2004, he rejoined the agency in September of 2007 as director, engagement management. He received promotions to group director, delivery management in February of 2010 and to vice president, client services in June of 2014 before being appointed vice president, general manager last June.

“As our San Francisco and Detroit offices continue to grow, these new roles strengthen our executive leadership team and underscore the agency’s momentum,” said Organic CEO David Shulman. “I’m confident in Jim and Kingsley’s ability to lead our teams and drive impact for our clients.”