Revolving Door Roster Updates: BBH, CTI Digital, M&C Saatchi & More

By Kaila Mathis 

This Friday brings career transitions for leaders across the agencies world.


Agital appointed Daniel Street to its board of directors. Street brings experience from previous roles including CEO of Scorpion, interim CEO of HYFN and executive roles at Nexstar and KKR & Co. Inc.



BBH USA made two executive hires to strengthen its leadership team. Ben Muldrew will serve as head of client services and Samsung account lead. Rikesh Mistry will serve as strategy lead.


BMB named Laurent Simon as its new chief creative officer. Simon brings over twenty years of experience, and will oversee the agency’s full portfolio of clients, including Samsung, Rana, Farrow & Ball and Kerry Dairy.


BPCM appointed Amy Keller Laird and Melissa Wiggins as managing directors. Laird will serve as managing director of beauty and wellness and Wiggins will serve as managing director of fashion.


Buck welcomed Emily Rickar as its new CEO with the goal of leading the global creative company through a larger expansion. The company also strengthened its C-suite with Ben Langsfeld as chief design officer, Kevin Walker as chief creative officer and Nick Carmen as chief operating officer.

CTI Digital

CTI Digital named Justin Bland, previously at WPP, as its new chief operating officer. The agency also appointed Laura Packwood as human resource director.


Even/Odd welcomed Dave Laven to its directorial roster. Laven is a multidisciplinary writer, director and producer known for film and advertising work across art, music, film, fashion and technology.

Great Guns

Great Guns signed director James Lawes to its roster for representation in the U.K., Amsterdam, Middle East and Asia. Lawes brings experience working with clients like Chevrolet, Renault, McDonald’s, ITV and Nature Valley.

Hero Digital

Hero Digital named Brandon Rozelle as its new evp of strategy. Rozelle oversee the strategy tema, working to drive growth across the agency’s portfolio of fortune 500 companies.

Highwire PR
Highwire PR welcomed two new members to its board. Adam Cossman will provide counsel on healthcare, analytics, digital and acquisition strategy. Dave Samson will lend expertise in corporate communications strategy and C-level stakeholder engagement.

Industry Standard

Jennifer Sofio Hall and Bedonna Smith joined forces to launch Industry Standard, a talent accelerator focused on expanding, developing and diversifying the creative product workforce. Industry Standard forges alliances across the entertainment community’s top producers and designs specialized programs that nurture and champion the next generation of talent.


Locality named Jeremy Fass as vp of addressable and programmatic advertising. Fass will work to leverage technology, data and direct access to the highest quality CTV inventory to help marketers engage qualified leads at scale.

Love in Faith

Love in Faith and glo hired Stephen Lamb as its new chief marketing officer. Lamb brings experience from previous growth marketing leadership roles at Diff Eyewear, 4ocean PBC and Chico’s FAS.

M&C Saatchi

M&C Saatchi welcomed Seth Jones as creative director. Jones comes from We Are Social, where he served as creative director and oversaw work for clients like Lidl, Starbucks, First Direct, Pringles and Unilever.

Mark Allen & Co.

Mark Allen & Co. made two promotions to strengthen its leadership team. Jason Fink was named executive vice president and R. Kurt Osenlund was named vice president of client relations.


Merman signed the Guard brothers, Tom and Charlie Guard, for representation in the U.S. and U.K. The brothers are known for their work on campaigns for clients like Lexus, Sony Playstation and Nike.


Ogilvy named Antonis Kocheilas as global chief transformation officer. Kocheilas will work to identify, develop and implement transformational strategies and systems to help clients adapt to modern market dynamics.

Republica Havas

Republica Havas welcomed two new members to its c-suite. Anthony Bianco will serve as chief operating officer and Marcela Maurer will serve as chief brands officer.

Rinck Advertising

Rinck Advertising named Jenna Candusso as its new associate creative director. Candusso brings experience working with clients like Chipotle and Whole Foods.

Strange Family

Strange Family, a dynamic creative studio, was just launched by Ben McNutt. The agency is positioned as an international branding, advertising and technology collective.

The Bloc

The Bloc named Eduardo Basque as its new associate creative director. Basque will work to elevate the agency’s healthcare marketing campaigns, strengthening its commitment to health communication excellence.


TMB welcomed Marty Moe as its new president. The top media executive will work to drive growth across the agency’s client portfolio, which includes brands like Family Handyman, FailArmy, The Pet Collective, Taste of Home and Reader’s Digest.


Vault49 hired Rose Akehurst as the new managing director of its London studio. Akehurst comes from her previous role as head of growth U.K. for Design Bridge and Partners.


Voyager signed Grayson Whitehurst to its directorial roster for commercial representation in the U.S. Whitehurst is known for his work with clients like Skittles, Purple, Mountain Dew and Axe.