Revolving Door Roster Updates: Blink, Courage, Uncommon & More

By Kaila Mathis 

It’s Friday, and we’re back to celebrate with the most intriguing hires, promotions and appointments of the week. See who’s making changes at some of the highest-growth agencies around the world.

Acceleration Partners

Global partnership marketing agency Acceleration Partners hired Suparna Basu-Ravis as its chief people officer, global head of human resources. Basu-Ravis will build and optimize the agency’s global talent strategy, with a key focus on strategic workforce planning, diversity, equity and inclusion and quality, data-driven practices.



Ashley Reichel was appointed as CEO at global branding and experience design agency Basic/Dept. Reichel has led operations at the agency for over ten years, helping scale the company from six employees to over 150—and leading collaboration model development for clients, including Google and Airbnb.


Employee app for frontline workers Blink appointed Jim McInerny as its chief revenue officer. McInerny’s appointment comes after a year of 350% growth in annually occurring revenue for the company. He will now lead continued growth across the company’s three primary territories: the U.S., U.K. and Australia.

Common Good

Health and happiness agency Common Good made six new hires to support its new business structure. Lexie Rhodes is now senior account director, Daniela Reyes is account director, Valentina Jacks and Cecil Bozar are associate creative directors, Jon Psaroudis is director of finance and Juliette Rojas is senior manager of people and culture.


Tom Kenny has joined Courage as partner and chief strategy officer. Kenny brings two decades of experience working with clients like Taxi, Leo Burnett and BBDO—and previously held the CSO position at Ogilvy.


Healthcare advertising technology company DeepIntent appointed Amit Chaturvedi as its new chief operating officer. Chaturvedi brings with him two decades of experience working operations for advertising technology startups and global media companies—and will now lead all of DeepIntent’s business development.


Enchant, a fast-growing live entertainment concept, has named entertainment industry veteran LeeAnne Stables, longtime former president of worldwide marketing, partnerships and licensing at Paramount Pictures, as the company’s first-ever chief marketing officer. Stables will lead all marketing, sales and sponsorship efforts as the company rolls out a major 2022 expansion—bringing the immersive live entertainment production to eight U.S. cities this year.

Giant Spoon

Lauren Gluck was named Giant Spoon’s first vice president of business development. Gluck will take lead on all new business efforts spanning creative, media and social practices—and expand its roster of clients including GE, MassMutual, Yelp and HP.


Given, an agency for purpose-driven brands, made three key hires to supercharge its creative credentials. Patrick Collister joined as the agency’s first creative in residence, Henry Hicks as the new maternity cover creative director and Susan Milanovic as the new associate creative director.


Hartbeat, a global multi-platform media company creating entertainment where comedy meets culture, is expanding its senior leadership team with new key hires and promotions—as the company continues to accelerate IP creation and enhance its branded entertainment offerings. Former Disney and NBCUniversal executive Brian C. Price will lead the company’s new branded content studio PULSE—and Candisse Williamson, former general counsel at Skybound Entertainment and vp at The Madison Square Garden Company, joins to run Hartbeat’s business affairs and legal function as evp, general counsel. Hartbeat has also upped Mike Stein to evp, head of TV and audio; and Monti Sehmi to evp, head of finance and operations.

Horizon Media

Roberto Alcazar was named the executive vice president, managing partner, executive creative director of 305 Worldwide, Horizon Media’s culture-first creative agency. This appointment comes for Alcazar after two years as creative director at 305 Worldwide.

Laughlin Constable

Anthony Romano was named the CEO of independent creative agency Laughlin Constable. Bringing experience from founding his own agency and holding a leadership role at Wunderman Thompson, Romano will accelerate Laughlin Constable’s next phase of evolution and growth at its offices in Chicago and Milwaukee.

Media by Mother

Media by Mother hired Max Jaffe as its first head of activation and analytics. Jaffe will grow the company by scaling activations across search, social, programmatic, analytics and advertising operations.


Katrina Stroh was promoted from media director to vice president at independent media agency Media+. Stroh will work to develop, evolve and maintain the agency’s cultural, strategic direction and growth.

Pavone Marketing Group

Wick Vipond was hired as senior account strategic and general manager at Pavone Marketing Group. In these roles, Vipond will oversee all accounts while shaping office culture and managing day-to-day operations.

SmartBug Media

Julei Salamone joined SmartBug Media as its vice president of people operations. In this role, Salomone will strengthen the agency’s remote-first model and scale its long-term, strategic growth plan.

Stink Studios

Etienne Chia was named the managing director in China for Stink Studios. Chia will now report to group managing director James Britton and oversee the creative agency’s operations in APAC.

Team Whistle

Lisa Bashi was named the chief financial officer at global sports and entertainment media company Team Whistle, where she will manage all of the company’s financial actions and performance. Bashi brings extensive experience from previous roles at Roc Nation, Live Nation and the Detroit Pistons Basketball Club.


Boston-based ThinkArgus—a woman-led, minority-owned branding and marketing agency that works exclusively with organizations making the world a better place—has hired Maureen Collins, MPH as its first executive director of accounts, where she will oversee the client relations and account management team. Collins comes to ThinkArgus from Tufts School of Medicine—and previously had account leadership roles at Weber Shandwick, Vladmir Jones and Ogilvy, where she supervised healthcare- and public health-related client teams.


Kama Ostoya was named the general counsel at advertising technology company TripleLift. Ostoya will now hold a spot on TripleLift’s executive leadership team and lead the company’s global legal and privacy organizations.


Digital adoption solutions provider WalkMe hired Adriel Sanchez as its new chief marketing officer. Coming from his previous role as CMO of edtech leader Newsela, Sanchez will lead the development and execution of WalkMe’s strategic priorities and campaigns, while partnering with the sales and product teams to drive revenue.


Uncommon made two key hires to scale the agency’s growth. Tim Griffin joined as COO, where he will grow the company’s vision of the studio model at scale and oversee business transformation. Matt Hennell, an industry veteran with experience working with clients like Coke Zero, Spotify and Smirnoff, joined as head of new business.

We Are Social

We Are Social promoted Susie Hogarth from senior research and cultural insights director to global head of cultural insights. In this role, Hogarth will lead the company’s innovation, embedding cultural insights into the core of its global network and client projects.