This Friday closes out with the announcements of new career transitions for leaders across the agency space.
180 Amsterdam appointed Pierre Humeau as its international business development director. He will carry the agency’s story of end-to-end creativity to clients and partners around the world.
Kara Armit was named vice president, human resources at 360PR+. Coming from her previous role at Axon Communications, Armit will lead talent planning and recruitment, employee engagement, professional development and benefits.
The 4A’s promoted Juan Carlos Suarez to executive vice president, member engagement and development, holding companies and growth. Suarez will oversee member development and engagement with a specific focus on companies and growth.
Advantage Unified Commerce
Jessica Ruscito joined Advantage Unified Commerce as senior vice president, head of media. Bringing over 20 years of experience to the role, Ruscito will draw on expertise building and leading award winning teams across brand management, PR, social media, ecommerce and digital marketing.
Albertsons Media Collective
Harvey Ma joined Albertsons Media Collective as vice president. Ma brings over 20 years of industry experience and will oversee the agency’s growth initiatives, particularly in the retail media pace.
Analytic Partners named Joshua Peirez to its board of directors. Peirez is the CEO of Sterling and brings expertise in strategy, product and operations to guide the company in its next phase of growth.
Billion Dollar Boy
Billion Dollar Boy is changing up its senior leadership team to bolster its presence in the U.S. after experiencing 100% annual growth. Global CEO Ed East is relocating to New York to support the expansion. Alex Williamson was named global creative director.
CMI Media Group
CMI Media Group just opened its first regional headquarters in London. As it continues to grow globally, with additional offices to come, the agency brought on Matt Durham as its director of global media, bringing over ten years of international pharmaceutical and healthcare media planning and strategy experience.
Code3 brought on Craig Atkinson as its new CEO. Atkinson has decades of experience leading core business offerings, driving innovation in services and scaling company and client growth at companies like Tinuiti and PHD Media.
Mike Caprio was named senior vice president and general manager of Americas at Connatix. Caprio will drive adoption of the company’s video technology solutions and the expansion of publisher, agency and brand partnerships across the Americas.
Creative and media agency Cutwater, with offices in San Francisco and New York City, has bolstered its client services department by tapping Matt Allen as group account director. An accomplished marketing and business leader, Allen boasts an extensive background across the healthcare, EV charging, QSR, fintech, genetics, travel, education and home improvement verticals. Prior to joining Cutwater, he was the group business director at Eleven.
Criteo hired several to members to its EMEA client solutions team with the goal of expanding commerce media ambitions. Marc Fischli joined as executive managing director, EMEA, and Nicole Kivel joined as managing director, Northern Europe.
Dentsu Creative launched a new entertainment offering, an investment fund focused on original gaming, scripted and unscripted TV and content, and a new entertainment leadership team to support the initiative. Juan Woodbury was appointed global head of branded content and entertainment, to work in partnership with Cathy Boxall.
DigitalReef welcomed finance veteran Kelyn Brannon as its new chief financial officer. Brannon will aid in developing and implementing the company’s corporate vision, while also leading the financial, compliance, audit and investor relations teams in the Americas for now, and globally in the future.
Endeavor named Maura McGreevy as its chief communications officer. McGreevy has served as the head of communications at the company’s subsidiary, IMG, since 2014, and will now be responsible for Endeavor’s worldwide communications strategy and operations, and will also serve as its spokesperson.
FCB/SIX named Pedro Araújo as its executive creative director. Araújo will lead quality assurance and the integration of the creative teams at both FCB and SIX, enabling clients to have access to both teams and their capabilities.
Fela signed multi-disciplinary artist Shaun Collings to its U.S. roster after he was already signed for Canadian representation. Collings is known for emotive brand storytelling, eliciting comedic performances from the world’s top athletes. Clients include brands like Nike, DirecTV and the NFL.
Fuse Create made two new appointments to its leadership team. Aleena Mazhar was promoted to managing director and Steve Miller was promoted to senior vice president.
Hayden5 hired Brandon Lingle as an account manager at its Los Angeles office. Lingle brings over a decade of product experience, which includes a diverse background in experiential marketing, branded content and reality television. His past clients include Intel, Cheerios and Arrowhead Water.
Along with its announcement of a new global partnership with LeadScale Engine to officer certified leads with digital consent, Lead2Pipeline has appointed Cindy Graf as its new vice president of strategic accounts. Graf will utilize decades of experience building marketing strategy and campaigns for global enterprise companies.
LevLane Advertising appointed two new leaders to its executive team. Elizabeth Weir was named chief marketing officer and Kevin Dunn was named chief client officer.
M&C Saatchi Group
M&C Saatchi Group appointed Justin Graham to global head of advertising network. Graham will focus on driving the network’s new and innovative creative and advertising offers.
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Moore announced seven new partners. New partners include Andrea Blount, Jordan Jacobs, Audrey Goff, Nanette Schimpf, D’Arcy Toffolo, Fern Senra-James and Liz Underwood.
Moore Digital made two new hires to its executive leadership team. Adva Priso joined as chief strategy officer and Bonnie Huey as senior vice president of digital media.
After launching a new TV/film division, Musicbed welcomed Chris Lavarias to lead the division as head of TV/film. Lavararias will collaborate with music supervisors and trailer houses to fulfill needs and expand relationships.
The PHA Group hired Mike Chivers as its new creative director. Chivers joins from his last role at Edelman London, and will use his industry experience to elevate client stories across various formats, experiences and platforms.
Pickle Music appointed Grammy-nominated James Zavaleta as managing director/executive producer in North America. Zavaleta, coming from his previous role as executive producer for the multicultural market at Butter Music, has led campaigns and projects for clients like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, TikTok and Oreo.
Publicis Health U.K.
Publicis Health U.K. powered its creative leadership with three new senior hires. JP Racle joined as design director at Langland, Matt Turrell as creative director at Digitas Health and Nanda Marth as creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness.
Rain the Growth Agency
Rain the Growth Agency made several new leadership appointments. Jane Crisan was promoted to CEO, Rylan Malerbi joined as CFO and Michelle Cardinal transitioned to chairwoman.
Razorfish promoted Dani Mariano from executive vice president, managing director to president. Mariano will scale the agency through advanced offerings and empower client growth through innovations surrounding its client business outcomes.
Revive promoted Chris Bevolo to CEO. Bevolo has over 20 years of industry experience, has been at Revive since 2014 and most recently served as chief brand and growth officer, working with industry leading clients across brand, marketing, advertising, digital and consulting.
RP3 named Chris Dealy as its new chief creative officer. Dealy previously worked at J. Walter Thompson as global executive creative director and has worked with clients including Bayer, Nestle Foods and Kleenex.
Following the announcement of several new client partnerships with clients including Suji’s Asian Cuisine, SRW Agency made two executive appointments. Ed Velasco was promoted to vice president of revenue operations and Courtney Dixon was promoted to director of operations.
Chris Johnson is joining tvScientific’s leadership team as vice president of technology. Johnson will oversee the software engineering, data science, DevOps and IT team under the company’s technology umbrella.
Venables Bell + Partners
Venables Bell + Partners promoted two new associate partners. Brittni Hutchins was named associate partner, chief growth officer and Gavin Jones was named associate partner, managing director.
Wavelength brought on Mike Prall as head of studios. Prall will work with the agency’s leadership team to build on company success and tell great stories. Prall brings experience from creating campaigns for clients like lululemon, American Express and Taco Bell.
Zulu Alpha Kilo
Zulu Alpha Kilo appointed two new chief strategy officers. Heather Segal and Maxine Thomas will work together to drive growth through innovative creativity.