So, What’s Going On at Code and Theory?

By Kiran Aditham 

It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard from New York-based interactive agency Code and Theory, but it’s now flown back into our radar after we received a couple of status update tips. Prognosis? Not great, if we were to believe the tips about C&T, one of which reads: “Over the past 2-3 weeks the CTO, Program Director, a Creative director, Lead QA Engineer, a Senior Engineer, and the Senior Director of strategy have all left.”

While our efforts to reach said CTO, Nicholas Daniel-Richards, have resulted in one-way trips to voicemail, we can at least confirm for the time being that the “Senior Director of strategy,” aka Ivan Kayser, is indeed leaving Code and Theory at the end of the month–though on good terms. According to the departing exec, “After two great years at Code to focus on a start up project of my own. The agency is doing very well having had its best year ever. Any other departures are just coincidental and the natural flows of agencies.”

We’ve also contacted Code and Theory co-founder Dan Gardner about what’s going on at his agency, but have yet to hear back. C&T, if you didn’t know, was founded in NYC 11 years ago and has since worked on digital projects for the likes of Dr. Pepper, Vogue and the IAC. Here’s Gardner and co-founder Brandon Ralph shedding some light on their agency’s mission.