Digital agency space150 named Dutch Thalhuber as its president, tasking him with overseeing the agency’s network across its New York, Los Angeles and Minneapolis offices while reporting directly to founder and CEO Billy Jurewicz.
Thalhuber fills a role last held by David Denham, who left the agency to serve as president for Peterson Milla Hooks back in December of 2015. Denham and Peterson Milla Hooks parted ways last month.
“Dutch has been committed to space150 and continually evolving our business to better serve clients and our creative output for over a decade,” Jurewicz said in a statement. “He has shown time and time again that he can lead our cross-discipline teams to new levels and ensure our clients are partnering with us on new and defining creative work.”
“I cannot be more excited about where we are and where we’re going,” added Thalhuber. “Our digital roots put us in a perpetually unique position to understand and connect with today’s consumer. To realize results never seen before, we believe that you have to try things never done before – I love that about space150.”
An 11-year agency veteran, Thalhuber was promoted to president from his most recent position as chief operating officer. He originally joined space150 in 2006, following six years as a senior program manager at Oracle Retail.
Thalhuber’s promotion follows several years of growth for the agency, in terms of both revenue and personnel. Last February, Schwan’s Consumer Brands, Inc. selected space150 as agency of record for seven of its brands, including Red Baron, Bon Appétit, Freschetta and Mrs. Smith’s. The following month the agency promoted Marc Jensen to chief innovation officer and Brock Davis to chief creative officer. Last summer, space150 welcomed Ulli Appelbaum as executive vice president, strategy and Stan Fiorito as executive vice president, client and brand development. In October, Char Roseblade joined the agency from BBDO Minneapolis as senior vice president, account services.