United Collective Hires Josh Crick in Dual Leadership Role

By Erik Oster 

United Collective hired Josh Crick to take on a dual leadership role.

Crick will serve as chief innovation officer across United Collective and co-president of  Canvas United. In the newly-created role he will work with United Collective leadership to lead digital integration and expand digital capabilities across the collective. He will also work alongside Canvas United co-president John Kaminsky to expand the agency’s design and product development offerings into digital marketing communications services.

He arrives at United Collective from Leo Burnett Chicago, where he served as executive vice president, managing director of digital integration. Prior to joining Leo Burnett in May of 2015, he led the digital practice at David&Goliath for three years as director of digital and aided in new business efforts, helping to bring in clients including Jack in the Box, Zico Coconut Water and LG Mobile.

“Josh offers an ethos of innovation and exceptional client-service and we are fortunate to have him. I’m impressed by his understanding of both the digital and traditional ad space and his track record of integrating digital innovation for some of the leading agencies and brands,” United Collective founder and CEO John Gallegos said in a statement. “As a digital architect, Josh offers a new creative view on technology and his hands-on leadership will ensure United Collective is well-positioned to meet the fast-changing needs of our clients.”

“The industry is undergoing dramatic change which I find exciting. The United Collective team shares my enthusiasm in building a more compelling proposition that will attract the world’s best brands and talent,” Crick added. “It’s an amazing time to be part of the group’s journey and to help clients meet the needs of today’s shifting cultural perspective to find growth. I’m excited to be part of this leading independent, award-winning collective where we have the unique opportunity to deliver what clients are asking for.”