After Almost a Year, FCB Garfinkel Has a New Creative Chief

Eric Cosper fills the longtime vacancy

It took nearly a year, but FCB Garfinkel has filled its top creative role in New York.

Eric Cosper, a veteran creative director who has worked at such agencies as BBDO,

Wieden + Kennedy and Publicis, becomes the office's chief creative officer under CEO Lee Garfinkel.

In an internal email, Garfinkel described Cosper as a "solutions-driven problem solver" who has "intelligence, strategic vision and drive."

The position had been vacant since last June, when Javier Campapiano left to become CCO for Saatchi & Saatchi Latin America.

Cosper's brand experience ranges from General Electric, ESPN and Delta to Heineken and Game of War. Most recently, he worked as a freelance creative director and art director after serving as an ecd at United Worldwide and a senior cd at BBDO.

Cosper started his career as an account executive, but only for four years. His first creative job was as an art director at Fallon.