The Barbarian Group Adds Finance and Account Chiefs

New positions for the digital shop

The Barbarian Group in New York has added a chief financial officer and a head of account management, two new positions for the digital shop.

Alex White is the CFO while Sherri Chambers is head of account management. Both report to CEO Sophie Kelly, who took the reins last fall from co-founder Benjamin Palmer. 

"The combination of Alex's sharp financial acumen and Sherri's proven track record in client relations will complement the agency's executive team as we strengthen our focus on business development," said Kelly, in a statement. The new hires stem from business growth, according to a spokeswoman who declined to elaborate. 

White, who joined July 1, leads financial and strategic planning, managing and negotiating client contracts and implementing a new financial infrastructure. Chambers started today and will oversee the management of all accounts, with the aim expanding existing relationships.

Sherri Chambers (Photo: Barbarian Group)

The Barbarian Group employs 125 staffers, mostly in its New York office, and works with clients like Bloomberg, Cinder and Pepsi. 

White joins after having founded his own consultancy, Rawcliffe, last June where he advised U.K.-based digital startups. Before that, he worked as a consultant CFO for Loveurope. He also previously served as CFO for Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, Grey Global Group in the U.K. and McCann Erickson in London. 

As for Chambers, she most recently served as a global business director at JWT in New York. After landing a Google Enterprise assignment, JWT needed to ramp up its business side and reached within 72andSunny for Chambers where she worked as a group brand director. She also has worked at Strawberryfrog and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. 

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