Olson Hires Fallon Controller as COO

CHICAGO Independent advertising agency Olson has installed Tim Brinkmann as its chief operating officer, a new position.

Brinkmann will manage day-to-day operations for the Minneapolis agency. He was most recently controller at Publicis Groupe’s Fallon in Minneapolis, responsible for all client billing and was responsible for all legal and account systems.

“We’ve created a new, streamlined model for the branding business,” said John Olson, president of the 80-person shop, in a statement. “We needed someone with [Brinkmann’s] large client experience and fresh thinking to help us create scale.”

Brinkmann had been at Fallon for the past five years. Prior to that, he was controller at Colle + McVoy in Minneapolis, where he helped manage the company’s sale to MDC Partners.