TBWA\Chiat\Day LA tapped Chris Ribeiro and Drew Stalker as creative directors on the agency's Nissan account. The pair previously worked at fellow network agency, TBWA\Media Arts Lab. At TBWA\Media Arts Lab, Ribeiro and Stalker worked on several Apple campaigns, including the 2013 iPhone holiday spot, "Misunderstood," for which they were awarded 3 Film and Design Lions at this year's Cannes Lions Festival, as well as a silver One Show pencil, a gold Clio Award, and an Emmy Award for Most Outstanding Commercial of the Year. Stalker began his career as an art director at TBWA\Chiat\Day LA in 2005. In 2006, he moved over to the newly formed TBWA\Media Arts Lab where he worked on Apple campaigns like iPod silhouettes, iPhone and iPad. In 2009, he relocated to TBWA\Media Arts Lab in London, where he helped to jumpstart the office before returning to the West Coast headquarters in 2013. Before Ribeiro teamed up with Stalker at TBWA\Media Arts Lab in 2013, he was senior vice president, group creative director at Deutsch LA, working with clients like Dr Pepper, Snapple and Expedia. Prior to Deutsch, he worked as a creative director at WONGDOODY, where he led creative for Alaska Airlines and Carl's Jr. "Chris and Drew are real creative heavyweights, and their years spent crafting work for Apple has given them the kind of tactical design-led expertise that our team can benefit greatly from," said Stephen Butler, chief creative officer of TBWA\Chiat\Day LA. "We are lucky to have them in the house, and excited to put them to work."
Resource/Ammirati hired Cybelle Srour as managing director of strategy. In this new role, Srour oversees the agency's strategic services discipline including integrated brand strategy, analytics, research, UX, social strategy and community management. Hailing from Toronto, Srour has worked for agencies like MacLaren McCann, DDB Canada, Proximity/BBDO, and most recently Energy BBDO in Chicago where she served as senior vice president and group digital planning director. Srour has worked with brands like Johnson & Johnson, General Motors, Nestle, Novartis, Lavalife, Monster.com, Mars, Dell, P&G, Bayer, SC Johnson and HP. "From the moment we met Cybelle, we knew she was the right person for this vital role," said Kelly Mooney, CEO of Resource/Ammirati. "She's an agile, strategic thinker and collaborative leader who has partnered with some of the world's leading brands to create award-winning and category changing work." Srour is based in the agency's Columbus headquarters and reports to Mooney. "Resource/Ammirati has demonstrated a pioneering spirit when it comes to building brands and creating experiences that drive value and growth," said Srour. "I'm looking forward to working with such an entrepreneurial and talented team and to take the work and the agency to the next level."
Timmons&Company, a marketing agency specializing in B2B marketing and general healthcare based in Bucks County, hired Ana Ferreira as creative director.
Dictionary Films signed the directing team of Eric McCoy and Justus Meyer, known collectively as Mccoy | Meyer.
PubNative hired Eddie de Guia as managing director.
Circle Internet Financial tapped Josh Hawkins as its vice president of marketing.
Sizmek added Liz Ritzcovan as global chief revenue officer.
Believe Entertainment Group hired Evan Fleischer as executive vice president of brand partnerships and business development, and Shane McGrath as executive vice president of ad sales.
Viewbix hired Brian McFarland as vice president, eastern sales.
SOASTA hired Peter Boyes as chief financial officer to drive the company’s financial strategy, corporate finance, and accounting functions.
Mike Hofman joined GQ as executive digital director. Hofman will oversee GQ's web and mobile presence, as well as social strategy.
NYLON Media named Hollyn Baron as fashion manager.
Psyop announced a newly emerging Film and Television division with the recent senior hires of Kymber Lim, Dan Schrecker, Dan Levitan, Marshall Krasser for its three offices in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Figliulo&Partners hired Nikhil Chawla as client partner, director of brand development; Jacob Perez as senior strategy director; and Sarah Nguyen as design director. Chawla, Perez and Nguyen will be working out of the agency's New York office.
BFG Communications named Richard Leslie as chief strategy officer, responsible for driving strategic thinking throughout all account teams.
WE tv promoted Suzanne Gladstone Murch from executive producer to vice president, original programming, overseeing all unscripted production. David Stefanou joined the company as vice president, development, overseeing the network's ongoing search for fresh, new unscripted series. Lastly, Angela Molloy joins as vice president, development, to work closely with west coast based production partners and agencies.
Utopic hired Lauren Gray as producer. Gray most recently served as an integrated broadcast production manager at Energy BBDO.
Root3 Growth Marketing hired Jason Abrahams as vice president of marketing.
GSD&M hired Marianne Newton and Sara Cherry as executive producers. Newton will lead production efforts on the agency's Southwest Airlines account and Cherry will lead all production efforts on the agency's Walgreens account.
PEOPLE named Catriona Ni Aolain as director of photography.
Joe Germscheid joined the Simulmedia sales team as senior director of business intelligence and outcomes, a new position.
Square hired Kevin Burke to lead customer acquisition for the company. Burke will head up acquisition channels for Square, including retail, paid, web, and events marketing, and help bring Square's complete register service and back office tools to independent businesses worldwide. He was most recently chief marketing officer, core products, for Visa Inc., where he led global and country marketing for Visa consumer and commercial products.
Ignition hired Robin Wall as director of strategy.
PlaceIQ hired John Sedlak as chief revenue officer.
HelloWorld hired Chris Wayman as chief client officer.
Giovanna Gray Lockhart has been named a contributing editor, covering Washington, D.C., and politics for Glamour.
Wayin appointed Mike Rosol as vice president of sales.
MEC hired Kat So as managing partner to serve as agency lead on the Citi Enterprise Global business. She will report to Rick Acampora, president of client services & business development, MEC North America. So brings more than 18 years of industry experience, working with clients like Jaguar, Land Rover, Toys R Us, Kimberly Clark and Beiersdorf. In her new role, So will lead the execution of Citi's brand strategy across the globe, delivering solutions that connect data, planning and digital. Prior to MEC, So was client leader in MindShare's Sydney office, where she drove strategic integration and alignment across various clients. Additionally, So served as group account director at Mitchell & Partners, also out of Sydney, where she led the successful introduction and adoption of key digital disciplines including SEM and SEO. "We are thrilled to bring Kat's caliber of talent to the MEC team and look forward to watching her thrive," said Acampora. "Her proven ability to apply strategic thinking to deliver growth ladders back to MEC's ambition and commitment to be our clients' most valued business partner. I look forward to her bringing to life Citi's brand vision at both a local and global level."
CP+B LA named Kevin Jones as executive creative director. Jones will lead the creative department on all CP+B LA accounts including Charles Schwab, NBA2K, Applebee's, A.1 Sauce and Grey Poupon among others. Jones replaces Sue Anderson, who left to pursue other creative endeavors, including working on her book. He joins the agency from Wieden+Kennedy where he has spent close to 20 years working on campaigns that have become a part of pop culture. His work won him back-to-back Emmys for the Chrysler Eminem Super Bowl spot and the P&G Olympic spot "Best Job." Jones has also created award-winning work for Dodge, Coke, Nike, Target and T-Mobile. His work has been honored with eight Gold Lions at Cannes, Best of Show at the AICP, One Show, and Clios, The Grand Effie and a Webby's People's Voice Award. "My career has been really varied and I've been fortunate to have been able to work with some really talented people along the way," said Kevin Jones. "I've always been a fan of CP+B's work, and joining the LA office is a great opportunity to work with some very creative and strategically smart people and, of course, do some amazing work."
72andSunny hired Martin Ringqvist as a group creative director. Most recently, he was a copywriter and senior partner at Forsman & Bodenfors, which was named Independent Agency of the Year at Cannes, and Agency of the Year at the One Club and Art Director's Club this year. While there, Ringqvist worked as a creative on Volvo's "Epic Split," a video that starred Jean-Claude Van Damme, an Enya song and two Volvo trucks. Ringqvist also worked on the Tele2 business, Forsman & Bodenfors' largest account. He will relocate to Los Angeles and start his new position in January. "Martin's innovative body of work speaks for itself, but his role in helping to shape the famously collaborative culture at Forsman & Bodenfors is just as significant," said Glenn Cole, chief creative officer of 72andSunny. "I'm excited to see how he will evolve what we do and how we do it."
Sid Lee added four creatives to its New York office. Verena Michelitsch joins as design director, Cecilia Azcarate as co-creative director, Andre Gidoin as senior creative and Dana Tiel as copywriter. Michelitsch was most recently senior designer for boutique design agency RoAndCo. She moved to New York in 2011 and began freelancing for Sagmeister & Walsh and Pentagram Design, handling a variety of branding, illustration and art direction projects over the years. Azcarate joins Sid Lee from M&C Saatchi where she served as Associate creative director. Born in Spain, she has also held art director positions with NYC-based agency Johannes Leonardo, and Happiness Brussels and Anouk & Company in Belgium. Most recently, Gidoin worked at Leo Burnett New York as senior art director. Prior to that, he was an interactive art director for Leo Burnett in Milan. Tiel joins the agency from Grey New York, where she worked as copywriter. Prior to that, she was a copywriter for SapientNitro.
CP+B promoted Jason De Turris from vice president, executive planning director, to chief strategy officer. In his new role, De Turris will relocate from Boulder to Hong Kong to oversee global strategy on the Infiniti account. He will also focus on opening CP+B's Hong Kong office. In the near future a head of North American planning will be named who will be his counterpart in North America. At CP+B, De Turris has worked across the agency clients like Hotels.com, Grey Poupon, Best Buy and Xbox One. He has worked closely with CP+B's product innovation and brand experience designers to create two premium spirits brands: Angel's Envy Bourbon and Papa's Pilar Rum. De Turris has worked at Ogilvy & Mather, Deutsch and JWT, where he managed strategy for the global launches of brands and led brand strategy for Rolex. "Winning Infiniti was a team effort and Jason played an instrumental role in making it happen," said Steve Erich, President of CP+B. "Which all together makes him a terrific person to help lead CP+B's physical entry into Asia. This really begins a new chapter for CP+B."