FCB hired Tom Theys as executive vice president, global strategy. Theys will help the network's clients unlock business solutions that drive behavior change. He will report to Nigel Jones, global chief strategy officer. Theys joins FCB from Publicis Brussels where he was head of strategy and managing partner, working with clients such as BNP Paribas Fortis, Nescafe, Renault, Carrefour and P&G. Theys began his career working client-side for brands such as Canal Plus and MTV before joining Duval Guillaume Brussels as a strategic planner. While there he became head of strategy, leading a multi-disciplinary communications planning department, providing insights for numerous award-winning campaigns. "Tom is one of those rare planners who seem to be able to generate strategies that lead to brilliant and completely surprising creative work on every brand they touch," said Jones. "His arrival is another signal of our continued global focus on the quality and effectiveness of the work we produce."
Digital Pulp hired Dave Hadden as UX designer, reporting to Sarah Blecher, partner and director of user experience. In his new position, Hadden will be working with a cross-disciplinary team to develop a creative approach to interface navigation and create impactful, sustainable solutions for the agency's clients, including Dartmouth, Bausch & Lomb Biotrue and The Urban Institute. Hadden joins the agency after two years serving as user experience designer at Blue State Digital, where he led experience design on projects ranging from responsive sites to software applications and campaigns for groups like The Sierra Club and The Council on Foreign Relations. "We're thrilled to have Dave Hadden join our UX team," said Blecher. "He comes to us with a strategic mind and empathetic worldview, both of which are incredible assets as we lean on him to translate content strategy into powerful and compelling user experience for our clients."
McCann Worldgroup promoted Adrian Botan to global executive creative director for its worldwide Nestle account. Botan joins three other global executive creative directors -- James Dawson-Hollis, Bill Wright and John Mescall -- in developing work for the agency's largest global clients. In addition, Botan will continue to serve as creative chairman of McCann Bucharest. Botan served as creative partner at McCann Bucharest and was the first creative director to bring a Cannes Grand Prix to Central & Eastern Europe: In 2011, McCann Bucharest won two Grand Prix Lions for the Romanian chocolate bar ROM, one in the Direct Lions category and the other for Promo & Activation. The campaign also won a Titanium Lion, Gold Lions and Bronze Lions. "Adrian is one of our smartest, most innovative creative thinkers," said Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman, McCann Worldgroup. "All of his work shows his special ability to create the most creative work for his biggest clients, which is the reason we are bringing him on to our global creative leadership team. I cannot wait to see what Adrian does next. That's the best compliment I can give to a fellow creative."
Pereira & O'Dell hired Matt Herrmann as chief strategy officer, charged with leading a team of behavioral, digital, social and content strategists across all of the agency's North American brands. He will report to PJ Pereira, Founding Partner of Pereira & O'Dell. Herrmann began his career at Leo Burnett in Chicago, and then moved to New York, joining Cliff Freeman and Partners and later BBH New York, where he developed the global strategy for the Johnnie Walker "Keep Walking" campaign. In 2005, he arrived in San Francisco at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners to become the deputy director of the Brand Strategy group, building campaigns for many brands; most famously, the Hyundai "Think About It" campaign and "Assurance" promotion. Herrmann left GSP to become the North American chief strategy officer at McCann, and then joined BBDO SF as the director of strategy, building a strategy group over the course of four years. "As we evolve the agency into a sophisticated set of clients, we had to up our strategic game," said Pereira. "Matt brings the right balance of experience, passion and intelligence that will allow us to be an proficient partner to any advertiser in the world."
MediaAlpha hired Michael Foster as vice president, demand platform.
White Ops hired Eddie Schwartz as president and chief operating officer.
Entercom Communications named Carlos Lamadrid as vice president of national sales and strategic partnerships.
RAPP hired Charles Henderson as vice president, client growth and new business. Henderson is responsible for driving new business and marketing initiatives for the Southwest and Midwest regions, and he’ll support sales and marketing efforts at the agency’s corporate level. He is based in RAPP’s Dallas office and reports to managing director, Anne Marie Schiller.
JWT named Lucie Greene as worldwide director of JWTIntelligence. Greene will be responsible for driving JWT’s consumer insights and trends-focused initiatives.
Believe Media UK has signed Radical Friend, the directing alias of Los Angeles-based experimental filmmaker Kirby McClure.
MediaBrix promoted Art Santos to senior vice president of business development and hired Lo Norona as vice president of business development.
David Phillips was promoted to vice president, brand marketing and creative of Spike TV.
Joe Cuello joined TuneCore as the company's first chief creative officer.
Denny's Corporation promoted Chris Bode to chief operating officer, John Dillon to chief marketing officer and Jill Van Pelt to the newly created position of chief people officer.
GroupM appointed Lindsay Pattison as global CEO of Maxus. The announcement was made by GroupM’s global president, Dominic Proctor. Pattison has been leading Maxus in the UK for five years. She has also held the global chief strategy officer role for the last two years, overseeing product, planning, marketing, new business and effectiveness. Pattison will co-locate between London and New York and will report to Proctor; she replaces Vikram Sakhuja, who will remain in the group.
Rauxa hired Sean McCarthy as vice president, managing director of its Chicago office.
Humble announced that David Rosenbaum has joined its directorial roster.
Bigstar has launched Bigstar Studio, a new content creation company at the intersection of entertainment, advertising and broadcast. Based in New York, Studio will be headed by Josh Norton, Bigstar Studio's executive creative director, who also runs Bigstar. Carson Hood will serve as executive producer, overseeing the day-to-day and big-picture operations.
GoKart Labs named Jim Cuene as president.
MobFox added Michael Ionita-Ganea as chief operating officer and Laura Woolston as chief marketing officer.
iHeartMedia tapped Gayle Troberman as executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Troberman joins iHeartMedia from IPG Mediabrands, where she served as chief marketing and ideas officer.
Point To Point named Jessica Endress and Jason Hoehnen as account directors and vice presidents.
Chris McCarthy, executive vice president of MTV and general manager of MTV's sister networks MTV2 and mtvU, will also lead Logo TV as the network's general manager.
NBCUniversal’s Hispanic cable network mun2 named Peter Dobrow as vice president, communications. He will report to Ruben Mendiola, president of mun2.
RiskIQ named Arian Evans as vice president of product strategy. He was formerly vice president of operations and product strategy at WhiteHat Security.
Revenue.com tapped Geoffrey DeStefano as president.
InterMedia Advertising named Adam Seigel as director of marketing.
Emily Graban joins research consultancy THREE as senior strategist.
Adaptly hired Bryn Sanders as vice president of revenue, east; Logan Moore as director, strategic accounts; Charles Timko as director, strategic accounts; and Miles Rutter as account executive.
Michele Tebbe joined David&Goliath as a group account director. She comes the agency from TBWA\Chiat\Day LA, where she most recently managed Jimmy Dean, The Grammys, Bare Escentuals and The Qatar Foundation.
Accordant Media tapped Chris Maginn as its vice president of sales, west, based in San Francisco.
Gyro Dubai hired Phil Lynagh as managing director. Lynagh was formerly managing director of McCann Erickson Dubai.
Transcend3 Toronto hired Lisa McCoy as co-creative director.
Erwin Penland New York hired Steve Rodriguez as senior vice president/creative services director and Kristofer Delaney and Danny McHatton as vice president/creative directors.
Matt Denten joined Momentum Worldwide as senior vice president, Midwest executive creative director, based in Chicago. He will lead Momentum's creative teams in St. Louis and Chicago, working on brands including the U.S. Army, Mondelez International, United Airlines, Energy Upgrade California and Constellation Wines. Denten has worked for the past 16 years in Chicago at Arc Worldwide, where he rose to the rank of senior vice president, creative director, working for clients like MillerCoors, Kellogg's, Coca-Cola and McDonald's. Denten's work has been recognized by a variety of shows including The One Show, the Reggies, the Effies, POPAI, Hub and Design of the Times. "Matt Denten is an exemplary creative talent and we are excited to have him lead our Midwest region," said Chris Weil, CEO of Momentum Worldwide. "He is a creative force -- a fine balance of inspiration, passion and process -- and an experienced leader of large creative teams."
McCann XBC named Joel Rodriguez as executive creative director. Rodriguez will partner with Pete Jones, executive creative director, McCann XBC, to lead the U.S. business as part of the global creative team led by chairman and chief creative officer, Joyce King Thomas. McCann XBC, formed in 2012, is an agency dedicated to MasterCard that works alongside additional McCann Worldgroup companies such as MRM//McCann and Interpublic agencies like Octagon. In the past, Rodriguez has worked for TBWA\Chiat\Day NY, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Fallon and BBDO. He has also collaborated with W+K Portland, CP+B Miami and Grey NY. Rodriguez created work for Fed Ex, Guinness, Sprint, Sony, Adidas, MTV and Chevy, among other brands. "We spent several months searching for someone who could help us take our work to the next level visually -- as well as conceptually -- and we are very happy to have found Joel," said King Thomas.
Isobar hired Jeani Rodgers as global director of marketing communications. Based in London, Rodgers will report to Isobar's global CEO, Jean Lin and Dentsu Aegis Network's global director of communications & marketing, Louise Evans. In addition, she will work with Isobar's UK CEO and executive creative director, Nick Bailey, to support Isobar's position in the UK. Rodgers joins Isobar from Lowe and Partners where she served as global PR director, responsible for the agency's global communications and reputation program, social media strategy and brand partnerships. Prior to that, she was PR director at both Leo Burnett Asia Pacific and North America. "Joining Isobar gives me the opportunity to be part of an agency that is simply in a different league," said Rodgers. "The leadership team has created a dynamic global offering, informed by an in-depth understanding of the ideas that thrive and succeed in the digital space today."
Deutsch New York hired Doug Minetti as senior vice president, group director of national video. He reports to Karen Benson, executive vice president, director of integrated media. Minetti joined the agency from MediaCom USA where he worked for the past 12 years. Most recently, he served as partner, associate director of media investments, responsible for the development of investment strategies for upfront and scatter buys, as well as negotiating and purchasing media schedules across multiple dayparts. Prior to MediaCom USA he worked at ITN Media and Onsite Access. "As media buying has become commoditized, we will continue to use the advantage we have to integrate media and creative in a seamless way that delivers more for our clients... Doug is the perfect fit to help us do that," said Benson. "Doug's vast industry knowledge is a great asset for our team and we are excited to welcome him."
Y&R California hired Ronny Northrop as executive creative director. Based in San Francisco, Northrop will lead creative teams and direct Y&R California's new creativity and innovation lab, dubbed "Wrestling Club." He will report to Mimi Cook, chief creative officer. Northrop began his career as a copywriter at Crispin, Porter & Bogusky, where he worked on MINI Cooper, truth and Virgin Atlantic. Then, as copywriter and creative director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, he created digital and integrated work for brands like got milk?, HP, Rolling Rock and Sprint. While serving in a first-of-its-kind hybrid role at Goodby designed to foster projects centered on innovation, Northrop helped launch Hacking Autism, a program that works to crowd-source software ideas for apps that help people with Autism find a voice. Most recently, Northrop freelanced at Alex Bogusky's Common, Al Gore's Climate Reality Project, Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners and 72andSunny. "Ronny is a stellar addition to our team. He is a creative's creative -- someone with a passion for solving problems with ideas, who's always looking to stretch and try new things, and who is a galvanizing force to all who work with him," said Cook. "He's excellent for both our clients and our culture."