• REVOLVING DOOR: Antonio Navas Named Chief Creative Officer Of Nissan United
    Nissan United, an Omnicom unit, hired Antonio Navas as its first chief creative officer, a role previously overseen by Rob Schwartz as global creative president of TBWA Worldwide prior to his recent appointment to CEO of TBWA\Chiat\Day New York. Navas will oversee all global Nissan creative and content from both Omnicom and non-Omnicom agencies. He will be based out of the agency's New York headquarters. He joins Nissan United from Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand, where he was executive creative director working on clients such as Toyota, Defence Force, ASB Bank, Lexus and Telecom. Prior to Saatchi, he did worked …
  • REVOLVING DOOR: Steve Orenstein Joins Mistress As Chief Operating Officer
    Mistress hired Steve Orenstein as chief operating officer, a new position at the agency. Orenstein started his career at Y&R in New York in 1971 and was later transferred to LA to be the western regional finance director for the agency network. Most recently, he worked at 72andSunny as CFO/COO, helping manage the agency. When Orenstein began at 72andSunny, the independent agency had 30 employees. When Orenstein left there were 500 employees and the shop was acquired by MDC Partners. "We're thrilled to have Steve as part of Mistress," said Christian Jacobsen, Partner at Mistress. "We're celebrating our 5th anniversary …
  • REVOLVING DOOR: Mehta Mehta Joins Innocean USA As VP/Group Digital Creative Director
    Innocean USA names Mehta Mehta as vice president/group digital creative director. He will report to Innocean USA's executive creative director Greg Braun. Mehta replaces Tom Pettus, who joined Deutsch LA as executive vice president/group creative director in August. Mehta joins Innocean from San Francisco-based creative shop West where he served as head creative lead. Prior to West, Mehta served as creative director at Razorfish where he created new platforms and digital products for Mercedes-Benz. He has also worked at Tribal DDB working with the global Reebok team and R/GA where he served as a core member of the creative strategy …
  • REVOLVING DOOR: DDB Chicago Hires David Banta As SVP, Group Creative Director
    David Banta joined DDB Chicago as senior vice president, group creative director. He will be responsible for a multidimensional creative team, handling the agency's Capital One account. Banta will report to John Maxham, chief creative officer of DDB Chicago. Banta most recently served as executive vice president, executive creative director at Hill Holliday in Boston, where he led creative on Liberty Mutual Insurance, Merrell Footwear, Capella University and Cadillac. Prior to Hill Holliday, he was a creative director at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Boulder, CO, where he worked on VW, Burger King, Miller Lite, Shimano and Giro. "We're so psyched …
  • RPMC; Simon Temperley
    RPMC tapped Simon Temperley as CEO.
  • Native Pictures; Susan Rued Anderson
    Native Pictures hired Susan Rued Anderson as a partner and executive producer in Los Angeles.
  • Invoca; Scott Herriman
    Invoca promoted Scott Herriman to senior vice president of engineering.
  • BARKER; Ray Rainville
    BARKER promoted Ray Rainville to executive vice president, general manager.
  • Mistress; Tim Cyrol
    Mistress hired Tim Cyrol to head its human resources operations.
  • Brad Green; Sharethrough
    Brad Green was named west coast sales director at Sharethrough.
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