We are proud to announce in AdAge the promotions of key executives to accommodate new business growth and expansion. Leading the shift, we’re elevating Founder Paul Venables to the newly created post of Chairman. In this role, Venables will oversee the agency, with a heightened focus on talent and culture. Will McGinness will assume control over the Creative Department as Partner, Executive Creative Director; Lucy Farey-Jones, Founder and Executive Strategy Director, will focus on future offerings and venture partnerships; Paul Birks-Hay, Managing Director, will become Partner and President, with a renewed emphasis on growing the agency’s capabilities and footprint; Kate Jeffers, Head of Client Services, ascends to Partner, Managing Director, where she will oversee the agency P&L and lead, motivate and integrate the departments of VB&P.
The moves coincide with the departure of our beloved Founder, President Bob Molineaux, who grew the agency from its three original founders to the 150 staffers to date. Bob played a critical role in attracting brands like Audi, Reebok, Microsoft, Napster, Intel, the METH Project, eBay, Google, the Phillips 66 Company, Barclays Bank, ConAgra, to the agency’s roster.
“My new partners are immensely talented, driven and exceptionally well-suited to navigate the marketing world we live in, but what excites me most is the fact that they live and breathe our values,” said Paul Venables. “Of course, these changes are bittersweet as my brother-in-arms and friend of almost 20 years, Bob Molineaux, is retiring. He will be missed.”
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