Adie Bartron joins Stoltz as a Senior Account Manager. She previously spent the past eight years with Oliver Russell, and has worked on projects for a wide range of clients such as the Smithsonian, Nature Valley, HP, and The National Recreation and Parks Association. Adie is a graduate of the University of Idaho with a degree in advertising.
Mitch Kuhn joins Stoltz as a Senior Art Director. He was most recently a visual designer at Healthwise, and also spent several years as a designer and art director at agencies in Eugene, Oregon and Boise, respectively.
Prior to joining CarewCo, Hanna was a senior project manager then project management consultant with Taphandles in Seattle, Washington, and relocated to Boise last year.
Osler, a Boise native, has held director-level roles in brand strategy and management at both public companies and at top agencies, including Fitch and Landor Associates.
At Oliver Russell, he’ll help manage business development opportunities, as well as provide operational support. Russ Stoddard will remain involved with the strategic direction of the agency and as a senior adviser on client work as needed. The hire comes on the heels of Chad Rea joining in September as Creative Director, and as Stoddard forms a new social impact consulting venture, Humanista.
From their announcement about the addition:
“We’re thrilled for a creative leader of Chad’s caliber to join our team,” said Oliver Russell’s president and founder, Russ Stoddard. “He’s got the right mix of expertise, experience, and heart to position the agency as among the best in the world.”
“I knew from the first time I visited Oliver Russell that they had something truly special,” said Rea. “Getting the rare opportunity to live and work with purpose and use our collective talents to make the world a better place is a dream come true.”
In addition to consulting for major brands while creating his own art, Rea has been teaching Texas Creative’s portfolio sequence at the University of Texas in Austin for the past 4.5 years. Previously, he built brands with some of the top creative agencies in the world and worked as creative director at Wieden+Kennedy and 86 the onions, an unconventional ad agency he founded in Los Angeles, as well as holding senior copywriter roles at Mother (London), and KesselsKramer (Amsterdam).
Quick spin around (somewhat) recent new hires and related news:
Senior account manager Josh Mercaldo moved to CLM from Drake Cooper, where he spent the past decade as an account director.
Greg Montemurro joined CLM’s creative team as a digital art director, after spending time with shops such as Foerstel, Stoltz Marketing Group, and Wire Stone.
Digital media manager Ben Adams moved to CLM from DaviesMoore, where he was most recently a senior digital marketing and media strategist.
Congratulations to all.
Word is that Oliver Russell has added a couple new members to their team recently. A little poking around online revealed two new additions:
Jenai Jasper, Finance Manager
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First of all, yes, that’s *actually* our new finance manager @jenainicole. Our latest blog [LINK in BIO] was not just an excuse to brag about her🏋🏼♀️but also takes a deeper look at our employee wellness policy which was recently recognized by @bcorporation. . . . . #bestfortheworld #bcorp #workplacewellness #agencylife #thisisboise #crossfitgirls #crossfit #boisecrossfit #instaarms #instafit #bestworkplace
Jenai joined Oliver Russell in May, according to her LinkedIn profile. Prior to that, she was with Idaho Timber as a Financial Analyst/Special Project Manager, and with KPMG US as a Senior Auditor before that. Jenai is a graduate of the University of Idaho.
Ashley Hollenbeck, Producer
Before joining Oliver Russell, Ashley spent the past five years at Bodybuilding.com, most recently as Ecommerce Program Manager. She’s a graduate of Linfield College.
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Welcome Kris Bloom. The newest members of the Rizen crew. Kris has been a friend of Rizen for most of its existence. Lucky to have him on our team. When he is not turning code into great web and interactive experiences, you can find him behind his guitar…and he’s damn good. Always appreciate the talents of Chad Case for the great photography. #newemployees #agencylife #helpingunderdogswin @chadcasephotovideo
Some recent moves and new hires of late:
Christina Hirsch recently joined DaviesMoore as an Account Executive.
Over at Foerstel Design, Katy Kithcart and Greg Montemurro have joined the team as Junior Art Director and Art Director, respectively.