R/GA Austin Expands Client Roster, Adds Two Senior Leaders

Appointments of Jennifer Mollo and Elizabeth Thompson add to office’s growth strategy

AUSTIN, TX—October 14, 2019—R/GA, the company that creates transformation at speed, today announced the addition of Managing Director, Client Services Jennifer Mollo and Executive Strategy Director Elizabeth Thompson to the leadership team. Both Mollo and Thompson will report to SVP, Managing Director of R/GA Austin Candice Hahn. They join the Austin office following a round of five business wins to include Fritos and Michaels.   

Jennifer Mollo returns to R/GA Austin to steward the client services team and support the office’s goal of expanding its footprint across the U.S. She brings 20+ years of experience to her new role, most recently having led the client service and operations teams at T3, and played an integral role to drive growth for the agency. She also spent time at Dell where she spearheaded the agency management discipline, and oversaw key AOR’s across lines of business. Jennifer’s brand expertise spans diverse categories, but her strength is understanding complex business needs, client challenges, and the ability to deliver results while streamlining processes.

Elizabeth Thompson brings deep strategic thinking and multi-category experience to her role as executive strategy director for R/GA Austin. She leads the vision for the office’s team of brand strategists, connections planners, marketing scientists and social experts to help brands navigate the challenges of the changing business and brand landscape. Her path to R/GA included substantial tenures at McGarrah/Jessee, Mullen/Lowe, and GSD&M where she held the title of VP, Group Strategy Director most recently. With almost 20 years of experience, her work has been recognized by Cannes Lions, Effie Worldwide and ARF’s Ogilvy Awards.

R/GA Austin’s SVP, Managing Director Candice Hahn attributes the office’s success to bringing on top talent with diverse skill sets along with partnering with brands that want transformative thinking to disrupt their respective categories. “Austin boasts an energetic and entrepreneurially-driven talent base. Jennifer and Elizabeth both bring an extraordinary level of institutional knowledge, client leadership and track records of leading high performing teams. Our talent along with our strong brand, campaign, mobile and product development expertise allows R/GA Austin to remain a leader in our field.”

To learn more about open roles within the R/GA network, please visit the R/GA Careers page. 

About R/GA

R/GA is the company that creates transformation at speed. An innovation leader for more than 40 years, R/GA has expanded and evolved to offer business transformation, experience transformation, and marketing transformation through its award-winning consulting, ventures, technology, design, marketing communications, and IP practices. Its work spans web, mobile, and social communications, retail and e-commerce, product innovation, brand development, and innovation consulting. The company has more than 2,000 employees globally with 17 offices across the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia-Pacific. R/GA is part of The Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG), one of the world’s largest advertising and marketing services organizations. For more information about R/GA, please visit www.rga.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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Allison Mertzman

VP, Global Marketing and Communications

t: +1 212 239 5544

e: allison.mertzman@rga.com