Los Angeles, July 25, 2019 - As R/GA continues to expand new and existing client relationships, it is pleased to announce an evolution to its global leadership team while bringing on a new leader for its Los Angeles office.
Following more than three years as the Managing Director of R/GA LA, Nicky Bell has been named SVP, Global Client Partnerships. In this new role, Nicky will leverage 25 years of industry experience to create a model with R/GA leadership and global clients to help enable stronger levels of partnership, innovation, and growth.
Taking the reins as SVP, Managing Director, R/GA Los Angeles, is LA marketing and technology veteran Pam Scheideler. Pam will lead the office, bringing a unique blend of deep technical acumen coupled with decades of innovative brand work, along with a passion for championing strong creative culture. Both roles will report directly to Sean Lyons.
"Pam started in consulting and came up through production, leading teams at the best technology companies and ad agencies in the world,” said Lyons. “Given the range of work we are seeing in LA, we know Pam and her leadership team will build on the office's momentum in the LA market and beyond."
Lyons continued, “Clients are increasingly working with us across the R/GA network and across the many offerings we have, so we saw an opportunity for a dedicated role to partner with our client teams to make sure they are getting the greatest benefit from us. Nicky is a rare talent when it comes to partnering with our clients, and while she has successfully led LA as Managing Director for the past three years, we need to spread her expertise across the R/GA network. She was a natural choice for the role.”
Both Bell and Scheideler have racked up the accolades across their combined decades of advertising and product and service design experience.
Prior to R/GA, Nicky held roles as Senior Partner, Managing Director at Ogilvy in New York, and CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand, where she restructured the core business to focus on innovation and creativity.
Scheideler joins R/GA from Deutsch, where she served as the chief digital officer responsible for digital growth and performance across the Deutsch LA portfolio, including VW, Taco Bell, Target and more. Prior to Deutsch, Pam held senior-level positions at Google Creative Labs, JWT New York and Crispin Porter + Bogusky. Heavily awarded and named Business Insiders top 30 Creative People in Advertising 2016.
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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