SEATTLE, APRIL 7, 2016 — HackerAgency, an Interpublic Group global digital/direct marketing company, today announced that it has appointed Julie Rezek as North American president.
Rezek joins from Wunderman Seattle, where she most recently served as president and global client lead for Microsoft, the agency’s largest account worldwide.
Her first day at HackerAgency will be in June.
In this new role, Rezek will report to Spyro Kourtis, CEO of HackerAgency. Working closely with the company’s management team, Rezek will be in charge of growing the company’s North American footprint and finding new and innovative solutions to business problems. HackerAgency is headquartered in Seattle, and has offices in Munich, Prague, Beijing, Shanghai and Auckland.
In announcing the new role, HackerAgency CEO Spyro Kourtis said he was particularly impressed with Rezek’s leadership skills, digital and global expertise, and strong emphasis on building a nurturing workplace culture.
“We’re excited that Julie is joining us. She is a terrific business partner and leader for the next stage of growth at HackerAgency,” Kourtis said. “Her experience managing Microsoft is a perfect complement for our growing global and digital practice, and we are confident her expertise in developing marketing strategies and driving sales and growth will benefit both current and future clients.”
A longtime Wunderman veteran, Rezek joined the WPP company in 1999. Over the course of her 17 years there, she rose through the ranks, beginning as vp, director of e-marketing in Toronto, where she created and led the agency’s digital marketing practice. Since 2005, she’s maintained a leadership role on Microsoft, an account she worked on while rising from vp, account director to global group account director to general manager to, finally, global client lead in August 2015.
Under her tenure, another client, T-Mobile, was named “Marketer of the Year” by the Direct Marketing Association in 2013. Rezek has also been honored as a “40 Under 40” by the Puget Sound Business Journal.
“I’m looking forward to taking the already excellent, results-driven CRM work currently done by HackerAgency to the next level. With best-in-class client partners like Uber, AT&T, Hyatt and Cricket, there is tremendous potential to do more, and I’m excited to partner with Spyro and the HackerAgency team to help drive the company’s growth and innovation story,” she said.
As part of her new role, Rezek will also take over some of the responsibilities formerly held by HackerAgency executive vp and gm Matt Witter, who is leaving after 15 years with the company to explore other opportunities.
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