Erik Sollenberg was named CPB’s Global CEO in August 2017. Erik oversees CPB’s offices around the world and helps shape the agency’s product development, innovation initiatives and global growth. Erik joined CPB from renowned Swedish agency Forsman & Bodenfors, where he served as CEO for 14 years. F&B has long been recognized for their brilliant and innovative work, creating global campaigns for clients including Volvo, IKEA and Procter & Gamble. Under Erik’s leadership, F&B was consistently in the top tier of international agency rankings and won over 100 Lions and six Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. During Erik’s tenure, F&B was recognized by the Gunn Report as the most awarded agency of the year, and named Independent Agency of the Year at Cannes, Agency of the Year at The One Show and Agency of the Year at the Art Directors Club.
Alex Bogusky’s career in advertising began over 20 years ago when he joined a 16-person ad agency called Crispin & Porter. Under Alex’s direction, CPB grew to more than 1,000 employees with offices in Miami, Boulder, Los Angeles, London and Sweden, and with annual billings over $1 billion. During Alex’s leadership, CPB became the world’s most awarded advertising agency, and in 2010, Alex received the rare honor of being named “Creative Director of the Decade” by Adweek magazine.
After leaving CPB in 2010, Alex focused on being an entrepreneur, designer and investor. Along with his wife, Ana, he launched COMMON, a community for accelerating social ventures, and advertising agencies Made and Humanaut. As an advisor and angel investor, he has worked with dozens of start-ups, including Lyft and SpotX, and founded Batshit Crazy Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund.
Always drawn to social responsibility, Alex created groundbreaking initiatives such as the “Truth” campaign, which was named the most successful social advertising campaign in U.S. history. His work with Vice President Al Gore debunked the notion of “clean coal.” And in 2011, Alex rebranded The Climate Reality Project and launched 24 Hours of Reality – the most highly viewed streaming web event to date.
In mid-2018, Alex returned to CPB as Co-Founder and Chief Creative Engineer, where he leads in all aspects of the agency, including creative direction, innovation, strategy and talent.
As Global CFO, Dusty Nelson oversees operations that drive growth and increase efficiency for CPB. She arrived at the agency in June 2017, bringing experience helping cultivate both start-ups and global multimillion-dollar organizations. Prior to joining CPB, Dusty spent four years as Chief Operating and Financial Officer at Laird+Partners in New York, and co-founded an entertainment media company. She began her ad career with two Denver agencies, leading financial operations at The Integer Group and Karsh Hagan. Possessing a strong combination of right- and left-brain thinking, Dusty received an MBA from the University of Colorado, as well as a BS in business administration and degrees in fine arts and music from Rocky Mountain College.
As COO, Ryan is responsible for developing brand relationships and new ways of working with agency partners. He has spent 15 years at CPB starting in Miami in 2003 as a key driver behind CPB’s iconic work for MINI. Ryan then went on a westward migration to Boulder and then LA as CPB opened offices in both cities, taking leadership roles on several flagship accounts along the way, including Charles Schwab, Microsoft Windows, Proximo Spirits, PayPal, NBA 2K, Google, Amazon and global work for INFINITI. Prior to joining CPB, Ryan spent four years at Carmichael Lynch working on Harley-Davidson and Gibson Guitars.
Bryant King leads all things media for CPB as Chief Engagement Officer. Prior to this role, he spent 13 years at the agency impacting nearly every single account through media planning or analytics. As the Director of Message Planning and Analytics, he led the push to build out CPB’s analytics capabilities, building customized dashboards for Microsoft, Best Buy, Old Navy and Hotels.com. This group later morphed into Business Insights, as we discovered it was far easier to solve a business problem by clearly and simply identifying the real problem first. Prior to CPB, Bryant worked at Angotti Thomas Hedge, Wieden+Kennedy, Lowe Lintas and Partners, and Cramer-Krasselt, on such clients as Microsoft, Saab Cars USA, Sun Microsystems, Eddie Bauer, AT&T and P&G.
Danielle Aldrich is President of CPB, where she is responsible for client relationships and business development. During her collective 16 years at CPB, Danielle has led a diverse group of brands such as AND1 lifestyle brand, Truth Anti-Tobacco, Old Navy, Burger King, Fruit of the Loom, Pearl Izumi and Hotels.com, to name a few. During a brief stint away from CPB, Danielle also helped launch and grow the U.S. Red Bull business at Kastner & Partners NYC, where she served as account and strategic lead. During her tenure at CPB, she’s helped the agency win over 300 creative awards and honors, including a Cannes Titanium Grand Prix and a Grand Effie. A self-proclaimed brand junkie, Danielle had the pleasure of working on some of the agency’s most acclaimed and successful campaigns, including Burger King “Subservient Chicken,” “King,” and “Whopper Freakout,” Old Navy “Super Modelquins” and Hotels.com “Captain Obvious.”
Adam Chasnow leads a creative group at CPB that develops integrated marketing campaigns for INFINITI Motor Company and Goose Island Beer Co. In his 8 years at CPB, Adam has also led teams for Kraft Heinz, Microsoft Windows, Bing and Xbox One. A copywriter by trade, Adam was named to Adweek’s 2016 Creative 100 List for his work on Kraft Macaroni & Cheese’s “New and Not Improved: The World’s Largest Blind Taste Test” campaign. In 2017, “New and Not Improved” was awarded Gold and Bronze Cannes Lions as well as One Show Gold and Silver Pencils. Adam joined CPB from 180 Amsterdam where, as Associate Partner and Creative Director, he led global efforts for Amstel Beer, Motorola, Sony and Opel. Adam began his career in public relations at Hill & Knowlton before joining the New York offices of McCann, DDB, and Cliff Freeman & Partners, as well as Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco.
Johan Eghammer joined CPB in early 2018. For the prior 23 years, Johan was at Swedish agency Forsman & Bodenfors, most recently as Creative Director, Senior Partner and member of the board. As a founder of the F&B/Stockholm office, which opened in 2001, Johan contributed to the agency’s transformation from a local shop to one of the best in the world. Working with clients such as Volvo, IKEA, Carlsberg, Pernod Ricard, Visit Sweden, The Webby Awards and UNICEF, he has amassed an impressive body of work, including a Cannes Grand Prix, two Gold Lions and 12 total Lions. His projects, such as an effort from Visit Sweden to market the country on Airbnb and “The Organic Effect” from the Coop chain of grocery stores, have received international acclaim. Johan has been a member of the Cannes Lions Film jury and the New York Festivals Grand Jury.
David Balsamello joined CPB as Co-Lead of Design in 2017. Prior to joining the Design team, David worked with MING Studios New York on a variety of identity and digital advertising projects including the relaunch of the BMW Films website, the rebranding and launch of the luxury real estate development Brickell City Centre in Downtown Miami, as well as the rebranding of the Detroit Opera House. Before working at CPB, David worked at McCann NY, where he was responsible for design-related content and brand stewardship for advertising and design with clients such as American Airlines, the United States Postal Service, Jose Cuervo, Verizon, Nasdaq and General Mills. David’s work has been recognized by the Type Directors Club, UnderConsideration’s Brand New and the Design Museum.
Courtney Loveman has a rare combination of MBA and MFA that feeds a mostly healthy confab between the right and left sides of her brain. A nonconformist of the highest degree, Courtney’s passion for strategy is grounded in a cultural curiosity that has taken her from luxury fashion and beauty to mass CPG and fast food, to the U.S. prison system, to the funeral industry. At CPB, Courtney has led strategy for traditional accounts (American Express, MetLife, Domino’s, Kraft) and co-led the Product Innovation group, developing agency-owned brands and equity partnerships in verticals as diverse as apparel, food+beverage and tech. Prior to joining CPB, she worked client-side in strategy, marketing and design for iconic brands, including Ralph Lauren, Maybelline and Seventh Generation.
Jen Hruska is a Co-Head of Strategy at CPB. She currently leads two global accounts – American Airlines and INFINITI luxury automotive. During her 7+ years at CPB, she has worked on Old Navy, American Express, Aspen Dental and Netflix. Prior to CPB, she held various roles as VP, Head of Planning and lead Strategist focusing on research, insights and brand development for clients ranging from Abbott Nutrition and Hologic to American Eagle, Seventh Generation, Playtex and Hasbro. She has an undergraduate degree in business from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.
Steve Barry is a salty, old ad veteran. He started his career 20 years ago at CPB in Miami, where he worked on lifestyle and sport brands Merrell, AND1, Schwinn, Giro and Shimano. Lured home to the West, he then spent seven years at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco, working on Saturn, Goodyear Tires, Pony Footwear, Subway, AT&T Wireless and TiVo. A job at Wieden+Kennedy then took Steve to Portland, OR, for three years where he managed both Starbucks and EA Sports, working across the Madden, NBA Live and Tiger Woods Golf games. In 2013, he had the amazing opportunity to work with some old W+K friends at a new agency in Portland called Red&Co. There he managed the Google MadewithCode.com campaign and helped establish agency infrastructure for this new upstart. He then took a full-time job as the first Managing Director of EVB’s Boulder office, and led account management teams on Noosa Yoghurt and the global Jameson Irish Whiskey social account. Making his return back to CPB in the summer of 2016, Steve oversees the U.S. and Global teams on the INFINITI account, ensuring collaboration, consistency and continuity across all advertising communications worldwide. When he’s not making ads, Steve is skiing or camping with his wife and two young girls, or putting too much money into restoring a 1976 VW Westy.
Christi Clark is a Group Account Director and Co-Lead of Account Management at CPB. She brings 18+ years of account management experience and joined CPB in 2018 from TDA_Boulder. She started her career in Los Angeles, where she worked at large and small agencies including McCann, 180LA and TBWAChiatDay. Over the course of her career, Christi has worked primarily on consumer packaged goods, including brands in the natural and organic space such as Justin’s Nut Butter, Daiya Foods, LÄRABAR, Noosa Yoghurt, Merrick Pet Care and Castor & Pollux Natural PetWorks. Other experience includes Pampers, Deschutes Brewery, Sony Electronics and California’s anti-tobacco campaign.
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Chuck joined the Crispin Agency in 1988 as creative director and partner, after a long career as an award-winning freelance copywriter. The agency was renamed Crispin & Porter, and within three years, it doubled in size and was named one of the top 15 creative shops in the country. Under his leadership, CP+B has become one of the most awarded agencies in the world and was honored as Agency of the Decade by Advertising Age. Chuck has been a judge or jury chairman at the Clios, the Andy Awards, the D&AD Awards in London, and Cannes, among others. He has served as Chairman of the 4A’s and co-chairman of Advertising Week in New York, North America’s preeminent communications industry event. He’s an advisor to the Future of Advertising Project at Wharton as well as co-founder of the Boulder Digital Works Institute at the University of Colorado. He also sponsors the Porter Scholarships at the University of Minnesota, his alma mater. Along with Martha Stewart and Michael Dell, he was named one of Inc. Magazine’s "Entrepreneurs We Love”, and in 2015 he was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame.