Naked hired Izzy DeBellis as group chief creative and strategy officer, a newly ...

by Chris Saunders , FTI Consulting

  • Naked hired Izzy DeBellis as group chief creative and strategy officer, a newly combined role at the agency. DeBellis previously served as co-chief creative officer at kbs New York. In his new role, DeBellis will be responsible for integrating, evolving, and leading strategic creativity across Naked hub offices in the US, UK and Australia. While at kbs, DeBellis managed a team of more than 100 creatives and 50 production and content staff, sat on the Executive Leadership team, and served as the business and strategy lead on accounts such as BMW, Vanguard Mutual Funds, AMEX, Adopt-Us-Kids and Gold by Jay-Z.
  • John Wells was tapped to lead the Los Angeles office of R&R Partners in the new role of vice president of brand management/managing director. Wells joins the agency from Live Nation Entertainment, where he served as senior vice president of direct marketing for Ticketmaster, in charge of strategic management and development of its digital direct marketing and CRM program, including email, social media and mobile efforts.
  • R/GA tapped Candice Hahn as vice president, managing director, to grow its Austin office. She reports to Bob Greenberg, founder, chairman and chief executive officer, R/GA. Kyle Bunch, who helped open the office, will continue to serve the agency as a global lead within R/GA's mobile & social platforms group. Most recently, Hahn served as vice president, managing director of iCrossing's San Francisco office, where she secured new clients such as Cancer Treatment Centers of America, PetSmart, Charles Schwab, and Robert Half International.