Kate Jeffers

Kate Jeffers

Partner, Managing Director at Venables Bell & Partners, San Francisco
San Francisco, United States

About me

A nine-year veteran of VB&P, Kate has played a pivotal role in the growth of the agency. Key contributions include: leading the winning pitches for 2/3 of our roster, driving organic growth among key clients, helping to steer the VB&P brand and internal/external marketing efforts, and developing/scaling core capabilities. As Head of Client Service, Kate currently oversees relationships across accounts as well as our 50+ person account management department. And as a member of the Executive Management Team, continues to help us deliver breakthrough, effective work and have fun doing it. Kate joined VB&P fresh from Paris, where she helped launch the Toyota brand in Central and Western Europe. Before heading off to drink wine, eat cheese and run a car account, Kate was at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, where she helped run another car account - the re-launch of the Saturn brand. Kate had relocated to San Francisco from Los Angeles, where she worked on Apple at TBWA/Chiat/Day and steered nearly every one of Toyota’s models at Saatchi & Saatchi. Kate nearly missed her calling in advertising heading to UCLA Law School after college, but then realized ad people were more fun. 

Positions

Partner, Managing Director
San Francisco, United States
2004 - Present (16 years 8 months)
A ten-year veteran of VB&P, Kate has played a pivotal role in the growth of the agency. Over time she’s won and managed key accounts like Reebok, Intel, eBay, PG&E and the ConAgra and Google portfolios, and has helped the agency evolve its capabilities and in-house production facilities. As Partner and Managing Director, Kate oversees the agency P&L and client contracts, partners with Will McGinness to lead and integrate all departments at VB&P, and manages senior-level client relationships across our roster.
Kate joined VB&P fresh from Paris, where she helped launch the Toyota brand in Central and Western Europe at Saatchi & Saatchi. Before heading off to drink wine, eat cheese and run a car account, Kate was at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, where she helped run another car account - the re-launch of the Saturn brand. Kate had relocated to San Francisco from Los Angeles, where she worked on Apple at TBWA/Chiat/Day and steered nearly every one of Toyota’s models at Saatchi & Saatchi. Kate nearly missed her calling in advertising heading to UCLA Law School after college, but then realized ad people were more fun. 

Education

1998 - 1999 (1 year)

BA, Highest Honors - Political Science, Spanish, International Relations

1993 - 1998 (5 years)

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