BRG Communications hires Michael Sloan as the agency's first COO. Sloan joins BRG from JPA Health, where he also served as COO. He has been CFO at Coyne, VP of Finance at Taylor, and worked at Edelman and Ogilvy. At BRG, Sloan will oversee all operations, including finance, human resources, office management, and internal communications, working closely with BRG chief executive officer Jane Barwis. "I have tremendous respect for his experience in the industry, strong track record of helping agencies create infrastructure for growth, and his ability to anticipate economic trends to ensure the agencies he leads are prepared," said Barwis.
DeVries Global brings on Cathleen Koo as SVP, earned media lead. Koo was most recently SVP of media relations at BCW. She previously held the VP media relations spot at Zeno Group and worked as a director at Havas Formula at 360PR+. In her new post, Koo will oversee media relations strategies across DeVries Global New York's portfolio of accounts spanning CPG, beauty, lifestyle, retail and QSR. "She blends together client-centric counsel, paired with culture-leading media builds that will be an asset to our existing and prospective clients," said DeVries Global Managing Director, New York Jessica O'Callaghan.
Specialized, which designs, manufactures and markets bicycles and bicycle components, hires former Nike VP, global marketing David Schriber as CMO, effective Oct. 3. Schriber was most recently at Masterclass, where he served as chief marketing and revenue officer. Before joining Nike, he was president at Burton Snowboards. "I am confident that there is no better marketer in the world for the Specialized brand at this moment than David," said Specialized CEO Scott Maguire. "He will lead us to engage and inspire millions of new and existing riders."