JK Design Announces Milestone Executive Team Reorganization

Press Release from JK Design

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J., Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Creative marketing agency JK Design is marking its 34th year in business with a milestone reorganization of its executive team.

Founders Jerry and Barbara Kaulius have transitioned from their respective CEO and CHRO roles to become chairman and vice-chairwoman. They have appointed Martha Marchesi to lead the agency as CEO, Chris Pierson as president, and Mark Medeiros to the position of executive VP.

The moves are designed to support the agency's continued growth by strengthening core and emerging capabilities to align with client needs.

The Kauliuses will continue to be involved in key areas of the business and provide oversight of its financial health and business development.

"We're stepping back from our day-to-day management activities, but we are not stepping away from the agency," said Jerry Kaulius. "We're very confident that under the strong leadership of our new executive team, JK will continue to thrive."

CEO Marchesi—a veteran of such Madison Avenue agencies as Y&R, Grey, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Della Femina—was previously JK's chief creative officer and chief strategy officer. She brings more than 30 years of expertise in brand-building, messaging, strategy, and creative direction to her new role, where she is responsible for driving the company's strategic vision.

"I couldn't be prouder to be at the helm of JK, leading a team of some of the most passionate and innovative talent in the business," said Marchesi. "As we move forward, I have no doubt that our ability to find and make the meaningful connections that impact brands and businesses will continue to set us apart from other agencies."

Pierson assumes the role of president after 20 years with JK, most recently as executive group creative director, where he was instrumental in developing and managing one of its largest accounts. He now supports Marchesi in crafting and implementing the agency's strategy, in addition to leading its functional departments and championing the employee experience.

Medeiros has held a variety of positions over his 24-year tenure at JK, most recently as executive creative director. As executive VP, he is now responsible for interdisciplinary alignment across the agency, fostering a truly collaborative working culture, and ensuring coordination of all resources, timing, strategies, and processes.

"Over the past few years, we've expanded our capabilities in exciting ways to meet emerging client needs, especially in the areas of branding and digital and strategic marketing," noted Jerry Kaulius. "With the strong leadership team we've put in place, and the depth and breadth of talent across our entire staff, we're now even better positioned to manage our continued growth and provide the innovative creativity and strategic insight our clients expect.

"This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter for us."


About JK Design:
JK Design is a creative marketing agency finding new ways to make deeper connections with the people who matter to your business. We offer full-service capabilities in branding and messaging, digital engagement, employee experience, and strategic marketing, including web, mobile, video, and print design. JK's offices are located in Hillsborough, N.J., and New York City. Learn more at jkdesign.com.



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