New Hire Roundup: Arnold, Connelly & FORGE Staff Up


By Egotist / / It’s been a busy week in the Hub. The following agencies have recently bolstered their rosters with new additions, proving once again that the biz is definitely alive and well in Beantown (sorry, M!) Arnold hires George Pace George Pace has been named EVP, Global Brand Director for Arnold’s Dell account, which the agency won in late February. He will be reporting directly to Pam Hamlin, Managing Partner and President of Arnold Boston. Having worked with clients such as Microsoft, IBM, Direct TV, Ford, Kodak and P&G, Pace brings a well-rounded, 15-year career in global brand development. Most recently, he was at Universal McCann serving as Managing Director, International Clients. Also notable is his stint at Arc Worldwide, where in just 18 months he grew the agency from 90 employees in eight offices to 430 employees in 29 offices. His development of their global interactive offering nabbed him a Cannes Lion, Revolution awards and Clios. “George is a smart, strategic and successful brand leader who has a deep understanding of technology, IT and B-to-B marketing. His extensive experience working on complex, global businesses, including IBM and Microsoft, has touched every facet of marketing communications. George is the right person to lead our global team and drive transformation for the Dell brand,” said Hamlin. Connelly Partners hires Scott Savitt Scott Savitt joins Connelly Partners as Digital Director. He will be leading Connelly Digital, which currently serves clients such as MA Office of Travel and Tourism, Samsonite, EpiPen, Staples, Tufts Health Plan and ConEdison Solutions. Savitt comes from Molecular, where he served as SVP, Sales and Marketing. He also spent time at Isobar, Oasis Partners and Arnold. Client credits include Motorola, the Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, Ralph Lauren, HP, Virgin Mobile, Gillette, ESPN and Citizens Bank, among many others. “We had been looking for not just a digital leader, but a digital visionary who fits our company and culture, our passion for media neutral and integrated solutions, and our style of solving problems colloquially and creatively. Scott is a home run hire for us,” said Steve Connelly, President of Connelly Partners. FORGE hires Mike Pilato Mike Pilato has signed on as Creative Director at FORGE Worldwide. He has spent the last three years freelancing as an art director at Full Contact, Digitas, MMB, Conover Tuttle Pace, and AMP. With a career beginning at Hill Holliday, Pilato has also served as ACD at Arnold. In his new role, he will be working with FORGE ECDs Rob Stewart and Mike Benes on a client roster that includes Cisco, Partners Healthcare, AAA, Tufts’ Fletcher School, URI and WPI. Welcome George, Scott and Mike. Have a great weekend.