Kurt Ritter brings experienced leadership and an extensive consumer marketing background to his role of CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles. Kurt comes to us after spending 32 years at General Motors, rising to the top marketing position at Chevrolet. He knows what matters to clients and ensures that we remain focused on creating value for them.
Chief Executive Officer
Chuck Maguy—President of Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles—is a no-pretense ad exec always ready to solve big-picture issues facing clients. Chuck’s collaborative style consistently produces high-value outcomes for our clients. A longtime veteran of the Toyota account, Chuck returned to us in 2009 after serving as Executive Director at Team One.
Chief Strategy Officer
As Chief Strategy Officer, Mark Turner drives strategic insights that transform not just single brands, but entire categories. Since joining us in 2003, Mark’s strategic leadership has helped Toyota launch dozens of new products, achieve record growth and pioneer innovative approaches to foresight and communications development.
Chief Creative Officer
Jason Schragger brings a diverse and accomplished background to his role of Chief Creative Officer. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in Australia, Jason’s global background includes working all over the world on brands like MINI, Adidas, IKEA and Levi’s. Prior to joining us, Jason served as Global Creative Director at TBWAChiatDay for Nissan.
Chief Operations Officer
As Executive Director of Integrated Production, Lalita Koehler helps bring stories to life at Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles. A native of Brazil, Lalita’s impressive 15-plus-year career includes stints at Yahoo!, The Martin Agency, TBWA DAN Paris and Pereira & O’Dell. Before arriving at Saatchi, Lalita served as Executive Producer at Myspace, MAL and Omelet.
Executive Director, Digital
As Digital Executive Director, Jeremiah Knight brings our social media, Web development, digital and collateral efforts to life. Jeremiah began his digital career in venture-backed startups but found his true calling in the agency world, where he contributed to award-winning work from brands like Visa, Pepsi, Gatorade and Lexus over the past 14 years.
Managing Director, Dallas
Al Reid brings a passion for ideas to Saatchi & Saatchi as Managing Director of the Dallas Office and leader of the Idea Management department. Al began his career at Team One in 1992 and has worked on a variety of brands, including Hewlett-Packard, CNET and Virgin Interactive. In 2013, we stole Al from our sister agency, Team One, and we have no plans to give him back.
Executive Communications Director
As Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles’s Executive Communications Director, John Lisko is always finding new ways of using media to maximize our clients’ message. Since joining us in 2003, John has pioneered the use of digital media platforms and emerging technology to better reach our clients’ audience and optimize engagement.
Executive Director, Talent
As our Director of Talent, Kirk Guthrie is committed to creating a work environment that attracts, retains and engages the best talent. Kirk is a strategic Human Resources professional and comes to us with over 18 years of experience. Before joining us, Kirk worked at Saatchi & Saatchi X, Cox Communications and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer
As head of the Finance department, Michael Webb helps maintain our reputation for fiscal integrity. Since joining Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles in 2008, Michael has been dedicated to ensuring accurate and timely accounting of all our projects. Before arriving here, Michael worked in New York for Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide and in the finance group of Toys “R” Us.