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TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Office Employees201-500
Total US201-500
Total Worldwide500+
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Lori Senecal, Chairman + CEO
Lori Senecal is the Chairman and CEO of kirshenbaum bond senecal + partners
(kbs+). At kbs+, she has led a dynamic shift across the fully integrated agency to
pioneer a culture of invention that is focused on creating breakthroughs and
“firsts” for brands and businesses.

In addition to spearheading agency business units around technology (Spies &
Assassins), start-up investment (kbs+ Ventures) and content creation (kbs+
Content Labs), through the introduction of her original “Hello Moments” program,
Lori has championed the launch of groundbreaking agency initiatives such as the
Client Stock Index, The Hyde Experiment and Gettin’ Up, to incentivize and
inspire employees across the agency while fueling invention.

Today, kbs+ works with an impressive roster of blue-chip clients, including AOL,
American Express, BMW, Give Back Brands, HomeGoods, John Frieda, PUMA
and Vanguard, among others.

Prior to kbs+, Lori served as President of the flagship New York office of McCann
Erickson and previously, as Global Chief Innovation Officer for McCann
Worldgroup. At McCann, Lori also co-founded TAG Ideation, a young-adult
marketing specialist unit.
Ed Brojerdi, President & Co-Chief Creative Officer
Ed is a life-long entrepreneur and avid technologist. He began his career at the
Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG), overseeing the global enterprise application
development teams and moved on to co-found and lead SPLIT, a creative technology
organization at IPG. He joined kbs+ in 2009.

With over ten years of experience on blue-chip brands such as Microsoft, MasterCard and Verizon, Ed brings a progressive, digital focus into the agency environment. During his tenure, he’s deployed scores of enterprise and consumer-facing applications, across all mediums (web/mobile/desktop).

At kbs+, Ed enjoys directly infusing emerging technology trends and capabilities into the ideation and execution phase of client and brand work. He oversees many of the agency’s top clients, including BMW, Goldman Sachs, Rolls-Royce, and AOL among others. In addition to overseeing various client-based development initiatives, Ed and the kbs+ technology teams work to concept and build white-label digital tools and platforms for consumers and brands.

A true native New Yorker, Ed is always on the move (literally). He currently resides in Gramercy, his eighth neighborhood in Manhattan.
Izzy DeBellis, Co-Chief Creative Officer
Having joined kbs+ in 2007, Izzy has made his mark as Co-Chief Creative Officer where he has led the agency on several accounts including Vanguard, NetJets, HomeGoods, and Ad Council, to name a few.

He started his career at Saatchi & Saatchi Toronto (the city where he was born, raised and educated) for two years and then became one of the first employees at Chiat-Day Toronto, which eventually led him to the Chiat-Day offices in the advertising hothouse that is Manhattan. After a brief stint, Izzy went to Wieden + Kennedy in Philadelphia, then returned to New York City.

In 1993, he joined Andy Berlin and Ewen Cameron at Berlin Cameron Wright and,
three years later, became a partner and associate creative director of the newly formed Fallon/Berlin. He was a founding partner of Berlin Cameron & Partners and became Creative Director, where his clients included Coca-Cola, Silk Soymilk, Reebok, General Motors and Tidy Cats.

When not in the office, he is relaxing at his home in Dobbs Ferry, NY or spending time with his two children, Lou and Maya.
Jonah Bloom, Chief Strategy Officer
Jonah joined kbs+ in January 2011. As Chief Strategy Officer, he is responsible for reorganizing the agency’s strategy offering to incorporate digital, content, social, and brand strategy.

Before joining kbs+, Jonah was CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Breaking Media, a digital media company reaching one and a half million influencers every month through five sites, including AltTransport.com, Fashionista.com and Dealbreaker.com.
Prior to that, Jonah was Editor of Advertising Age, the world’s leading source of news, views and data on marketing and media. In his eight years running Ad Age, Jonah oversaw a major broadening of its content and expansion in its reach from a couple of hundred thousand readers to over 850,000.

He also served as the launch news editor and later Editor-in-Chief of PRWeek, Editor at British media title Press Gazette, and as a reporter on both Accountancy Age and PrintWeek in London.

Jonah edited the Harper Collins book, “Top Companies in Marketing and Media,” and has written for a number of major publications, including The Guardian and the Financial Times.
Steve McCall, President, Business Leadership
Steve graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, in the spring of 1987, with no clear sense of direction, but a sneaking suspicion that it was out there somewhere, and he’d better get moving. So in the fall of 1987, he came to New York City to experience the Big Apple. 25 years later, he’s pretty sure he’s here to stay.

Steve began his advertising career at Backer & Spielvogel, working on the Miller Brewing Company brands like Miller Lite and Genuine Draft. From there he moved onto the Phillips/Magnavox Consumer Electronics account, managing campaigns that included the Smothers Brothers and John Cleese of Monty Python fame.

In 1991, he moved to Lintas (which over the span of 12 years merged with Ammirati & Puris, then LOWE, then Bozell –whew!). During that time, Steve managed a variety of accounts and categories – including toys (LEGO), fast food (Burger King), packaged goods (Hellmann’s & Wishbone), soft drinks (Diet Coke & Mad River Teas) beer (Molson, Labatts, Foster’s, Dos Equis, Rolling Rock), and financial services (Aetna Retirement Services and HSBC). In 2003, Steve joined Berlin Cameron where he managed the Coca-Cola Classic account, along with Silk Soy Milk, Nestea Cool, and Boost Mobile, while also looking after the account management department. In February 2007, Steve joined kbs+ to lead a variety of top accounts and to run the day-to-day operations of the account management department. His 22 years of experience in advertising, commitment to relationship and business building inspires his teams, and clients alike, daily.

He lives in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, with his wife, Jennifer, and twin sons, Jack and Tom. His hobbies (time permitting) include running, playing guitar and watching the Yankees with his boys.
Matt Powell, Chief Information Officer
Matt leads kbs+'s Creative Technology capability and is a partner in it's Spies & Assassins unit. His team is responsible for technology strategy, technical project management, web/application/platform development, quality assurance, platform maintenance, and online advertising production. He's a key collaborator on all things technical/digital/social/CRM.

Prior to joining the agency in January 2006, Matt ran a boutique digital agency in Boston where his notable clients included Baskin-Robbins, Dunkin’ Donuts, Gillette, Hasbro, and Oral-B.

He is also co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Second Button, a web-based made-to-measure clothing manufacturer. Prior to founding Second Button, Matt co-founded Ergo, a healthcare technology company working to improve compliance among patients with chronic conditions.

He lives in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood among some of the best butcher shops in NYC.