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BLITZ - The agency for a connected world.
TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Office Employees101-200
Total US101-200
Total Worldwide101-200
BIOS
Ivan Todorov, Co-Founder & CEO
Ivan drives the strategic vision and growth for BLITZ, evangelizing the promise of creating durable relationships between brands and consumers. As CEO he brings a unique blend of business acumen, technology prowess and high-level commitment to client relationships. Every day he works hard to ensure the agency delivers exceptional brand experiences (the work), exceptional client experiences and exceptional employee experiences. As a result, over the last three years BLITZ has grown nearly 300% in size and revenue and was recently named an AdAge agency of the Year (2011), 31st best place to work and 50th fastest growing company in Los Angeles. He has studied and speaks five languages, holds a B.A. in computer video imaging and has most recently completed the Berlin School of Creative Leadership Program at Cannes.
Ken Martin, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer
From Ken’s first entrepreneurship endeavor —which he sold at age 18 — to the roller coaster of ‘90s Silicon Valley, VCs, IPOs and .coms, Ken has always jumped in head first to overcome seemingly impossible challenges in the most creative, effective and magically unexpected ways. As CCO and Co-Founder of BLITZ, Ken nurtures a world-class team that works everyday to drive the industry forward and deliver creative ideas that help brands sprint past their competition. Ken has worked on major brand initiatives and garnered numerous awards for brands such as Adobe, Activision, Nike, Disney, GE, Google and Warner Bros. For all the dirty details, check his LinkedIn profile page below.
Cathy Saidiner, President
Over her 20-plus years in advertising and marketing, Cathy has been a client, an account director, a leader and a trailblazer. Her work history hasn’t been a straight trajectory, but it certainly adds up. She started as an Art Director and opened her own design firm. From there she found her way into the client side of advertising working at Nissan, where she dabbled in everything from vehicle pricing to brand management. Next, Cathy got an MBA at UCLA and parlayed that into her next client-side stint at Mars where she was a member of the brand management team on all cat care products. Following this was a defining role at TBWA\Chiat\Day as an Account Director on Nissan, Mars, and Pioneer. From there she was welcomed into a new role as President of McCann Erickson in LA. And now, she is pleased to wear the same hat at BLITZ where she will lead client services and oversee brand strategy and delivery.
Tim Richards, EVP, Strategy
At BLITZ, he leads Experience and Strategy — a group of experienced designers, researchers, analysts and strategists. Their work shapes clients’ brand positioning, communication strategy, experience designs, social planning and content approaches — all based on a mix of consumer insights and the courage needed to take a creative leap. Tim practices a mix of executive jazzercise and conference room kung fu. He’s a mixed media idea artist — whiteboards, sticky pads, sketch books and windows. He believes that good brands can make happy people, and happy people can make a better brand, efficiency in marketing, communicating specifically to populations based on powerful cultural connections and basic human motivations. Tim has been in the business for over 10 years – and has successfully developed experience strategy for brands like Intel, Disney, Naked Juice, HALO, Call of Duty and the NFL.
John Furnari, VP, Social and Digital Media
John leads the team responsible for strategic planning and execution across social communication, paid media and analytics. He previously co-founded bigMETHOD, a social media agency that joined BLITZ in 2011. John believes in brand strategy centered on delivering information individuals actually want to receive…and post, share, rehash or remix. It started with a passion project, cold calling his favorite local band Grace Potter & the Nocturnals to propose connecting with bloggers who covered similar artists. Early epiphanies laid the foundation for the approach implemented by BLITZ today. Over the years John has architected programs for Honda, City of Hope, Harley-Davidson, and the Disney Music.