Global experience agency Huge has today announced the elevation of key leaders across its global network, further strengthening its user-centric design, production, data, technology and capabilities as it looks to drive continued growth and transformation for its clients moving into 2021 and beyond.
David Clarke will become chief design officer, North America, a newly created role, where he will focus on innovation and design thinking across the region. In addition, Kim Cortese has been elevated to managing director of production and Marc Maleh will serve as managing director of technology. And, Peter Van Djick has been named president of Huge Colombia.
“We’ve been amazed by the incredible double-digit growth Huge has seen over the last six months,” said Raj Singhal, Huge COO / CFO and acting CEO. “It’s due in no small part to the guidance and wisdom these individuals have demonstrated in navigating and creating a new landscape for our business and helping our clients meet new challenges.”
As Huge enters 2021 with significant growth momentum surrounding long established accounts like Google, P&G and Stellantis, and looks at momentum created by new account wins, such as Coppertone, Wakefern and Nikko Asset Management. The following leadership promotions have been announced, effective immediately:
- David Clarke, chief design officer, North America
David was previously global executive creative director at Huge for the last two and a half years, focusing his efforts across the agency’s Google account and helping to create some of the brand’s most memorable pieces of work in recent years, including the Android rebrand and Google TV launch.
- Kim Cortese, managing director, production
Kim leads the agency’s production and post-production teams. In her global role, she oversees a team that creates high-impact creative out of Huge’s in-house studio, as well as maintaining vital third party relationships. At Huge, Kim has produced work for clients such as Realtor.com, Google, and SK-II. Prior to Huge, Kim spent time at agencies such as Razorfish, Arnold Worldwide and Digitas.
- Marc Maleh, managing director, technology
Marc Maleh previously served as group vice president, technology and emerging experiences at Huge. He is a deep believer in the power of technology to create products that not only solve client’s business needs but create value for the end users. In his new position, Marc will be responsible for technology leadership, recruiting and strategy focusing on building agency capabilities across innovation, creative and technology for clients such as Verizon, Brooks and P&G.
- Peter Van Dijck, president, Colombia
After spending most of his career in New York as a user experience leader and founding two startups, Peter Van Dijck has been serving as general manager of Huge Colombia for the last six years. Now as president, Huge Colombia, he will continue to expand and strengthen Huge’s operation in Colombia and the LATAM region. The two Huge offices in Colombia, located in Bogotá and Medellín, provide technology and design services to some of Huge's most prestigious clients. Peter has a background in engineering and design, and is the author of 'Information Architecture for Designers'.
The executive promotions add to the agency’s recent global leadership appointments including chief talent officer Kali Beyah and Judith Hoogenboom as chief strategy officer.