Creative marketing agency Compadre has welcomed Jessica Garcia-Scharer as head of production. She brings over 15 years of experience in the creative industry having worked in senior production and marketing roles on both the agency and network sides.
“Jessica truly understands how to bring everyone together to do their best work,” says Robert Blatchford, Compadre co-president. “She’ll lead the charge in terms of streamlining internal processes and ensuring a smooth client experience, so our creatives can focus on collaborating and solving problems for our clients.”
“I wanted to join Compadre because I believe in these guys,” adds Jessica. “Robert and Chuck are pioneers in this industry, so it’s an honor to be a part of the foundational team they’ve assembled here. I like that they want to do things differently — and they bring a lot of enthusiasm to the process, internally and with clients. Every day, we are navigating a new client challenge together, so I don’t see this becoming stale any time soon.”
Jessica is Compadre’s production lead, master planner, and tattoo aficionado who brings dedication, high spirits, and an uncanny ability to turn that frown upside down to her role as head of production. Prior to joining Compadre, she served as director of on-air promotions at Fox Sports Marketing, where she worked on the Men’s World Cup 'Root for Your Roots' partnership campaign with the network and 23andMe. Before that, she was head of production at creative branding agency Loyalkaspar. As senior producer at Digital Kitchen, a role she held for seven years, Jessica spearheaded the planning and execution of the AT&T U-verse national advertising campaign, including on-air, retail, and mobile apps.
Outside of work, Jessica is a wife, mother, grandmother, animal activist, and vegan mentor for PETA.