Centerliner News: Welcoming New Leadership Hires
Aug 18, 2016
We are thrilled to welcome two new Centerliners to our team this month!
Simon Cole has joined our Business Development team as an Executive Director. In this role, he will work to connect Centerline with new and potential clients through industry events and digital thought leadership.
Cole has been connecting brands with like-minded agencies for more than 17 years. A passionate champion for relationship building, he’s happiest when he’s matching potential clients marketing needs with agency offerings. Prior to joining Centerline, he headed up new business at Atlanta-based agencies THRIVE and THINK Interactive.
“The challenge to win new business has never been greater with the increase of quality boutique agencies coupled with the existing marketing agency powerhouses on the scene,” said Cole. “I’m delighted to be joining the Centerline team, helping forge strong relationships with progressive brands.”
Christian Sullivan joins our Account Management team as an Account Director. She will be working to identify, develop and grow relationships with our our IBM Watson and Internet of Things (IoT) clients. She will lead a team of multidisciplinary project managers to provide creative and strategic counsel to her clients evolving challenges and needs.
Sullivan brings more than 12 years of experience in traditional, social media, digital and content marketing with previous roles at DEFY Media, Ignite Social Media and Carusele.
“I’m passionate about building and nurturing relationships with clients who are looking for modern marketing solutions,” said Sullivan. “I’m excited to lead a talented team here at Centerline in creating and implementing strategically creative campaigns that drive results.”
Outside of the office, Sullivan can be found spending time with her 4 year old son Thomas, hiking with her pup Wynnii, on the golf course and hunting for Pokemon. Connect with Sullivan on LinkedIn and Twitter @blondiesamommy.
A lifelong northerner, I began my career in agency public relations in Rochester, New York, later moving to New York City, working with a variety of technology and consumer brands from Xerox and IBM to Blackberry and KAYAK. I loved the fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment and learned so much about myself, client and people management, media relations and how to properly mail merge.
Now a relocated northerner and wannabe southerner, I still love the pace, people and spirit of agency life in Raleigh. As Centerline’s Communications Manager, I get to help amplify the amazing content that we produce as an agency and thought leaders through events, media placement, relationships with influencers and social media.