Yamamoto increases staff size by 12%


By the minneapolis egotist / /

Yamamoto has added several new people to its current staff, increasing its total employee count by 12%. These new hires are represented across all disciplines and at all levels within the agency. The staff increases are a result of new client acquisition as well as significant growth from existing business. New hires at Yamamoto include the following individuals:

Desiree Bergquist, associate creative director; Ryan Schmidt, senior art director; Tim Shumar, copywriter; Lauren Kerr, account supervisor; Dominic Simonetti, project manager; Tony Wald, digital project manager; and Nicole Gerber, accountant. The agency has also added three interns, Gabriella “Gabby” Cohen and Helen Olanda from the BrandLab in Minneapolis and Erin Slechta, a design intern who will work in the agency’s creative department.

“Yamamoto is fortunate to have great people and great clients. That combination is unstoppable and has resulted in some exciting growth for the agency,” said Kathy McCuskey, CEO at Yamamoto. “As our positive momentum continues, we’ll stay true to our agency culture and our values of ‘Curious, Creative and Courageous’ as the benchmark on which we hire.”


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