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Allison+Partners today announced that Jordan Fischler and Richard Kendall have been elevated to partner, and partner Zach Colvin has been promoted to Chair, California, reflecting their numerous contributions to the agency’s growth.
Fischler serves as executive vice president, head of consumer technology and leads the agency’s work for Samsung, iRobot and Mozilla, among others. As partner, Fischler will add oversight of global agency initiatives to her existing focus on growing the consumer technology practice and ensuring best practices across all accounts.
Dating back to her joining Allison+Partners in 2003, she played an integral role in ushering the agency into the social media era with leadership roles on accounts such as MySpace and YouTube, and played a central role in growing the Samsung business to one of the agency’s largest clients. Fischler’s deep understanding of technical specifications combined with sharp insights and client relations skills have helped contribute to making the technology practice account for nearly one-third of the agency’s business today. Additionally, she was recently named one of PRWeek’s 2017 “40 under 40,” reflecting her leadership in the industry.
Kendall serves as general manager of Allison+Partners’ Seattle office and has been pivotal in the agency’s expansion in the Pacific Northwest. He also leads the agency’s real estate specialty group, which works with such clients as Vulcan Real Estate, BioMed Realty, Beacon Capital Partners and Mortensen Construction, among many others. First joining Allison+Partners in 2012 as general manager of San Diego, he helped build a strong foundation before relocating to his native Seattle to grow the agency’s presence there. In 2014, he facilitated the agency’s acquisition of Frause, a move that solidified the agency’s position in the Pacific Northwest, opened the Portland office and strengthened Allison+Partners’ creative and production capabilities. As partner, Kendall will continue growing the agency’s real estate specialty group globally.
“Jordan and Richard both bring their unique talents to the table every day to help the agency evolve and grow,” said Jonathan Heit, president of the Americas. “Between their business-savvy, dedication and entrepreneurial spirits, they both are relentless in their efforts to further build out our capabilities, making us fortunate to add them to our partnership team. Most importantly, they have incredible passion for the agency and our people, continually thinking of new and interesting ways to make Allison+Partners a better place.”
In Colvin’s newly-created and expanded position, he will be responsible for the overall growth of the agency’s Los Angeles, San Diego and Silicon Valley offices, as well as the company headquarters in San Francisco. Colvin has held several leadership positions with the agency, including general manager of the San Francisco office, and was made a partner in 2015. During his tenure, he managed the 4G network launch for Sprint, helped WhatsApp break out of the mobile and tech trades, led rebranding efforts for Boost Mobile and played a key role in YouTube’s consumer public relations initiatives. He currently acts as the strategic lead on several key accounts, including ARM, Dignity Health, Driscoll’s, Zendesk and Waze.
“During his tenure, Zach has demonstrated great strength in helping to build out our presence in both Northern and Southern California, while becoming intimately familiar with the responsibilities of leading offices in these markets,” said Heit. “This new role is a tall order, but one that Zach is particularly well-suited for, and I look forward to working closely with him to ensure continued progress and success.”