Dept announces new leadership structure and Global SVP roles

Kristin Cronin
Kristin Cronin
Head of Marketing US

Dept is future-proofing its global leadership with new regional management teams in Europe and the Americas and with the creation of Global SVPs to unite and drive the agency’s services across all of its operating markets. 

Dept has grown from 120 people in Europe six years ago to over 2,000 digital marketing, data, creative and technology experts working together across the globe today. The agency has grown by 50% each year and expanded into new markets across Europe and into the Americas. Dept’s new leadership, all of whom are current team members stepping into expanded roles, will be crucial in facilitating the growth that is expected over the coming years and the move toward one unified global brand. 

“Dept is unique in that we excel both in technology and in marketing services, constantly pioneering both to create some of the most future-forward digital work in the global marketplace,” said Dimi Albers, CEO, Dept. “We have grown rapidly over the past few years, particularly in the US. As such, it’s important we have a strong leadership structure in place to give our local teams the ability to deliver exceptional work for some of the biggest brands in the world.” 

Regional leadership appointments include:

  • Ashley Streb – Chief Client Officer for Dept Americas
  • Alisa Kuno – Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer for Dept Americas
  • Joep Roosen – Chief Operations Officer for Dept Europe

Dept’s new Global Craft Leads include:

  • Jesse Streb & Jonathan Whiteside – Global SVP, Tech & Engineering
  • Jamie Kenny & Alex Miller – Global SVP, Creative & Content
  • Willem Blom, Head of Media – Global SVP, Media, Performance & Data

Dept also announced today that it has expanded its global leadership team with the addition of Amanda Schmidt to Chief People Officer and Missy Foristall to Chief Operations Officer. Schmidt joins from WPP/Group M’s Essence, where she was Global Chief People Officer. Foristall was previously Vice President at IBM within their Digital, Marketing and Technology groups. Learn more here.


Kristin Cronin

Head of Marketing US

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