SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Antonio & Paris, a Brand Innovation and Design firm with offices in San Francisco, Paris, and Mexico City, has named two senior advisors to its newly formed Advisory Board. Brad Davis and Jaime Szulc will act as key strategic advisors to the firm in assisting with decisions related to the enhancement of strategic/creative offerings including data tools and analytics, identity, packaging, and commercial interior design. Additionally, the Board will have input into key acquisitions and the launching of a non-profit incubator.
“Brad has consistently been a global marketing leader that focuses on innovative ways to connect to the consumer. He has over 20 years experience building high-growth brands and leading award-winning teams in retail, renewable energy, and financial services,” said Paris Buchanan, Co-CEO and Chief Creative Officer of A&P.
Brad has also been the former Chair of the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association and been named one of the Top 50 Marketers in America by Ad Age. He was also Senior Communications Advisor to the former President, U.S. Conference of Mayors. He is also the former CMO and EVP of Washington Mutual/JPMorgan Chase, Opus Bank, and the SunPower Corporation.
“I’m excited to be a part of the A&P Advisory Board. Not only have I worked with Antonio & Paris but I consider them one of the most innovative firms. In this time of volatility in the category, I see them as being the disruptors and creating a new way to assist marketers in truly connecting with diverse audiences around the globe,” said Brad Davis, Senior Partner and CMO of Omnidian.
Additionally, Jaime Szulc will be a crucial addition to the Board bringing a vast amount of expertise as an accomplished marketer and C-level executive having served as the Global COO for the Consumer Digital Group at Eastman Kodak, Global CMO for Levis, President of Latin America for The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and Global CEO of International Meal Company.
“I’ve known Jaime over the years and have so much respect for his ability to keep organizations focused on looking to the future and creating products, services, and environments that foster innovation and get ahead of disruption. He will also be critical in helping us fully integrate management consulting services into our offering. He understands what CEOs and CMOs need and will help us deliver for them.” said Antonio Patric Buchanan, Co-CEO, Chief Strategy Officer.
Jaime added “Most businesses face the challenge of disruption. In this changing business and particularly marketing environment, it’s refreshing to work with an organization that is smart and nimble enough to embrace change and use it to their client’s advantage. I’m looking forward to assisting Antonio & Paris in creating a new paradigm.”
About Antonio & Paris
Antonio and Paris (A&P), a brand innovation and design firm, excels in finding innovative ways for clients to provide exceptional experiences to their customers. Their work includes consumer insight, brand innovation, creative development, mobile and technology solutions for global brands such as AT&T, Mini USA, DIRECTV, Newell Rubbermaid, Tenet Healthcare, Barco Escape, and Evolve Biosystems. For more information about Antonio & Paris, visit them on Facebook, Twitter or antonioandparis.com.