Zambezi Adds Two to Growing Strategy and Account Teams


By thelaegotist / / Zambezi announced the addition of two new staffers to its growing team: Ryan Richards joins from BBDO in the newly created role of Group Strategy Director, reporting to Chief Strategy Officer Kristina Jenkins. Additionally, Gordon Gray, most recently with David&Goliath, joins Zambezi as an Account Director, with a primary focus on the agency’s TaylorMade business. Gray reports to Pete Brown, Managing Director. “Zambezi is a place where the best talent can thrive and work on brands they’re excited about,” said Chris Raih, founder & CEO of Zambezi. “Bringing on big guns like Ryan and Gordon helps us stretch even further. We welcome them to the team.” The appointments follow a recent relocation for Zambezi. After 10 years in Venice as one of the first ad agencies in the area known as ‘Silicon Beach,’ Zambezi has moved its offices to Culver City. In the past year, Zambezi has been named AOR for Cox Automotive, and has been tapped by brands including Focus Features, World Surf League, The Honest Company, Zynga and FanDuel.