Transformation firm Vivaldi has appointed Darren Richardson as a Global Senior Partner and Chief Creative & Technology.
“Darren brings a wealth of creative and digital technology experience to Vivaldi, where he will support our mission of enabling companies to build strong brands, drive innovation and overall reimagine how they create value,” said Erich Joachimsthaler, Founder and CEO of Vivaldi.
Technology is reshaping the business landscape and opening up new opportunities. As work becomes more collaborative due to digital links, companies that foster shared value for brands, society, customers and even competitors will grow and win. In this context, Vivaldi is revamping its offering to its global clients, looking to connect brands with creativity, innovation and technology.
As Chief Creative & Technology, Darren Richardson will work to grow and support Vivaldi’s creative capabilities, deepening client relationships with cross-functional expertise. He brings experience as the Chief Creative and Managing Director of the world’s most prominent agencies to that role.
Prior to joining Vivaldi, Richardson was Global Chief Creative Technologist, and Global Client Executive Creative Director at VMLY&R. He has also held Chief Creative and Managing Director positions at Havas Europe, and BBDO & Proximity Dusseldorf.
Over the course of his career, Richardson has worked in the UK, the Netherlands, USA, Canada, and Germany, earning over 100 international awards for projects from print design to product innovation along the way. These lauded work done for blue-chip clients like Pepsi, Smart Car, and Getty Images.
Richardson commented, “I am really excited to be joining Vivaldi, known as one of the leading brand transformation firms in the world, that’s bringing data, strategy, creative and technology together and creating successful solutions for its incredible client roster. I’m also looking forward to working with the talented team and clients to push the boundaries to create newsworthy and award-winning work while developing the global creative vision for Vivaldi.”
Founded in xxxx, Vivaldi has roughly 200 employees working from 9 offices worldwide.