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01 / 22 / 20

Solve Hires Lisa K. Johnson As Director Of Production

Deutsch, TBWA\Chiat\Day Vet Will Lead Integrated Content Production

Solve has tapped Lisa K. Johnson to head its Production discipline. As Director Of Production, Johnson will oversee all aspects of integrated production including upstream inspiration, execution shaping and refinement, content capture and further building-out of the agency’s in-house studio.

Executive roles at Deutsch and TBWA\Chiat\Day in Los Angeles, as well as significant freelance experience at agencies including Wieden+Kennedy, have allowed Johnson to lead integrated production efforts on some of the industry’s biggest, most premier stages. Johnson’s also worked at Union Editorial and Target, which has further broadened her perspective.

“Lisa’s a consummate pro with an amazing reel and an even better reputation as a leader,” said John Colasanti, Solve CEO. “Her desire to continue discovering and learning make Lisa a strong, inventive problem solver…critical in today’s swirling content world,” Colasanti added. 

“I’m excited about the energy and focus of Solve’s leadership team,” said Johnson. “Although the agency’s accomplished a lot in a short period of time, the appetite to get better is abundantly clear. Ultimately, that’s what attracted me to the opportunity,” Johnson added.


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01 / 14 / 20

Solve Names Kara Brower Director Of Operations

Agency Adds New Position To Help Manage Growth

Kara Brower, a Solve Partner who’s served as Director of Project Management for four years, has been named Director of Operations. In this expanded role, Brower’s responsibilities will include project forecasting, emerging work tools evaluation and implementation, staff allocation and formalizing employee growth programs.

Director of Operations is a new position at Solve. Created to better manage staffing needs, employee development programs and work process refinement opportunities, the job will enable Brower to more broadly impact and optimize the agency’s operation in critical areas.

“As we’ve gotten bigger, it’s become increasingly apparent we need to formalize many of our foundational staff and operating efforts,” said Corey Johnson, Solve President and Co-Founder. “Kara’s done a great job managing a long list of diverse projects, now we’re asking her to further her contribution as it relates to our macro operation,” Johnson added.


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01 / 09 / 20

Solve Welcomes BrandLab Mentee Tae Walker

BrandLab mentee Tae Walker visited Solve this week, shadowing different departments across the agency to get a hands-on look at the industry. Established in 2012, BrandLab’s program seeks to change the face of the ad industry by preparing diverse students for careers in marketing and advertising. Tae is currently a student at Minneapolis Community & Technical College, looking to enter the advertising scene once he graduates. “We’re excited to have Tae with us this week and give him his first experience at an advertising agency,” says Solve Account Supervisor and BrandLab mentor Ky Anderson. “We’re hoping it’ll provide a solid foundation as he carves the path for his career.”


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12 / 17 / 19

Solve Hires Ryan Brommer As Account Manager

As it continues to bolster its growing Account Management department, Solve has added Account Manager Ryan Brommer. Ryan joins the agency from Minneapolis TV station KARE 11, where he worked in sales and insights, supporting the station’s front line efforts. Prior to KARE 11, he had stints in the music and media industries in LA. “We’re really excited to have Ryan joining our account team,” says Ryan Murray, Director of Account Management/Partner at Solve. “He brings a unique perspective with his experience in the media industry, along with high energy – both of which will be great assets for our client efforts.”


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11 / 22 / 19

Solve Adds Nic Brenden As Senior Art Director

Adding to its expanding creative department, Solve’s hired Nic Brenden as a Senior Art Director. Relocating with his family from LA, Nic’s previous experience spans agencies such as TBWA\Chiat\Day, Phenomenon and Wonderful Agency. He’s worked on premiere brands including Miller Lite, Gatorade, Google, Intuit and POM Wonderful. “Nic’s a huge addition to our team,” says Solve Executive Creative Director Pat Horn. “His design skills and visual orientation will make us stronger, immediately.”


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