David&Goliath Has a New Chief Strategy Officer

Laura Forman will join the agency next month

The executive most recently worked at TBWA\Chiat\Day New York. - Credit by David&Goliath
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Creative agency David&Goliath has named Laura Forman its chief strategy officer.

Forman joins following a brief stint at TBWA\Chiat\Day New York, where she consulted as the North American strategy lead on Nissan. Prior to that, she served as executive director of brand strategy at Swedish creative agency Forsman & Bodenfors in New York, a role she left earlier this year. Previously, she’s worked at agencies including Ogilvy and Deutsch.

She replaces Wells Davis, who left the agency last year.

At David&Goliath, Forman will lead the agency’s strategy across its client base. She will be responsible for the elevation and growth of its strategy department, ensuring the usage of best-in-class tools, techniques and talent. She will also be tasked with creating product and service offerings that add value to the agency’s creative work.

She will report to David Angelo, founder and chairman of David&Goliath, which was acquired by Innocean Worldwide in 2017. Forman officially steps into the role on Sept. 3.

“Laura’s remarkable experience and expertise as a strategist, her outstanding leadership and mentorship, and, perhaps most importantly, her purpose-driven values make her a perfect fit for our agency brand and culture,” Angelo wrote in a statement. “I look forward to working alongside Laura as we continue to help clients unlock their true brand purpose.”

In October, David&Goliath expanded its creative department with three senior hires.

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