Jonathan Kish has joined IPG-owned MRM Worldwide in the new position of evp, director of strategy, East region, which covers offices in New York, Princeton, N.J., and Detroit, effective immediately. At MRM, Kish is leading a team of 20 strategists working across all accounts, including General Motors, Diageo, ExxonMobil, the U.S. Army and Nikon. He joins the the shop three months after it won digital and direct duties in the U.S. for Home Depot. A former professional cellist who has performed throughout Europe, Kish was most recently group vp of strategy at McCann Erickson in Tel Aviv, Israel, which he joined in 2002. Kish has worked on accounts for some of Israel’s largest companies as well as some of its leading global brands, including Leumi Bank, El Al Airlines, Microsoft, Volvo, Yoplait and Axe. He also has experience in new business, successfully leading pitches to win business from Unilever and Red Bull, among others.