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- Thursday, Jun. 6, 2019
Jason Mayo named COO of Chimney North America
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The Chimney Group has added Jason Mayo to its New York office, where he will occupy the role of chief operating officer for North America. He joins at a time of significant worldwide growth for Chimney Group, an independently owned Stockholm-based creation agency with offices in 11 cities and 8 countries worldwide.
Prior to joining Chimney, Mayo was the managing director and partner of NYC Digital Media Studio, Click 3X. His expertise helped grow the studio from a 20 person VFX boutique to a fully integrated digital production company with over 75 full-time employees spanning designers, animators, live-action directors, producers, developers, editors, colorists, and VFX artists.
The Chimney Group’s recent foray into the North American market includes the opening of studios in New York and Los Angeles and the hiring of over 35 people, including the recent addition of chief client officer Kristen Martini. Mayo will work closely with North American CEO Marcelo Gandola to bring the Swedish operational and creative model to the States, delivering brand strategy as well as full-service production and postproduction capabilities to multiple verticals.
Mayo said, “What attracted me is Chimney being able to leverage their full power of resources around the globe. We need to make budgets and schedules work harder for our clients, and having a 24/7 production and post pipeline is a powerful package we can offer clients on a global scale.”
Chimney has also recently added sales representation in three US markets, signing with HERO MGMT’s Harrison Elkins to handle representation on the West Coast, Helen O’Brien to rep the company in the Midwest, and Meredith Machial of Liaison who will represent the company in Texas.