It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard from New York-based shop People Ideas & Culture, which was launched by former Lowe Worldwide chief strategy officer Domenico Vitale in early 2009. Well, after getting a couple of tips over the weekend that the shop has brought on a new president, we received confirmation from the man himself this morning that PI&C did (rather quietly) hire David Fausel to assume said position. Fausel (pictured) and Vitale’s relationship goes back nearly a decade when the pair worked together at what was then Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners, with the former serving as group account director and the latter, managing partner/head of strategy.

From what we’ve been told, Vitale’s now been focusing on branching out PI&C into other businesses and expanding into Europe. So, with Fausel coming on board, he now has someone to manage the agency’s New York hub, which currently counts 40 employees and houses a content company complete with photo studio and edit suite. PI&C’s client roster at the moment includes Mohegan Sun, Match.com and Hilton luxury hotels (specifically digital/social media content).