Sources familiar with the matter confirm that Ryan Kitagawa, who has worked on accounts including HTC and has spent two-plus years at Deutsch LA, is leaving said agency. No official word on where he’s headed to next but we’ve been told that Kitagawa is heading to Saatchi & Saatchi to serve as an executive producer on the digital side . On another note, we’ve received word that Nathan Pitzel has been promoted to VP/ executive integrated producer at Deutsch L.A. We’ll keep you posted on further notice, but from what we’ve heard, Pitzel is being promoted to VP, executive integrated producer.
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It’s been a whole three weeks or so since we last reported a Deutsch hire, so let’s shake the rust off, shall we? The agency’s Los Angeles office confirms that it’s bringing on Trevor O’Brien and Nathan Pitzel (pictured) as executive creative technology director and executive integrated producer, respectively.
Things are a bit fuzzy at the moment, but our sources tell us that O’Brien will join on September 27 and Pitzel, once he joins, will work on the HTC digital business. As for background, O’Brien formed and led the creative technology department at McKinney since 2010 but joined the agency initially in 2008. Pitzel, meanwhile, has spent the last two years or so as an EP at Domani Studios. During his career, he’s worked on the interactive side at agencies since the late ’90′s, holding production titles with the likes of WhittmanHart, Razorfish, Juxt Interactive and RED.