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Changes at Deutsch LA

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Today we can confirm tips about two staffing changes at Deutsch LA: one arrival and one departure.

First, the agency signed Josh Hirsch as its new EVP/executive creative technology director.

Hirsch was CTO at Publicis Kaplan Thaler before the move, and he arrives to replace the outgoing CTO Trevor O’Brien, who left to devote himself full-time to The Experiment, a startup he co-founded.

In the new gig, Hirsch will oversee the Deutsch in-house development team responsible for redesigning the websites of clients like Taco Bell. Mediapost helpfully tells us that “His well-known creative achievement to date is his contribution to the HBO Voyeur Project while working at Big Spaceship.”

Also: friend of the site and all-around good guy Jeff Sweat, who previously served as SVP of PR and social media at Deutsch, has left to accept a job at 72andSunny. No word on Sweat’s official title in his new position at this time, though we look forward to accepting all his future pitches.

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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.