David&Goliath (D&G) has today (Aug. 22) announced the appointment of Yumi Prentice as president and managing partner, replacing Brian Dunbar who left the independent creative shop in June to pursue his own venture.
Prentice will report directly to David Angelo, founder and chairman of D&G, and brings with her expertise in global, integrated and digital marketing, and will be responsible for introducing new modes of collaboration that facilitate agency growth and digital integration, beginning September 5.
“As we continue our quest towards being a fully integrated purpose-driven agency, we wanted to find someone who embodies purpose-driven values and is highly proficient in digital and CRM strategies. Yumi’s extensive integrated marketing experience, consulting expertise and entrepreneurial mindset make her the perfect person to help take our agency to the next level,” said Angelo.
“Aside from being a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of talent, I was also impressed with her authenticity and enthusiasm about our Brave culture. She was instantly attracted to our culture because she believes in it. That’s the kind of leader we are looking for and we couldn’t be happier to have her join the David&Goliath family.”
Prior to joining D&G, Prentice was founder/principal at Silicon Valley-based Manila Envelope Consulting, helping startup and Fortune 500 leaders to define their organizations’ brand, messaging and go-to-market strategies. Before that, Yumi spent over four years as senior vice president, managing director at T3’s San Francisco office, and held senior roles at WPP agencies including Grey San Francisco and JWT Asia (Bangkok and Singapore).
Over the course of her career, she has led agency collaborations and has overseen global, regional and national initiatives for clients such as Microsoft, Nokia, Charles Schwab and Unilever. Having lived and worked in three continents, Prentice has made a life of connecting with people from all corners of the world, and a career of helping brands do the same.
“I’m thrilled to be working with an agency that lives and breathes its Brave philosophy and purpose-driven culture 24/7,” said Prentice. “This mindset redefines what ‘great work’ is – work that makes a material difference to the brands, businesses and people that touch it. In many ways, it feels like I’ve finally come home. I look forward to helping define and cultivate what it means to be one of the most inspiring agencies in the country.”