Sutton, who worked with Kustcher in CP+B, will oversee the Production and Operations units for the small agency with big ideas, whose clients include Justworks, Siggi’s, and glacéau vitaminwater.
“I remember sitting in a room with Paul, and people would come by and ask him to fix their email—they thought he was the IT guy,” Kutscher said, in a release. “Clients need production agility across digital platforms to grow their businesses and brands—this is non-negotiable. There’s not a better, more experienced person in the industry than Paul, and we couldn’t be happier to have him join Circus Maximus.”
“Ryan is a stellar CCO, and we’ve done amazing work together,” Sutton added. “This seemed like a natural fit to join forces and build an equally amazing agency.”
Before joining Circus Maximus, Sutton served as a consultant for brands, including several global electronics and financial companies. He recently completed a role as the director of Digital Production for McCann Worldgroup’s m:united unit, where he built the production team that currently services the digital components of Microsoft’s product groups, including Windows Phone, Windows 10, PC and tablet lines.
He has also led production for brands including Burger King, Baby Carrots, Best Buy, Coke Zero, Jell-O, Kraft Mac & Cheese, Microsoft and Old Navy at JWT New York.
Career highlights include a Cannes Titanium for “Counterfeit MINI,” Cannes Grand Prix for Volkswagen GTI Interactive, Cannes Gold Lion for Macy’s “Yes, Virginia” school plays campaign, One Show Gold for the Domino’s Pizza “BFD Builder” and a Webby’s People’s Voice Award for Burger King “Whopperettes.”