By thesanfranciscoegotist / /
barrettSF has hired Robert Woods as Group Account Director, a new position, Co-founder/Managing Director Patrick Kelly announced today.
“Robert is more than a good fit”, said Kelly. “As we continue to grow, we’ve been looking to build out our leadership team and we were lucky to find Robert. In literally a matter of days, he has made a major imprint on the place that makes us better.”
Woods is a native Texan who grew up on a prison farm. Seriously—his Dad was a warden. Over the course of his childhood, the boy realized that prison life wasn’t for him and decided to explore a more creative path. After attending graduate school at the University of Texas, he began his advertising career at SicolaMarti in Austin, where he worked on B2B brands such as AMD and HP. He then went down the street to GSD&M and spent time on its Kohler and Partnership for a Drug-Free America accounts.
When he tired of the Texas heat, Woods moved to San Francisco and joined Venables, Bell and Partners, where he spent 7.5 years working with numerous brands, including HBO and Google. He also did stints at Argonaut (AT&T’s Cricket Wireless) and TBD (the Ad Council, StubHub, and Havaianas).
Congrats on the new hire.