MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER Names Gary Theut Associate Partner
Integrated ad agency MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER is thrilled to announce the joining of Gary Theut as associate partner and director of account management. Theut was previously VP of Account Services at Pereira & O’Dell. After an exhaustive search to find a qualified management candidate with an appropriately hard-to-pronounce last name, Theut joins co-founders John Matejczyk, ECD, and Matt Hofherr, Director of Strategy, in leading the MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER account team. He brings a strong record of leadership that fits the agency’s independent culture.
"Gary has a solid track record for guiding growth and innovation,” says Hofherr. “He will be great for our clients and for the agency. We’re thrilled to have him here.”
After nearly a decade of traditional experience with JWT, The Martin Agency and Publicis Hal Riney, Theut shifted focus to interactive at Lot21 (Carat) then AKQA where he had the opportunity to help develop groundbreaking campaign work for Bank of America, McDonald's, Coke and Microsoft. Theut’s dedication to creative innovation then helped produce some of Pereira & O’Dell’s best known work including Airbnb's first global campaign and Intel/Toshiba's multiple Effie and Cannes Grand Prix Lion winning "Inside" campaign.
Matejczyk comments: “Gary has been on the inside of creating great campaigns for great clients at great agencies. And he’s a warm, personable dude. We’re fortunate that Gary has chosen to take this next step in his career, to guide the account management team at MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER and help shape the next generation of leadership here.”
“An opportunity to join an agency experiencing such a sharp upward trajectory is so rare,” says Theut. “I consider myself very fortunate to be joining such a talented team.”