PORTLAND, Ore. – February 19, 2015 – R2C Group® announced today that it has promoted Jane Crisan to President. Crisan, who retains her title as COO, will run the day-to-day operations of the agency and will work with CEO Michelle Cardinal to drive agency growth and performance for clients.
Crisan joined R2C Group as COO in January 2013 to help expand the agency’s services around its core philosophy of Transactional Brand Building: a new category of communications focused on delivering both sales and branding. A new media expert with over two decades of global network agency experience, Crisan was brought on board to help the agency capitalize on its direct marketing expertise and expand existing capabilities. Her executive management experience has focused on agency mergers, transformations and expansions. Over the past two years, Crisan has successfully helped expand R2C Group’s talent pool in the areas of digital marketing, advanced analytics, brand planning and research, recruiting over 55 new employees to the company’s staff.
Prior to joining R2C Group, Crisan served as General Manager of Garage Team Mazda (GTM) in Southern California, an integrated agency supporting the consumer-facing marketing for Mazda. Crisan has also held executive leadership positions at T3, New York, where her focus was on building digital capabilities in social media, brand building, acquisition and mobile marketing. Her work for Team Detroit and Organic built the digital brand and acquisition marketing efforts for Ford, Dodge and other clients. Crisan earned her MBA in Marketing from Wayne State University and has a degree in Decision Science and Marketing from the University of Oregon.
“I knew I was in the right place when I met Michelle and she shared her business philosophy; `We build our clients businesses. Their success is our success,’” said Crisan. “R2C Group is an amazing machine. We deliver remarkable business results for our clients, often in the fraction of the time of most agencies. I’m inspired every day working around so many talented individuals whose enthusiasm is infectious.”
“Jane exudes calm assertive energy and is deeply committed to solving business problems both on the agency and client side. She really walks the talk,” said Michelle Cardinal, CEO and Co-Founder of R2C Group. “In this ever-changing and challenging media environment, we need to continue to strive to be the best, run faster and jump higher. Jane has been instrumental in helping to expand our capabilities, raise the bar on our performance and tighten up our operations machine while continuing to foster our deeply collaborative culture. We are all thrilled to have her on our team.”