Dark Horses makes three senior hires

11 Sep 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

Creative agency Dark Horses has made three senior hires to boost its leadership and management team.

The firm has hired Anomaly’s Nicky Russell as COO, WCRS’s Mat Readman as Head of Strategy, and Leo Burnett’s Kate Tweed, who has worked for the likes of AMV BBDO, Atomic and VCCP, as Business Director - as it looks to add further experience to its senior leadership team following a period of significant growth.

Dark Horses, which was shortlisted for Young Agency of the Year at the Sport Industry Awards 2019, says it has grown its client base by more than 55% since January 2018.

Simon Dent, Founder, Dark Horses, said: “We have grown beyond all of our expectations, but not beyond our ambitions. Nicky, Kate and Matt are exactly what the Dark Horse family needs to take us to the next level, and will fit right in to our tight-knit community. They bring experience, knowledge, rigour and more firepower as we enter our next phase of growth. Not to mention a massive year of sport next year.”