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Wolf & Wilhelmine announces new hires to the Pack — W&W GROWL

Wolf & Wilhelmine’s leadership team: Top (left to right): Heidi Hackemer, Kim Noel, Lauren Schaefer, Valerie Nguyen, Ashlinn Romagnoli. Bottom (left to right): Ambika Pai, Peyton Littlejohn

Since day one, Wolf & Wilhelmine has focused on building a talent pool of brilliant, best-in-class and diverse mavericks, from our leadership team through to the entire organization.

“Diversity is a no-brainer — we’re a premium brand strategy shop and the collisions that happen from having a diverse crew in our walls makes our thinking stronger, our work more creative and our own as well as our clients’ businesses more relevant. And hello, it’s 2016.” — Heidi Hackemer, Founder

In line with our values, we’re continuing to grow our team and are psyched to introduce the newest members of the Pack: Ambika Pai, Suhail Shaikh and Cody Piggott.

Ambika Pai, Strategy Director

Ambika Pai joins W&W’s leadership team as a Strategy Director. Ambika comes from her role of Global Head of Strategy at Gyro which was preceded by stints at agencies such as BBH and Mother. In her career, she’s worked with brands like Google, UNICEF, Tiffany, Target, MeUndies, Burger King, HP and more.

As a vital and spiritual member of the W&W leadership team, Ambika will help drive what we are, what we do and how we build out our offerings and network as a company. We also look to her for tarot readings, which must have come in handy as she was actually a Cavaliers fan pre-Championship.

Suhail Shaikh, Strategist

Suhail Shaikh, hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, is stepping into the role of Strategist. Prior to W&W, Suhail was a strategist at Goodby Silverstein & Partners working on brands like Adobe, NBA, Sonic Drive-in and Thorn. He also worked at MAL For Good on projects he’s not allowed to talk about, but we trust that he was brilliant AF there too. He studied sports, media, and moral development at Harvard and recently returned from an 8-month wander around Asia during which he ate a preposterous amount of ice cream.

At W&W, he’ll work closely with W&W Strategy Director Valerie Nguyen. Together, they’ll lead our qualitative offering as well as continue to build brand strategies that future-proof our clients’ businesses.

Cody Piggott, Strategist

Cody Piggott has elevated from super-intern to super-Strategist. His insightful nature and his passion for branding drives his ability to help build the foundations that brands need to thrive. His love for horror novels (reading and writing them) kind of creeps us out, but we like to live on the edge.

Together, these new hires continue to help W&W walk the walk when it comes to diversity and strengthen W&W’s ethos of doing great work while living big, brave and interesting lives.

The future looks amazing.


Originally published at medium.com on September 13, 2016.

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