Soulsight, a Chicago-based award-winning creative agency, announced three promotions to its executive leadership team, Laura DeGroot to Executive Vice President of Strategy, Jessica Feld to Executive Vice President of Brand Partnerships and Christina Kokrak to Executive Vice President of Account Strategy. With these promotions, women will now comprise over 70% of the agency’s senior leadership team.
“I’m thrilled for the promotions of Laura, Jessica and Christina. All three of these executives have been with the agency for more than eight years. At Soulsight, we’re committed to building an inclusive and equitable environment that celebrates and promotes talent from within. These promotions align with our agency’s values of recognizing and rewarding excellent performance and commitment of our staff,” said George Argyrós, Partner and CEO of Soulsight. “I’m confident they will continue to be successful in helping to position the agency for our next chapter of growth as we expand into new markets and categories, and I couldn’t be prouder to work alongside them.”
With a background in design and 12 years of agency experience spanning management and strategy, Laura DeGroot offers a holistic perspective to deliver relevant results that shift behavior and drive purchase. As EVP of Strategy, DeGroot will continue to lead the agency’s strategy team in the development of foundational frameworks that connect culture with creativity and transform insight into action. Prior to her current position, she served as the firm’s Strategy Director and was successful in facilitating a 300% employee growth in the department in less than four years. DeGroot was hired as an Account Manager at Soulsight in 2012.
Jessica Feld was hired as an Account Manager at Soulsight in 2012. With over 10 years of experience and in her role as EVP of Brand Partnerships, Feld will continue her responsibilities for growing the agency’s client portfolio and increasing its reach and impact across Digital and Global categories. Her impressive client roster spans CPG, sports and entertainment industries and includes powerhouse professional sports leagues and global brands, such as Campbell’s, Walgreens, PepsiCo, and Nike, among others. Feld was recently just appointed to the Associate Board at the nonprofit Girls on the Run.
Christina Kokrak joined Soulsight in 2013 as an Account Manager and has steadily accelerated through the ranks throughout her career at the agency. In her role as EVP of Account Strategy, Kokrak will continue to provide strategic leadership at the highest level for all clients and is responsible for inspiring account teams internally in the development of agency frameworks and tools for the Account Strategy department she manages. With over 11 years in the industry and eight years at Soulsight, Christina provides holistic leadership for the firm with a strong focus on client relationship building, account management and business growth.
For more information on Soulsight, please visit https://soulsight.com
Soulsight is an award-winning strategic branding, design and creative agency. Headquartered in Chicago and recognized as “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” in 2021, Soulsight’s work has created hundreds of millions in commerce for many of the world’s most iconic and valuable brands. Soulsight specializes in holistic brand strategy and management including strategic concept-to-commercialization development, using a set of proprietary systems and tools proven to inspire innovation and drive business growth. Their approach is rooted in human-centric, design-forward thinking – from helping brands understand and shape their ethos, to creating ideas for new products, extensions, and experiences that foster lasting relationships with consumers. The company has worked across CPG, lifestyle, sports and entertainment industries, and has partnered with global powerhouse brands, such as Nike, ViacomCBS, Molson Coors, PepsiCo, Hershey’s, Pfizer and Kraft Heinz, among others, to manage, build, create and introduce an array of outstanding products and services, worldwide.