SourceCode Communications Establishes Global Executive Leadership Team with the Hire of Former Hotwire EVP Christa Conte and the Promotion of Kristen Stippich to US Managing Director

by | Jun 26, 2024

Conte to succeed Stippich as SourceCode’s EVP, Client Services; veteran HR leader Jody Johnson also joins as SVP, People & Culture

NEW YORK – June 26, 2024 –  SourceCode Communications has announced the promotion of Kristen Stippich and the hiring of Christa Conte, solidifying the business’s global executive leadership team. Stippich, who has spent the past three years leading client service at SourceCode and has played a pivotal role in the organic growth of the largest clients by nearly 30% over the same time period, has been promoted to the agency’s first US Managing Director. Conte, who is the former EVP, Head of Client Services at Hotwire, will assume Stippich’s prior role as EVP, Head of Client Services at SourceCode, bringing more than 18 years of experience working with leading brands across the technology sector. 

SourceCode CommunicationsIn addition to Stippich and Conte, SourceCode’s global executive leadership team includes co-founders and Managing Partners Greg Mondshein and Rebecca Honeyman, CFO Seth Rosenstein, and recent hires Kevin Dulaney, SourceCode’s first EVP, Head of Technology and Innovation, and Giles Peddy, EVP, SourceCode Communications UK & Europe. These strategic moves have brought on a powerhouse of talent and industry experience as SourceCode continues to take steps toward realizing the vision of being the place where brands and people come to grow.

“Becky and I have always said we’re only as good as the people we have around us, and today we couldn’t be prouder of the team we’ve assembled.,” said Greg Mondshein, Managing Partner and co-founder of SourceCode. “On the heels of our recent growth – from international expansion to numerous new service offerings and practice areas, to signing our largest client ever – we needed to establish a leadership structure that positions us for success in the next evolution of our business. The experience this collective team brings to the table is sure to help us achieve just that and truly elevates SourceCode’s potential to new heights.”

During her tenure at SourceCode, Stippich has played an integral role in developing new service areas and product offerings – from launching the agency’s AI practice and Strategy and Analytics team, to supporting the development of the SourceCode Amplify and Executive Brand Management products, to playing a critical role on key accounts and within various operations and human resource initiatives. Building upon this proven track record, Stippich will continue to work directly with SourceCode Managing Partners Greg Mondshein and Rebecca Honeyman on the strategic management and development of the agency’s US business. With three main focus areas of business development, client relations, and team excellence, Stippich will oversee the vast majority of the US business operations including agency resources, establishing and delivering on strategic goals, and working toward growth, profitability, and increasing revenue returns. 

Stepping into Stippich’s former position, Conte comes to SourceCode from Hotwire, where she helped to launch its North America business 12 years ago. In her most recent role as EVP, Head of Client Services, Conte oversaw the $20 million revenue business focused on all client health, operations, and resourcing, including leading the company’s largest accounts such as Amazon and Meta. Reporting into Stippich at SourceCode, Conte will work collaboratively with the US Managing Director and Managing Partners to develop and implement strategies that elevate and expand the firm’s service offerings and excellence in the delivery of its current services, as well as any other future offerings. Additional key responsibilities will include leading team performance to drive client and team retention, executing business development, and ensuring client growth and satisfaction across all portfolios.

“This is a pivotal time for SourceCode, so coming in to support the client and team operations, while working through the challenges and opportunities that come with scaling a fast-growing business, is what I’m looking forward to tackling most,” said Conte. “I also can’t imagine doing it with anyone other than this dream team of leaders.”

In addition to Conte’s hire, SourceCode has announced the joining of agency HR veteran Jody Johnson as its first SVP, People & Culture, where she will lead employee development, talent recruitment, culture building, and DEI+B. Before SourceCode, Johnson led HR at Clarity Global and prior to that, she led HR at M Booth as Chief People Officer for more than a decade. Throughout her career, she has also worked inside of leading holding companies Next Fifteen and the Huntsworth Group, as well as strategic advisory roles with The Hoffman Agency, Affect Strategies, and Global Gateway Advisors. As SourceCode continues to experience rapid growth, Johnson will bring her empowering and inclusive leadership style to ensure team members are provided with the support they need to grow their careers and deliver their best work while executing the agency’s human resources function on a global scale. 

This news continues a significant period of growth and expansion from SourceCode – from its recent expansion to the UK, to the appointment of Kevin Dulaney as EVP, Head of Technology and Innovation, to the launch of numerous new products:  Executive Brand Management, SourceCode Amplify, Impact Dashboard, and SourceCode Demand Cloud. With this built-out executive leadership team across various business units, SourceCode has positioned itself to accelerate towards a future of growth – for both the brands and people we serve.

About SourceCode Communications

What began in 2017 as an idea on the back of a napkin has quickly become an award-winning full-service marketing communications agency working with a vast range of consumer and B2B brands — from emerging startups to established category leaders. At SourceCode, we’re focused on bringing brains and hustle, humanity and technology, creativity, and business intelligence back to public relations and marketing. We fundamentally believe that what engages a brand’s audiences is the depth and authenticity of the stories they tell, and the ability to meet these audiences where they are with a channel-agnostic approach. For more information, please visit www.sourcecodecommunications.com.

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