Handsome, an Austin, TX-based holistic experience design agency, has appointed Jeremy Kidd as EVP of Business Development and Client Services. Kidd joins Handsome from Banjo Digital, a digital agency focused on augmented and virtual reality, where he was a co-founder and CEO.
In this role, Kidd will lead the company’s growth strategy, oversee new business, strategic partnerships, and accounts, as well as work closely with CEO John Roescher, and Practice Leads Brandon Termini, Annette Neu, and Adam Deutch.
“It’s not common to find someone at Jeremy’s level that understands our agency, our brand, and brings the unique experience he has into the mix,” said Roescher, CEO of Handsome. “Jeremy has been a trusted advisor for the past five years, so having him join the team feels natural. The timing was right for everyone involved.”
Kidd brings over 20 years of experience growing sales and account teams. He worked to create digital experiences across mobile, web, and AR/VR with entertainment brands including CBS, FOX, and WWE, as well as consumer brands such as Verizon, Cigna, Walgreens, and AT&T. Kidd also brings extensive knowledge and experience in technology and digital media with previous leadership positions at Phunware, Mutual Mobile, and Nokia (formerly Alcatel-Lucent).
Said Kidd about his new role: “For years, I’ve admired the work Handsome delivers in partnership with their clients. I am incredibly proud to be a part of Handsome’s next phase of growth while representing a team that places such a high value on their craft.”
“We’re finding that brands are really starting to understand the importance of holistic experience design. While other traditional agencies try to bolt this capability on, Handsome’s unique model continues to help us solve complex problems and design the best solutions for our clients,” said Roescher. “We’ve had steady growth over the last seven years, but with our recent momentum we’re investing to expand the size, services, and geographic footprint of our agency.”