LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NCompass International (NCompass), a leading global experiential marketing and eSports agency, today announced two new hires and a new strategic approach which will play a instrumental role in the future of the company. Effective immediately, Brent Koning, formerly of Microsoft, and Aaron Miller, formerly of George P. Johnson, will join the company with senior leadership roles. In addition, the company has announced that it will be opening up an office in Seattle, Washington.
The two hires are a large strategic addition for the company that has been a driving force of the creation of eSports as a global enterprise. Brent will oversee all gaming and global partnerships for NCompass and will work out of the Seattle office, headed up by Senior Vice President Ryan Fitzpatrick. Aaron will join the agency as Vice President of Innovation and will report to Senior Vice President Matt Mayer, in the Los Angeles office.
"We are excited to bring industry veterans of both Aaron's and Brent's caliber to NCompass," said Donna Graves, CEO of NCompass. "These two hires and the new office in Seattle represent a strategic move to strengthen our leadership position in eSports and gaming while also building partnerships and innovation with new and existing clients."
NCompass' expansion into the Seattle market comes after an incredible year for the company in the gaming industry, which saw them win Event Marketer's prestigious Ex Award for Best Proprietary Property for the third time in four years as well as playing a crucial role in numerous gaming and eSports events over the last year.
"Seattle is a perfect business and cultural fit for NCompass," said Ryan Fitzpatrick, Senior Vice President. "It is not only a video game and eSports stronghold, it is also a trend-setting market when it comes to technology, music and design. We are looking forward to leveraging our Seattle outpost as an innovation and strategy incubator that specifically targets brands that want to make an impact within the gaming and eSports world."
NCompass has cemented their position as leaders in experiential marketing and eSports through long-term relationships with companies like Activision, Microsoft, 7-Eleven, Toyota and Best Buy, to name a few. The NCompass-produced Call of Duty XP was a groundbreaking initiative for eSports, which in turn, inspired the celebrated Call of Duty World Championship in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Additionally, NCompass has executed global programs like the sponsorship activation of the U2 360 Degrees Tour as well as pop-culture moments for companies like Adult Swim, airbnb, BuzzFeed, CAA, Fender, Legendary Digital Network, Neiman-Marcus and Wella.
About NCompass International:
NCompass International is the force behind many of the world's most culturally relevant and successful brand activations. As a full-service experiential marketing agency on the forefront of culture and innovation, NCompass produces impactful, world-class engagement marketing and branded entertainment initiatives that inspire connections between brands and people. NCompass has been the recipient of numerous industry awards and recognition from the Cannes Lions, Effies, Reggies, and EX Awards – including 17 EX Awards and the industry's highest recognition, the Grand EX. The company is a diversity supplier certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), whose clients include Activision, Best Buy, CAA, Toyota and 7-Eleven. For more information on NCompass, please visit: http://www.ncompassinternational.com/.
SOURCE NCompass International