WASHINGTON, March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- RIVE, an experiential agency, announced this month that Braden Wright has joined the team as Managing Partner of Business Development. In his new role, Wright will lead the company's expansion strategy, focusing on client success and business development.
"Braden is bringing an unparalleled level of experience and digital fluency to the RIVE team," said CEO, Ned Irons. "His proven leadership and expertise are exactly what we needed to take the agency to the next level."
An alum of media stalwarts including The Washington Post, POLITICO, Rocket Fuel, and most recently LinkedIn, Wright adds more than 15 years' experience in digital media, marketing, sales and sales management to the firm. Wright will establish a social marketing practice at RIVE born out of his former consulting practice, Concierge DC.
"I'm thrilled to bring my experience to bear at a firm like RIVE," said Wright. "The company's agile approach to client work is game changing, and I'm looking forward to collaborating with the firm's leaders to grow our reach."
Wright joins CEO, Ned Irons, and Managing Partner Susan Klein to build out the leadership team.
In addition to Wright, Julia DiBenedetto joins the RIVE team as an Account Manager. DiBenedetto was most recently at 360 Live Media where she focused on helping associations create impactful and innovative events. At RIVE, DiBenedetto will guide the development and delivery of live experiences for corporate and association clients.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., RIVE is an experiential agency with a focus on design, video and live experiences. Its unique business model and agile approach to creative work offer clients better work, faster. Their work has supported initiatives at Fortune 500 companies and major trade associations including Hilton, Samsung, Walmart, Gartner, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the National Restaurant Association. For more information, please visit www.rive.co.