RICHMOND, Va., April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- West Cary Group, an award-winning performance marketing and advertising agency headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, has hired James Banta as its new Senior Vice President of Business Development. In this new role, he is charged with identifying growth areas in the communications industry and discovering new areas of opportunity for the agency.
"James is a seasoned expert at building businesses around the world and will be a terrific asset to our firm," says Moses Foster, West Cary Group president and CEO. "Now we have a dedicated resource to seek out new alliances that will make us an even more robust partner to our clients."
For more than 25 years, Banta has specialized in developing businesses throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. He has strengthened alliances for companies like GE Capital, JPMorgan Chase and Capital One, where he served as Managing Vice President of Partnerships. In 2012, he ventured out to lead his own consulting business, JamesBanta Corp.
"I'm excited about this opportunity to build, mentor and learn from an agency as diverse as West Cary Group," says Banta. "Thrilling change is happening in the marketing landscape, and I wanted a good seat at the table to help make an impact. For my money, this firm, which is dedicated to data-driven marketing and innovation that drives client ROI, has some of the best seats in the house."
Banta serves as Chairman of the Board for Virginia Supportive Housing. His passions include non-profit assistance, animal welfare and poverty alleviation. In 2013, he earned a Professional Certificate in Fundraising and Development from the University of Richmond Institute on Philanthropy.
"West Cary Group is concentrating on continued growth in the service of our clients," adds Foster. "James brings added focus and a strategic mindset that will help charge our evolution."
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West Cary Group is a full-service minority-owned advertising and marketing communications agency founded in 2007 by Moses Foster. The firm specializes in merging award-winning creative with rigorous data analysis to create marketing campaigns with truly measurable outcomes. West Cary Group's capabilities include digital advertising and media, mobile application design and development, web design and development, brand marketing and advertising, and direct response marketing.
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