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GRANDESIGN WELCOMES NEW EVP OF OPERATIONS CECILY LISTER

Grandesign is proud to welcome and introduce Cecily Lister as the new EVP of Operations. Marketing and advertising industry powerhouse Cecily Lister will be responsible for production, client services and contracts in addition to other operations and administration roles.
Lister joins the Grandesign team after serving for over six years as SVP, Director at Posterscope, the world’s largest Out-Of-Home Communications Agency. Posterscope has over $3 billion in billings, fifty plus offices throughout the US plus has office locations in over thirty countries. Lister led Posterscope’s Modern Art Business Unit directing operations and consistently exceeding budget revenue targets, expectations, projections and goals. Her collaborative style increased business throughout the Dentsu Aegis network, most recently with GM, Microsoft, Aussie, Charmin, Burberry, Reebok, Fox Sports, Sonos, Uniqlo, Northrop Grumman and New Belgium Brewing.  Cecily lead development on unique static executions and dynamic creative integration for brands (e.g. Remax, FanDuel, Belvita and Spirit Halloween). Prior to Posterscope, Cecily was the Director of Production for A&E Television Networks where she led production for shows such as Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Dog The Bounty Hunter, Paranormal Activity, Criss Angel, The Beast, Pawn Stars and more.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such talented, genuine people. Aaron and his Grandesign team have always been recognized in the industry as best in class with people, culture and an entrepreneurial environment,” Lister said. “I’m looking forward to optimizing the internal operations, and working with the teams on new business and profitable acquisitions. I will seek the most efficient ways to operationalize our business needs across traditional and experiential divisions. Not only their environment, their people and their culture but their proven scalable model for growth over eight years running tells me that Grandesign has the longevity to be a powerful force in this industry and I’m excited to be a part of that.”
CEO Aaron Gaeir is thrilled to welcome the new addition to the team, “I am so excited to bring Cecily to the Grandesign family. Her resume, pedigree, and her history in our field of work is phenomenal. She’s at the pinnacle of the industry so that’s a huge testament to Grandesign that she wants to work with us. The upper crust of our industry is not only paying attention to Grandesign, but they want to be a part of it. With the addition of Cecily, it will continue to enhance our competitive advantages and will provide the tools to aid our clients in having competitive advantages in a competitive business.”
Grandesign has an organic compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 43% in the last eight years, has an annual revenue in the tens of millions and has been profitable since day one.
Lister will be joining the tri-state area office.
For more information visit https://www.grandesign.com/.

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