Kim Kilchenmann

Kim joined JLB+ Partners as global business director in 2010 after more than 25 years in leadership positions at two of Chicago’s largest advertising agencies. After a year in a new business role, Kim transitioned to client consulting, where she has focused on agency search, agency architecture optimization and performance evaluation engagements with clients including Walmart, Sam’s Club, State Farm, Amway, the Alzheimer’s Association and many others.

Robb High

Robb has helped over 800 marketing communications agencies of all sizes –- from 4 to 4,000 employees -- and all disciplines –– advertising, PR, promotion, media, design, interactive, research, multicultural and direct/CRM -- improve their new business win-rates.

In his career, Robb has been involved with winning over 146 new clients representing $1+ billion in billings.

Prior to starting RHC, Robb was CMO at Young & Rubicam Group where he led new business initiatives for Y&R, Mediaedge, Burson-Marsteller, Landor, Wunderman, Sudler and Bravo.

Lorraine Stewart

Lorraine Stewart is a successful entrepreneur and strategic marketer; she is the Founder /CEO of The ROJEK Consulting Group. A trusted adviser to CEOs and CMOs, Lorraine facilitates multi-million deals between corporate clients seeking to hire creative, media and digital advertising agencies and the agencies her firm identifies, evaluates and recommends in response to her clients’ needs. She is highly regarded for her strategic marketing expertise as well as ground breaking thought leadership on organizational culture, effective creative team building and advertising sourcing practices.

Dave Windahl

Since 1994 Dave Windahl has managed the highest quality execution of all Rojek consulting agency reviews and consulting engagements. As the VP, Director of Client Services he is valued by clients and respected by agencies from coast to coast. Dave ensures all engagements are planned and executed with the highest standards of project discipline, quality and integrity. He is responsible for business administration of the Company as well.

Catherine Bension

Catherine’s passion for SelectResources International is evident the moment you meet with her. She joined the company in the late ‘90s following significant stints as both a client and agency executive. Under Catherine’s leadership, SRI has grown to become the premier strategic search consultancy in the country. Elected by AdAge in 2002 as one of “20 Women to Watch,” Catherine is a recognized industry authority on agency searches and relationship management. As SRI’s CEO, she oversees all aspects of the company’s search and consulting practice.

Pamela Rhodes

Senior Partner Pamela Rhodes has played an important role at Select Resources International since its founding almost twenty years ago. She leads agency searches and heads our Agency Relationship Management practice.

Debra Wurzel

Debra’s ability to balance her role as trusted client advisor and staunch agency advocate comes naturally. With 20+ years in Account and Agency management, a tour of duty on the client side at skin care giant Dermalogica, 5 years as a successful agency search consultant and founder of her own product company, to say that Debra has a unique perspective on marketing and advertising would be an understatement. And it is that perspective that makes her sought after by both sides of the agency review equation.

Jane Bedford

Bedford created The Bedford Group in 1986 when entrepreneurship enticed her to leave her successful career in advertising and open a consultancy specializing in marketing management. From the start, Bedford imbued the company with a client-centric vision that focused on strategic marketing; assisting corporations in building revenues profitably through smarter relationships with their agency partners and improving marketing organizational schema to optimize that result.

Dan Plachta

Plachta has been working with The Bedford Group since 2008. His specialties are in project management, consumer research and digital media as he remains at the forefront of emerging trends, particularly in the interactive and social spaces.

Plachta leads the Engagement Management discipline and is our colleague most clients request to be assigned to their business. The reasons:  he is all over the details, schedules and business information needed by both sets of stakeholders, client and agency.  He has also developed a reputation for never allowing a date to be missed.