Managing Director, Client Strategy
Jamie Kieffer joined Edelman in October 2015 as Managing Director of Client Strategy. He is a seasoned marketer with over 20 years of experience spanning advertising, digital marketing, social media and PR. His team helps develop integrated communications marketing solutions for our clients across all sectors and practices.
Kieffer began his career with a 16-year stint at Leo Burnett, leading teams developing advertising for a wide range of blue-chip global clients. His focus areas included technology, financial services, new products, brand re-launches and integrated marketing. While there, he also served in the Corporate Strategy and M&A group for the agency’s holding company.
Kieffer served as Managing Director of the San Francisco office of Burnett’s direct and digital sub-brand, Arc, and drove the successful development of fully integrated campaigns for clients such as Washington Mutual, Nintendo, Visa and Symantec.
From 2008-2015, Kieffer served in two chief marketing officer roles, gaining valuable client-side marketing and investor relations experience. On the management team of publicly-traded RC2 Brands, he guided the company through an acquisition and integration by TOMY, and at SteelSeries, he helped drive consecutive years of 25%+ YOY growth in a PE-funded environment. Kieffer holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from the University of Chicago.