C Space Announces Leadership Changes, Appoints New President and Global Chief Operating Officer

Senior Vice President Jessica DeVlieger will assume role as President as Howard Kogan steps into new role of Global COO

PRNewswire
BOSTON Jan. 23, 2017

BOSTON, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- C Space, a global customer agency, today announced that Jessica DeVlieger, the company's senior vice president of sales and marketing, has been named President of C Space in the Americas, effective January 1, 2017. DeVlieger assumed the role previously held by Howard Kogan, who has taken on the role of global Chief Operating Officer of C Space.

Kogan will be responsible for global product innovation, technology development and acquisition strategy. He will accelerate the development of new products and capabilities around the world, allowing C Space's clients to more effectively co-create with their consumers.

As President, DeVlieger will be responsible for the overall leadership of C Space in the Americas, where she has driven the transformation of the company's go-to-market strategies over the last two years through her bold leadership of the sales and marketing teams.

"Both Jessica and Howard have important qualities as we continue scaling globally," said Charles Trevail, CEO of C Space. "Jessica has a proven track record of developing long-term relationships with new and existing clients, and Howard has led the charge in moving our business forward, ensuring that C Space's financial performance and unique culture remain at the forefront along the way."

Kogan joined C Space in 2010, and has successfully led the business in the Americas as President for the last three years. During this time, he aided the company in the rebrand from Communispace to C Space; assisted in launching Hatch, a mobile app that connects people and brands to create products that enhance the lives of consumers; and reorganized C Space into smaller and more entrepreneurial portfolio teams. Outside of C Space, Howard serves on the Board of Advisors of AnswerLab, a UX consultancy based in San Francisco; the Board of Directors of America SCORES Boston, which empowers Boston Public School students to create positive change in their lives, communities and around the world; and is a mentor for entrepreneurs at MassChallenge, a start-up accelerator.

"Working through reorganizations, rebranding and new product launches has been such an incredible opportunity," said Kogan. "I'm looking forward to scaling this growth on a global level to further help our clients partner with their customers to gain insight and improved business results."

DeVlieger, assuming the role previously held by Kogan, has been a key leader for the company since joining C Space as Director of Strategic Accounts in 2007. During the last nine years, DeVlieger has served as vice president, director of strategic accounts and senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Americas. With more than 15 years of experience, she has worked in business development and management for a range of marketing organizations prior to joining C Space, from boutique consulting firms to The Oprah Show.

"Brands must contend with a new reality: brand loyalty and consumer trust are more elusive, as consumers have seemingly limitless choices and options," said DeVlieger. "At C Space, we're helping brands forge bonds with consumers in relevant, honest and emotion-driven ways. Designing customers into a brand's DNA spurs different ways of thinking, reveals new possibilities, and strengthens the customer-company relationship."

Outside of client work, DeVlieger spends her time focused on understanding how companies are successfully achieving growth, and translating that learning into the solutions she creates for her clients. Her industry insights have been featured in Chief Marketer and Ad Age. Additionally, she serves on the board for MITX, a digital technology and marketing association, and Positive Tracks, a national youth development organization.

About C SpaceC Space is the global customer agency. Through private online communities, co-creation and innovation programs, C Space builds and strengthens connections between brands and their customers. This allows brands to design better products, create more relevant marketing, improve customer experiences and drive customer loyalty. Headquartered in Boston, London and Shanghai, C Space also has offices in New York, San Francisco and Mexico City. To learn more, visit www.cspace.com or follow us on Twitter @CSpaceGlobal. To learn more about CQ specifically, visit www.cspace.com/cq. C Space is a part of the DAS Group of Companies.

About the DAS Group of CompaniesThe DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com), is a global group of marketing services companies. DAS includes over 200 companies in the following marketing disciplines: specialty, PR, healthcare, CRM, events, promotional marketing, branding and research. Operating through a combination of networks and regional organizations, DAS serves international, regional, national and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

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