Chief Creative Officer
Hunter Hindman strives to make sure every person at ARGONAUT is empowered to play a creative role in crafting world-class work for our clients.
Prior to ARGONAUT, Hunter was Executive Creative Director at Goodby Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco. During his tenure, GS&P won Agency of the Year three times, Digital Agency of the Year at Cannes, and Agency of the Decade in Adweek. He also spent 3 years abroad working at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, where he pitched and won Coca-Cola’s global business, launching the “Coke Side of Life” campaign with the widely awarded “Happiness Factory” entertainment property.
He has had the pleasure of being awarded by all the major shows, and his work has regularly appeared in both the international and domestic press. Hunter was named one of the top 20 creative directors worldwide by Creativity magazine, and also twice won Campaign of the Year honors. Furthermore, he was awarded International Campaign of the Year by Campaign magazine, was featured on Adweek’s Creative 100 List, and received the prestigious Vision award from the New York Art Directors Guild.
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Robert sits at the helm of ARGONAUT’s leadership team. Having joined the agency in the spring of 2016, Robert is responsible for forging new business relationships and working closely with agency leadership to evolve the agency toward a consistently successful future.
Prior to joining ARGONAUT, Robert was Managing Partner at Goodby Silverstein & Partners. While there, he oversaw a broad range of accounts, including Chevrolet, Frito-Lay, Got Milk?, HP, eBay, Netflix, and Adobe.
At GS&P Robert engineered the integration of the agency’s digital talent with its more traditional practitioners. He also created a more cohesive strategy group, combining classic account planning and communications strategy. In part, this integration of disciplines was key to GS&P being recognized as both Digital Agency of the Year and Agency of the Decade.
Most importantly to Robert, his move to ARGONAUT reunites him with some of his most favorite and trusted associates from his GS&P days: Messrs. Hunter Hindman and Max Heilbron.
Chief Strategy Officer
As Chief Strategy Officer at ARGONAUT, Max brings an integrated approach to problem solving that few agencies can mimic. He spent the bulk of his career at Goodby Silverstein & Partners, mastering every aspect of the strategic arts: media buying, media planning, communication strategy, and brand strategy. His ability to work across all strategic disciplines is unique in the industry; he’s as happy being swaddled in creative briefs as he is getting wrapped up in media plans. He grunts quietly when he’s thinking hard, which is often.
At GS&P, Max was recognized across the strategic awards spectrum (Effies, Media Lions, David Ogilvy Awards, Jay Chiat Awards, Creative Media Awards) for work on clients such as Frito-Lay, NBA, eBay, Kayak.com, and Foster Farms. He also worked on clients such as Saturn, Hyundai, Elizabeth Arden, Got Milk?, Häagen-Dazs, Dreyer’s, Google, Comcast, Sonic Drive-In, Nickelodeon, Cheetos, Doritos, Tostitos, and Fritos—all of the -itos, actually.
Head of Brand Management
As Head of Brand Management, Katie is responsible for reimagining how ARGONAUT approaches the client-agency relationship. Her passion for creating trusted relationships that lead to groundbreaking work is infectious. She is tireless in her dedication to our growing agency and our trusted clients, always pushing them both to get world-class work that delivers world-class results.
Prior to joining ARGONAUT, Katie ran TD Ameritrade, Sonic Drive-In, and Frito-Lay at Goodby Silverstein & Partners, and oversaw the Kellogg’s kids’ cereal business at Leo Burnett in Chicago. In her spare time, Katie likes to play the guitar, tickle the ivories, and eat enough red meat to compensate for the surplus of vegetarians in San Francisco. (She’s from Kansas.)
Head of Culture
As Head of Culture, Maura oversees all aspects of the ARGONAUT experience. Leading everything from onboarding and training to agency events and community outreach, she is the ambassador of the ARGONAUT brand inside and out. Maura ensures that as the agency grows, we are also furthering the growth, development, and happiness of our people—an effort that has resulted in ARGONAUT’s multiple appearances on Ad Age’s Best Places to Work list.
Maura understood the ARGONAUT vision from day one, and after several months of leading the agency’s early accounts, we knew that there was no one more perfect for this vital role. She has been an instrumental part of our growth, and her passion for the agency is contagious.
Before ARGONAUT, Maura led accounts at Goodby Silverstein & Partners, TBWA\Chiat\Day, and Crispin Porter + Bogusky, soaking up each agency’s unique culture in preparation for her true calling.