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Zambezi and FIN Studios Grow Production Capabilities and Leadership


Adds Kara Pierce as director of integrated production and Tabitha Onofri as head of studio

Zambezi and FIN Studios Grow Production Capabilities and Leadership

Zambezi has added new talent to its world-class production department, with the hire of Kara Pierce as director of integrated production. FIN Studios, Zambezi’s fast-growing creative production studio, has also bolstered leadership with the hire of Tabitha Onofri as head of studio.

Pierce will be managing a team of experienced integrated producers to continue the growth and quality of Zambezi’s production output. Zambezi’s production department creates content across all channels for major clients including Traeger Grills, Taylormade, UKG, USGA, and Google. Pierce will also take on production leadership of School by Zambezi, the company’s social content division, creating engaging and nimble work for multiple clients including LA84 Foundation and Bridgestone. 

Pierce's previous producer experience includes working at McCann-Erickson, Element 79, Young & Rubicam, and brand-side at Netflix. Her most recent role was as Executive Producer at David & Goliath leading production on the Jack in the Box account.

FIN Studios has experienced significant growth in the last 12 months with an influx of clients including NHL, DirecTV, Ember Technologies, Tennis Channel, Choose Unity, and idTech. Onofri’s hire will help to scale production endeavors and continue integrating production offerings for Zambezi’s clients. 

Onofri is tasked with growing FIN Studios capabilities to include further development of animation, motion design, post, and live-action production work. Onofri most recently served as VP of Content at Havas Edge for over a decade where she was responsible for overseeing the company’s performance marketing campaigns. 

Pierce and Onofri will report to Laura Stayt, Executive Director of Business Operations. “We are so excited to have Kara and Tabitha at the helm of our production teams. Zambezi and FIN Studios are growing quickly and continuing to produce highly creative, integrated content for a wide variety of clients,” says Stayt. “These roles require strong leadership, extensive industry experience and a clear eye for growth, and an entrepreneurial mindset. This is a powerhouse duo that will help drive our work in the coming years”

Pierce and Onofri will be working in Zambezi’s new Hayden Tract location in the Los Angeles office with dedicated space for FIN Studios, providing the company further opportunities for growth in post-production.

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Sweat + Co, Tue, 05 Jul 2022 08:41:35 GMT