Brian D. Kristofek

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"Brian joined Upshot in 1996 as an Account Director, worked his way up to President and was named CEO in 2007. He was previously in brand management at Anheuser-Busch and at agencies D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles and Euro RSCG Tatham. In his spare time, Brian can be found biking in Chicago’s western suburbs. He’s an avid cyclist, having raced with the U.S. team. He has a wife and two daughters. Brian graduated from Marquette University with a B.A. in Marketing and Advertising, is a faculty member of the In-Store Marketing Institute and is actively involved in the PMA."[1]

"Kristofek joined EMAK in 2002 and is currently Chief Executive Officer of our Upshot agency. Mr. Kristofek was promoted to his current position in March 2007. Mr. Kristofek joined EMAK as President, Upshot, in connection with the acquisition of Upshot in July 2002, where he had served since 1996. Prior to joining Upshot, Mr. Kristofek was a brand manager at Anheuser Busch, focusing on Budweiser, Michelob and Specialty Beers. Mr. Kristofek holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing and advertising from Marquette University." [2]


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  1. Upshot Leadership, organizational web page, accessed July 6, 2012.
  2. EMAK Worldwide Brian D. Kristofek, organizational web page, accessed July 6, 2012.