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Sr. Vice President/ Executive Vice President - Zeno Group

Siicon Valley, CA


The SVP or EVP is responsible for leading PR strategy for clients and managing high-level client relationships. In addition, the SVP/EVP will be expected to cultivate new business, identify opportunities with existing clients and serve as a thought leader across the agency. 

This position will serve as a leader, mentor and teacher to the internal team and a counselor to clients. S/he should have strong leadership qualities including superb people management skills. S/he should be able to attract, motivate, empower, coach and retain staff. 

You will provide guidance to teams and clients as to how to adjust strategy to best position them in the context of these shifts while also being mindful of the client’s competitive environment. In this capacity, you will also educate client teams to ensure that they are delivering state-of-the-art counsel and content to their clients. You will also serve as an agency leader across the US and contribute significantly to the performance and revenue of Zeno by partnering with fellow senior leaders throughout the US to drive the development of new business opportunities and the organic growth of existing client relationships.

Job Description 

  • Champion integration and collaboration with account teams to elevate ideas and mine for business growth opportunities 
  • Grow business prospects with existing clients; expand scope of work using network capabilities; lead new business outreach process and win business
  • Think strategically, creatively and holistically about client programs, identifying opportunities to infuse new elements into traditional programming 
  • Drive learning and ongoing education with direct team and across agency through trend watching and general knowledge management
  • Partner with our Managing Director, California, to specifically help grow and operate our Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices
  • Participate in the development and adoption of new products/services; leverage IP with clients
  • Consistently hold self and staff accountable for behavior and performance
  • Seek and suggest process improvements and support positive change initiatives 


You will succeed at Zeno if you are fearless, energetic, and personify Zeno’s values. You must have a collaborative spirit and lead by doing, embodying the idea that no job is too big or too small. Zeno leaders balance thinking and doing; they nurture great talent and champion collective wins. You must be a savvy communicator and presenter, an excellent leader of people and teams, an outstanding PR strategist and a client counselor who drives business results. 

Specifically, we’re looking for someone with:

  • 15 years or more of experience in PR inclusive of agency experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a track record of developing and executing profitable public relations campaigns that meet client objectives
  • Demonstrated success in strategically leading clients in the enterprise technology space 
  • Financial acumen to run a practice, office or global client, properly balancing client service and profit margins
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to be experienced as charismatic, compelling, credible and authentic to internal and external audiences
  • Prior experience with large scale integrated communications campaigns inclusive of ally development, internal communications, media relations, digital, social engagement and issues and crisis management 
  • Advanced strategic thinking capability, supporting recommendations and counsel with substantive arguments
  • Ability to own the room with dynamic presentation skills and proven success developing compelling decks that win new business
  • Great track record of success leading teams and developing talent
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, strong leadership qualities, and a collaborative attitude
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Propensity to organize thinking, break down complexity and manage shifting priorities at a fast pace
  • Strong leadership qualities including superb people management skills
  • Ability to attract, motivate, empower, coach and retain staff


Zeno Group offers a creative and differentiating benefits package including a variety of medical and dental choices, vacation, optional and sick time. We also offer a 401(k) plan, pretax flexible spending accounts, tuition assistance, a prescription drug benefit plan, a vision plan, long-term and short-term disability, life insurance and programs that support flexibility and promote work/life balance.  In addition, our unique ZenoFit wellness program offers financial support to pursue the wellness activity of your choice.

Zeno Group's culture is innovative and energetic. If you thrive on a creative challenge and are looking for an opportunity that offers plenty of growth potential and career development, then we are looking for you!

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About Us 
Zeno Group, is a global integrated communications agency born from PR. Our core areas of expertise span industries and marketing channels across consumer, healthcare, corporate and technology. We are proud to represent a diverse roster of clients from start-up companies to global brands. Zeno Group is part of the Daniel J. Edelman family of companies.
Zeno Group is PRWeek's three-time winner of Mid-size Agency of the Year and SABRE’s 2016 and 2011 Creative Agency of the Year and recently been named to PR Week’s 2016 Best Places to Work. We’re nimble entrepreneurs who collaborate around the world and stand alone as a truly global midsize agency. Is Zeno green your color?

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