CKR Interactive Opens Chicago Office and Brings on Recruitment Advertising Industry Veteran

Campbell, CA — Global recruitment marketing agency CKR Interactive has expanded its services throughout the nation with the opening of its new Chicago office, hiring Laurie Severino as Director of Business Development to oversee the office and sales efforts. Laurie brings more than two decades of strategic marketing and operational management experience to the agency.

Prior to joining CKR, Laurie worked for two pre-IPO Silicon Valley software companies and at TMP Worldwide as an account director where she managed high profile accounts including Cisco Systems, Space Systems/Loral, KLA-Tencor and LAM Research. Most notably, she directed the Cisco account team that won “Best of Show” at the Creative Excellence Awards for its innovative “We Know Where Your Friends Are” Employee Referral Program. She was promoted to vice president/general manager, overseeing an office of 70 people and a $25 million budget, all while exceeding profit goals by 110%.

In addition to her professional leadership, Laurie has also been a contributor to the Chicago community that she calls home, volunteering her marketing, organizational and creative expertise to causes such as Komen Chicago Race for the Cure and the Chicago Sing for the Cure. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

“I am thrilled to be part of the high-energy and talented team at CKR Interactive,” Laurie shared. “The creative strategies and innovative interactive solutions, coupled with top-notch research and consultative client approach cannot be topped in the marketplace. I’m excited to showcase this to companies in the Midwest!”

The opening of the agency’s Chicago office extends CKR’s roster of offices throughout California, New York and Ohio, as well as its global reach with partner agencies in the United Kingdom, Australia, China and India.

To learn more about CKR Interactive’s recruitment marketing services and solutions, please visit: Questions regarding the contents of this release should be directed to:

Skye Callan
Marketing Director, CKR Interactive
(408) 517-1400

About CKR Interactive
Founded in 2001, CKR Interactive is a recruitment marketing agency delivering comprehensive services to today’s employers. Focusing on interactive solutions, the firm’s areas of expertise also include research and planning, creative development and marketing communications. With offices throughout California, New York, Illinois and Ohio, and partner agencies in the United Kingdom, Australia, China and India, the award-winning firm’s growing list of clients represents a range of industries, from healthcare/biopharm, energy/oil and high tech to government, finance/insurance and hospitality/food service.