Aaron Starkman named Zig’s new CCO

The eight-year company veteran is also the agency's newest partner, as former ECD Martin Beauvais leaves the company.

Aaron Starkman, an eight-year veteran at Zig, has taken up the reins as the agency’s chief creative officer and newest partner. Starkman’s previous capacity was a CD and writer at Zig’s Toronto office, working on clients like Ikea, Molson Canadian, Best Buy and Corus Entertainment.

‘Aaron has been a key part of our creative team, and he’s played a prominent role in many of our benchmark creative moments,’ said Zig president Shelley Brown, in a release. ‘He’s tackled a breadth of client challenges and consistently delivers effective and creative solutions. This new position allows him to expand his positive impact on the agency.’

Throughout his time at Zig, Starkman has racked up a heavy awards tally, including recognition at the D&AD, the Clios, One Show and Cannes, where his efforts on behalf of Ikea won him a Gold Lion in 2008. His work has also been featured on Inside Edition, The Ellen Degeneres Show and TBS’ World’s Funniest Commercials, and can be found at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Starkman is taking over for Martin Beauvais, who recently resigned as executive creative director.