Razorfish has promoted its chief operating officer, Michael Pehl, to president. In his new position, Pehl will focus on strategic partnering and growth opportunities for the company.
Pehl joined as COO in November 1999 when i-Cube, where he was CEO, was acquired by Razorfish. Pehl will continue to oversee operations for Razorfish and will report to the company’s chief executive officer, Jeff Dachis.
“Mike’s appointment as president reflects not only the tremendous job he did integrating i-Cube into the Razorfish organization,” said Dachis, “but also his superb strategic and technology skills in accessing opportunities for Razorfish’s continued success. His efforts have ensured that we are able to take advantage of market opportunities as digital technology transforms the global economy,” Dachis concluded.
“I could not be more pleased with our accomplishments to date, in particular the successful integration of i-Cube into Razorfish and the incredible work that all of our employees have continued to deliver over the past six months,” said Pehl.
Pehl will identify opportunities to fund business ideas, develop initiatives for attracting talent; and drive buy outs, venture funding and cash-plus-equity deals.
Before joining i-Cube, Pehl founded International Consulting Solutions, a SAP implementation and business process consultancy, now part of Deloitte & Touche. Prior to ICS, Pehl was a project manager at SAP. In 1994, he won an Entrepreneur of the Year award, sponsored by Ernst & Young, Merrill Lynch and Inc. Magazine, for his achievements in business.
Founded in 1995, Razorfish delivers end-to-end solutions including strategy, design, and technology across platforms, devices, and networks.
With offices in Amsterdam, Boston, Hamburg, Helsinki, Los Angeles, London, Mannheim, Milan, New York, Oslo, San Francisco, Stockholm, and Tokyo, Razorfish employs more than 1,700 people and is headquartered in New York.
Recent clients include Nissan, Excite, Vodafone AirTouch, Nokia and Charles Schwab.