Paul Ricken, Account Executive
Known as the visually creative guy at MindShare, Paul is an intuitive marketing professional with more than 20 years experience in strategic marketing, marcomm, and creative services management. He's a collaborative team-player with the proven ability to "wear many hats" - from brand marketing management and trade show/event management to advertising campaign and sales collateral creation
As an Account Executive, he guides and leads his clients to achieve business results through creative marketing, and also heads up the agency's Digital Media, Direct Marketing/Collateral, and Special Events Practices.
Previously, Paul served 12 years in various strategic, marketing, creative direction, and graphic design positions with C.H. Robinson Worldwide. He also was Marketing Manager for Pictura Graphics and Graphic Designer for Carlson Companies. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, with a minor in Advertising Marketing, from Iowa State University. An avid slacker when it comes to his off hours, Paul spends most of his down time leisurely lounging around with his wife Val, and two sons, Christopher and Noah.