Agathe Blanchon-Ehrsam Joins Vivaldi Partners Group as Executive Director

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Blanchon-Ehrsam to Head Fifth Season

Today, Vivaldi Partners Group ( announced Agathe Blanchon-Ehrsam as the new Executive Director of Fifth Season, Vivaldi Partners Group’s digital and experience design firm. Fifth Season orchestrates and produces innovative, engaging social interactions that build brands, connect with audiences, and create entire new businesses. Blanchon-Ehrsam will lead Fifth Season to execute ideas, strategies, and solutions for clients. She will also work to develop Fifth Season’s offerings, with a focus on digital and social competencies and design-driven innovation work. Blanchon-Ehrsam brings over 12 years of strategic consulting experience.

Blanchon-Ehrsam is returning to Vivaldi Partners Group, having worked at the firm until 2010 as a Partner, developing brand strategies for a variety of clients, running innovation workshops, and pioneering new models for insight development. Long-term engagements for Casa Cuervo Tequilas, Nestle, and Siemens honed her deep international understanding of industry dynamics and consumer behavior.

“I am thrilled to welcome back Agathe to the Vivaldi Partners Group. She is a great asset for our Fifth Season practice, given her expertise, knowledge, and industry depth,” said Erich Joachimsthaler, founder and CEO of Vivaldi Partners Group. “I’m looking forward to working with Agathe to offer digital and social capabilities to our clients through our Fifth Season arm.”

Prior to re-joining Vivaldi Partners Group, Blanchon-Ehrsam spent a year on the management team of Hot Bread Kitchen, a non-profit organization of which she was also a founding board member. There, she designed and built an incubation program for start-up food entrepreneurs.

Previously in her career, Blanchon-Ehrsam was a consultant at marchFIRST in their strategy practice, where she designed Internet strategies and helped create e-ventures for her clients. She started her career working at Paribas Investment Bank and also worked at NGOs in Peru and Chile.

Blanchon-Ehrsam has taught strategic management classes as an Adjunct Professor at Parsons The New School for Design. She holds a Masters from ESSEC Business School in Paris, France.

About Vivaldi Partners Group
Vivaldi Partners Group ( is the largest independent strategic consulting firm that helps clients unlock opportunities for growth and innovation through its expertise in strategy, innovation, marketing, and organization. Vivaldi Partners Group comprises of Vivaldi Partners, Fifth Season, and E-Edge. The global firm focuses on leveraging the opportunities that result from the sweeping impact of the internet on growth, the changing consumer or customer behaviors in today’s times of digital information overflow, and the profound impact of technology on innovation and businesses globally.

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