Lord Danger Meets Match With Lena Kazer, Director of Business Development

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There’s a new kid in town, and she rides a vintage Schwinn. Lord Danger, the creative commercial production studio hell-bent on curating the heavenly absurd, has expanded with the addition of Lena Kazer as Director Business Development. Harnessing her eclectic background in medicine, journalism, and fine art, Lena is the ultimate translator between the right and left-brains in advertising. As Lord Danger’s new Director of Business Development, Lena spearheads sales strategy, conceives and implements marketing campaigns, and operationalizes partnership engagement.

"In an industry heavily dependent on relationships, it’s important to surround yourself with people who bring not only intelligence and creativity, but positivity to the job,” relays Lord Danger EP/Founder Josh Shadid. “Lena’s ability to stay authentic to herself while creating genuine connections with those she meets is something that really drew me to her. Her multifaceted background brings with her an array of skills, from organizational development and sales to writing and design. Plus, she’s just freaking cool." 

Lena rode into the advertising world on the big shoulders of Chicago, representing an A-list roster of production companies, editorial and design studios, and post houses in the Midwest for three years. A resource for creative teams and producers, she reconciled creative asks with client capabilities, prioritizing efficiency and long-term relationship building while managing sales.

Lena’s an outspoken feminist who loves an organized inbox almost as much as she loves a neat whiskey. She was drawn to Lord Danger’s evolved approach to business and production, and looks forward to collaborating with the industry’s innovators and game-changers to create noteworthy content. 

"I'm over the moon to be a part of the Lord Danger team - we all share a highly collaborative, all-hands-on-deck approach to expanding the business, and it's remarkable how quickly we've become close-knit,” says Kazer. “From the start, I was impressed by Lord Danger's creative approach to evolving with the media landscape, and have been thrilled by the progress we've achieved working together already. Josh is a true talent, mentor, and jack-of-all-trades, and has me cough-laughing on my coffee at least once a day. I couldn't ask for a more genuine and tenacious team to get my hands dirty with."  

Find out more about Lord Danger at https://www.lorddanger.com/

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