Friday, February 12, 1999

Shakers & Stirrers -- Razorfish


(LOS ANGELES) February 10, 1999 - Razorfish, Inc. announced today that the Los Angeles office has added Claire Browne as Solutions Manager and Ian Rhett as Executive Producer to its growing roster of Internet professionals.

“The addition of Claire and Ian represents our commitment to expanding our talent. They come to Razorfish from leading positions in their respective fields, and extend our ability to continue to provide effective solutions to our clients,” said Richard Titus, Managing Director of the Los Angeles office of Razorfish.

Ms. Browne brings with her an extensive background in new business development and strategic planning. Prior to joining Razorfish, Ms. Browne was the Director of New Business Development at CKS in New York, where she helped define online strategies for clients including Coty, Hearst Communications, and The Vitamin Shoppe. She also served as New Business Development Director at SiteSpecific, prior to its acquisition by CKS. She worked for Sony during what she calls the "early days" of convergence in 1994, contributing to the launch of Sony Worldwide Networks, a joint radio/Internet venture that anticipated several of today's cross-platform media entities.

"I'm an entrepreneurial-minded person," said Browne, "And I'm enthusiastic about the opportunities we will have to develop innovative solutions for our clients, as we all continue to increase our understanding of the Internet and its potential."

Mr. Rhett joins Razorfish as Executive Producer from MRD New Media Entertainment, a company he co-founded to provide high-profile webcast production services. At MRD, he co-produced live Internet coverage for the Daytime Emmy Awards, the GRAMMYs, and clients including Sun Microsystems, Sony Picture Imageworks, Microsoft, and the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to starting MRD, Ian was a Senior Producer at Apple Computer, Inc., where he led the development of remote-controlled webcast production methods, culminating in the Macintosh Music Network, a live concert content site.

At Apple, Ian also produced the first live Internet coverage from the Sundance Film Festival, the Mission:Impossible premiere party, and the San Francisco New Year's Eve gala. He was also the Online Director for the first-ever New York Music Festival.

"I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited about the opportunity to contribute to an organization with such dynamic vision," said Rhett of Razorfish. "They're a great group of people that takes the work out of work."

Razorfish is a strategic digital communications company with offices in Hamburg, Helsinki, Los Angeles, London, New York, San Francisco, Stockholm, and Oslo. Razorfish provides Digital Change Management(sm) strategy, design, and technology services to leading companies and organizations across the world. Recent Razorfish clients include Charles Schwab, Ericsson, IBM, KCRW, Nokia, NASA Ames Research Center, Showtime, RAC, and The Smithsonian Institution. More information about Razorfish can be found at