LOS ANGELES — Imaginary Forces (www.imaginaryforces.com) recently welcomed Matthew Barish to the design studio and creative agency, where he will serve as chief operating officer. He has over 12 years of experience in a management position and is the first COO in the company’s 26-year history. Skilled in simplifying the complex, pushing projects forward and wrangling the right resources, Barish believes in playing an active role in the setting of company strategy, as well as its implementation and execution.
Prior to joining Imaginary Forces, Barish was senior talent manager at R/GA. His background also includes time as a freelance project manager, and in talent recruiting and resource management. In addition, Barish was operations manager at The Mill.
“For the past 26 years, Imaginary Forces has pushed, pulled and prodded design, entertainment and technology to create ground-breaking moments for our partners,” says Chip Houghton, managing director and co-founder of Imaginary Forces. “Today we see new, gigantic opportunities to connect and engage audiences. Matthew has joined the Forces as COO to lead, streamline and execute the studio’s vision of what we believe is possible. I’m thrilled and grateful. This is one of those moments.”