Brad Jakeman Is Leaving Pepsi’s In-House Creative Team to Start His Own Consultancy

He was also president of PepsiCo's beverage group

Jakeman is starting his own consultancy. - Credit by PepsiCo
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Brad Jakeman is leaving PepsiCo to run his own consultancy but that doesn’t mean he’s done with the company. PepsiCo will be the first client for Jakeman’s new consultancy.

Jakeman served as president of PepsiCo’s beverage group. He also ran the in-house creative shop responsible for the much-maligned Kendall Jenner spot, Creators League Studio.

“We can confirm Brad’s Jakeman’s resignation and we look forward to working with him in this new capacity,” said a spokesperson for PepsiCo in a statement.

News of Jakeman’s departure was first reported by Ad Age, which obtained a memo written by Eugene Willemsen, vp of global categories and franchise management for PepsiCo. Willemsen will reportedly take over Jakeman’s beverage group duties until a replacement is found.

In a tweet confirming the departure Jakeman wrote that he was “super excited to start this next chapter” and that he was “even more excited that [PepsiCo] will continue to be a part of it.”

It’s unclear what will happen with his leadership role of the Creators League Studio. Representatives for PepsiCo declined to provide any further information.

@KristinaMonllos Kristina Monllos is a senior editor for Adweek.