CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
VP of People + Operations, Joey Forster is OBE’s one-of-a-kind talent architect. His mission: to find and develop the best people and pair them with the right clients in a hybrid of HR and Ops that he calls “curating teams.” Forster’s instincts for people-synergies developed over years of hiring diverse talent. He has staffed everything from special events at the White House to the Olympic Games in London. He joined OBE in 2010 on an account role and quickly got inspired by the link between the agency’s best work and its passion-fueled teams. Today, he recruits the brightest and the bravest talent and seeks to elevate the overall agency culture. Forster shapes everything about the OBE employee experience, overseeing the Diversity + Inclusion Committee, Operations, HR and Finance, all while managing OBE’s sister agency (On Board Staffing). He’s curated teams for clients such as Nike, FIJI Water, Beats by Dre, Dow and Genentech. With a certification in HR Management from Loyola Marymount University, you might catch him on the college speaking circuit. Or you may find him at concerts, flea markets, and dancing… preferably under a disco ball.