CARLA SCHLEMMINGER, account supervisor Niehaus Ryan Wong, San
Number of employees: 68
Address: 601 Gateway Blvd., 9th fl., San Francisco, CA 94080-7009
Phone: (650) 615-7900
Senior manager: Aaron Heinrich, VP
How long have you been in your job? Almost five years at the agency
encompassing work on 13 clients, two new office openings, the addition
of 75 people to the NRX list, the entire dot-com run-up and fallout,
creation of five 'New Economy' publications, 20-plus books on
entrepreneurship, three 20-something CEOs, prefixes 'e-' and 'i-' and
the favorite mid-cap, two postponed IPOs, five corporate name changes,
e-mail rolodex expansion from 20 to 600, and three M&A deals. All the
way from 'push' to present trends. Whew!
Describe the space you work in Bird's-eye view of the titillating south
San Francisco marina. A million snaps of travels abroad and parties with
colleagues. Partial office entropy.
Do you socialize with colleagues? Only if they can work a blender.
How often do you see the boss? Enough to know his teenage daughter is
dealing with a life not described in the After School Specials I saw at
Who is the smartest person you work with? Ed Niehaus garners the award
for most cerebral, Bill Ryan wins for over-the-top creativity. (No, they
didn't pay me to say this.)
Who is the craziest? Me, for sticking around all these wild, eclectic
How comfortable are your offices? Philippe Starck Interior Design is not
a line item in our budget.
How often are you still there when the cleaners come round?
Mi espanol esta mejorando mucho.
What is the best thing about working there? Being an insider.
And the worst thing? There's not a single smoothie joint in the entire
zip code, and I can do nothing about it.
What's been your biggest mistake while working there? Not selling AOL at
And your luckiest break? A 10-minute pitch that landed a b-to-b client
in the Fortune 'Cool Companies' issue in my first year of practice.
What is the biggest thing to hit your office in the past year?
Sneak us a good piece of gossip from your office I don't peddle
gossip ... I'm a PR professional, don't cha know!
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