Mirko Mueller-Goolesbey skates to McKinney - McKinney

Mirko Mueller-Goolesbey skates to McKinney

February 9, 2009

McKinney announced today that Mirko Mueller-Goolsbey has joined the agency as account supervisor.

A top-ten Olympic pair figure skater at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan and bronze medalist at the World Championships that same year, Mueller-Goolsbey, 34, comes to McKinney from Nortel, where he served as global advertising manager at the firm’s location in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

“It’s not every day McKinney gets to partner with an Olympic athlete who also has superior account management chops,” said McKinney SVP Group Account Director Denis Budniewski. “We’re thrilled to have Mirko on our team. He brings to us a great perspective from the client side and an in-depth knowledge of the telecommunications category.”

At Nortel, Mueller-Goolsbey was responsible for managing and leading all phases of global advertising campaigns from strategic development to execution. Prior to that position, he served as a marketing consultant at the Mariposa School for Children with Autism in Cary, N.C., and earlier at American Business Partners International, also in Cary.

Creator of sponsorships and promotional events for Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Borbet, Mueller-Goolsbey’s efforts resulted in the second highest viewer numbers (4.5 million) in Germany for a figure skating event in the late nineties, only exceeded by the Olympic Games in 1998 (4.8 million viewers).

A native of Germany, Mueller-Goolsbey is a graduate of the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin where he earned top honors and a BA in business communications management.