Mr. Kim began his ad career in 1980 as a researcher at JWT. He climbed through the strategic planning ranks to become worldwide chief strategy officer.
During his JWT tenure, Mr. Kim co-authored with then JWT creative chief James Patterson two well-know books, "The Day America Told the Truth" and "The Second American Revolution."
Mr. Kim left JWT in 1993 to become vice chairman-chief strategy officer at McCann. He started Bright Sun as a strategic consulting company that quickly grew to include traditional advertising and Internet ventures.