But Sree has few regrets about his time in Chicago. "I learned a great deal at Burnett-lessons that I wouldn't have learned had I continued on my normal path and joined a more creatively recognized agency after Wieden. " And in an extensive search-he says he turned down more than a dozen jobs while looking for a good fit-he met BBH ECD Kevin Roddy through a recruiter. "I can't honestly say that I had an opening and was looking for someone like Kash," says Roddy. "I was trying to keep myself open to someone who is really good. I knew his name and reputation; I knew of his work, which is phenomenal, and I heard from people that he's an honest, unaffected guy. I think he'll fit in here incredibly well."
"They've been making some interesting hires and staff changes at BBH, and I'm hoping not to be their first mistake," laughs Sree.