Hellquist joins from Dare, where he worked on web development for clients such as Barclays Bank, Sony Ericsson, Vodafone and the AA. He previously worked at Halogen as a senior interactive developer working with clients such as Wallpaper*, Sony Europe and Deutsche Telekom. In his new role, Hellquist will be responsible for running the technology team as well as managing the web development and content creation side of the business.
The agency has also made hirings across its creative, production and account management teams. Susie Macarthur joins from Wunderman as the head of production with responsibility for overseeing all creative projects.
Jaime McLennan joins as a copywriter from glue London and Johan Arlig as a designer from the design agency Tonic. In the client services team, Matt Ward joins as an account manager from Carat. Wayne Arnold, the managing director of Profero, said: "We are very excited to have Matthias on board. He brings with him a vast amount of experience and will really drive our web-development capabilities to an even higher level."