LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale ( www.siegelgale.com) today announced the promotion of managing director Jason Cieslak to president, Pacific Rim. In this new role, Cieslak will continue to oversee the company's West Coast operations in Los Angeles and San Francisco while also assuming responsibility for Siegel+Gale's expanding business in China. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120123/NY39544LOGO ) "In addition to managing the West Coast, Jason supported our entry into the Chinese market, which we embarked upon almost five years ago. We now have an established, growing presence in both Beijing and Shanghai, and I can't think of anyone more capable of helping U.S. companies understand the market and expand their brands into China," said David Srere, co-CEO and chief strategy officer of Siegel+Gale. "Jason's extensive knowledge of the firm, its ethos of simplicity and building global brands will help us continue to drive Siegel+Gale's overall global development. Most importantly, he embodies our motto that 'Simple is Smart' and delivers simplicity in everything he says and does." In his 17 years at Siegel+Gale Cieslak has led key client engagements and spearheaded the expansion of Siegel+Gale's offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. "I am delighted that my role at Siegel+Gale will be expanding, and grateful to all of my colleagues who have helped make this possible," said Jason Cieslak. "In particular, I look forward to partnering with Warren Wang, our managing director in China, who over the past three years has done a fantastic job growing our business there. Understanding how brands operate in China has never been more critical, particularly for U.S. brands that are looking to enter the market. I look forward to ensuring that we are delivering the best possible work and results to our developing list of clients." Prior to serving as managing director, Cieslak was executive director of Siegel+Gale's Interactive Media practice.