NEW YORK — Former head of Hill + Knowlton’s consumer practice MaryLee Sachs is expanding the London-based consultancy Brand Pie into the US with former Landor executive Richard Ford as creative director.

BrandPie was founded in London six year ago. Sachs co-launched the US business with Dave Allen and Roger Partington last year. They have now brought on Ford, who parted ways with Landor in 2011.

BrandPie’s clients include ARM and AstraZeneca. In North America, BrandPie works with DC 2024 — the city’s Olympic bid and on projects for Ernst & Young which BrandPie rebranded as EY.