CHANGING PLACES: Ian Sohn, Hans Vestberg, Gustavo Martinez…

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WPP’s Wunderman announced today the appointment of Ian Sohn to president of the Chicago office. Sohn, who hails from SapientRazorfish, where he was most recently managing director of Chicago, is set to assume his new role on June 11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verizon announced on Friday that its current chief technology officer, Hans Vestberg, will succeed CEO Lowell McAdam in August.

 

 

 

 

 

 

More than two years after a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Gustavo Martinez upended the ad industry and two months following the settlement of said suit, WPP and the former JWT CEO have announced that they will go their separate ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stitch Fix has brought Deirdre Findlay on board as the company’s chief marketing officer. Findlay joins from Google, where she served as senior director of global hardware marketing.

 

 

 

 

 

Jacqueline Hernandez, formerly of NBCUniversal, has been named President of Combate Americas. Hernandez will work with CEO Campbell McLaren on overseeing Combate Americas's entire business as the company plans its expansion with the Hispanic fan base at its core.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heineken USA appointed Maggie Timoney as Chief Executive Officer. Timoney is joining Heineken USA from Heineken Ireland where she’s served as the CEO for the last five years.

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Creighton is leaving Dentsu Aegis Network as chief operating officer.  There are currently no plans to replace him. Creighton said he will be taking a break "and then determining what the next exciting new chapter will be for me".

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trefor ‘Tom’ Thomas has departed his post of chief creative officer at direct agency Lida to join Tug as its global chief creative officer. Thomas'  remit will be to expand creative output across the digital agency’s network of worldwide offices.

 

 

 

 

Independent media agency Medialab has announced that Stewart Easterbrook will be joining its board as chairman this month. Medialab has also made a number of other senior hires this year, including Steven Venes from John Ayling as broadcast director and Tony Oakley from MC&C becomes head of digital.

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Toms has joined Pilgrim, the agency launched by former Britvic marketing director Andrew Marsden last year. Kat Mitchell and Jason Vrakas, previously executive creative directors at You agency, have joined Pilgrim as well as executive creative director and head of art respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

In-house specialist OLIVER has appointed Lisa Bonney as its global chief marketing officer. Bonney’s remit is to develop and execute strategies that further cement OLIVER as the go-to in-house practitioner, while also supporting further international and organic growth.

 

 

 

 

 

Berlin Cameron, a WPP creative agency,  appointed Karen Flanagan as managing director.  Karen will be the primary point of contact for senior clients across the agency, as well as serving as the executive lead on Berlin Cameron’s premier account, Capital One.

 

 

 

 


Janet Grynberg @grynberg_janet

Janet has worked as editor and translator since 2013. After graduating with honors when receiving her Bachelor's Degree in English literature, she began working as a book reviewer for Expansión, the leading business magazine in Mexico. She has also worked as editor of young adult literature for publishing houses like Planeta and Penguin, and she's the author of a book of short stories. She's in the process of getting her MA in English at McGill University. Her interests include arts, good food, and her 8 pets.

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