Management changes at GroupM, Energy BBDO, Nielsen and more. People change positions, get promoted or move to other companies. Portada is here to tell you about it. Check out last week’s Changing Places here.
John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, will step down the role on April 30th. Current President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Sievert will take over in May. Legere will remain a member of T-Mobile’s board.
Christian Juhl, who became CEO of GroupM in July, has introduced a new global leadership team. Mark Patterson will take on the role of Chief Operating Officer. Essence chairman and co-founder Andrew Shebbeare has been named CEO of 2Sixty and interim Chief Technology Officer, GroupM. Colin Barlow has filled the role of Global President, GroupM services. Brian Gleason will be Chief Commercial Officer.
WeWork has named Publicis Groupe chairman Maurice Levy interim Chief Marketing and Communications Officer as the brand looks for a way to achieve profitability. WeWork confirmed Thursday layoffs of 2,400 employees.
Tiffany & Co has hired Daniella Vitale as Executive Vice President-Chief Brand Officer, effective December 1. Former CEO of Barney’s, Vitale will be in charge of ‘overseeing and guiding global strategic initiatives’ for both global merchandising and marketing at Tiffany. Vitale exited Barney’s on 1 November following its purchase by Authentic Brands Group.
Energy BBDO has promoted Jeff Adkins from EVP-Managing Director to President and CEO effective January 1. Adkins succeeds Tonise Paul, who’ll be taking on the new role of Chairwoman and will focus on client relationships. Adkins joined Energy BBDO in 2002.
Nielsen Global Connect announced that Jacqueline Woods will join the company as Chief Marketing Officer beginning Dec. 1, 2019. In this role, Woods will lead all aspects of global marketing, supporting the company’s transformation into an independent, publicly-traded company. As CMO, she will join the company’s executive leadership team and will report to Nielsen Global Connect’s Chief Commercial Officer, Pat Dodd.