MediaCom’s Toby Jenner named Wavemaker’s new Global CEO
He succeeds Tim Castree who was named GroupM’s North American CEO in December
Toby Jenner has been named Global CEO of GroupM agency Wavemaker. Jenner, currently MediaCom’s Worldwide Chief Operations Officer, will transition from his role over the next few months and begin his new stint at Wavemaker in September.
He succeeds Tim Castree who was named GroupM’s North American CEO in December.
Jenner will lead Wavemaker’s 8,600 employees and will be reporting to Kelly Clark, GroupM’s Global CEO.
“Toby has been an outstanding contributor to our group’s growth for more than 15 years. In his 11 years at MediaCom, he’s been instrumental in delivery of breakthrough client work, a winning streak on award circuits regionally and globally, and powerful business development performance,” Clark said. “Toby is passionate about helping our clients win and is a fierce competitor for them, as well as for our business. He inspires our people to consistently exceed expectations and supports them in their own career development. He will be a strong leader with the very talented team at Wavemaker.”
Jenner joined MediaCom in 2008 and has worked in various capacities with the organisation. He was Global Chief Business Development & Marketing Officer, Asia Pacific COO, and CEO of Australasia. He originally joined GroupM as Managing Director of MEC in the UK.
“I’m really looking forward to meeting my new colleagues and our clients at Wavemaker in the coming months,” Jenner said. “I’m fortunate to join a business with very strong local markets, a great team, a great client portfolio, and a track record in delivering growth for brands. Like any business, I’m sure there are areas where we can be stronger. We’ll address those as a team and take the agency on to even greater success moving forward. I’d like to thank everyone at MediaCom. Across 11 years, 4 different continents and 4 different roles, I’ve had the opportunity to meet the most amazing people who’ve all been instrumental in preparing me for this new chapter.”
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