Rudnick to lead Americas in GolinHarris global revamp

CHICAGO, IL: Following its recent agency reorganization, GolinHarris has put in place a new global leadership team, with Gary Rudnick promoted to president of the Americas.

CHICAGO, IL: Following its recent agency reorganization, GolinHarris has put in place a new global leadership team, with Gary Rudnick promoted to president of the Americas.

Jonathan Hughes and Matt Neale have been appointed presidents, international, and will continue to manage the London office and oversee Europe, while adding Asia to their portfolio. Together, the three become one of the youngest agency management teams in the business.

Having most recently led the Interpublic agency's Midwest region, Rudnick will now lead operations in the US, Canada, and Latin America. He is succeeded in Chicago by Patti Temple-Rocks, who is rejoining GolinHarris after stints at advertising agency Leo Burnett and Dow Chemical Company.

“My objective is to operationalize a great concept in the new structure, to take the idea and put it into action for our internal teams and our clients,” Rudnick told PRWeek. “We have an aggressive target to double our revenue in the next 10 years, and I have a track record of doing that in other regions.”

Rudnick grew GolinHarris' Texas operation into one of the agency's biggest, and then doubled the size of its Chicago office. Hughes and Neale tripled revenues in GolinHarris' London office.

All three will report to GolinHarris CEO, Fred Cook, and work closely with the agency's chairman, Al Golin, and vice-chairman, Ellen Ryan Mardiks.

Rudnick joined GolinHarris in 1996 and has since led client relationships with companies including McDonald's, Texas Instruments, Sargento, and Tyson Foods.

Hughes and Neale joined GolinHarris together in 2005 from sister IPG agency Weber Shandwick to lead UK operations. In 2008, they assumed co-leadership of Europe and have since tripled revenue in the UK and added offices in Paris, Stockholm and Bucharest.

GolinHarris redesigned its agency structure in June to combine strategy, creativity and engagement under a new organizational model, dubbed g4, under which client teams containing strategists, creators, connectors, and catalysts are embedded in every account.

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