CFO Viceroy is latest Porter executive departure

NEW YORK: Porter Novelli global president and CFO Anthony Viceroy is planning to leave the firm, the agency confirmed on Tuesday.

NEW YORK: Porter Novelli global president and CFO Anthony Viceroy is planning to leave the firm, the agency confirmed on Tuesday. CEO Gary Stockman will also step down from his role at the end of this month.

The Omnicom agency confirmed Viceroy's departure, but declined to provide other specifics on the matter.

Porter appointed Viceroy president of global business operations and CFO at the beginning of 2009 following a six-year stint as SVP of financial management and client partnership at Omnicom Group's Diversified Agency Services unit. DAS contains Omnicom's PR agencies, including Porter, Cone, Ketchum, and Fleishman-Hillard. Before that, Viceroy served as treasurer of Novo Nordisk of North America from 1997 to 2002.

Four senior executives have left Porter since January, including Stockman. CMO Michael Goldberg departed the agency in June to join Deutsch as CMO and partner, and president Julie Winskie parted ways with Porter in January after working there for 25 years.

Last August, Porter cut about a dozen executive positions across its New York and Chicago offices, including EVP of digital media Brad McCormick and EVP of social media John Havens.

In 2011, the agency reported US revenue of $100 million to $150 million and global revenue of $100 million to $200 million. It lost several accounts last year, including Gillette, which moved its business to sister Omnicom firm Ketchum.

Porter was hired by the US Department of Health and Human Services in May to work on a $17 million campaign promoting the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.

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