Ketchum Pleon swoops for Red Consultancy head of tech David Vindel

Ketchum Pleon has poached The Red Consultancy's head of technology David Vindel as it prepares to launch a London tech practice.

David Vindel: will launch Ketchum’s London tech practice
David Vindel: will launch Ketchum’s London tech practice

Ketchum Pleon CEO London Avril Lee confirmed that Vindel will take up the newly created role of European MD of technology and launch the practice.

Lee told PRWeek: ‘Although we already have tech clients such as Nokia Siemens Networks and IBM, they are handled by teams across the business. With David coming in, we can have a practice that is dedicated to our tech clients and grow this arm of the agency’s offerings.’

Vindel, who could not be reached for comment, will report to Lee and Ketchum’s global tech head Esty Pujadas. Vindel's start date is unconfirmed.

His appointment is expected to introduce more regional leadership to Ketchum’s global tech business, while helping it to grow London’s technology business.

‘We see the tech sector as a huge growth area for us and David will have the remit to build a team around him as the business grows,’ added Lee.

Vindel joined Red four years ago after quitting as Band & Brown’s deputy MD. He was brought in to head Red’s new b2b tech division.

At Red, Vindel helped bring in new business from technology company Autonomy, software giant Adobe and security software company Symantec. He recently handled the comms around HP buying Autonomy for £7.8bn in October.

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