NEW YORK: GCI Group has hired Tom Reno away from Makovsky & Company to fill the vacant MD position in its New York office.
NEW YORK: GCI Group has hired Tom Reno away from Makovsky & Company
to fill the vacant MD position in its New York office.
Reno will oversee a staff of 200 and an office that is set to grow 24%
over its 1999 take of dollars 19 million, according to president and CEO
’The office is doing better than it’s ever done in terms of profit,’
Feldman said. ’What I expect of Tom is to ride that and expand it.’
Reno replaces Aaron Kwittken, who left GCI to head up communications at
tech incubator IncuVest. Feldman said 15 candidates were considered for
the MD vacancy.
The addition of Reno can only help the NY office, which has lost
Kwittken, marketing practice leader Carla Stanmyre and corporate
practice head Jim Cox in recent months. But Reno said that these
defections did not make him apprehensive about joining the agency.
’Having competed against GCI, I know that they’re a strong firm with
great people,’ he explained. ’It was a combination of the firm and the
opportunity to manage the New York office that made me take the
Reno, who spent three years at Makovsky, most recently served as MD of
the firm’s professional/financial services and tech practices.