NEW YORK: Fueled by 48% growth in 1999 and continued good fortunes in 2000, GCI Group has restructured its global management team.
NEW YORK: Fueled by 48% growth in 1999 and continued good fortunes
in 2000, GCI Group has restructured its global management team.
The moves, according to GCI president and CEO Bob Feldman, are designed
to give the firm a ’more formal architecture’ in its executive
’With the growth we’ve been experiencing, we thought it was smart to add
a layer of management and counsel,’ he said.
Bob Pearson, head of the agency’s North American healthcare practice,
has been elevated to president of GCI North America. Atlanta leader Ken
Willis has taken on responsibility for the firm’s Latin American
presence, while North American healthcare practice chairman and chief
creative officer Ilyssa Levins has been bumped up to worldwide MD of GCI
Feldman says the moves show GCI’s commitment to its management matrix
system. ’I think that a guy (Pearson) coming out of a practice position
to become president of North America says a lot,’ he explained.
Feldman also views the management restructuring as a means of inspiring
GCI’s staff. ’Hopefully, people will see that there are opportunities to
move up,’ he said. ’The best professional service firms let people
pursue their passions.’
Feldman said that Pearson was the clear choice for the post: ’He’s
demonstrated talent in building the business and has also fostered a
strong esprit de corps within his practice.’