Six months after Jack Bergen quit as worldwide chief executive of GCI
Group, the hunt is on for his successor.
Ed Meyer, chairman of parent company Grey Advertising, told PR Week: ‘We
are seeking to restructure the top management - it will be done in the
next two to three months.’
He added that the firm had briefed a management consultancy to assess
the situation and act as headhunters. ‘The search is underway in a
professional way,’ he told PR Week.
Bergen quit the agency, the tenth largest in the world with fee income
of more than dollars 40 million, in January to take the top in-house job
at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
Since then the agency has been run by a three-strong executive board:
GCI European chairman Jerome Lascombe, APCO Associates chief executive
Margery Kraus and GCI New York managing director Valerie Di Maria, with
little effort made to find a permanent replacement for Bergen.