MediaCom’s Toby Jenner joins Wavemaker as CEO
GroupM agency Wavemaker has appointed Toby Jenner as its new global CEO, replacing Tim Castree.
Wavemaker has been without a CEO since December, when Castree was promoted to CEO of GroupM in North America. Jenner will transition over the summer from his current role as worldwide COO at sister agency MediaCom, joining Wavemaker in September.
Jenner joined GroupM 15 years ago as UK managing director of MEC. Since then, he has spent 11 years at MediaCom in a variety of senior roles, including global chief business development & marketing officer, Asia Pacific COO and CEO of Australasia.
“I’m fortunate to join a business with very strong local markets, a great team, a great client portfolio, and a track record in delivering growth for brands," Jenner said - though he admitted that there are areas in which the agency could be "stronger", which he plans to address.
“I’d like to thank everyone at MediaCom. Across 11 years, 4 different continents and 4 different roles, I’ve had the opportunity to meet the most amazing people who’ve all been instrumental in preparing me for this new chapter."
Jenner will report into GroupM's global CEO, Kelly Clark, who called Jenner an "outstanding contributor" to the group's growth.
"In his 11 years at MediaCom, he’s been instrumental in delivery of breakthrough client work, a winning streak on award circuits regionally and globally, and powerful business development performance," she said.
“Toby is passionate about helping our clients win and is a fierce competitor for them, as well as for our business."