GroupM name Toby Jenner Global CEO of Wavemaker

• Jenner will lead Wavemaker’s 8,600 employees

Toby Jenner joins Wavemaker after most recently working as MediaCom’s Worldwide Chief Operations Officer and is succeeding Tim Castree who was named GroupM’s North American CEO in December.

Jenner will lead Wavemaker’s 8,600 employees who manage $13 billion in billings (COMvergence) for clients in 90 countries. Reporting to Kelly Clark, GroupM’s Global CEO, Jenner will transition from his current MediaCom role over the summer and begin his new Wavemaker role in September.

Kelly Clark said of the appointment: “Toby has been an outstanding contributor to our group’s growth for more than 15 years. 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.

“Toby is passionate about helping our clients win and is a fierce competitor for them, as well as for our business. He inspires our people to consistently exceed expectations and supports them in their own career development. He will be a strong leader with the very talented team at Wavemaker.”

Since its launch in 2017 Wavemaker teams around the world has added over 300 clients to their roster while winning 67% of pitches, after investing heavily in new capabilities in precision marketing, commerce, and content marketing. 

Jenner has previously held the of Global Chief Business Development & Marketing Officer, Asia Pacific COO, and CEO of Australasia.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting my new colleagues and our clients at Wavemaker in the coming months,” said Jenner. “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. Like any business, I’m sure there are areas where we can be stronger. We’ll address those as a team and take the agency on to even greater success moving forward.”

“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 added.

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