Ryancap’s Foxcatcher appoints Varun John as head of trading

Marketing data and technology business Foxcatcher continues to grow, with new head of trading Varun John the latest appointment to leave Dentsu for the Ryancap company.

Simon Ryan launched Foxcatcher in late 2020 with David Gaskill at the helm, as the pair reunited after spending time as colleagues at Dentsu where Ryan was CEO for nearly three years.

L-R: Varun John, David Gaskill, Andrew Molan

John’s role as head of trading will see him work to shape Foxcatcher’s programmatic capabilities and develop client and partner solutions by leveraging the Foxcatcher’s data and contextual insight to execute digital media campaigns.

John joins Foxcatcher from Dentsu where he was senior manager of programmatic product supply, and he has also held senior roles at Amnet and Ctrlshift.

Managing director Gaskill said John will “lead our strategic execution of digital media” and “bring to life the Foxcatcher vision of simplicity in data and technology”.

he added: “Varun will head the trading team to deliver absolute focus on success for our clients and provide invaluable counsel as the programmatic landscape evolves through 2021.”

John will also be in charge of managing relationships with the Foxcatcher key publisher and DSP platforms.

His appointment follows the hire of Andrew Molan as head of product and solutions at Foxcatcher. He too was at Dentsu, where he served as head of technology solutions. Molan and John will work together to facilitate connectivity across the Foxcatcher stack.

John said he is “thrilled” to be joining Foxcatcher at an “exciting” time.

“2020 has been the catalyst for change towards a digital economy, where shifts in consumer behaviour have been the theme. With the surge in online spending, the engagement between brands and consumers has never been more important.

“With data and insights at the helm, executing media strategies with a consumer-centric approach allows us to support our clients’ goals and achieve the desired results.”

Foxcatcher aims to unlock the value in data through technology enablement, and helps businesses deliver real-world results through connected strategy and execution.


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