Toby Jenner becomes Wavemaker’s global CEO

Wavemaker has appointed a new global CEO in Toby Jenner, the former worldwide chief operations officer of Group M sister agency Mediacom.

Jenner replaces Tim Castree, who became Group M’s North American CEO in December, and will lead Wavemaker’s 8,600 employees and US$13bn in billings. Jenner will start in the role in September following a transition out of Mediacom.

Jenner will start in the role in September

“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,” said Kelly Clark, Group M’s global CEO to whom Jenner will report.

“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.”

Before becoming worldwide COO at Mediacom, Jenner served as global chief business development and marketing officer, Asia Pacific COO, and Australasia CEO within the agency. He first joined Group M as managing director of MEC, based in the UK.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting my new colleagues and our clients at Wavemaker in the coming months,” Jenner said.

“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, four different continents and four 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.”


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