Sources familiar with the matter confirm that G2 USA CEO John Paulson will soon be leaving the agency, and perhaps the industry altogether. No timetable has been set for his official departure, but from what we hear, G2 already has a successor locked and could be announcing him/her in the coming days. Nearly four years ago, Paulson was promoted to the chief exec post as part of the agency’s move to consolidate management of its U.S. operations. Prior to the appointment, he served for two years as president of what was then G2 Interactive.
Prior to G2, Paulson spent time on the account side at DDB and also had stints at M&C Saatchi, JWT and Grey. We’ll keep you posted as things develop.