NEW YORK WPP Group’s MediaCom has appointed Euan Jarvie to the newly created position of chief client officer for its U.S. operations.
Jarvie comes to the U.S. from the U.K., where he led MediaCom’s operations in Scotland and Ireland as managing director. He will report to Doug Checkeris, CEO of MediaCom North America.
In his new role, he will help hone and develop all aspects of client-facing operations, focusing on areas such as organizational structure, talent development, best practices and collaboration. In addition, as part of the U.S. senior leadership team, Jarvie will help drive growth and set overall direction for the organization.
Stephen Allan, MediaCom’s global chairman and CEO, said, “Euan’s move to the U.S. exemplifies how we can tap into the tremendous talent that exists within our network to build a stronger, more unified global organization. Euan has been instrumental in building and growing MediaCom’s business in Scotland and Ireland. Putting his sizable talents to work in the U.S. — one of our most important markets — will help us grow faster, work smarter and most importantly, bring better results to our clients.”
Added Checkeris: “We are thrilled that Euan has joined our U.S. team. With Euan on board, our most senior people, including me, will have the opportunity to spend even more time providing strategic direction to our clients and, of course, focusing on business growth and leadership opportunities.”
Jarvie joined MediaCom in 1997 to establish the company’s Edinburgh office. Since then, the operation has tracked consistent double-digit annual growth. Last year, Jarvie was charged with starting MediaCom’s operation in the Republic of Ireland.
Prior to joining MediaCom, Jarvie held media director and media investment positions at several major agencies, including WWAV Rapp Collins, O&M Media, TMD Carat Manchester and Zenith Media.