Starcom MediaVest president and chief digital officer Sean Finnegan hasn't even left the agency, but already there are reports on his next move. He says they're premature.
AllThingsD's MediaMemo today reported that Finnegan (shown) is in talks to become CEO of Tremor Media, a leading video ad network. Peter Kafka said the talks are in the early stage and that Finnegan might not take the role, currently held by Jason Glickman.
Finnegan responded to the report on Facebook, of course, linking to Kafka's story with the message: "Still deciding on the best role within several top companies. Will let you know!"
Finnegan and Starcom this week announced he would depart the agency, in a move described as a "mutual decision." Finnegan said he planned to take the rest of the year off to decide his next move.
Tremor is one of the top sources for video ads online. In September, it ranked second to Hulu in number of ads shown with 526 million.
In joining Tremor, Finnegan would have another shot at a fast-growing startup. In January 2008, he left his job as CEO of Omnicom Media Group Digital to join in-text ad firm Vibrant Media as its chief media officer. Finnegan left Vibrant after just nine months.