Daniel Korn, the North American business development director at Ogilvy & Mather since 2010, is joining mcgarrybowen as chief of staff, a new position.
Korn will be based in New York and report to chairman and chief creative officer Gordon Bowen. He starts Sept. 16.
At Ogilvy, Korn worked under Lauren Crampsie, worldwide chief marketing officer. Crampsie will absorb his responsibilities temporarily while the WPP Group agency assesses its new-business needs and either recruits internally or looks outside for a replacement.
Mcgarrybowen, a unit of Dentsu, already has a business development team. Leading those efforts are Brandon Cooke, who rose to global chief marketing officer in July, and Kathleen Griffith, director of business development.
In his new role, Korn will help Bowen manage the needs of the agency as well as those of current clients and prospects. He'll also help with agency development. As such, his new job is broader and more varied than his old role at Ogilvy.
Korn's arrival coincides with the exit of New York CEO Bill Borrelle. Global chief strategic officer Jennifer Zimmerman is running the office while the shop seeks a new day-to-day leader.