One Year in as Dentsu CEO, Wendy Clark Explains Why It's Growing Again—and How She'll Keep it That Way

She reflects on where the company differentiates itself in the market

When Wendy Clark interviewed for the CEO role at Dentsu, she understood the job would entail a massive task: the integration of nearly 200 acquisitions over a six-year period. Dentsu’s acquisition spree led to a complex and bloated leadership team. Job No. 1 to combat that complexity: a rebrand and consolidation. Dentsu Aegis Network became just Dentsu, consolidating 170 brands to six.