R/GA Undergoes Leadership Changes Amid 'Foundational' Repositioning

Saneel Radia, Mike Rigby and Barry Wacksman are leaving to form a consultancy

R/GA is once again reimagining its business.

The agency is undergoing a “foundational” change with a new focus for the coming decade as it parts with a trio of important leaders and enters a new era.

Global chief innovation officer Saneel Radia, global head of brand Mike Rigby and vice chairman, global chief strategy officer Barry Wacksman are all leaving R/GA to form an innovation consultancy, R/GA confirmed to Adweek. Global head of operations Colby Dennison, vp, business transformation Philip Rackin and R/GA New York vp, head of strategy Rachel Mercer are also leaving for the consultancy.

“Every nine years, R/GA changes the fundamentals of its operating model to align with the future of technology and the influence it will have on people, culture and clients,” the agency said in a statement.



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