Sources familiar with the matter tell us that after three-and-a-half years within the IPG fold, Joe Benarroch is moving on. The exec first joined up with the agency holding company as VP, global corporate affairs at Mediabrands’ Universal McCann before eventually shifting over to McCann Worldgroup last fall to assume the title of SVP, global director, corporate affairs.
Prior to Mediabrands, Benarroch spent a year-plus handling strategic development at Discover Card for the financial services company’s national brand campaigns. Before heading to the client side, the exec had a five-year stint at Starcom MediaVest Group, where he managed strategic planning for the agency’s Luxottica Retail portfolio that included Ray-Ban, Sunglass Hut, LensCrafters and Pearle Vision.
From what sources are saying, Benarroch is now taking a position at Facebook, though we’re still waiting for official confirmation on this.
Update: Sources familiar with the matter confirm that Benarroch is now indeed a Facebook employee, though we’re still trying to gather what his title is.