Havas Village Boston Hires Minnie Damle from VaynerMedia as Its First Chief Talent Officer

By Erik Oster 

Havas Village Boston welcomed Minnie Damle as its first chief talent officer. Damle will be tasked with driving integrated talent strategy across creative and media, overseeing a team dedicated to talent acquisition, performance management, cultural initiatives and employee management for Arnold Worldwide (Boston and New York) and Havas Media Boston.

“We conducted an exhaustive search, and Minnie’s modern approach to people in a fast-paced, digitally-driven environment made her the perfect fit for this role,” said Arnold Worldwide global CEO Pam Hamlin. “Minnie brings with her a unique combination of experience across the marketing industry, a strong background in talent acquisition and organizational design, and importantly, a passion for creating a culture where people can grow and thrive.”

Damle joins Havas Village Boston from VaynerMedia, where she has served as vice president, human resources since 2014. With VaynerMedia, she oversaw HR operations across four offices, revamped talent management and helped open and staff two new offices. Before that she spent four years in the same position with Omnicom’s The CDM Group, following stints as an HR manager with Rauxa Direct, HNW Inc. and Draft FCB HealthCare.


“We are thrilled to have Minnie join the team,” said Havas group chief talent officer Patti Clarke. “She has proven herself as an innovator in talent management, which will not only benefit the Boston Village, but also Havas’ global talent initiatives. Our goal is to leverage best practices that emerge from HR teams in the North American Villages across the entire region.”

“I am delighted to be joining a team that truly sees the merits of integration, and I look forward to further driving a collaborative culture in which our people and agencies can flourish,” added Damle.