JWT CEO Sherman Moves on to EVP Role at Omnicom

By Erik Oster 

Peter ShermanOmnicom has has just announced the appointment of Peter Sherman as executive vice president, where he will “report directly to John Wren on a series of major initiatives that include driving innovation and collaboration across the holding company’s client portfolio.”

Sherman joins Omnicom from JWT, where he served as CEO, North America, managing client relationships while overseeing the strategic direction and creative reputation of the region. He joined JWT in June of last year as CEO of its New York office and was promoted to CEO, North America in December. The agency had several important client wins during his time there. Prior to JWT, Sherman was executive vice president and managing director of BBDO Europe, leading 35 BBDO offices in 18 countries across the continent. Before the move, Sherman spent nearly five years as managing director of BBDO West in San Francisco, following eight years at BBDO New York during which he rose to executive vice president and senior account director.

“Peter has a proven track record of effectively managing some of BBDO’s largest clients and he certainly exemplifies our culture of creativity, collaboration and integrity,” said John Wren, president and CEO of Omnicom Group. “His global experience in multiple categories is perfect for the role of strengthening our relationships with our biggest clients by providing them with better and more integrated services. I am delighted he is returning to Omnicom.”