MD Leaves Digitas Health

By Patrick Coffee 

Today we can confirm that Timothy Pantello is no longer managing director of Digitas Health.

We do not have an official statement or an update on Digitas’ plans to replace him, but we do have an explanation from the man himself:

“I resigned two weeks ago to join one of the larger management consultancies.”

Pantello left Tribal DDB New York, where he oversaw the Healthcare Center of Excellence, in 2011 to join the Digitas team; he was a managing partner at the former shop and has more than twenty years of agency experience with a specialization in pharmaceutical advertising.

Prior to joining Tribal in 2007, he spent several years with what’s now known as Havas Health, rising to the level of VP/director of client services.

Digitas Health has undergone some other recent leadership changes: last month Graham Mills, who worked his way up from SVP, creative to ECD and CD/managing director within the Digitas organization, was promoted to the role of global chief creative officer at the larger Publicis Healthcare Communications Group.

No word on whether Digitas Health is actively seeking a new MD or whether those recent staffing changes reflect any sort of strategic shift.

The agency does, however, get a vote of confidence from its departed director. Pantello writes:

“Digitas Health is a great agency, filled with fantastic people doing meaningful work.”

His new job with the unnamed consultancy starts next month.