Publicis Groupe’s Level Studios has announced the appointment of Dan Connolly as CEO, MediaPost reports. He fills a role left vacant by the departure of Tom Adamski, now CEO of Razorfish Global, for Rosetta in April of 2013.
Connolly, who over the past sixteen months has risen from partner, to president and now CEO, will be responsible for overseeing all business units across the agency’s U.S. and European locations and will also act as a member of the Brand Leadership team for Level Studios’ parent network, Razorfish Global. He will operate primarily out of San Luis Obispo, California but will travel between Level’s offices and clients as part of his expanded role, with an emphasis on the Bay Area and New York. Connoly told MediaPost his objectives in the new role are to complete building “Level’s executive leadership team, align talent across existing and new offices, and to work closely with the newly formed Razorfish Global and Brand leadership teams.”
“Dan has proven himself to be a strong leader and has been instrumental in charting a new era of growth and expansion for Level Studios,” said Rishad Tobaccowala, Publicis Groupe chief strategist and Member of Directoire +. “His entrepreneurial mindset has allowed him to not only grow existing business beyond expectations but also expand the agency’s scope of work with innovative, up-and-coming brands. He is a true asset to the Razorfish Global Brand Leadership team.”