Greenlees Joins FastChannel

BOSTON FastChannel Network has hired veteran agency executive Michael Greenlees as its chief executive officer.

“The addition of Michael to our team further demonstrates our commitment to creating enormous value for agencies, advertisers and broadcasters,” said Eugene Conese, chairman of the Needham, Mass.-based company, in a statement.

Greenlees, who could not immediately be reached, takes the CEO title and some duties from Conese.

Most recently, Greenlees, 56, was executive vice president and member of the board of Omnicom Group, and he also served as president and CEO of TBWA Worldwide. Prior to that, Greenless had helped found Gold Greenlees Trott, a London advertising agency, in 1980.

Greelees, who joined FastChannel last week, is responsible for building businesses in the U.S., Europe and Asia, the company said.

“I am excited to be at the helm of FastChannel, a company that today stands at the center of the advertising services and asset management industries,” said Greenlees.

Privately held FastChannel provides online tools for the delivery and storage of digital ads and video.