Meyer & Wallis Resets Top Line

CHICAGO CEO Bob Meyer has assumed the presidency at independent Meyer & Wallis following the departure of Scott Rackham, which also led to two other executive changes at the Milwaukee shop.

Rackham, 36, who became president almost five years ago, left over what the agency described as philosophical differences. Meyer will take on additional client and new business responsibilities.

Bob Bourgeois, 42, formerly vice president and director of account management, was named senior vice president and chief operating officer, also focusing on new business as well as overall agency operations. Bourgeois has been with M&W three separate times, his most recent stint starting in 2000 when he formed a short-lived dot-com venture with Bob Meyer. He has also worked at agencies including Howard Merrell & Partners in Raleigh, N.C., and Chicago-based Cramer-Krasselt.

Taking over Bourgeois’ previous title and client role was Murray Friedman, 50, who most recently was vice president and director of marketing at North Shore Bank.