Top Planner Aboard, Taxi Still Seeks President

New head of planning starts on Monday

One down, one to go. The New York office of Taxi has found a new planning chief in Frank Sanni, but still needs to fill its president’s post.

In August, then president Durk Barnhill resigned to become the New York CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi—a job he began this month.

Taxi’s global CEO, Rob Guenette, will run the shop’s New York office until a new president is found. The search is still in its early stages, according to an agency representative.

Sanni, meanwhile, joins as head of planning next week. Most recently, he was global director of creative integration at Arnold in Boston, where he spent about 2 1/2 years.

Before that, Sanni, 41, led strategy at a digital studio that he co-founded. Earlier in his career, he worked at Euro RSCG, Amster Yard and DiNoto Lee.

At Taxi, Sanni fills a vacancy created in August when planning director Caroline Krediet left to work at a consultancy. In his new role, he becomes part of a leadership team that also includes executive creative director Dave Clemans. The shop’s accounts include Kraft Foods (Gevalia, MiO), Applegate, Bombadier and Capital One.