NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2021 /CNW/
-- (NASDAQ:STGW): Stagwell announced today it
has named Merrill Raman as Global
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) reporting to Chief Operating Officer
Ryan Greene, effective immediately.
In the role, he will lead and execute the vision and strategy of
technology operations across Stagwell's global network,
implementing technology that breaks down data silos and fosters an
environment of collaboration across the group.
"At a time when our clients need seamless unification between
their data and technology stack and marketing activities, it's
critical Stagwell continues to power our global teams with an
infrastructure that emboldens creativity instead of hindering it,"
said Mark Penn, Chairman and CEO,
Stagwell. "Merrill's track record connecting Stagwell's enterprises
will serve him well as he takes on this new remit."
"I'm delighted to step into this expanded role at an exciting
time for Stagwell. Our roadmap to transforming marketing rests on
the integration of our best-in-class technology, data, and IT
expertise across the global organization – a task that my team is
eager and well-prepared to tackle," added Raman.
Raman is the second executive to join Stagwell as the Company
rounds out its senior leadership slate following the launch of the
company in August 2021. Last month,
MDC Partners Inc. and Stagwell Marketing Group LLC combined to form
Stagwell, the challenger holding company built to transform
Raman brings over 20 years of experience in technology
operations to role, including prior stints at the Chief Information
Officer and SVP level in technology, marketing, communications, and
research services. Most recently, Raman served as Chief Information
Officer of The Harris Poll and as Managing Director of Data for The
Stagwell Group. At the Harris Poll, he was instrumental in
architecting a technology framework for collaboration and the
network-wide democratization of data. He boasts extensive
experience at the holding company level, having served a tenure as
SVP of Technology at PSB, a WPP brand.
Raman holds a master's degree from Harvard
University in Information Management Systems and a
bachelor's degree from the University of
Virginia in Biology and Information Systems.
About Stagwell. Stagwell is the challenger holding
company built to transform marketing. We deliver scaled creative
performance for the world's most ambitious brands, connecting
culture-moving creativity with leading-edge technology to harmonize
the art and science of marketing. Led by entrepreneurs, our
10,000+ specialists in 24+ countries are unified under a single
purpose: to drive effectiveness and improve business results for
our clients. Join us at www.stagwellglobal.com.
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