Havas Worldwide New York has formed a new leadership team, effective immediately. Global CEO Andrew Benett has appointed New York Chief Strategy Officer Tim Maleeny, Global Chief Digital Officer Sean Lyons and Global Chief Marketing Officer Matt Weiss to newly-formed managing partner roles.
In addition to their current responsibilities, they will run day-to-day operations in the New York office with each exec overseeing a section of the agency's client roster. Clients include Liberty Mutual Insurance, Keurig Green Mountain, TD Ameritrade and Dos Equis. The trio will also be tasked with reinvigorating the agency's offering, acquiring new business and creating new sources of revenue.
"They started to be a sort of natural forming team," said Mr. Benett, who initially looked outside of the network for someone to assume the role of New York head. Following a 20% increase in revenue last year, the agency has won new business from Edible Arrangements and WeddingWire in 2015.
Mr. Maleeny, Mr. Lyons and Mr. Weiss will report to Mr. Benett, who has personally overseen the office since former New York co-Chairman and Global Brands President Matt Ryan's departure in late 2013.