August 1st, 2011
Global brand experience agency Jack Morton Worldwide is announcing that Bill Davies has added the responsibilities of Chief Operating Officer to his role. Bill adds this new role as COO in addition to his current responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer. Moving forward his title will be COO/CFO.
Since joining Jack Morton in 2002, Bill has assumed ever-increasing levels of operational responsibility. Most recently he oversaw the completion of an Agency of Record (AOR) relationship with General Motors, which named Jack Morton its brand experience agency of record as announced on June 16, 2011 – the first time in GM’s history that one agency has been given this level of agency responsibility. The new AOR has led to seismic changes and significant growth in Jack Morton’s Detroit office. Moving forward in his new combined role as COO and CFO, Bill will play a larger role in helping run the agency, including strategic planning, annual operating plans, operations management and other related activities.
“Bill’s new title recognizes his huge impact on Jack Morton, most recently in the GM AOR,” said Josh McCall, Chairman and CEO of Jack Morton Worldwide. “There’s enormous potential for us as an agency to develop more relationships of this scale and prominence, and I know Bill will continue to bring the operational and financial excellence that will get us there.”
Bill Davies joined Jack Morton in 2002 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the company’s global financial strategy and operations as well as information services, real estate, insurance and legal matters. Prior to joining Jack Morton, Bill served as Senior Vice President for The Interpublic Group of Companies’ (IPG) Advanced Marketing Services group. He served as CFO of Weber Public Relations Worldwide and Shandwick International in 2000. Bill joined The Weber Group in 1990, where he implemented comprehensive financial systems and state-of-the-art technology that improved internal communications and productivity.