Global advertising and media executive Nick Brien, the former CEO of the McCann Worldgroup, will join the Covario board of directors. The consultant, board advisor and angel investor joins a distinguished board supported by Eric Byunn of FTV Capital, Erik Benson of Voyager Capital, and James Wu of Dubilier & Company, as well as Russ Mann, founder and chief executive of Covario.
Prior to joining McCann Worldgroup, Brien created and led IPG Mediabrands, another Interpublic company named the 2009 media holding company of the year by MediaPost. Previously, Brien served as the chief executive of Universal McCann during a two-year growth period. Early in his career, he held posts at the Publicis Groupe's Arc and Starcom firms, where he separately shaped each company's media, advertising and integrated marketing offerings.