Carat USA promoted Michael Epstein from chief client officer to president. Epstein will oversee all U.S. client and product teams and will continue to report to Doug Ray, U.S. CEO. He joined Carat in
2013 as its first chief strategy officer. Under his leadership, Carat launched its Catalyst innovation group, which pairs communication strategists with media technologists to deliver different and
better solutions for clients. In 2014, Epstein was promoted to chief client officer, responsible for Carat's entire client portfolio, including Pfizer, Disney, Red Bull, The Home Depot and Macy's.
Prior to Carat, Epstein was president of strategic resource and client services at Mindshare, where he was responsible for overseeing all digital media services for North America. "Michael has shown
an unparalleled ability to not only drive our product agenda, but do so with our clients' business interests front and center. This has made him a trusted partner for our internal teams and clients
alike," said Ray. "I am delighted that he will now have an even greater ability to leverage our resources in the most effective way to help our clients win in the digital economy."