Horizon Media is elevating four senior executives to new roles, including two new C-Suite positions. The promotions are said to be the first in a series of initiatives designed to boost innovation and speed to market. The agency expects to announce a number of additional promotions and new hires in the coming months.
Stan Fields, formerly EVP, managing partner, is being promoted to Chief Client Officer-New York. In his new role, Fields will be responsible for driving increased innovation and enhancing product offerings. Additionally, he will serve as a mentor and sponsor for Horizon’s next generation of leaders.
Eva Kantrowitz, formerly EVP, managing partner, has been elevated to Chief Strategy Officer-Brand Development. In this newly created role, she will oversee client innovation and satisfaction, as well as focus on bolstering Horizon’s data and analytics capabilities, driving best practices across the agency’s operations.
"Our goal is to surprise and delight our clients on a daily basis," says Bill Koenigsberg, President, Founder and CEO of Horizon Media. "In order to deliver on this promise we must have clear insight and be properly structured and equipped to meet the waves of new challenges coming at marketers faster than ever before.
"Stan and Eva are proven leaders who are now taking on greater responsibilities in driving client performance, and generously sharing their expertise so Horizon has the strongest possible leadership talent to drive long-term growth for our clients and for Horizon."
Additionally, Kimberly Aiello and Peggy McCann are being promoted to EVP, managing partner. Both executives previously held the title of SVP, managing director, brand strategy.
The promoted executives are New York-based. Fields and Kantrowitz report to Koenigsberg. Aiello and McCann report to Fields. These changes are viewed as critical to refining operational efficiency and agility to meet the increasing challenges faced by marketers and the industry at large, the agency stated.
Horizon is wrapping up its ninth consecutive year of double digit growth while chalking up a number of important new-business wins in 2016, including Tim Hortons, LG Electronics, Chobani, Avon, La Quinta and Sperry.
The shop is also increasingly diverse in terms of upper management with 54% of its executive team being female.