WPP’s Grey has appointed John Patroulis Worldwide Chief Creative Officer. Based in New York, he’s filling a post last held by Tor Myhren who left the agency in late 2015 for a senior position at Apple.
Patroulis will report to Grey Global President Michael Houston and work closely with Debby Reiner, CEO Grey New York.
The agency said that Patroulis will oversee all creative development, help set and implement the agency’s creative vision, lead the recruitment of top talent and guide new business creative efforts.
Patroulis has spent the past six years at BBH New York. He became Chief Creative Officer of the agency in 2011 and was promoted to Creative Chairman in 2015. At BBH he worked with clients including Playstation, Axe, Google and Cole Haan.
Earlier in his career, Patroulis helped co-found two McCann Worldgroup shops in San Francisco, agencytwofifteen and T.A.G. There he helped lead the multiple award-winning Xbox Halo 3 "Believe" global campaign.
Patroulis’ appointment follows by a week word that Andreas Dahlqvist, who had led Grey’s New York creative team since Myhren’s departure, was leaving to run Omnicom’s Nordic operation, Nord DDB.