McCann Worldgroup has elevated Bill Kolb to the role of Chief Operating Officer.
The longtime McCann veteran was previously global president, diversified agencies—which includes MRM, McCann Health and other specialist units-- and chairman and CEO of Chevrolet-dedicated agency Commonwealth//McCann.
In his new role, Kolb will now oversee business operations across McCann Worldgroup, including all agencies and markets.
“Bill, one of my closest partners, is one of our most experienced multiplatform and global marketing executives and has been integral to our success,” stated Harris Diamond, chairman and CEO of McCann Worldgroup.
Kolb’s new remit includes developing the group’s future business models, including a comprehensive review of the group’s structure and operations and client services. He will work closely with IPG COO Philippe Krakowsky, who is leading a broader strategic portfolio review at the holding company level.
Prior to his 20-year career at McCann Kolb served in the publishing, finance, real estate and oil industries. Since joining McCann Worldgroup in 2000, Kolb has worked across Momentum, MRM and McCann and has held various top-level roles ranging from CFO to CEO.