Jonathan Conlon has been appointed as chief operating officer of GroupM, the parent holding company of Mindshare, Wavemaker and MediaCom.
An experienced media professional, Conlon has over 17 years’ industry experience and takes up his new role next week, leaving Wavemaker where he was joint managing director of the agency. Prior to this, he ran GroupM agency Maxus in the Irish market from its launch in 2010 until its merger with MEC in 2018 which led to the establishment of Wavemaker. Before that he worked in MCM Communications, the media arm of McConnells.
As COO, reporting to Bill Kinlay, CEO of GroupM, Conlon will be responsible for the day-to-day running of GroupM and will also work alongside the GroupM agencies to maximise client value and develop new opportunities.
“The operating environment of media agencies continues to evolve at a rapid pace. I look forward to my role in developing the platforms that enable us to provide best-in-class solutions that continue to deliver growth for our clients,” says Conlon.
“We have very ambitious plans to continue to grow our business. Re-shaping our company is a key element in delivering this growth and the creation of this role will further strengthen effectiveness across our operations and continue to provide our agencies with outstanding operational efficiencies,” says GroupM CEO Bill Kinlay.