BOULDER, Colo., March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CP+B announced today that they have named Lori Senecal as Global CEO. In this newly created position, Senecal will oversee CP+B's global growth and expansion, managing the coordination of the firm's eight international offices as well as further development. An industry thought leader and management specialist, Senecal has been a pioneer in embracing technology, innovation and invention on a global level. Her appointment speaks directly to continuing to fuel CP+B's worldwide momentum, which recently included winning the Infiniti global creative account.
"It's an honor to be asked by Chuck Porter to work alongside him and the CP+B leadership team," said Lori Senecal. "I look forward to playing a significant role in the global growth of the agency, by working with the exceptional talent across offices."
Over the course of her career, Senecal has developed strategic partnerships, accelerated global agency growth, created cutting-edge new business divisions and led numerous blue chip, worldwide accounts including Coca-Cola, Nestle, and BMW. In her role as CEO of the MDC Partners network, a position she will retain while with CP+B, she has worked closely with the leadership of agencies that represent the greatest growth and impact within the MDC Partners family. Previously the global head of kbs+, she transformed the agency from a 250-person domestic agency to an 900+ person, highly creative, worldwide firm with innovative agency business units centered on technology, start-up investment and content creation.
Prior to kbs+, she served as President of McCann-Erickson Worldwide's flagship New York office, holding top leadership positions in the areas of strategic planning, innovation and account leadership. In 2014, Senecal was appointed to the board of MDC Partners and named a Woman to Watch by Advertising Age. She has been honored numerous times for her professional achievements, including at the AWNY Game Changer Awards with a Quantum Leap award for leadership and innovation. For the past two years, Senecal has acted as Jury Chair for the Isaac Awards, honoring invention in our industry and beyond.
"Lori understands and loves this agency," said Chuck Porter, Chairman of CP+B. "She shares our values and passion, and she brings an extraordinary level of management experience and expertise. Everything I'm not good at, she is. And along with Andrew Keller, Steve Erich, Richard Pinder and our new creative leaders, I think we have a global A team."
CP+B, a member of the MDC Partners network, has a client list that includes Kraft, Mondelez International, Infiniti, Domino's Pizza, MetLife, Applebee's, Charles Schwab, Fruit of the Loom, Turkish Airlines, Hotels.com and Best Buy. CP+B's employees collaborate across eight global offices in Boulder, Miami, Los Angeles, London, Sao Paulo, Gothenburg, Copenhagen and Stockholm, with an office opening soon in Hong Kong. The agency is one of the most-awarded in the world, having been named "Agency of the Decade" by Advertising Age and "Agency of the Year" 13 times in the trade press. No other agency has won more Grand Prix awards at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival in the past 15 years than CP+B, and they are the only agency to have won the Titanium Grand Prix two times.