LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Creative Channel Services (CCS), a leading retail marketing agency, today announced that it has expanded its executive leadership team with the addition of Hanoz Gandhi as Chief Operating Officer. Gandhi will be responsible for building on the agency's proven track record for delivering outstanding results for its clients, expanding its innovative service offerings, and accelerating growth into new and international markets.
A technology-industry veteran, Gandhi has held senior leadership positions at companies that include Belkin, Bose, CitiFinancial and IBM. His diverse background includes experience in retail and consumer marketing, financial services, product management, research, analytics, operations, information technology and client-relationship management. Most recently at Belkin, he managed a $1 billion-plus consumer electronics portfolio and had global responsibilities for product marketing and development, program management, quality assurance and engineering.
Gandhi brings to CCS proven success in entering new markets and implementing innovative retail sales, product and online strategies. CCS, an Omnicom Group agency, has experienced rapid growth despite the global economic downturn by delivering high-ROI retail-marketing programs that connect manufacturers to retail customers. In the last two years, the agency has increased revenue, grown to more than 500 employees and expanded its client portfolio by 50 percent.
"Hanoz is an extraordinarily talented leader who has the passion and experience to propel our organization to new levels of client satisfaction, employee engagement, innovation, and operational excellence," said Andy Restivo, president and CEO of CCS. "As we move into the next phase of our long-term strategic plan, Hanoz brings the expertise and vision that will strengthen our execution, grow our talented team of professionals, and provide market leadership well into the future."
"I am happy to join such a forward-looking, innovative company," said Gandhi. "CCS has demonstrated through its clear strategy and impressive growth that it has the foresight to successfully anticipate and adjust to dynamic conditions in the market. I am excited to be a part of the executive team that is guiding the company as it delivers increasing value at the point of sale, expand its target markets and leads its industry into a new era."
Gandhi received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
About Creative Channel Services, LLC
Creative Channel Services (CCS) is a leading retail marketing agency that improves sales and profitability for our manufacturer and retailer clients. Through the company's proprietary CyberScholar Retail Network®, exclusive retail partnerships, and national field marketing programs, CCS' unique approach to in-store marketing solutions accelerates client sales performance by connecting brands with 15,000 stores and 185,000 retail professionals who recommend and sell products to up to 3,000,000 customers each day. Established in 1995 and headquartered in Los Angeles, CCS is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.
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