MONTREAL, CANADA – McCann Canada announced today that it has hired Thierry Gauthier as Vice-President, Client Services, in its Montreal office. This is the first of several planned hires for the recently rebranded Montreal agency under the leadership of new President Mylène Savoie.
Gauthier brings more than 20 years of experience in the industry working both agency and client side. Most recently he was Chief Brand Activation Officer at digital agency Human Equation, where he oversaw an international portfolio of clients’ and played a strategic role in business development. Prior to that he was one of the founders of Tank, and held senior leadership positions as Group Account Director at Publicis and Vice-President of Strategy and Business Development at Speed-XM.
“Thierry brings a combination of strong business acumen and an understanding of the marketing mix ranging from digital/technology to branding, shopper marketing, experiential marketing and more traditional fields. He will bring a very business-oriented approach and customer focus mindset while being an outstanding addition to the team,” said Mylène Savoie. “We plan to invest in the best thought leadership and talent in the market going forward, and he is the first proof of that commitment. His expertise and passion for innovation will benefit our clients, our employees and our leadership team alike.”
Thierry spent many years working on the client side in senior marketing roles at Groupe Dynamite, Avestor, Alis Technologies and Bell.
“It’s an exciting time to be joining McCann Montreal as part of the rebrand and to leverage all the synergies and expertise that the network brings to our existing and future clients,” said Gauthier.