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James Townsend

Global Chief Executive Officer

James is at the helm of a collection of leading agencies, with over 6,000 professionals managing more than $5B in media across 750 clients. He has the global responsibility of driving vision and growth across all markets.

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Brad Simms

Chief Product Officer

Brad founded GALE in 2014 with a vision to bring together great people and clients to produce great work. He manages our creative portfolio of agencies, leveraging his expertise to develop integrated solutions for brands.

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Deirdre McGlashan

Global Chief Media Officer

Deirdre’s mandate is to evolve our media, data, and tech capabilities to deliver integrated global solutions that sit on top of local expertise, identify new platforms, partners, and solutions—and lead global pitches.

Toby Southgate

Global Chief Marketing Officer

Toby joined Stagwell in 2021 to lead Forsman & Bodenfors, bringing deep global experience in advising clients at the highest levels. Toby’s focus is using creativity as an approach to solving business problems, and building new models for client-agency teams that achieve that objective.

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Shannon Pruitt

Global Chief Content Officer

Shannon helps agencies develop innovative partnerships, products and solutions to grow and scale their business, with a design to support brand-driven CX in everything from traditional publisher environments to Web 3.0.

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Jon Schaaf

Chief Investment Officer

Responsible for the evolution of the investment & activation teams, Jon ensures that the agency is integrated across all media platforms, and delivers clients the most relevant and cutting-edge investment solutions available.

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