mcgarrybowen CFO Joins KBS as First-Ever Global COO

Today we confirmed that Christine Moore, who most recently served as CFO at mcgarrybowen, has left the agency to join KBS.

Moore served as CFO of world markets at IPG Media Brands before joining mcgarrybowen in May 2013 to replace outgoing partner/CFO/COO Erik Vukmirovich. In her new role, she will serve as the first global chief operating officer at KBS.

The hire follows KBS’s acquisition of London-based Albion, and part of Moore’s new responsibilities will involve winning new business and further establishing the agency’s footprint in the UK and Europe.

Moore worked in several financial positions at IPG before joining mcgarry; prior to entering the agency world, she held the position of senior group manager, advertising procurement at PepsiCo.

In other mcgarry news, today the agency announced the hiring of Katherine Lumb to serve as group planning director on the Verizon account. Lumb joins from Publicis Kaplan Thaler, where she held the VP/director of strategic planning position and worked on such accounts as Procter & Gamble Oral Care (among others). Earlier roles include VP, director of strategy & analysis at Publicis Modem and VP, creative experience director at Publicis Dialog.

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McGarryBowen, ECD, CFO Part Ways

Hmm, well, we’ve received a few tips about this today, and now a phone call has confirmed that Danny Gregory, who has spent nearly a decade at McGarryBowen and most recently served as executive creative director/managing partner, is no longer with the Dentsu-owned agency. You can read his blog post after the fact here.

We’re awaiting some official comment on this, but in the meantime, along with Gregory’s departure, you can see on the leadership board of McGB’s New York office that Erik Vukmirovich is no longer with the agency. Vukmirovich has spent the last eight years at McGarryBowen, worked out of the NYC branch and served as partner/CFO/COO. According to the site, he’s now been replaced by global CFO, Christine Moore. During Gregory’s time at McGarryBowen, the 30-year ad vet, who’s also a published author, created campaigns for a range of clients including Pfizer, JPMorgan Chase, The Wall Street Journal and Chevron. Prior to his lengthy stint at McGB, Gregory served as a copywriter for the likes of Ogilvy and Y&R.

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