NEWS9 February 2017

Dentsu Aegis US makes executive changes

News North America People

US – Dentsu Aegis Network US has appointed Carat US CEO Doug Ray as its first president of product innovation.  

Doug Ray and Michael Epstein crop

In this newly-created role, Ray (pictured right) will drive the network’s holistic product agenda, with a particular focus on developing data and data-led products. 

He has been replaced in his previous role by Michael Epstein (pictured left), most recently Carat’s president and chief client officer. 

“Our US business has doubled in size in the last 18 months through a combination of new business, organic growth and strategic M&A," said Rob Horler, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network US. 

"At the same time, clients are increasingly looking to us to make a complex marketing ecosystem more simple, and for holistic product and thought leadership to help them get the most out of their data, assets, content, and partnerships. With new assets and expanded capabilities across the group, we now have an even greater opportunity to bring these to bear in service of even stronger and more sophisticated client solutions.

"Having Doug in a group role, focused on client solutions and leading product and innovation drawn from an even broader cross-section of our businesses, ensures we have the right strategic leadership in place to work with clients to manage the complexity and deliver truly leading-edge, integrated solutions."