Bigmouthmedia appoints Mark Bole as Group CEO
on: November 3, 2009, 7:03 am
has announced the appointment of former Nokia Vice President Mark
Bole as Group Chief Executive Officer.
joins Europe's largest independent digital
marketing agency with a wealth of high-level experience in
the technology sector. An accomplished senior executive with a
track record of running successful pan-global operations, he will
take over the day-to-day management of bigmouthmedia's offices
in Europe and the US as the company embarks upon the next stage
of its development.
am delighted to be joining bigmouthmedia at such a pivotal moment
in its development. It has a fantastic brand, a gilt-edged client
list and is uniquely positioned to gain competitive advantage
in an exploding sector, so I'm very much looking forward to being
part of the next stage in the company's growth," said Bole.
has 20 years experience working with dynamic, fast growth companies.
He spent 12 years at Nokia in a variety of roles across the mobile
giant's European and Far Eastern operations before ultimately
rising to the position of Vice President. After leaving the company
in 2001 he served as President and COO of the telecommunications
software company Incomit prior to its acquisition by BEA systems
in 2005 and most recently was Chief Executive Officer of mobile
social media services provider ShoZu.
search for a new Group CEO has been intensive, and I believe that
in Mark Bole we have picked a winner. He has held roles at a very
senior level with several technology heavyweights, and has coal-face
experience of running complex multi-territory European organisations
as well as mergers, acquisitions and the challenges these events
can throw up. He is supremely well qualified for the position"
said Steve Leach, Executive Chairman at bigmouthmedia.
announcement will see Leach - who founded bigmouthmedia from an
Edinburgh basement in 1997 and turned it into a multinational
company operating in ten countries and 30 languages - transition
to an executive chairman position directing group strategy.
initial vision was to make bigmouthmedia the biggest brand in
search and I think we've done pretty well on that front, but now
this agency is ready for a new, even greater future. While my
time as CEO has been both enjoyable and demanding, I believe the
company will benefit from a fresh perspective, and am taking on
a new role to allow that to happen," said Leach.
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