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RocketMill Adds Firepower to Leadership Team with Appointment of Thomas Byrne as CEO

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Thomas replaces the incumbent CEO and co-founder Sam Garrity

RocketMill Adds Firepower to Leadership Team with Appointment of Thomas Byrne as CEO

RocketMill, the UK’s largest employee-owned agency, has today announced the appointment of Thomas Byrne as chief executive officer, replacing the incumbent CEO and co-founder Sam Garrity.

The new hire sees Garrity become chairman of the independent performance agency and lead its employee ownership trust – ensuring the board is running the business "effectively and efficiently"; upholding its principles as a staff-owned business; and working on key projects to "facilitate growth, alleviating the board of distractions".

Byrne joins RocketMill from Jellyfish where he spent nine months as executive vice president of EMEA agency services. Prior to that, he spent three-and-a-half years as EVP EMEA agency services at Merkle, where he was credited with helping build their EMEA presence.

Garrity commented: “Tom was literally our number one pick in the entire market. I've known him for six-plus years, I consider him to be the brightest individual I've met in marketing, and just as importantly, he's a wonderful human.”

He added, "Tom's track record speaks for itself. He was part of the senior leadership that led Periscopix from a team of 10 in 2008 to circa 400 in 2019, then sold that business to Merkle, leading their assault on Europe, taking them to the very top of the tree in terms of expertise and scale, before seeing them sold to Dentsu International.”

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RocketMill, Mon, 25 Apr 2022 11:17:54 GMT