Up to 10 key MediaCom investment and trading executives working on clients including Foxtel and KFC have left the company in the past two weeks.
Industry conjecture has scenarios for the exodus ranging from sackings and walkouts to resignations but MediaCom CEO Mark Pejic played down the moves as part of company churn and rejected suggestions of walkouts.
AdNews has the names of six people who have recently left or are leaving the business, including Jane Henderson, head of implementation planning and investment and *Ashley Earnshaw, head of content and partnerships.
A number of those who have left are understood to have worked on Foxtel and KFC.
Pejic said yesterday he was aware of three resignations and would check the names of those AdNews provided. At the time of publishing Pejic had not responded with an update.
“Over the last couple of weeks I’m aware of three people who have left the organisation,” he told AdNews yesterday. When asked about walkouts Pejic said “not at all. There are a number of people that have resigned but that’s par for the course. We have 350 people. If you look at the industry churn level we’re going to get resignations and at this time of the year even more so, full stop.”
Earlier this year MediaCom appointed former national investment director at Starcom Mediavest, Nicole Turley, to head its national investment team after head of trading Paul Brooks was poached by Carat to become chief investment officer.
*UPDATE: Earnshaw's departure is not related to the recent glut of exits and is a separate resignation due to career progression.
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