Publicis-owned Spark Foundry hires CIO

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Spark Foundry has hired Marcos Angelides as its new UK Chief Innovation Officer and Head of Strategy.

The Publicis Media-owned agency has taken on Angelides to ‘supercharge’ the role of strategy and innovation, "to unlock growth for clients". He will report directly to CEO Lindsay Turner. Angelides, who takes up the role on March 23rd, joins from OMD, where he was Managing Partner of Strategy.

Marcos Angelides said: “I'm very excited to be joining the agency as it continues strong momentum from the merger, especially under an inspirational leader such as Lindsay; the opportunity to work with her was a big factor in my accepting the role.”

Lindsay Turner, CEO of Spark Foundry, said: “I can’t wait to get Marcos stuck in with our clients and to join our senior leadership team. With Marcos driving our strategy and innovation, I can guarantee that we really will be supercharging our offering to clients. It’s a really exciting time to be joining the agency.”

Spark Foundry is one of five global media agency brands within Publicis Media, a key division of Publicis Groupe, and employs 3,500 employees across the world.