A change in
MerchantCantos announces a change to its Executive Leadership team.
After nine successful years with MerchantCantos, Richard Carpenter has stepped down from his role as Chief Executive to take on a new role outside of the agency. Matt Shepherd-Smith, the agency's Chairman will be taking over his role on an interim basis.
Since 2009, Richard and his team have transformed MerchantCantos into one of the world’s leading creative communications agencies for business. The agency has grown from its London origins into an international network with offices in Berlin, Dubai, Hong Kong, New York and San Francisco.
MerchantCantos has been ranked as the no.1 corporate production company in the UK for the last two years, and also enjoys a position as the UK’s fourth biggest design agency.
Matt Shepherd-Smith takes over the role of interim CEO having been the agency’s Chairman for the past two years, and Chair of its Partner board. He brings with him the experience of twenty-eight years in the communications industry, having worked in advertising agencies and client companies before joining MerchantCantos in 2016. He will be supported by the existing Partner team in London, New York and Hong Kong.
Matt said “Richard leaves us after a period of rapid, sustained growth and great success and we wish him well. I could not be happier to be taking on this additional responsibility, and I look forward to helping MerchantCantos fulfil its ambition of becoming the world’s most creative corporate communications agency for business.”
MerchantCantos is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brunswick Group. It has a reputation for delivering creative solutions for business across Brand, Investor Communications, Employee Engagement and Sustainability.
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