Wavemaker has announced Jon Gittings in the role of International Head of Strategy at Wavemaker. Reporting to Global Chief Strategy & Product Officer, Stuart Bowden, Gittings will collaborate closely with the Global Leadership Team.
Based in the US on the West Coast, he will be responsible for Adobe’s global strategic direction and for global brand strategy for Colgate, as well as further developing US based Global new business opportunities.
A familiar face in the GroupM family, Gittings has led the transformation of strategy at Essence since 2018, building a nascent team into an indispensable discipline that has driven client and new business growth, delivered new product development and nurtured talent. In his career spanning over 20 years, Gittings has held roles as Chief Growth Strategy Officer at Mediacom, Global Communications Planning Director at OMG and European Strategy Director at OMD.
Stuart Bowden, Global Chief Strategy & Product Officer said, “This appointment marks a new chapter in Wavemaker’s story. We know that to expand and grow our global client base and expertise we need a senior and recognised international strategic leader in the US, which is exactly what Jon delivers. He will give us a bridgehead to expand our US client relationships to the rest of the world and will enable us to strategically lead global clients headquartered on the West Coast.
Jon Gittings said, “Throughout my career I’ve always held a deep love of the strategy craft and everything that comes with it; whether creating strategies that ideas just fall out of, growing teams that make a difference or inventing products that change the status quo for clients. Along the way, I’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with some amazing people, build strategies and solutions for some of the world’s most inspiring and ambitious brands and help grow some of the world’s most lauded and award-winning agencies.
With its ‘Positively Provoking’ approach, Wavemaker is a natural next step, offering an exciting platform for both personal and business growth and an ideal cultural fit.”
Jon Gittings, International Head of Strategy