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Wavemaker names Nikki Stone as Canada CEO

Wavemaker Canada announced today that Nikki Stone has been named Canadian CEO, effective September 26th. Stone will serve on GroupM Canada’s Executive Committee to represent Wavemaker Canadian operations in addition to the Wavemaker Americas ExCo board.

“Nikki stood out as the leading choice as she demonstrated the breadth of expertise needed to tackle the challenges our clients face today”, said GroupM Canada CEO, Kevin Johnson “That expertise, coupled with her unwavering drive, track record for growth, and a human approach positions her as the perfect leader for Wavemaker and it’s people in Canada.”

“Wavemaker’s philosophy of reinventing media and creativity, positively proving growth for clients mirrors my personal passion and values. The company’s views on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity as well as the importance they place on innovation have been something I’ve long admired,” said Stone. “So, when the opportunity arose to join a team that supported the values and goals I align with, it was an opportunity I needed to pursue.”

Stone brings with her an impressive media industry track record, marked by a strong focus on measurable growth strategies. As the former Executive Vice President and Managing Director at Zenith Canada, her leadership has been synonymous with brand revitalization, innovation, and consistently delivering outstanding client results.

We are thrilled to welcome Nikki to the Wavemaker family. As we continue pursuing aggressive growth targets, Nikki’s blend of experience, vision, and energy will be invaluable. While she’ll focus on our Canadian operations, she will sit firmly as a part of our Wavemaker North America Leadership team.”

Sharb Farjami, CEO, Wavemaker North America

Dedicated to leading with purpose, Stone also sits on several boards, including Spark Centre, CMDC, and Brainwaves.

Stone will lead the already strong Wavemaker Canada Executive Committee consisting of: Andy Braunston, CSO, Patrick Renard, CFO, Cory Chisholm, VP Operations, Chimi Nwagbara, VP Investment, Corissa Henry, VP Marketing Sciences and Alice DiGiovanni, VP Client Leadership.

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