We’ve received confirmation that Ryan Linder, who essentially took over for CMO Michael Goldberg at South Florida-based Zimmerman, is no longer with the agency. We’ve been told that Linder, whose last role at Zimmerman was EVP/chief growth officer, was actually out as of December 2012. The agency would not comment further on the matter or even whether there’s a replacement for Linder.
Prior to his year-long stay at Zimmerman, the exec spent five years working on new business efforts at Minneapolis-based Olson, where he last served as VP, marketing director. During his career, Linder also worked on the account/biz dev side for several years at Jack Morton Worldwide.
Update: While we awaited word from their parent company MDC to no avail, the folks at Doner have confirmed tipsters’ words, going ahead and letting us know that Linder has joined the agency as SVP/chief growth officer, which should be familiar territory for the exec. In a statement regarding the new hire, co-CEO/president David Demuth says, “Ryan is a seasoned marketer and agency new business executive who brings a strong work ethic and successful track record to the agency. We’re pleased to have him play a role in helping to spread word of the exciting work that’s coming out of the agency and the impact it’s having on our clients’ businesses.”