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Posts Tagged ‘Dave Weaver’

Cheil Welcomes New CEO

Well, it didn’t take long for Cheil USA to find a new CEO. Just a week after we reported that Dave Weaver called it quits at the agency, Cheil has gone ahead and hired Alex Van Gestel to take over as president/chief exec of of its U.S. network. Before joining Cheil, Van Gestel spent 18 months executive director of worldwide brands at Anomaly, working with clients including Converse, Diageo, Budweiser, P&G, PepsiCo and Sony in the process.

Prior to Anomaly, Van Gestel spent nearly four years as global brand director at Euro RSCG and had stints across the pond at the likes of JWT, Leo Burnett and M&C Saatchi.

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Bastholm Takes Top Creative Post at Cheil U.S.

After spending some time traveling this fall, former Ogilvy NY chief creative officer/North American chief digital officer Lars Bastholm has returned to the ad scene to take on the CCO post at Cheil USA. Once he officially assumes his post on Jan. 2, Bastholm will partner up with Dave Weaver, president of Cheil’s One Agency, to relaunch Cheil’s U.S. network.

Bastholm spent barely a year as CCO at Ogilvy, which he originally joined in early 2009 after spending four at AKQA. From the looks of it, the new Cheil US creative boss is ready to get back into the trenches according to a statement in which he says, “After running large creative departments at Ogilvy and AKQA that is exactly what I was looking for – a chance to get my hands dirty again and build a creative organization that reflects the current state of advertising across any and all media.”

Sawyer Taps Weaver to Lead One Agency

Buz Sawyer, the W+K vet who left the agency over a year ago and eventually found a gig as Cheil Worldwide’s North American CEO at the end of 2010, has hired TM Advertising alum Dave Weaver to serve as managing director of Cheil-owned One Agency.

Weaver isn’t moving very far, though, as he’ll still be based in Dallas and oversee One’s office there as well as its flagship location in NYC. With his hiring, Cheil is hoping that the exec helps expand the South Korean holding company’s client roster in NA beyond Samsung (of course) and whatever Hankook Tires is. Prior to TM Advertising, where he directed strategy and planning for American Airlines and Bausch + Lomb, Weaver held executive strategy posts at Publicis and TBWA\Chiat\Day.