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We Hear: Cuts at Mullen…

mullen-ogWe’ve heard your whispers–which turned into shouts this morning–regarding changes at Mullen.

Los Angeles ECD Peter Rosch left the agency several weeks ago, and one tip names CCO Mark Wenneker as his replacement.

Multiple reports place the total layoffs that occurred yesterday in the 15-20 range; these cuts appear to be based strictly or primarily in the agency’s Boston office.

We’ve received no official word from Mullen, but based on the volume of helpful hints we assume that a basic restructuring followed Kristen Cavallo‘s recent promotion.

Updates to follow if/when we get them.

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We Hear: Cavallo Promoted to Prez at Mullen?

KC1Nearly three years after officially joining Mullen as chief strategy officer, Kristen Cavallo is moving up the ranks according to those in the know on the Spy line. Word on the street is that Cavallo, who works out of Mullen’s Boston HQ, has been promoted to president of the agency (in her second stint).  As CSO at Mullen, has led planning, biz dev and analytics efforts for a range of clients including JetBlue, Google, Acura, Adidas and Zappos.

Prior to Mullen, Cavallo spent well over a decade at the Martin Agency, last serving as SVP/planning and development at said agency, where she led efforts for clients including Pizza Hut, Expedia, Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola and Miller. During her career, Cavallo has also worked on the planning side at the likes of Arnold Worldwide.

Sutton Officially Assumes Director of Biz Dev Post at Martin

After spending the last eight months as interim director of business development at The Martin Agency, Dan Sutton has now officially assumed the post with a nice little SVP title added on as icing. From what we’ve been told, Sutton, who’d already spent three years as an account director at the Richmond, VA-based operation, volunteered to temporarily take over as biz dev director back in April after Kristen Cavallo left for the CSO job at Mullen. Martin Agency says that after conducting a national search, its executive committee determined that the best person for the job was the one already doing it. Seems convenient enough.

During his time at Martin, Sutton has primarily served as account lead on Tylenol and prior to joining the agency, he led the global Mac team at Apple’s graphic design/marketing comms group in California. His career also includes two stints at CP+B (as content manager and content supervisor, respectively) as well an account exec gig at W+K.

 

Mullen Welcomes New Chief Strategy Officer

Kristen Cavallo is headed from Martin to Mullen as she’s joined the latter’s Boston office as chief strategy officer. Cavallo has spent the past six years at the Martin Agency serving as SVP, planning and development but her tenure in Richmond, VA dates back to 1998 when she joined Martin as SVP, group planning director from Arnold Worldwide. During her 13 years there, she worked with clients including Coca-Cola and Miller Brewing while also helping win new business such as Walmart, Pizza Hut and Expedia. This latest move actually marks Cavallo’s second tour at duty at Mullen as she spent ’94-95 handling clients including Timberland and BMW.

In a statement, Mullen president/CEO Joe Grimaldi says, “We were looking for a catalyst who, through a special blend of skill and personal qualities, would elevate the performance of our increasingly successful Boston leadership team. There’s no question we will be more successful with her.”

Cavallo replaces Stephen Hahn-Griffiths, who left Mullen recently to join Leo Burnett Chicago in a senior strategy role.