MDC Partners Appoints Dan Goldberg as Independent Director to its Board Seasoned Executive Brings Increased Global Expertise

NEW YORK, June 20, 2016 /CNW/ -- (NASDAQ: MDCA) – MDC Partners Inc. announced today that Dan Goldberg has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2016. Goldberg, President & Chief Executive Officer of global satellite operator Telesat, joins MDC's increasingly diversified and independent board, which in March 2016, also welcomed Larry Kramer and Anne-Marie O'Donovan.

"Dan is a seasoned executive with experience managing complex global organizations and a track record of achieving industry-leading growth and driving significant equity value creation," said Scott Kauffman, Chairman & CEO of MDC Partners. "He brings critical incremental global operations expertise to the MDC Partners Board of Directors, and as we continue to deliver on our commitment to the highest standards of corporate governance, we look forward to benefitting from his leadership perspective."

The MDC Partners Board of Directors stands to benefit from Goldberg's significant experience growing and managing companies in competitive, global industries, hiring, inspiring and managing diverse teams, driving value-enhancing corporate and business development initiatives, and acquiring and integrating companies and business units to enhance competitive positioning. With substantial experience in public and private equity and debt markets, Goldberg will be a valuable independent advisor to MDC.

"MDC Partners has a truly unique model and enviable position in the market," said Goldberg.  "I am excited to be able to offer my perspective to a company that so clearly understands the value of organizing itself around talent, creating an environment that fosters entrepreneurialism for the direct benefit of global clients."

Prior to joining Telesat, Goldberg served as Chief Executive Officer of SES New Skies in the Netherlands, a position he held following the purchase of New Skies by SES Global. During that time, Goldberg also served as a member of the SES Executive Committee. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer, he served as Chief Operating Officer of New Skies and prior to that as New Skies' General Counsel. Before joining New Skies, Mr. Goldberg served as Associate General Counsel and Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs at PanAmSat, and began his career as an associate at Covington & Burling and then Goldberg, Godles, Wiener & Wright, law firms in Washington D.C. Mr. Goldberg obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, graduating with the highest honors and earned a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude.

About MDC Partners Inc.

MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world.  Its 50+ advertising, public relations, branding, digital, social and event marketing agencies are responsible for some of the most memorable and engaging campaigns for the world's most respected brands.  As "The Place Where Great Talent Lives," MDC Partners is known for its unique partnership model, empowering the most entrepreneurial and innovative talent to drive competitive advantage and business growth for clients.  By leveraging technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions, MDC Partners drives measurable results and optimizes return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients worldwide. 

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