Former CNBC Journalist and Technology Evangelist Will Focus on
Developing Cutting Edge Technology Driven Initiatives
NEW YORK, April 15 /CNW/ - MDC Partners Inc. announced today that they
have hired Ash Bennington as Director of Strategic Technology and
Innovation. In this role, Mr. Bennington will develop strategic
technology initiatives for the company. He will also oversee the
formation and running of MDC Ideas, an internal think tank dedicated to
finding new solutions and opportunities in social media, digital
convergence and business analytics.
Mr. Bennington joins MDC Partners from CNBC where he was a journalist
and popular blogger reporting on technology, economics, finance, and
banking. While at CNBC, he produced in-depth news and commentary. He is
a seasoned technology consultant and manager who was previously an
Assistant Vice President and Technical Expert at Credit Suisse and a
Vice-President of E-Commerce at BB&T.
As Director of Strategic Technology and Innovation, Mr. Bennington will
act as MDC Partner's technology evangelist. Within MDC Partners, he
will be identifying trends and areas for investment across the digital
and technology innovation space. He will also continue to write for
CNBC.com as a CNBC contributor.
"I'm thrilled to join the MDC family, and become a part of such a
forward thinking organization with great business, technical and
creative talent," Mr. Bennington said. "There is an incredible amount
of opportunity ahead for MDC, as we move into the next phase of
technical innovation and creative excellence and I cannot wait to get
"Ash has a unique understanding of the convergence of technology, media,
entertainment, telecommunications and advertising. Our plan is for him
to travel the globe and pursue compelling investment opportunities in
these key areas, which will further enhance MDC's offerings both to our
agencies and our clients. His background in business and finance, his
understanding of emerging innovations and his ability to effectively
communicate these ideas to a wide range of people are an invaluable
asset to MDC, and yet another example that MDC Partners is truly 'The
Place Where Great Talent Lives," said Miles S. Nadal, Chairman and CEO,
About MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC is a Business Transformation Organization that utilizes technology,
marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic
consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and
Communications Investments for multinational clients in the United
States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean.
MDC's durable competitive advantage is to Empower the Most Talented
Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders to Drive Business Success to new levels
of Achievement, for both our Clients and our Shareholders, reinforcing
MDC's reputation as "The Place Where Great Talent Lives."
MDC Partners' Class A shares are publicly traded on NASDAQ under the
symbol "MDCA" and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol
SOURCE MDC Partners Inc.
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