New York, October 6, 2016 (NASDAQ: MDCA) – MDC Partners Inc. today announced Randy Duax has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Talent and Recruiting, effective immediately. In this newly-created position, Duax will lead recruiting for MDC Partners, supporting the network and its partner agencies in attracting and retaining the best talent worldwide. Based in New York, he reports directly to MDC Partners Chairman and CEO Scott Kauffman.
“No industry is more dependent on talent than ours, and we are highly proactive in ensuring that MDC and its agencies attract the very best, most entrepreneurial and most creative talent in the world,” said Kauffman. “With the addition of Randy to our team, we are further enhancing our talent expertise to meet the expanding needs of our agency partners and their clients, ensuring that MDC remains ‘The Place Where Great Talent Lives.’”
Duax joins MDC Partners from WPP, where he most recently served as Talent Director of Asia Pacific and was responsible for senior executive recruitment across WPP’s company holdings and teams in Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo. Before relocating overseas, he worked for WPP in New York and oversaw senior executive recruitment across WPP’s assets in North America. Prior to joining WPP, Duax launched his career at Koller Search Partners, where he rose to the position of Managing Director, overseeing the firm’s advertising and marketing practice. There he was responsible for building out the firm’s digital talent acquisition capabilities while growing a new client base of digital media and technology companies.
“I’ve always been drawn to the most fast-paced and high-demand areas for transformative talent acquisition, which is why my career has revolved around digital innovation and executive leadership in the States and in Asia,” said Duax. “As a network enjoying significant global momentum, MDC is unique for its partnership model and its collection of entrepreneurial, diverse and creative talent. MDC is doing something very different and I’m thrilled by the incredible opportunity to contribute to its rapid ascent.”
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MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Its 50+ advertising, public relations, media, 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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