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MDC Partners Builds on Network Growth and Momentum by Further Bolstering Strategic Resources Group

MDC Augments Business Development Firepower with Addition of Khartoon Weiss and Added Focus of Ryan Linder

New York – September, 2014 – MDC Partners announced today that on the heels of its record new business performance in 2014, it has added increased senior firepower to the network’s Strategic Resources Group, further fueling MDC’s model of entrepreneurial collaboration. MDC Partners has tapped Khartoon Weiss to serve as SVP, Business Development, bringing significant expertise in creative and media agency business development to the network. At the same time, Ryan Linder, who has been working as an SVP, driving strategic growth on behalf of MDC Partners firms, is now expanding his responsibilities for a broader portfolio of MDC agencies, including CP+B. Both report to Bob Kantor, MDC Partners Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer.

“The members of our senior new business team serve as key partners to marketers in identifying the ideal model and teams to drive their businesses forward,” said Kantor. “Ryan has been the catalyst for tremendous success, demonstrated an extraordinary ability to create value on behalf of clients, and serves as a trusted asset to our best-in-class agency partners. Khartoon’s diverse experience on both the agency and publisher side make her an exceptional fit for MDC’s entrepreneurial culture, and together with our existing team, we’re now poised to have even greater success building the types of partnerships for our partners and clients that generate measurable business growth.”

Weiss brings to MDC Partners a rich track record of success leading business development at companies including BBDO and iHeartMedia. Most recently as Managing Director, Chief Growth Officer of MediaCom, Weiss helped the agency earn the coveted dual honors of AdAge and Adweek’s Media Agency of the Year. Her efforts have been recognized widely by the industry, and early this year, she was named to AdAge’s elite 40 Under 40 list and Adweek’s Top 50. As part of the MDC Strategic Resources Group, Weiss will act as a partner to clients on behalf of the broad network of firms, with a particular focus on the integrated service offerings of Doner as well as MDC’s media and digital service capabilities.

“Using entrepreneurship as a way to approach our industry, we can solve our clients’ business problems,” said Weiss. “In joining MDC’s unique network of entrepreneurs and digitally-native agencies, I’m thrilled to partner with new and existing clients to drive economic value creation through our service offerings and solutions. Leveraging MDC’s modern marketing model and long-standing commitment to collaboration, I look forward to leading our clients through today’s ever-changing marketing landscape.”

“It is an incredible privilege to work hand-in-hand with 50+ of the most creative and innovative agencies in the world,” said Linder. “I’m thrilled to be partnering with senior client leaders to modernize their approach to marketing and drive exponential return on marketing investment.”

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. By leveraging technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions, MDC Partners drives measurable results and optimizes return on marketing investment for over 1,500 clients worldwide.

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. For more information about MDC Partners and its partner firms, visit www.mdcpartners.com and follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mdcpartners