Kelly Clark is the Chief Executive Officer of GroupM, a role he assumed in September 2016. Kelly is a truly global executive with strong operational and client management experience across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. He has worked closely with some of the world’s leading marketers including NBCUniversal, Target, Unilever, Nike, IBM, Nestle, Kellogg, GSK, Ford Motor Company and L'Oréal.
He has held multiple leadership roles within GroupM and its agencies during his career. Most recently he was CEO of GroupM North America, responsible for all of GroupM’s business activities in the US and Canada, overseeing $30 billion in client billings and 5,500 employees. From 2008 to 2011, Kelly was the worldwide CEO of Maxus, one of five global media agency networks in GroupM. During his tenure, Maxus was the fastest growing global media agency for four consecutive years according to RECMA. Before leading Maxus, Kelly was CEO of GroupM’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), responsible for $26 billion in client billings and a team of 6,000. Earlier in his career, he was CEO of Mindshare UK and before that Mindshare Asia Pacific.
Kelly has lived and worked in New York, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong during his time with GroupM. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.