J. Brendan Ryan

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"Mr. J. Brendan Ryan served as the Chief Executive Officer of FCB Worldwide L.L.C., a subsidiary of Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. since March 1996. Mr. Ryan founded Foote, Cone & Belding Advertising, Inc. in 1873 and served as its Chief Executive Officer. He began his career in Marketing at General Foods working on a variety of brands including the introduction of Stove Top Stuffing. He later worked at Citibank in Financial Services Marketing and went on to become the Executive Vice President in charge of global client services at Ogilvy & Mather working on accounts such as American Express, Kraft General Foods, Hallmark and others. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Foote Cone & Belding, Inc. He serves as Chairman of Foote, Cone & Belding Advertising, Inc. He served as Chairman and Chairman Emeritus with Foote Cone & Belding Worldwide (now Draftfcb), a position he held between June 2005 and December 2010. Mr. Ryan has been a Director of True North Communications Inc. since August 1994. He has been a Director of FreshDirect, LLC since April 26, 2006 and Counsel RB Capital Inc. since August 8, 2011. He served as a Director of Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. He served as a Director of Mad Catz Interactive Inc. from September 2001 to March 23, 2004. Mr. Ryan received his B.A. in History from Fordham College and his M.B.A. in Marketing from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania." [1]

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  1. businessweek J. Brendan Ryan, organizational web page, accessed March 30, 2013.