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Tadiem restructures management

Toronto-based Tadiem, the holding company which owns Bensimon Byrne, OneMethod and Narrative, has promoted Sarah Spence to the position of chief executive officer. Spence joined Tadiem in 2016 as managing director of Narrative.

According to the company, the appointment is part of a larger shift from an owner-operator business structure to an executive management structure. According to the company, ownership will remain private and independent, with the five agency partners forming a board of directors, while management of the entire company will be overseen by a CEO and five managing directors. These directors include Lisa Good at Bensimon Byrne, Max Sawka at OneMethod, Meredith Klapowich and Cathy Mitchell at Narrative, and Erin O’Connor at Tadiem.

As for the board of directors, Jack Bensimon has been named board chair and head of business development, Colleen Peddie has been named chief financial officer, David Rosenberg has been named head of corporate culture, Amin Todai has been named head of design, and Joseph Bonnici has been named chief creative officer.

“This is a well-considered growth strategy for us,” said Bensimon. “We are extremely proud of our independence and very conscious of the accountability that comes with being owner-operators who work directly in the business every day. From time to time we’ve adjusted the ownership part of the equation. But this is a major evolution of the operating model. It’s only possible because of the individuals who have helped build our company and our culture, and are now ready to lead it.”

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