SAN FRANCISCO (March 12, 2018) – Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) agency Golin has announced the hiring of Matt Lackie as president of the global technology practice and managing director of Golin’s San Francisco office. This move is part of Golin’s continued focus on building expertise in specialist sectors and bringing diverse, global experience to leadership at the agency. In his role, Lackie will focus on growing San Francisco’s team and client roster, while also expanding the technology practice’s offerings worldwide, which include technology clients such as: Cisco, Twitter, Texas Instruments, Nintendo, Honeywell and the Wireless Power Consortium. He will report to co-CEO Gary Rudnick.
Lackie brings more than 20 years of international communications experience to Golin, providing cutting edge solutions to clients in technology, B2B and the start-up space. He has been an executive consultant for global brands such as Microsoft, Cisco, Adobe, IBM, Logitech, Nokia, Virgin Mobile, Honeywell and Rolls-Royce. Most recently, Lackie served as the executive vice president for WE Communications in Asia Pacific and was a member of the agency’s global leadership team.
“Matt’s experience and expertise were tailor-made for this role,” said Rudnick. “He has the perfect mix of business acumen, international experience, technology expertise and a growth mindset. I know he’ll do an incredible job building upon the strong technology practice we have centered around Silicon Valley and growing it in all the right ways around the globe.”
“After spending the last decade working across Asia Pacific, I look forward to bringing my global perspective and experience to San Francisco and the greater global agency,” said Lackie. “The evolution of technology has allowed us to truly become a globally connected world. And Golin’s commitment to relevance-based communications recognizes that, builds upon it and sets them – and their clients – apart. I’m excited to help continue to build on the evolution and importance of technology and data to the world of PR.”
Lackie will officially begin his role at Golin in March and he will join Golin’s Global Executive Board.