Author Archive

CEO Spotlight: Umut Senol, Core Out of Home, Istanbul

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month, we welcome Umut Senol, Managing Partner, Core Out of Home, Istanbul, Turkey I believe that you’ve worked on the financial side of both American and European companies in your past roles. Please tell us your business background and what drew you into the Out-of-Home/Digital Out-of-Home business. I am a typical financial white collar […]

CEO Spotlight: Kevin Carbone, PRN, San Francisco

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month, we welcome Kevin Carbone, PRN, San Francisco. You joined PRN in 2012, holding a couple of senior vice-president positions before being named CEO. Please tell us about your pre-PRN background and what you especially learned from your position in each company. My career spans my early experience as a management consultant for the […]

CEO Spotlight: Stefano Mereu, Grandi Stazioni Retail SpA, Rome

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month, we welcome Stefano Mereu, Chief Commercial Officer, Grandi Stazioni Retail SpA, Rome Please give us a brief description of yourself and your previous positions. How did you get involved in what you now do? I was born in Rome in 1971. After graduating in economics from La Sapienza University and working in consulting, […]

CEO Spotlight: Scott Wells, Clear Channel Outdoor, New York

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month, we welcome Scott Wells, CEO, Clear Channel Outdoor, New York. I’ve seen you described by others as a visionary and a strategic thinker, and one who drives innovative thinking. What do you personally think is your biggest strength and why? I think the ability to assemble the talented individuals necessary to drive innovation […]

CEO Spotlight: Paul Whitehead, IDS Canada Inc., Ontario

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month, we welcome Paul Whitehead, President, Information Display Systems Canada Inc., Oakville, Ontario, Canada What is your personal background and what has led you into Out-of-Home?I have been in the healthcare industry, in one way or another, since 1977. I started out in sales for an OTC products company, calling on pharmacy, mass merchandise […]

CEO Spotlight: Chris Tyquin, goa, Brisbane, Australia

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month we welcome Chris Tyquin, Co-Managing Director, goa, Brisbane, Australia. Please give us your career background and how you got into Out-of-Home. In 1981, I was fortunate to get a traineeship with Australia’s largest and most successful Television Network and was with it for eight years. Apart from a brief stint wearing the Scooby […]

CEO Spotlight: Jordi Alba, iWall in Shop, Barcelona

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month we welcome Jordi Alba, CEO, iWall in Shop, Barcelona, Spain, Please tell us your background and how you got into Out-of- Home. First of all, I got a Diploma on audiovisuals, and also in international Marketing and Digital advertising at ESIC Business and Marketing School, and then a Masters in general management at […]

CEO Spotlight: Rajneesh Rawat, Origins Advertising PVT. Ltd.

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month, we welcome Rajneesh Rawat, Managing Director, Origins Advertising PVT. Ltd., Lucknow, India I believe your background is with a worldwide ad agency. Please tell us about yourself, and how you got interested specifically in Out-of-Home and Digital Out-of-Home. Yes. I worked with Saatchi & Saatchi India for about five years at various positions […]

CEO Spotlight: Bill Fordyce, HyperMedia, Dubai

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month, we welcome Bill Fordyce, COO, HyperMedia, Dubai. Please tell us about your own background and how you became involved with HyperMedia. I joined the founders of HyperMedia, Habib Wehbi and Philip Matta in 2008. Prior to HyperMedia, I was the business development director for News Outdoor Group out of Moscow, Russia, working across 35 […]

CEO Spotlight: Barclay Nettlefold, QMS Media, Melbourne, Australia

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month we welcome Barclay Nettlefold, Group CEO, QMS Media, Melbourne, Australia. Please tell us about your background and how you got into digital out of home. Outdoor advertising is in my blood. My father, David Nettlefold, pioneered the outdoor advertising industry in Australasia. Since those formative days under my father, I have gone on […]