Phone: (+1) 646.429.1811
As EVP, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Bob Kantor works with MDC Partners’ agencies to maximize growth potential, helping to align client needs with respective partner agency core expertise. A seasoned advertising executive with a rich track record in business development and agency management, Bob was formerly CEO of Publicis NY and President of Lowe & Partners NA, and also founded and built Rotter Kantor, an integrated communications company as well as Hanger Network, the country’s largest green-marketing platform. Bob has helped build some of the industry’s most respected and successful companies and brands, including BMW, Coca-Cola, Hasbro, L’Oréal, Target, Novartis, P&G, Reebok, Toshiba, and Unilever.
Phone: (+1) +44 7803951032
Lotta Malm Hallqvist joined MDC Partners in 2016 as its first European Chief Marketing Officer, a role designed to amplify growth and drive collaboration opportunities for MDC’s global agency network. Lotta is also tasked with accelerating agency collaboration opportunities and helping navigate the unique needs of MDC’s growing group of agency partners in Europe, including 72andSunny, Allison+Partners, Anomaly, Concentric, CP+B, Doner, Forsman & Bodenfors, Hunter PR, KBS Albion, Kwittken, Northstar, Redscout, The Media Kitchen and Varick Media Management. Prior to joining MDC Partners, Lotta served as President, Global Chief Growth Officer of Cheil Worldwide where she was charged with fusing together a disparate collection of agencies and networks into a more powerful force and extending its international client base. Lotta got her start in the agency business as co-founder of Propaganda, which she sold to McCann in 2000. She remained at the agency for 15 years, becoming EVP, Global Chief Growth Officer in 2011. She also spent time working at Mother in London. In 2016 Lotta was named among Advertising Age’s first Women to Watch Europe, which recognizes outstanding women in marketing, advertising and media.
Phone: (+1) 612.386.1748
As Chief Marketing Officer in the U.S., Ryan Linder is a key driver of strategic growth and a respected advocate and partner to clients and MDC agencies alike, navigating the MDC portfolio of 50+ world-class agencies in an effort align the right partnerships and architect best-in-class custom solutions.
Ryan has had the privilege of partnering with some of the world's most respected brands, including Apple, Beats by Dre, Bristol Myers Squibb, Campbell's Soup Co., Capital One, Diageo, FIAT Chrylser Automobiles (FCA), General Mills, Hanesbrands Inc., The Hershey Company, MillerCoors, Nike, PepsiCo, Target, UnitedHealthcare, Walmart and many more.
With a career that began by activating brands on behalf of Jack Morton Worldwide in the U.S., London and Italy, Ryan spent nearly six years driving business for Olson and with Omnicom, where he led teams to build partnerships with clients such as ADT and Time Warner Cable.