MetrixLab co-founder and CEO Jan Willem Gerritsen is to leave the company tomorrow, ' to pursue another opportunity'. Scott Ernst, Global CEO of parent company the Macromill Group will take over his roles and responsibilities on an interim basis.
Gerritsen is also Executive Officer, Europe / US / Latin America Operations of the wider Macromill Group, while Ernst is also its Representative Executive Officer. Gerritsen co-founded MetrixLab in 1999, led its rapid expansion and played a key role in its integration with Macromill following their merger in 2014.
Macromill Group is headquartered in Tokyo with more than 40 offices across the Americas, EMEA and Asia, and employs more than 2,100 experts worldwide. Group companies also include Dentsu Macromill Insight, Inc.; M-Cube, Inc.; Precision Sample, LLC; and H.M. Marketing Research, Inc., among others.
Ernst says of his departing colleague: 'Throughout almost 20 years of constant change, Jan Willem has remained a consistent presence at the helm of MetrixLab. His business acumen, strong leadership and dedication has not only helped grow the company in commercial terms, but it also created the spirit of MetrixLab. We thank Jan Willem for his extraordinary commitment and contribution and wish him great success in his new venture'.
Gerritsen himself comments: 'It has been a privilege to co-found, serve and grow MetrixLab from the early days when it was just a handful of people to the global company it is today. I am very proud of the business, its talented employees and impressive international client list. We have built an incredibly strong foundation and a great leadership team. I leave knowing that team will do an amazing job of continuing to drive business growth, and I am positive the company will go from strength to strength in the future'.
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